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Finding a good rod-and-reel combo needn’t be complicated. When shopping for a new rig, first decide what it will be used for most (spinnerbaiting, crankbaiting, worming, etc.). Look at rods that fit the action, line, and lure-weight requirements for that chosen technique.
Once you’ve found the right rod, choose several reels that have retrieve ratios and speeds that will properly work your intended bait. Mount each of them to the rod and check for overall feel and balance. Nine times out of 10, one combo will stand out.
Here are two perfect pairings from our test tackle. [ Read Full Post ]