"This inshore combo has proven to be an excellent all purpose inshore setup... ranks as our #1 choice for the under $300 overall price point."
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BUNDLE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE LINE SPOOLING*
Are you looking for a great all-purpose spinning combo for catching redfish, seatrout, snook, and flounder?
This combo bundle contains products that have outperformed their peers after years of testing countless options.
Best of all, the highest cost items (rod and reel) both have the feel of premium $200+ price point products while being a fraction of the cost... just $119.95 & $99.99 respectively.
Most importantly, these products work extremely well together to the point where you'll feel a noticeable improvement of casting distance and hook setting performance compared to similarly priced combos.
Bundle Bonus: When you take advantage of this combo/line bundle, we'll add in some free gifts valued at $14.49 along with a video lesson showing how to put it all together to minimize line twisting and to have future respools use exactly 150 yards of braid so you don't ever waste money on line that doesn't get used.
Here's a breakdown of the items along with how they earned their way into this ultimate combo offering:
Rod [$119.95]: This 7'6" TFO Professional S Medium Power rod has a great blend of power and feel that will enable you to successfully present a wide variety of lures and baits to inshore saltwater fish as if you were using a much more expensive blank.
It has a short butt which is great for kayakers, but it's long enough to be comfortable for boaters too. Another great feature is its unique hook keeper design which allows for you to secure your lures while they are rigged weedless in addition to standard hooks.
After this rod enabled me (Luke Simonds - Cofounder of Salt Strong) to deliver a lure to a snook that was 3 stories down and a full cast away, I knew it was a special rod. TFO has made some upgrades to it since then, so it has continued to be at the top of our list for a great rod that's under $150.
Reel [$99.99]: The Daiwa Fuego 2500D-XH is the most impressive reel under $100 that we have seen/used. Its specs rival reels that are twice as expensive, and it has proven to be able to handle salt exposure extremely well for a $99.99 reel based on its components and the fact that it has Daiwa's proprietary Magseal technology protecting the main shaft.
This 7.2 oz reel packs a punch with 22lb of drag, and this high-speed version brings in 34.5 inches per turn of the handle which is very helpful when in need of quickly retrieving a lure to make a cast to a fish that you just saw strike at the surface.
- Carbon Light Material Housing - LT Concept
- Machined Aluminum Screw-In Handle
- 7 Bearing System
- Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
- Inches Per Turn: 34.5"
- Weight = 7.2 oz
- Drag Rating= 22 lbs.
- Line Capacity = 250 yards of 10 lb. braid
Braid - Mainline [$19.99]: If you aren't using braid as your mainline on lightweight spinning tackle, you will be blown away with how much farther is casts and how much better you'll be able to feel strikes and get good hooksets.
This 10 lb Daiwa J-Braid 8 Grand line has proven to be a top tier option based on how it has performed in our knot strength and casting distance tests as well as years of on-the-water use. It currently holds our record highest recorded breaking point for a 10 lb braid with an impressive holding point over 26 lbs when using the FG knot.
Most importantly, we'll send you video lesson on how to load this line onto your reel like a pro so your finished product will have less twists than how tackle stores load line so you minimize the odds of wind knots. Also, you'll learn how to easily load the backing to make sure you have the right amount of space to load exactly 150 yards of braid so you don't waste any money on line that doesn't get used.
Note: As long as you're using a leader line, the color of the braid doesn't have a noticeable impact on the fish you catch. Your bundle will come with Dark Green color which is one of the most popular lines we sell.
Mono - Backing [$7.99]: This is the line that fills the base of the spool so that you never have line slippage and so you can fill the bottom of the spool with much less expensive line while leaving just enough space to load exactly 150 yards of the 10 lb J-Braid 8 Grand that's also part of this bundle.
One of the biggest challenges that fishermen have when setting up a new reel with braided line is trying to figure out how much space above the backing to leave to use up a full spool braid mainline. The rigging lesson you'll get with this Bundle will show you exactly how to do it without any fancy tools or mathematical equations.
This Ande Mono 10 lb bulk spool was selcted because it's a quality line at a great price. You'll be able to use it to spool up many reels going forward.
FREE GIFTS [Valued at $14.49]
As thanks for buying these items from Fish Strong, we will send you the following items as complementary gifts.
Mono - Leader Line: The biggest surprise of all that I have had when testing lines over the years is how much better traditional monofilament line does in holding up to sandpaper-like abrasion like a snook's mouth rubbing on the line. This Ande leader line is the one that blew me away by lasting much longer than premium fluorocarbon lines of the same strength ratings as well as the same diameter.
It has continued to excel in our line tests, so I have totally switched away from expensive fluorocarbon to use this impressive mono line and I have been extremely impressed with the results so I wanted to offer you a free spool to so you give it a shot.
Value = $4.49 (but you get it for free)
Rigging Scissors: These scissors have become my favorite fishing accessory of all because they are so good at cutting line of all sizes, and they are small enough to easily carry along no matter how little items I am taking on a trip.
I like them so much that I bought 5 of them to make sure I always have at least one within reach whenever in need of rigging, so I though you'd enjoy this too even if you already have a pair.
Value = $10.00 (but you get it for free)
Flat Rate Shipping Breakdown:
TFO Rod: $30.00 flat rate charge shipped FedEx
Reel, Line and Scissors: $10.00 flat rate charge shipped USPS Priority
To see how to spool this combo so that you get exactly 150 yards of braid respools to fill your reel going forward, be sure to watch this spooling lesson: www.saltstrong.com/articles/spool-line-spinning-combo