Opting for a baitcaster combo than purchasing a separate reel or rod can be more convenient. But that doesn’t mean you can just pick out any combo.
This budget-friendly combo has a reel that has a 6.5:1 gear ratio that perfectly works with its 6’6″ pole for fast reactions.
The Alpha Rod is another cheap baitcaster combo that should be on your radar. This combo boasts a 6.0-foot pole and a reel with a 3.1:1 gear ratio.
For starters, you can use the 7’2″ long pole on this combo. Couple that with the fast retrieval of a 7.5:1 gear ratio, and you can cover a lot of water.
The BlackMax combo is good for an all-around freshwater workhorse that is also useful as a saltwater baitcaster combo.
In terms of gear ratio, you have 6.2:1 for retrieval at a good pace without blowing past your target. It has a single ball bearing