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8 Rod and Reel Combos for the Budget Angler [PICS]

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All of these combos are $100 or less! With these 8 rod and reel combos you will be fishing like a pro without breaking the bank. 

I’ve held all of these rod and reel combos in my hands and caught fish with them at some point. Any of these options will get fish in the boat without breaking the bank. When looking to gear up for the 2015 fishing season, don’t overlook these deals.

Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special, Bass Pro Shops ($79.99)

There are lots of options here. Choose from a variety of rod lengths and actions. The reels are both left and right handed and come with IM-7 graphite blanks and EVA handles.

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Lew’s American Hero Baitcast Combo ($89.99)

Portions of each purchase go back to support the well-being of our American troops who protect this country. This combo is a win-win. Not only will you catch fish, but you will be supporting our military as well.

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Lew’s American Hero Spinning Combo ($59.99 – $69.99)

Since it’s such a great cause, you should also pick up the Lew’s American Hero spinning combo. The high-speed 6.2:1 ratio features three sizes. Be a productive angler and support our troops!

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Abu Garcia Vengence, Tackle Warehouse ($49.99)/ Abu Garcia Black Max, Tackle Warehouse (49.99)

This was my first combo and it never failed. For the money, it’s a great value. The reel is dependable and performs with braid, fluorocarbon and mono. This combo will feel right in any angler’s hands.

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Browning Silaflex, Bass Pro Shops ($39.99) / Plueger President, Bass Pro Shops ($59.99)

One of my buddies has this rig and every time we hit the river, he out-fishes me. This is a great all-around combo for bass. The Browning Silaflex Rod has the perfect balance of flex and back bone and the Pflueger President Reel is smooth and durable. It’s great for bouncing tubes and small crankbaits.

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Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2, Bass Pro Shops ($39.99) / Shimano Sienna, Bass Pro Shops ($29.99)

An innovation on a classic, the Ugly Stik GX2 keeps the no-nonsense blend of strength and sensitivity that the original always had. Combined with the Shimano Sienna, it’s a solid rod and reel pairing to handle a variety of needs.

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Berkley Lightning Rod Shock, Bass Pro Shops ($49.99) / Mitchell 300, Bass Pro Shops ($49.99)

The Lightning Rod Shock has guides especially designed for braided line. This is a solid choice for the finesse angler that wants to use superlines with leaders. This combo lands right around $100.

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Bass Pro Shops Graphite Series Rod/Abu Garcia Silver Max Combo, Bass Pro Shops ($89.98)

This lightweight combo offers both right and left hand retrieves for the reel and a variety of options for the IM-6 graphite blank rod.  Take advantage of the variety of rod lengths and actions with this pairing.

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Are you ready to get out there? Don’t worry, winter is almost over and it’s a great time to go shopping!

8 Rod and Reel Combos for the Budget Angler [PICS]