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Old 01-03-06, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default which of these 3 would you choose?

well, i am having a birthday party in around 2 weeks. on either the 14th 15th or 16th. now, i am having trouble on what to get. i know i want an emerald rod with an ambassedeur, but combos tend to be cheaper. anyways, the shipping on two separate items is more too. fish on can save me 10 bucks, so that means the emerald will be 50 bucks. the ambassedeur will be around 50 bucks too, but shipping will make it around 55. a total of 105 dollars, which i consider a lot. or i could get one of these:
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=search
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if you had to stretch your birthday money and perhaps 20 bucks from shoveling snow (assume you got 170 dollars for the birthday), and wanted to start baitcasting, what would you choose? i need an amazing ammount of sensitivity, because i didnt even feel any of the fish i caught bite. no hookset either.
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Old 01-03-06, 05:22 PM   #2
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If you can afford it, this is the one i would go wiht.....Pfleuger is a great name IMO and these Bionic Blade rods are sweet....

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse

If you cannot afford it or don't like it, either of the 2 you have links to look like they would be pretty nice outfits as wel
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Old 01-03-06, 05:33 PM   #3
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most likely cant afford that. 109 bucks? thats a lot. thats like how much ive spent so far in my fishing carer.
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Old 01-03-06, 05:59 PM   #4
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thats all an ambassedeur in canada is 140 with taxes surly you can afford that

the bps extreme lp combow is a pretty good combo for not much money
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Old 01-03-06, 06:21 PM   #5
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no, cant aford that at all. its going to be my 13th birthday. i dont have any job or steady income, and my parents dont buy my gear, so its all on my birthady money
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Old 01-03-06, 06:49 PM   #6
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Ask them to get it for you for your B-day.
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Old 01-03-06, 06:53 PM   #7
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my parents? they wouldnt buy it. they usually give me around 40 bucks
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Old 01-03-06, 06:54 PM   #8
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what are you expecting to use this new combo for? are you just looking for a good all-around versatile combo?
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Old 01-03-06, 06:59 PM   #9
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well, im just looking for sensitivity but some good stregnth. i have an ugly stik if i need power, advocate for lighter lures. all around, i guess i need, but big on the sensitivity. something good too, wont break
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http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse


Ive heard good things about this reel, ive never tried it or the combo, but i just ordered the reel myself, ill tell you how the reel is, im not getting the rod. When i get enough money im gonna buy a better rod. but i got a cheap rod to u se just to test the reel.
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yea im with LOVINGFISHIN9 i have heard a lot of good things about the Bass pro extreme reel, i have not heard one bad thing yet about them
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Old 01-03-06, 07:35 PM   #12
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still too expensive...
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Old 01-03-06, 11:49 PM   #13
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get an ugly stick lite they are great

very sensitive
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Old 01-04-06, 12:23 AM   #14
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Try Ebay for a cheaper baitcaster or get a rhino from Walmart. They are not oo bad and they are really cheap as far as baitcasters go.
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Cranky, I understand the urge to purchase something, since I understand it all I can do is to give you advice: donīt waste your money purchasing TRASH, patience is the hardest thing to cultivate, start practicing it now before you make the mistake of purchasing something that in the longer run is not going to hold up well or is not what you were expecting. Save your money until you have enough money to purchase thatīs going to last, that way you wonīt spend twice.

On the first combo: the reel is good but nothing out of this world, I wouldnīt trust it on the long run. The rod is horrendous.

On the second combo: the reel is trash and so is the rod.

Tackle testerīs suggestion is a good one but apparently itīs above your means, Lovefishin9īs suggestion is the most affordable one, you get a good reel and an excellent rod, besides his suggestions here are mine:

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse

The reel is going to last you a lifetime and will handle most baits except very light ones, the rod is good, not top of the line but still very good.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse

The reel is very good and so is the rod.
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Old 01-04-06, 03:18 PM   #16
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for yall of ya northerners who know what a meijer's store is, they have a great shimano reel, that only runs like 35.99 on reg. price, it is a great reel and strongly recommend it!

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rrw...you talking about the callisto?...those are nice...don't last a really long time, but good for a year adn a half
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Man I wish again that we had meijers down here!

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im lookin for something around 50- 60 dollars... and patience, i have but patience to save tat much cash would take 2 birthdays, and i want to start baitcasting soon
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Old 01-04-06, 08:49 PM   #21
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yeah, but consider the fact that ive been bass fishing for a year, sunfish/ing for like 3 years, and ive only caught 3 bass, the top being 2 pounds
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yeah baitcasting rods are great but you dont need one to bass fish my dad has been bass fishing for years and he barly uses one

wait till spring that is when the new modles come out and the old ones are cheaper

and if your looking for an alright rod and reel they arent the greatest but are alright to learn with is the mega cast bps brand i own one for flippen an pitchin

and it is only 40 bucks
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mega cast? is it low profile? and do you have a link? not looking for something amazing. just something that can actually catch fish
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it is low profile and here a link

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse
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looks good. but does anyone else want to back this product up? seems way too good for its price, as did the two i mentioned. im so confused right now. i think ive heard of the megacast, but im not sure... whats pitchin anf flipping?
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