A great way to save money on your fishing tackle is to buy more expensive rods and reels. Doesn’t make sense, you say? Yes, it does — and here’s why.
Let’s say you buy a $30 rod-and-reel combo from one of the big-box stores. That’s a great price, right? Take it out and fish with it. You can cast, retrieve and catch fish. It’ll be a little heavier than a higher-grade combo, so casting may get to be a chore by the end of the day. The drag on your bargain reel will probably be notchy, making it harder to effectively fight a strong-running fish, and may overheat if a big red or other hard-charging fish puts it to the test.
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