Top 5 Baitcast Combos

The right rod and reel combination can make or break your next fishing trip. Baitcasting rigs, while they can be more advanced, do have several advantages over other rod and reel combos that make them worth using. When you choose to use a baitcaster, you can use heavier fishing and will be able to cast more accurately, helping you to catch bigger fish.
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Lew's Team Lew's Custom Black Baitcast Combo

The Lew's Custom Black Speed Spool Baitcast Combo features a reel with a one-piece aluminum frame and graphite side plates, a premium 10-bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings, as well as high strength solid brass Speed Gears to provide smoothness and strength. The P2 Super Pinion Gear provides precise alignment and solid stability, for smoother operation and extended gear life. The reel also features a 95mm bowed aluminum handle with Winn Dri-Tac knobs and the popular Speed Keeper hook keeper keeps baits secure and at the ready at all times. The rod features a one-piece HM50 Tour Grade graphite blank with Nanotechnology which sports American Tackle Microwave guide with Nanolite inserts for less wind knots and longer casts. Just above the Winn Dri-Tac split grip is the Lew’s exclusive VTR System (Vibration Transfer Ring), which provides direct contact with the rod blank to transfer vibration directly to the angler’s hands.

Features

Reel Features:

  • One-piece aluminum frame with graphite sideplates
  • Premium 10-bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch
  • High strength solid brass Speed Gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing machines
  • P2 bearing supported pinion gear provides precise alignment and solid stability, resulting in a smoother operation and extended gear life
  • Multi-Setting Brake (MSB) utilizing both an external click dial to adjust the Magnetic Brake System, and an internal 4-pin positive on/off Centrifugal Brake System
  • Rugged carbon fiber drag system, provides up to 20 lbs. of drag power.
  • Machine, double anodized, aluminum spool
  • Double anodized, aluminum drag star drag with audible click
  • 95mm bowed, anodized, bowed aluminum handle with Winn Dri-Tac knobs
  • Double anodized, aluminum spool tension cap with audible click
  • Lew’s patented Speed Dial line indicator and Speed Keeper hook keeper

Rod Features:

  • One-piece HM50 Pro Grade graphite blank with Nano technology
  • American Tackle Microwave guides with Nanolite inserts
  • Lew’s custom lightweight graphite skeletal reel seat
  • Winn Dri-Tac split grip
  • Lew’s exclusive VTR System (Vibration Transfer Ring) direct contact

 

About Lew's

Since 1949, professional and amateur anglers alike have trusted Lew's to deliver on the promise of Lighter, Faster, Stronger products. The original developer of the teardrop reel and bamboo rod, Lew's has been innovating for decades and continues to set the standard for dependable fishing gear. Lew's reels, rods, combos, and accessories are designed for peak performance and durability. Feel the Difference.

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Lew's David Fritts 5.4:1 7' Med Hvy RH Baitcast Combo IM6 Crank Back

The Lew's David Fritts Baitcast Combo features a one piece IM6 premium graphite 7-foot moderate action Crankback rod matched with a Lew's 5.4:1 gear ratio Speed Spool baitcast reel. Fritts has long sworn that the 5.4:1 gear ratio delivers the perfect cranking power for deep divers and heavy baits, and he has the trophies to show for it. The rod is built to Fritts' specified action to serve as an all-around single great choice for fishing a variety of "crank back" lures, including crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and swimbaits. He has custom-tuned the blank to the perfect parabolic action he prefers for making long casts and feeling what the lure on the other end is doing.

Features

Reel Features:

  • One-piece, lightweight, graphite frame and sideplates
  • 5-bearing system with Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearings
  • External Magnetic Control System(MCS) adjustment
  • Anodized aluminum spool and bowed aluminum handle
  • Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 15 lbs. drag power

Rod Features:

  • One-piece IM6 moderate action graphite blank
  • High density EVA split-grips
  • Lew’s exclusive SoftTouch skeletal reel seat
  • Stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts
  • 3/8-1 oz lure rating

 

What Customers Are Saying

Bought 3 no regrets

A friend recommended this rod reel combo and it doesn't disappoint. Bought 3 as wanted diffferent lines on each. Very soft tip let's you feel the bite.
- Justkyle, 7/12/2021

About Lew's

Since 1949, professional and amateur anglers alike have trusted Lew's to deliver on the promise of Lighter, Faster, Stronger products. The original developer of the teardrop reel and bamboo rod, Lew's has been innovating for decades and continues to set the standard for dependable fishing gear. Lew's reels, rods, combos, and accessories are designed for peak performance and durability. Feel the Difference.

