Rated 4 out of 5 by BrianC Great for beginners
this is my first baitcaster. Spooled it up 12# sufix mono. Have used it for both bass and striper and has held up great up to now. Have a little difficulty with backlashes with lighter lures but then again im still learning. Overall a great rod and fairly sensitive.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishing55 octane baitcast combos
i have four others they are light weight and tough
January 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rbf403 Product Good...After exchanging the damaged one that was shipped to us!!!
After receiving the first pole damaged due to shipping in a box that was 5 feet longer then needed & not having adequate packaging, we went directly to the store and exchanged it. So far I'm pretty happy with the pole. Cast is smooth, has good flexiblity and is not too heavy. Happy with the purchase.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Z Fish This product is average at best.
Tried many different lb. test with only moderate success. The rod is not bad for price. The reel drag setting capabilities are not up to par and the reel itself came a part on three occasions. This combo was purchased as back up on sale but for a few dollars more there are better options.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fly Quantum Octane Baitcast Combo
LOVE THIS COMBO. LIKE THE COLR THE POLE ETC. WORKS FLAWLESSLY AND HAVE CAUGHT NUMEROUS STRIPER WITH THESE.
November 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by WilsonYG Cheap and Good
This is my 1st Baitcasting combo, Ive been using it for 3 M now and I love IT!. the one in the pic is the biggest one I've gotten so far but looking for bigger.... LOL that's what she said!
Now I just need to find the right Lure.
October 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by RichJ Exactly what Falcon said
Those of you writing the positive reviews, just wait! If you use this rod & reel at all, it is bound to fail or start failing. I liked this setup at first. Like Falcon said, I have tried every line imaginable with this. The only thing it seems to cast well are heavier mono lines. I have tried braid and it wasn't horrible, but it was far from good. The closest I got to good was using 12# Suffix mono line. Pay the extra $20 and get the $20 mail-in rebate and get the Abu Garcia Black Max combo. I don't care what I put on that Abu reel, it casts like butter, and for the same exact price! Unlike Falcon, I am not a fan of this rod, except for tossing weightless baits. Anything heavier than 1/4oz and it looks like fish on the entire time you reel in a bait.
October 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Falcon13 Not sure about the good reviews
I am not sure about the good reviews this combo received. They see something I do not. Bought this because of the sale and the use it as a back up spinnerbait setup. The rod is not too bad and I will pair up with a better reel. The reel is awful. This is not a good setup for beginners! It will turn off a novice to baitcasters off. It is not a smooth caster at all. I have tried several types of line but none work great. The noise it makes during a cast are nails on a chalk board. After catching a few 2lbers I noticed the gears are stripping and having a hard time reeling them in. Reels them in as if the drag is too lose. The thumb button feels like it breaks everytime I cast it. I have not put it through hard use and I have not used it in heavy weeds, in fact I have barely used it. If you need a budget combo or just looking to learn to baitcast spend a little extra and get one of the Abus or Shimanos. Again the rod is not that bad, but not worth $60. Keep away from this setup!
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctdamage Great rod and reel combo
I have owned this setup for about 40 days now and i Love it.this is also my 1st baitcaster im very happy with it and im looking to by another one for my wife. I Recommend this rod to everyone. i give it an A++
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEERMADNESS1177 Excellent
This is a great baitcasting combo i have been using it every time i go fishing its great because its hard to find left hand rod and reel combos but im very happy with my purchase!!!
August 8, 2013