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Old 07-14-2012, 03:21 PM
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Anybody have any real world experiences with the rods and reels offered by Bass Pro Shops under their "Offshore Angler" brand. They are consitently less expensive then most other brands. I understand that they are not top of the line and will be made in China, but so are a lot of other name brands.

I was looking at their 4/0 and some of the spinning models. What do you guys/gals think?
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:32 PM
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I dont think much of the new Rods and Reels. I have a few Rods that I bought about 20yrs ago and they are great. I had the wrapped about 10 yrs ago by the old Chaos Rods in WPB now Connley Rods
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I got one a few years ago which is their equivalent to a TLD 25. No complaints here.
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They match well to a bayliner with a force engine
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reels are junk. Not balanced well
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I have 3 of the spinning kingfish rods and love them, I dont use the reels but the few rods I have are nice and have held up very well.....
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I have 3 of the spinning kingfish rods and love them, I dont use the reels but the few rods I have are nice and have held up very well.....

This is my experence also. I would stick to a proven time tested reel...
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I have 10 or so of the cheap ones, short and long boat rods, 50# - 60# (4/0's and 6/0's) and spinning rods. The only issue I have had is when I first tried deep dropping with electric reels and full drag the reel seats (plastic) got loose. I bought a couple of their $80 stand up rods with metal seats for DD. Have not used them yet but am not concerned. Also had a tip break off, not sure why but we just put another one on.

I ran super glue in the reel seats of the others and they are fine. We bottom fish with drag all the down on them. I also like the fact the boat rods have all metal/chrome eyes. No chance if the insert coming out.

I have not tried the reels and do not intend. I pretty much stick to Penn's.
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Red, is that a travel rod?
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they match well to a bayliner with a force engine
lol....lol....lol
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Originally Posted by ICESA View Post
Anybody have any real world experiences with the rods and reels offered by Bass Pro Shops under their "Offshore Angler" brand. They are consitently less expensive then most other brands. I understand that they are not top of the line and will be made in China, but so are a lot of other name brands.

I was looking at their 4/0 and some of the spinning models. What do you guys/gals think?
Check out UGLY STIK TIDEWATER big water rods $50-$80, they have Stuart roller guides, and come with a 60 day return for ANY REASON, plus a Break it replacement policy but I'm not sure how that works.
if you wanna go no roller guides Check out UGLY STIK TIGER LITE JIG, $70... they make spinning and conventional rods.... Last forever, Same warranty...
As for reels, the Offshore Angler 4/0 is $90, the Penn Senator 113H2 is $110... the Penn 330GT2 $110...... The PENN would be the Smartest $20 you ever spent...... I use my GRANDFATHERs Penn Senator, it was made in the 70's....... need i say more.... i don't know what kinda fishing you are doing but also check out the Penn Jig master 500 ($60), one of the greatest reels ever made.....
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i have the cabela's salt striker series for my inexperienced anglers, cheap but I now use the conventional reels for trolling. very good bang for 36 bucks. The spinning reels aren't great I have them somewhere in storage
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Red, is that a travel rod?

No-frills ... 'Temporary Model'.
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If you need some reels for temporary buy em and use them til they break, rust, corrode, turn color or whatever....then just bring it back and say you bout it a couple months ago and this is what happened after a couple uses.....Then buy the better stuff they sell.

I just returned a fly reel i bought a year or so ago and got store credit because it was pitting
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Thanks all what I was looking for was a couple of extra rods/reels to have on hand for guests, nothing that I would use every day but as it always seems in life you get what you pay for and I guess I will be getting a few more Penn's
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ICESA if your looking at basspro, see if they have what you want online and call the 1800# to do 6pay. They usually offer it if you ask.
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Originally Posted by ICESA View Post
Thanks all what I was looking for was a couple of extra rods/reels to have on hand for guests, nothing that I would use every day but as it always seems in life you get what you pay for and I guess I will be getting a few more Penn's
Save your money as both my PENN's have rusted out line guide frames after only 2 years. Cheap Chinese Mystry metal, certainly not Stainless Steel.
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As far as reel go, if you like spinning reel, then try the Kast King Sharky reels. Those things are incredible value for the money.
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Seven year old thread guys.
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