View Full Version : Open faced reel

08-14-2012, 10:29 PM
I need advice on the purchase of a new open faced style rod and reel combo. Since I am still kinda new to fishing I hate to spen a ton. Any advice would be great...

Reel Tune
08-15-2012, 10:30 AM
Price Range?
What kind of baits will you be throwing?
What spieces will you be targeting?
What kind of line are you wanting to use braid. mono. flouro, co-poly?
Fishing small creeks, or larger open water?

08-15-2012, 01:56 PM
I like the Okuma Stinson - inexpensive (at Academy), smooth working, tough, 4lb to 8lb line. I have a couple of these and have caught fish from bluegill to 4lb. bass. Put it together with a 6'6" medium action rod and you can have a ball.

08-15-2012, 02:03 PM
It sounds really cheap but I use Wal Mart's R2F (Ready 2 fish) orange rod and reels.
They are like $20 a piece but I've pulled in all kinds of fish with them. I even have 30lb line on them and they work great.
I've pulled in upwards of 22lb channel cats with them no problem at all.
I've had them for about 3 years now and wal mart still carries them.
I've fished for cats, bass, panfish, everything in between,

I bought them in mind of I have broken poles catching catfish before so if these break so well. They haven't broke in 3 years though.

08-15-2012, 04:00 PM
Not really for sure what all I wanna do with it. Not too big. I was told a friend of mine he wanted to teach me to " flip "..and possibly for the upcoming crappie season