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Shimano Cauis Baitcast Combo

The Shimano Caius Baitcasting Combo pairs a compact, versatile, and durable bait-casting reel, designed with lightweight lure casting in mind, with a matching Shimano casting rod. The Super Free Spool improves casting performance and the improved 6-pin VBS (Variable Braking System) keeps backlash to a minimum with all weights and sizes of lures.

Features

  • Cauis Baitcast Reel
  • 3+1 Bearings
  • VBS Braking technology

 

About Shimano

From an angling perspective, every individual who has owned and enjoyed using Shimano tackle has a reason to thank a Japanese visionary named Shozaburo Shimano, who in 1921 declared "I aim to make Shimano's products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the world." For over 80 years, Shimano has concentrated on precision engineering, one step at a time. Creating the most innovative products and processes you can hold in your hand today.

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13 Fishing Fate Chrome/Origin Chrome Baitcast Combo

The 13 Fishing Fate Chrome Casting Combo features Evolve soft touch seamless reel seats to transmit unmatched communication to the blank, and the high density Japanese EVA split grip handles help reduce weight while enabling precision balancing for all-day fishing. Each rod is equipped with lightweight tangle free guides with Zirconia inserts for longer casts with fewer tangles.

Features

Rod Features

  • Japanese 30 Ton HTC 3 Blank Construction
  • Evolve Soft Touch Seamless Reel Seat
  • Tangle Free Guides with Zirconia Inserts
  • High Density Japanese EVA Split Grip Handle

Reel Features

  • 18lb Multi-Material Drag
  • HD Aluminum Frame
  • Arrowhead Line Guide
  • KeepR Integrated Hook Keeper
  • High Spin Casting System
  • ONE 3 Soft Touch Knob
  • 2+4+1 High Spin Stainless Bearings
  • 6-Way Centrifugal Breaking System
  • Japanese Hamai Cut Gearing
  • Aluminum Spool

 

 

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Lew's Mach 2 Baitcast Combo

Lew's Mach 2 Baitcast Combo raises the bar once again in what a high-end baitcast combination looks and performs like when a quality reel is perfectly matched to a quality rod, and then priced at an exceptional value. The Mach 2 Speed Spool SLP reel is packed with features including a one-piece graphite frame, double anodized aluminum 32mm U spool, and a premium 10 bearing system that includes Zero-Reverse one way clutch bearing. The rod is built on a one-piece IM8 graphite blank that incorporates Nano technology. Guides are constructed with durable stainless-steel frames with smooth aluminum oxide inserts. The Lew's exclusive graphite skeletal reel seat is lightweight and secure. Winn Dri Tac polymer grips improve control and reduce fatigue.

Features

Reel Features:

  • Strong and lightweight, Super Low Profile (SLP) graphite frame and sideplates
  • Machined and double-anodized 32mm aluminum U-shaped spool
  • High strength solid brass Speed Gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing machines
  • Premium 10 bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and Zero-Reverse one-way clutch bearing
  • Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS)
  • Double anodized spool tension knob with audible click adjustment
  • Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 15 lb drag power
  • Anodized bowed aluminum 95mm handle with Winn Dri-Tac handle knobs
  • Double anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment with audible click
  • Quick release sideplate lock lever
  • Zirconia line guide

Rod Features:

  • One-piece IM8 graphite blank
  • Guides are constructed with durable stainless steel frames and aluminum oxide inserts
  • Lew's exclusive SoftTouch graphite skeletal reel seats
  • Winn advanced polymer Dri-Tac split grips
  • Professional style hook keepers

 

About Lew's

Since 1949, professional and amateur anglers alike have trusted Lew's to deliver on the promise of Lighter, Faster, Stronger products. The original developer of the teardrop reel and bamboo rod, Lew's has been innovating for decades and continues to set the standard for dependable fishing gear. Lew's reels, rods, combos, and accessories are designed for peak performance and durability. Feel the Difference.

Shop Now