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New reel with penn rod
For my Birthday received a spinning reel Grim I 3000 of a new brand called Runcl I think, set up with the Penn Squadran M. As you can see, Iím on budget and only fishing on weekend. Most of my go to set-ups are at affordable price.
So the question is that will a combo like that could be useful for bass fishing? And what techniques should I use? Any insight or info would be welcomed. Thanks
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I'm not expert on bass fishing so hopefully one of the mods on this board can give you a better answer but IMO, you could use that setup for catching bass. A better question might be, if it would be an ideal setup for that type of fishing and the answer would be no. From what I have read and seen, most bass anglers use a baitcaster reel for that type of fishing. Hope that helps.
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Nothing wrong with a 3000 series. I use mostly 2000 but my bigger rods have 3000. I believe you have a med. weight rod so it should be a good match. Bigger reels seem to not get the distance as well, but it could be me. Put a heavy line like it and use it for pulling a frog or creature bait through grass or matts. good setup for tough areas.


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With a bigger reel like that I would keep it lined with a heavy braided line like 20-50lb and use it for tossing frogs and jigs in thick cover and laydowns. Plus it would be able to be used as a combo for catfish and carp, or even saltwater. This would get you the most out of your new combo
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That looks like a very nice reel. Let us know how it works out for you.

There's nothing wrong with shopping on a budget. Everybody does, even if they buy the $400 dollar Shimano instead of the $700 one. I think if you are careful and read reviews you can find good stuff at modest prices. I just set up a couple of good rod/reel/line combos for catfish for about $65 each by shopping sales, etc. Sure, to a degree you get what you pay for but a lot of times you pay too much for a big name. And I have had as much fun catching fish on cheap combos from a big-box store as I could have had with more expensive equipment. Sorry, got off on a little rant there.

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(This post was edited by catchinon on Jun 21, 2018, 4:24 AM)
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I have tried Abu Garcia BMAX3 and this works well for me. Lightweight and the handle is grip-friendly. The price is also great compared to the other brands. :)