Top 7 Spinning Rods of 2018 - Buyer's Guide

This Buyer’s Guide looks at the best rod and reel spinning combos in the “mid-range” category. We’ve already covered combos under $200 and High-End combos. This breaks down the best "bang for the buck" spinning rods on the market. The market is saturated with brands claiming to be the best, let us do the hard work and find the best rods at the best prices for you. 

 If you're looking for a last minute holiday purchase, today is the last day that ground shipping will arrive before Christmas. Whether your rod budget is $200 or $500 there is an option here to give you the best quality, sensitivity, and responsiveness for the price point. 

Below is a break down of the rods and reels discussed in this video. They are sorted by price from highest to lowest to make it easy for you to see the the best values based on our review. 

Spinning Combos…

Rod- G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Favorite Models… 852S JWR, 820S DSR, 853S JWR


Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

Reel- Shimano Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 742, 741


Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id 

Favorite Models… 7’6” ML, 7’4” medium


Rod- Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 7’ Light +, 6’10” Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Shimano Zodias: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 6’8” Medium Light, 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Cashion Elite: http://bit.ly/2xJGGPt

Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Favorite Models… 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium, 7’ Medium Heavy


Rod- Dobyns Sierra: http://bit.ly/2EyotZU

Reel: Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 7’ Light, 7’ Medium Light

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Top 8 Casting Rods of 2018 - Buyer's Guide

This Buyer’s Guide looks at the best rod and reel combos in the “mid-range” category. We’ve already covered combos under $200 and High-End combos. This breaks down the best "bang for the buck" rods on the market. The market is saturated with rods, let us do the hard work and find the best deals for you.

If you're looking for a last minute holiday purchase, today is the last day that ground shipping will arrive before Christmas. Whether your rod budget is $200 or $500 there is an option here to give you the best quality, sensitivity, and responsiveness for the price point.

Below is a break down of the rods and reels discussed in this video. They are sorted by price from highest to lowest to make it easy for you to see the the best values based on our review.

Casting Combos…

Rod- G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Favorite Models… 853C JWR, 854C JWR, 893C JWR

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Favorite Models… 745, 746, 7’8” Heavy

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro: http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud

Reel- Shimano Curado K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Favorite Models… 845 CBR , 966 , 854C JWR, 874C CRR

Rod- St. Croix Legend Tournament: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5

Reel- Shimano Bantam: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG

Favorite Models… 6’10” Medium, 7’4” Medium Heavy, 7’5” Heavy Moderate Fast, 7’8” Medium Heavy Moderate (big cranker)

Rod- Dobyns Champion XP: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

Reel- Shimano Tranx 200: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Favorite Models… 805 CB, 765 Flip, 764, 734

Rod- Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Curado DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Favorite Models… 6’10 Medium, 7’2” Medium, 7’2” Heavy, 7’6” Medium Heavy, 7’11” Extra Heavy

Rod- Shimano Zodias: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Shimano Curado K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Favorite Models… 6’10” Medium. 7’2” Medium, 7’2” Medium Heavy, 7’5” Extra Heavy

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite: http://bit.ly/2yLDr9z

Reel- Daiwa Tatula SV TW: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Favorite Models… 7’1” Heavy, 7’3” Med Heavy, 7’6” Medium Heavy

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Fall Tackle Review: Rods, Reels, Lures

Matt and Tim are on the water and they brought a boat load of new gear along! From new spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits, to rods and reels, they're spending the day exploring new equipment. Come along for a fun afternoon on the water!

The Shimano SLX and Dobyns Colt rods had already been fished but the rest of the tackle was brand new. Watch first hand as the guys have to adjust reels, dial in baits, and figure out how to adapt to fish that are difficult to pattern.

The guys make the best of the conditions and the gear and quickly begin boating quality bass. The key players seemed to be the jerkbait and underspin but a handful of other baits were successful as well. Below is a break down of all the equipment the guys were using.

The Baits...

Megabass Vision 110 Silent jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

Rapala Shadow Rap Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2yjK7fO

Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG

Flashy Spinner (3/0): http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Keitech 3.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

6th Sense 50X Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

The Rods...

13 Fishing Fate Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2NPAhrb

Lews TP-1 Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2Ovtbxc

Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'3" MH: http://bit.ly/2yLDr9z

Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

St. Croix Legend Elite 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

Shimano Curado 7'1" Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2ydQjbi

The Reels...

13 fishing Origin TX: http://bit.ly/2NUHiej

Daiwa CR 80: http://bit.ly/2Cgk5Nh

Daiwa SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Lew's Speed Spool LFS: http://bit.ly/2xEElEw

Shimano Chronarch MGL (Awesome Reel paired with a jerkbait): http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Shimano NASCI Spinning: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line...

Braid- Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Fluorocarbon- Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Monofilament- Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Huge Tackle Warehouse Unboxing! Daiwa, 13, Lews, and More!

We're expanding our arsenal to include all the brands you've been asking for! Its no secret what our favorite baits, rods, reels, etc are but we see your requests and we've answered the call! We've invested in Daiwa, Lews, 13 Fishing, a variety of JDM baits, and a whole lot more!

Expect in depth reviews and actual fishing footage in the near future! If you have particular bait that you're interested in, leave it in the comments below. We see your comments and we'll do our best to give it a try!

Here are some of our favorite stand outs from this order:

Baits...

Duel HardCore Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2OHg8Vs

Duo Realis Spin Bait: http://bit.ly/2QKeL9X

Imakatsu Magnum GillSonic Lipless: http://bit.ly/2QKfHet

Azuma Z Boss Crankbaits: http://bit.ly/2poLKUC

Teckel Drunker Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Yamamoto Mermaid: http://bit.ly/2ODEorh

Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU

Gan Craft Ripple Claw: http://bit.ly/2O0um6w

Molix Sneaky Frog: http://bit.ly/2QNyXra

Big Bite Baits Tour Toad: http://bit.ly/2NtAghc

Realis V Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2PUH83Q

Fish Head Spin: http://bit.ly/2prEFTd

Reels...

13 Fishing Origin TX: http://bit.ly/2NUHiej

13 Fishing Concept A: http://bit.ly/2NtGVHZ

Daiwa SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Daiwa CG 80: http://bit.ly/2NxaGbe

Lews Speed Spool LFS: http://bit.ly/2xEElEw

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