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Well I've got a spinning reel with maybe 6 lb test line, I don't know. It was a Crhistmas present, and its probably worth about

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  • Well I've got a spinning reel with maybe 6 lb test line, I don't know. It was a Crhistmas present, and its probably worth about

    Well I've got a spinning reel with maybe 6 lb test line, I don't know. It was a Crhistmas present, and its probably worth about $35. I was practicing casting in my backyard and a rod guide came off. I am only a beginner so should I use this rod and have it fixed, or get a new spinning or baitcasting one or new line? Also, what should I fish for around Pittsburgh PA, and what baits/lures/spinners should I use. I have a budget of about $50 to spend on a new rod/reel or line and lures/bait/spinners. And what line should I use?

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    If you only have $50 for a budget you might want to get it fixed and use the $50 for a tackle box and gear. Because to buy a decent rod and reel yo are going to use up that $50.

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    • #3
      i agree with rrmont. although i would replace the line to.

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      • #4
        You can get a rod repair kit made by fuji for around $3-5 bucks and repair the rod. Or you can have it fixed by a rod repair shop, but it may cost you a lot more.

        If you were going to buy another with a budget of around $50 you could go with a shimano or abu-garcia combo, or even a mitchell combo that would keep you within your budget. These are not top end rod and reel combos by any means, but for $50 you can get a pretty good combo.

        As mentioned by rrmont and mutt you may want to fix it and invest in some tackle to better your chances for different species, I would also upgrade the line with a stronger lb test.

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        • #5
          keep the reel maybe buy an ugly stick then the lures/ line depends on what your fishing for if it is bass any small to medium crankbait will work. then a white spinner bait, you cant go wrong with live bait. for the line maybe 8-12 pound line and that should be it hope it helps.

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          • #6
            Keep the reel, buy a new rod.

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            • #7
              Fix the rod and buy new line. I never did trust the stuff that came pre-spooled.

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              • #8
                Dude ,
                just get a 30$ pole at walmart, I thinks that they actually work better than most other brands and replace once about every two years. Even for 5lb. bass 6 pound spiderline is all you need.

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