- Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Ok, I've been doing a ton of research, as this will be my first BTB trip. Been fishing mostly for bass and catfish in the hill country. I have a lot to get together, gear wise, however I've been wanting to do this since I couldn't make last year's.
As far as rods and reels, I've watched so many YT videos, I'm a honestly bit overwhelmed, so if y'all could help me narrow it down, I would appreciate it. I got a few things from my research: 1. Fast action. 2. Long enough where the line can pass around the yak. 3. Needs to be able to hold 300-500 yds of line. 4. You can get more line on the same reel by using braid instead of mono.
I have a basic salt water combo I got at Academy a year ago to use for surf fishing. 7.5 ft H2O Express bait rod, with a Zebco Stinger 80 spinning reel that holds max 220 yds of 20 lb test mono. I assume it could hold braided instead and then get more line on it? I'm quite sure this is not going to be a sufficient combo for this trip though. LOL.
What should rod/reel should I get for this outing that's say less than $150 total? Or is that price point even realistic?
Thanks in advance!