Buyer’s Guide: Best Rod And Reel Combos Under $100

There are some amazing budget combos this year! 3 brands have really stepped up and created amazing options for anglers looking to spend $50 on a rod or reel. We applaud these brands for making affordable gear for both entry level bass fisherman and anglers on a budget. If you’re looking for the best “bang for the buck” in budget bass fishing, look no further than today’s buyer’s guide.

The past year has shown a real swing in the market. More and more brands are recognizing the influx of junior high through college anglers and are building equipment geared toward them. 3 of these brands really stand out with excellent gear for the price. In today’s video we did not pair up each combo. Instead, we focused on 3 casting rods, 2 spinning rods, 2 spinning reels, and 1 casting reel.

As more companies come on board with high quality gear at an entry level price our selections will grow but for 2019, these are the items that are worth investing in. Below you will find links to all of the gear. The links go direct to Tackle Warehouse where you can find detailed descriptions of each item. Additionally, we included some of our favorite models from each line of rods.

Casting Rods…

-13 Fishing Defy Black:

Favorite Models- 7’1″ Medium, 7’3″ Medium heavy

-Daiwa Aird-X:

Favorite Models- 7′ Medium Heavy, 7′ Heavy

-Shimano Sellus:

Favorite Models- 7′ Medium, 7’2″ Medium Heavy, 7’6″ Heavy

Casting Reel…

-Daiwa CC80:

Spinning Rods…

-Shimano Sellus:

Favorite Models: 7’1″ Medium, 7’1″ Medium Heavy

-Daiwa Aird-X:

Favorite Models: 7′ Medium, 7′ Medium Heavy

Spinning Reels…

-Daiwa Revros LT 2000:

-Shimano Sedona FL 2500:

Favorite Braided Line…

Budget- Power Pro 15 lb:

Mid-Range- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: