I ask about this because i just found a $25 rod i use all the time now.
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/fi ... yId=242051
Its a cheap medium power ( should be ML in my opinion) 2 piece rod, and i find i use it all the time. I actually have 2 now. It fits perfectly under the floor of my car, and with my curado 70, i can throw 1/8 oz ned rigs, 1/8 spinner baits, and drop shots with it in all the creeks around here. ALso, in my small kayak, its great, because it i need to ever untangle line from the end or run line through the guides, the short length is much easier to deal with.
Also have a Quantum accurist baitcaster i picked up from Cabela's bargain cave for 25$ new. Pretty darn good reel for that price.
So, what low end items do you secretly use but don't post about on here?
The next cheapest is a ML Micro-Lite with an Exceler EXE 1500SH for small spots/sunfish in clear creeks.
I have two Omen Black Muskie rods and for the money they can't be beat. A bit heavy and the components are not top notch, but they perform.cortman wrote:I have my first ever baitcasting setup, a Lews LFS 6.8:1 and 13 Fishing Omen Black 1st gen. Solid, reliable, inexpensive setup. I'll never get rid of it.
A few Shimano Clarus' for friends and family.
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Okuma rods and 6:1 Lexa reels for trout trolling.
$4 bargain bin Bill Lewis Rattle traps
$2.99 Berkley Havoc Pit Boss plastics
Trilene XL for crappie and trout spin rods. Can't beat the price and performance of their 4lb test
Being that there are many different grades of tenacity in rubber used , when I'm not interested in replacing a Keitech or Senco or , or , or...the Twister takes about 10x the abuse of the 'less rigid' Japanese stuff and we all know the price difference.
One of my better light crankbait rods.
Also have some Daiwa Aird spinning reels and some Shimano Sahara reels that I regularly use.
I am a sucker for the cabela's bargain cave, so i have several reels and other items i have purchased there cheap