I have a shakespeare spinning Tiger combo. It works great for me. all I catch are little channels but it seems durable and the spool holds a lot of line. I think it is a great beginers reel and rod. What do you guys think about it?
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I have 3 of the spincast Tiger combos. Never had any trouble with them. I am used to slinging the line a good distance with baitcasters so the only thing I did was change the line to 12lb. Berkley Big Game to make them cast further for when I need more distance bankfishing. With the 20lb. test line I couldn't cast 1/4 way out into the lake I was fishing, spooled it with 12lb. and accidently hit a pontoon on the other side of the lake without much effort. Hard to beat for a $20 channel cat combo with a bait clicker. I would think the spinning reels would cast a little better than the spincast models. What pound test line are you running on yours and do they cast well?
i have one of the closed face reel tiger combos and the outside of the reel itself was made of hard plastic and if you tighten it up too much it will break the reel cover i know because my stepson dropped it when he was using it and now the reel cover likes to fly up the line when you cast it too hard lol other than that i havent had any trouble out of it lol for 20 bucks you can't beat it unless you spend 20 more dollars on it and buy an alpha spinning reel for it lol
I got one of these rods ...
and I use it for my Bullheads , Channels ... or if im trying for Walleye
and just about anything else that likes to put up a good fight ...
I got mine in Vestal NY Wal Mart .... but mine only has the 12 lb test line
on it ... its a 7 ft Medium action ... and it does not have a bait clicker
my question is are there different model out there of this series ... just wondering ...
I like how the rod is balenced and it preforms well ... i can cast pretty far with it too ... and i totally agree that you cant beat the price of $20
I have one of the open face ones. They do cast pretty well. They aren't the best quality out there, but you get what you pay for.
Abu- Yours has a baitclicker?
i have one. i wouldn't waste the money on the closed face my buddie has one and the case broke too. the spinnong one i have has done well. i trust is for channels but wouldn't go big game hunting with it. i use baitcasters now most of the time. the wife uses this one now cause there easier to cast. for $20 thier fine imo.
the answer to your question is: yes there are different types of these mine was spooled with 20 lb line and had the auto-reverse and bait clicker on it for 20 bucks and that was down in chattanooga tennessee. hope this helps.
I have never had any problems with my open faced reel. Treats me pretty good actually. But I'm not exactly reeling in monster cats if you know what I mean. LOL
I have one of those combos, the reel model is TSP50A, I like it alot.
I got it at Wallies in Bartow, they were sellin it as a Salt Water combo.
I'm not one for shakespear reels but this one is pretty strong.
I put 30lb braid on it and used it salt water fishin at the Skyway pier in St. Pete.
It held up against a 60lb or so tarpon, until the hook straightened out. I was fishin for Spanish Makerl, so wasn't set up for anything that big.
What the heck, the rod alone is definately worth 20 bucks.
Wish they came in 7ft.medium heavy.
ya. thats what we said a few times. at least ya get a decent rod even if the reel goes quick. still have mine though. i let other guys and my wife use it when we go camping. i prefer the baitcasters now.
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