TacticalBassin’s Top 8 High End Combos – Buyer’s Guide — Tac…


Whether you’re a collector, an aficionado, or just want to dabble in the world of high-end tackle, we’ve narrowed it down and chosen a handful of combos that we feel stand out from the rest. We’re talking about the smoothest, longest-lasting, and most sensitive rod and reel combos that money can buy.

Below is a break down of our favorite gear. We’ve separated it into casting and spinning rods, paired with our favorite reels for each. We’ll also link to some inexpensive items to help keep your new gear looking its best. In no particular order, here is the best gear in bass fishing.

Casting Combos…


Rod- St. Croix Legend X Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2r3Wskp

Favorite Models Include 6’10” Medium, 7’1″ Medium Heavy, 7’6″ medium Heavy.

Reel- Chronarch MGL 150HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Excellent work horse reel, super smooth and durable.


Rod- G Loomis NRX Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Favorite models include 852C JWR, 853C JWR, 894C JWR

Reel- Aldebaran MGL 50HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

This is the smoothest, most compact reel we own. We can’t say enough about how light this reel is. Check it out, its a “must have” if you want to try a high-end reel.


Rod- G Loomis Conquest Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2iL1PAY

Favorite Models Include 842C MBR, 844C MBR, 903C MBR

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

This is a work horse reel that practically runs itself. Light baits, heavy baits, and everything in between. If you only want one reel, this is it.


Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Favorite Models include the Tour Versatile, Braillist, and Extreme Mission Type F.

Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

The Metanium is Shimano’s high-end work horse. Its the do-everything reel that will last for years and years. If you want one reel to do every job, look no further than the Metanium.


Rod- Megabass Destroyer Casting Rod: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

Favorite Models Include the OneTen Special, Onager, and Daemos

Spinning Combos…


Rod- St. Croix Legend Elite Spinning: http://bit.ly/2pjJWMA

Favorite Models Include 7′ Medium Light, 7′ Medium, 6’10” Medium Light

Reel- Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel 6:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2hjRZXg

Probably the most free feeling handle of any spinning rod we’ve used. Incredibly smooth and buttery.


Rod- G Loomis NRX Spinning Rods: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Favorite models include the 852S, 802S, 872S

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Both Matt and Tim’s favorite spinning reel. The word “unreal” was used over and over when describing this reel.


Rod- G Loomis Conquest Spinning: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi

Favorite Models Include 742S and 902S

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Both Matt and Tim’s favorite spinning reel. The word “unreal” was used over and over when describing this reel.

We use the following equipment in conjunction with our high end gear…

Braided Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Monofilament Line- Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Fluorocarbon Line- Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Casting Reel Cover- Shimano Neoprene: http://bit.ly/2SflhFy

Spinning Reel Cover- Shimano Neoprene: http://bit.ly/2KC19uI

Rod Sleeves- Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2TJSF8X

Rod Sleeves- Spinning Rods: http://bit.ly/2AoTECD


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