These rods and reels are for the angler who loves bass fishing, fishes often, and appreciates quality gear! This probably isn’t your first combo and you’re willing to spend a little more to gain sensitivity, casting distance, and longevity. In short, we’re getting into the serious fishing gear now. Pairing a $200 rod with a $200 reel takes you into a completely different class of equipment from our previous guides.

If you’re ready to elevate your fishing, this video is for you! These are the combos that truly impact how you fish. Depending on the model you choose you’ll be able to detect more bites, get the right action out of a bait, or drive a hook set like never before. Perhaps you want to work a jerkbait properly. Or maybe you’re looking to get a combo that can walk a frog with ease. Perhaps you’re looking for the exact action for a jig. These are the options you gain when you step up to these $400 combos.

Below you’ll find links to the exact rods and reels shown in the video. We’ve included our favorite models and sizes for each, as well as any other pertinent information. These links allow you to find the gear you’re searching for as well as serve as an convenient way for loved ones to find the exact items you’d like during the holidays. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. Additionally, we’ve included links to our previous buyer’s guides so you can find the exact rods and reels that fit your budget.

-$300 Combos:
-$200 Combos:
-$100 Combos:


Rod- Shimano Zodias:
Favorite Models: 7’6” Light, 7’ Medium, 7’ Light
Reel- Shimano Vanford:
Preferred Size: 2500

Rod- Megabass Levante:
Favorite Models: Shakyhead, Whipsnake
Reel- Shimano Vanford:
Preferred Size: 2500

Rod- Dobyns Sierra:
Favorite Models: 6’9” Medium Light, 7’ Light
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT:
Preferred Size: 2000

Rod- St. Croix Victory:
Favorite Models: 6’10” Med Light X Fast, 7’1” Medium Fast
Reel- Abu Garcia SX:
Preferred Size: 20 or 30


Rod- St. Croix Victory:
Favorite Models: 7’1” MH Fast, 7’4” Heavy, 6’8” Medium X-Fast
Reel- 13 Fishing Concept A2:
Preferred Speed: 7.5:1

Rod- Megabass Levante:
Favorite Models: EMTF, Braillist, Tour Versatile
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:
Preferred Speed: 7:1 (HG)

Rod- Shimano Curado:
Favorite Models: 6’10” Medium, 7’2″ Medium Light, 7’5″ Heavy
Reel- Shimano Curado 150 DC:
Preferred Speed: 7:1 (HG)

Rod- Shimano Zodias:
Favorite Models: 7’2” Medium , 7’5” Heavy, 7’6” MH Glass
Reel- Shimano Curado 150 MGL:
Preferred Speed: 7:1 (HG)

Rod- Shimano Expride:
Favorite Models: 7’11” XH, 7’3” XH, 7’2” Heavy, 6’10” Medium
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 DC:
Preferred Speed: 7:1 (HG)

We have a variety of apparel items and custom lure designs available! Everything from hats, to hoodies, to crankbaits! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs:

Major Equipment We Use Daily…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons:
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612:
Camera- GoPro Hero 9:

Favorite Tools and Gear…

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:

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