What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

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What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby nikbrewer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:53 am

I know most of us on here love our high end gear. JDM rods and reels, $50 swim baits, ect. But, we must all have some cheap gear that we use and love, but never post about.

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?

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby Finnz922 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:10 am

I have a Daiwa Iaconelli 7'2"H that I really like that I paid under $75 for. I also paid $75 for a Daiwa Cielo 7'H which is a dream to fish with. I don't know that they are cheap, but the Ike rod is definitely not one I brag about using, I just like the way it feels throwing a number of different techniques. The Cielo was a steal and I use that rod for Swing Head jigs and 10" worms.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby robsone79 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:40 am

I use a 4'6" spincast rod for bluegill in local ponds. rod and reel combo $35. last year I put on a curado 50e with bfs spool and bearings. its a fun little set up.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby poisonokie » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:04 am

I have a $25 or $30 Laguna 5Bi 500 seated on a $50 BPS Micro-Lite Graphite UL 2pc for panfish. It's great for sub 1/32 jigheads with those tiny powerbait grubs that come in a jar as well as salmon eggs soaked under cigar floats for trout. That's the cheapest gear I have and I don't feel like I could do much better for the purpose it serves.

The next cheapest is a ML Micro-Lite with an Exceler EXE 1500SH for small spots/sunfish in clear creeks.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby papabassin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:16 am

Not cheap necessarily but a non-enthusiast combo I use ALL the time is my go-to froggin' setup -- An ALX Zolo Toadface paired w/a Daiwa Tatula Tactical. It's definitely cheap in comparison to some of the combos it lays next to on the front deck! :doh: :lol:

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby cortman » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:12 pm

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.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby Mike and Pike » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:12 pm

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.

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.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby BigG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:00 pm

I have an UL Ugly Strick with a Zebco underspin that I use all and in the dock.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby zodiak311 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 pm

My trout spinning gear, is all economy stuff. Okuma Celilo, Berkley Lightning rod, Pfluegler Trion, and President reels.

A few Shimano Clarus' for friends and family.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:10 am

I have an Abu Garcia Orra S30 (older gen 1), with 8lb Power Pro and mounted on a Bass Pro Carbonlite (old black one, was like $50). I use it for 1/8 and 1/16 jigheads with tiny plastics for super finesse or crappie/walleye. The rod is a fairly stiff ML but rated like a light powered rod (1/16-3/8). Some how though, with the larger 30 size spinning reel and the super thin line, this rod bombs lures out there. If I am fishing with someone new to fishing, I let them use it with weightless plastics or 2.8 Keitechs too. Snagged at least a 20lb carp and handled it easily.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby hotdogin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:01 pm

The day before my local Gander Mt closed its doors i was able to pick up one of their tournament series spinning rods for $25, normally 80. It's just a 6' light action, but I thought what the hell, why not. Threw a new Trion on it, and it's a decent little combo.I personally love the Plfueger Presidents and Trions. They can take a beating and keep on spinning. Also they are great for friends & family to use because you don't have to worry about them getting completely ruined. Oh, also that day I was able to get some Stutter Steps for $1.90 each.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby capt1fish » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Lexa 100 baitcast reel in 4.9:1 gear ratio for a-rigs and dead of winter swimbaiting.
Okuma rods and 6:1 Lexa reels for trout trolling.
$4 bargain bin Bill Lewis Rattle traps
$2.99 Berkley Havoc Pit Boss plastics
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby Mike and Pike » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 am

Mr Twister Grub Curly Tail.
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.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby Normware » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 am

A Fenwick Elitetech baitcasting Crankbait rod. The older 2 colour rods. Picked it as it was the last rod they had in that line. Got it for 50$ (down from marked price of $70).

One of my better light crankbait rods.

Also have some Daiwa Aird spinning reels and some Shimano Sahara reels that I regularly use.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Postby nikbrewer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:54 pm

I also have several of H2O express rods i picked up like 70% off at academy when they were clearing them out. Have a 6'6" medium action micro guide one i love, only paid like 30$. I has a short handle which i prefer, and use it for throwing light stuff all the time.

I am a sucker for the cabela's bargain cave, so i have several reels and other items i have purchased there cheap


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