Academy Sports + Outdoors Pro Cat 7 ft Catfish Casting Rod and Reel Combo
Whether you're looking to catch bass, panfish or catfish, baitcasting combos give you the versatility and strength you need to reel in prizewinners time and time again. The first step to picking out a baitcasting combo is to decide which gear ratio will work best for you. High gear ratios are ideal when covering a broad expanse of water while using a spinnerbait or buzzbait, allowing you to quickly recover cast line and rapidly cast time and time again. On the other hand, low gear ratios are best when coupled with crankbaits and similar lures. Next, you'll need to settle on a specific braking system. Whereas centrifugal brakes slow the rotation of the spool using friction, magnetic brakes rely on magnets to slow the revolution rate of the spool via electromagnetic force.
When it comes to choosing baitcasting gear, streamline your fishing experience by picking out baitcaster rod and reel combos equipped with special technologies. Look for baitcaster combos with innovative brake systems to deliver consistent brake pressure during the cast, and seek out intuitive drag systems that provide smooth performance for an enjoyable fishing excursion. For every fishing application, peruse our assortment of rod and reel combos to find the perfect equipment for your next trip down to the water.