10-01-2001, 06:56 AM
I have a real basic question. I am in need of a rod and reel for musky fishing. I have a few for bass, but nothing really heavy for musky. With that said, let me throw out the limitations I am stuck with....I have about $100 bucks for the reel and about the same for the rod, or about $200 total. Any Ideas????
Thanks in advance,
10-01-2001, 07:07 AM
abu garcia 6500c reels are great about 75.oo and st croix rods should be able to get both for the 200
10-01-2001, 04:45 PM
For reel I personally have a 6000c. It works great its a wide spool. It only has one ball bearing and I think 5:1:1 gear ratio and is only 60$. If you want something with somemore ball bearings but spend some more money get a 6500c3 or Ultracast both by Abu Garcia. I like Abu Garcia as you can tell. For Rod, I would get a 7 foot Steve Worral signature aurora rod, I think that is priced about 100$.
Catch a monster and release it!
10-03-2001, 04:47 PM
Totally agree get yourself an abu 6500c3 and a ST. Croix premier and you will have a set-up that is basically bulletproof for under your $200. Enjoy it you'll love it. I got 3.
10-04-2001, 03:51 AM
Abu Garcia 6500 series reel. No question. The St. Croix rods that others have suggested are all good choices and I think that the Pete Mania series rods from Bass Pro are within your budget and a very adequate rod.
Better to have and not need than to need and not have!
10-04-2001, 07:36 AM
I have 12 6500c's and they are the best reel for the money anywhere. I also use the Steve Worrell signature series from
Aroura rods. I also have a few St.croix
rods, either way you can't go wrong.:)
10-04-2001, 04:09 PM
I would have to say Pete Maina combo. There about $110 for the rod and reel. I've got two of them and there great. They cast good and I've caught over 100 fish on them in 3 years and they hold up great. With the money you'll save you can get some more baits. I also have a St. Croix thats a great rod but for the extra money I can't tell a differnce.
Just My Opinion
10-04-2001, 04:47 PM
Check out the All Star rods. They are wonderfully light and have fabulous actions. Their best "all around" rod is the 6'10" model. Throws jerks & bucktails very well.
Do some serious tire kicking on rods. If you do it right the first time, you will not find yourself upgrading rods every other year.
Do the Garcia 6500, hard to beat for the money.