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30 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I was looking for a surf rod for my 12 yr old son.At eight foot long with medium-heavy action this rod/reel combo fit the bill.My son and I went fishing with it right after we got it.He was casting it a good distance in a short amount of time. The action on the rod is great for surf casting and the reel works nice and smoothly. It's a great deal for fourty bucks.
I bought this for my annual trip to the Florida panhandle to do a little surf fishing and pier fishing. You can not beat the quality for the price. This is an exceptional value...I am very pleased. Thanks Abu Garcia for making this affordable and quality combo !!!
This rod and reel combo cannot be beat! Costal fishing or Catfish fishing the rod and reel combo will work for both. The reel came with 17lb mono already spooled up so it is fish ready out of the box. When I opened the box I half expected a smaller rod and reel but this combo lived up to the hype.
I received this for my birthday last year. It quickly became one of the favorite rigs in my arsenal.
Bought this reel for my youngest son, and now he catches more fish than anyone else in the family.
bought this rod for my girlfriend and she absolutely loved it! this one is as good as the big fish 700 from shakespeare, or should I say that one is as good as this one! very strong, will last for a very long time! I will definitely buy this again.
i have the 7 foot bruiser spinning combo, and i love it. It is very light and ive cause a 35lb carp on it with not problems at all.
Large handle makes it easier to fight big fish, smooth reel operation, this is a big fish rod for sure
Walmart shipped this item almost immediately and I received it 2 days prior to the projected date of delivery. This rod and reel combo is just what I was looking for and performed quite well. No issues that I have seen yet.
i do alot of river fishing and this combo is a flathead catfish's nightmare!!! where we fish they catch as large as 60 pounders!!! i have only caught a 30 pounder and it preformed perfect !!! smooth reel and excellent backbone in the rod !!! cant wait 2 hook into a 60 pounder with this combo!!! i am sure it wil preform excellent!!!
first time i used it, landed a 30.4lb blue catfish , no problem , what a fight, the line didnt snap and the drag and rod action worked the fish, and that was the first month i started fishing
I bought my Bruiser combo in Maine to fish for stripers off the rocks. It was perfect for slinging medium to heavy lures way out there I also took it with me on a sailboat trip to Belize and it worked great for trolling spoons and working jigs. I highly recommend this outfit.
The craftsmenship is amazing, The Feel , The balance, I fish saltwater and as you know it can be a pain, it leaves residue over evrything and you have to rinse all of the time... " Abu Garcia" Really makes it easy!!! Please don't laugh at the pic...
I'm a freshwater fisherman, and do a lot of it on the Mississippi, so it makes a great rod for those big cats. Although I live no where near saltwater, the times I do go down to Florida I'll definitely be bringing this rod along.
I received this combo for my birthday. Have used it a couple of times and it's a very well-rounded outfit. Retrieval time is perfect for quick turn around casts. Looking forward to using it more when the weather warms up.
My whole fishing line up is Abu Garcia but I would have to say that this is my favorite setup for catfish. I would recommend this combo for anyone looking to haul in monster cats.
I pulled up a 70lb stingray off Long Beach shore on this combo with the stock 17lb line. I was really impress with the performance.
THIS IS EXCELLENT COMBO ROD AND REEL. THE REEL IS SMOOTH AND ACCURATE. THE ROD IS EASY TO HANDLE AND HANDLE WELL.
I had a fish brick the pole and reel at the same time
This is the third year in a row that we have purchased the Abu Garcia Cardinal Bruiser's for our 50 boat Olive Crest Pro-Am Saltwater Bass Tournament, and all of our anglers just love this combo. They look forward to getting another one each year. The best around. If you are looking for a great price on a good saltwater combo, this is the one to get.