Here's a look at the best new spinning and baitcasting rods and reels from our 2012 test.
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This year's crop of rods and reels is rich with features. High-end amenities found previously on premier models are now standard on lower-priced offerings, and pricing has plummeted across the tackle landscape.
(See the 2013 Tackle Test: Best New Fishing Rods and Reels!)
We spent five days last October torture-testing these newly affordable rods and reels against big redfish and largemouths in the marshes of southern Louisiana. Here's our take on the best new tackle of 2012.