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With a Shakespeare® Catch More Fish® combo, anglers will have everything they need to enjoy a day on the water pursuing bass. In addition to a Shakespeare® rod and reel, the combo includes Berkley® branded bait, assorted tackle, and is pre-spooled with 8 LB Stren® monofilament fishing line.
Catch More Fish Bass Spinning is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Solid combo w/1 inconvenienceHave had this product a couple months, and while I appreciate the crankbaits, beetle spins, hooks, and the Berkley powerbait sample, I'm terrible at actually bass fishing, so haven't used those much.
I use this rod and reel on a basic bobber-splitshot-hook set up to go after bluegill and catfish. I've caught a few bluegill and some 2 lb channel cats with it. It handles those pretty well, and it casts pretty nicely . Anti reverse isn't quite instant, but that's ok. It's a solid enough set up to handle those small, filet sized channel catfish, and yet isn't overkill to fish for bluegill either, it does satisfactory with them too. For $30, I say I am getting sufficient performance.
The one fuss I have with it is the line, it tends to come off the spool a little quicker than I would like to, and as a result, it does loop up at times, which can be annoying. This may be for being slightly overspooled at point of sell, or perhaps it's just a product of stren line having top much memory, thus being susceptible to coming off the spool and looping. Perhaps a change to a different brand mono or flurocarbon would remedy this.
For general purpose fishing, this combo gets the job done quite satisfactorily, but I wouldn't use it as a primary bass rod. If you are going out on the water just to catch fish with no particular target species, then this will get it done. If targeting bass, however, this shouldn't be the primary rig one would use to do so.
Anybody looking to just get a decent combo for a pocket friendly price, I would indeed recommend this product. Just note that sometimes it tends to loop up, and fix it accordingly. If you happen to hook a catfish up to about 10 lbs, this combo should be adequate for that.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of
Great for newbiesI wanted to learn how to fish and this was one at a good price easy to use and easy to cast. I had tighten the rig but other than that its awesome.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of
Excellent value for priceI am in the army and every time I have gotten to go home I forgot to bring my rod and old tackle box back with me, so when the covid deemed me non-essential, I suddenly found myself with a lot of time and nothing to fish with, so I decided to buy this rod combo for myself. My only complaint is the reel, which spoils line out too quickly and gets looped very easily, as another reviewer stated. The rod itself appears to be very sturdy, I pulled up a small tree from the bottom of a lake near me with it so no complaints there. I bought this for I believe $30 at wal mart and for that price I think it is a steal. Very good rod for someone that doesn’t have any fishing equipment and wants to have enough to get the job done very quickly. I have used this for Bass and Catfish and Panfish.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of
Jon Boy from
SimpleI got this as a gift. Caught many things, crawfish, catfish, apache trout, trout, and bass. Pretty good rod. I would loose fish in the higher pounds but I didn't replace the string. The bait that comes with the kit is not really that good. But will do.
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 1 out of
TerribleI bought this for my 10 year old for his birthday. First time use and the pole snapped in half where it joins. He was so disappointed, as was I! I would not recommend this product and I really hope I get my money back....it was $49!!!! Rip off....