Selecting a Rod & Reel for Bass Fishing – Part 2: Bass Reels

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Ready to get on with the selection of your new rod and reel combo for your next bass fishing venture?

Great … let’s get this “show on the road” so to speak 🙂

As a follow-up to first article a few days ago regarding tips for selecting the rod, Part Two specifically looks at selecting the reel (with an added bonus at the end).

Click on the audio play button (yes I was a little fancier here and produced a podcast 🙂 ) below and give a listen to my reel selection suggestions …

I also provided a link if you wish to download the podcast …

Just right click to download the audio MP3 file: Bass Fishing Rod & Reel Combos – The Reel!

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In summary, here are the major points to consider when selecting the reel for your new bass fishing rod and reel combo …

  1. The obvious (hopefully) … pick a spinning reel to complete the spinning rod combo and a baitcasting reel for a baitcasting combo …
  2. Buy a decent quality reel ($40 t $100) with ball bearings, proper gear ratio, and one with a comfortable feel (personal preference) …
  3. The big-tip – make sure the reel’s weight balances on the rod such that the center of balance is in your hand (meaning there is equal weight on both the butt and tip side) …
  4. Opt for a lightweight outfit (actual weight of the combo) if available since heavier outfits can tire you out during a long day on the water …

Want a little more insight?

Be sure and listen to the podcast for more explanation and another helpful tip on selecting your first rod and reel combo for bass fishing …

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