$100 Cheap Fishing Rod and Reel Combo for 2019

$100. Is it enough for a quality fishing rod and reel combo? Most certainly. Heres my $100 cheap fishing reel and rod combo for 2019!

The Nifty $50 Spinning Reel

Coming in under, or right at, $50; this spinning reel is worth giving a shot.

Things that sold me on this affordable 3000 spinning reel:

  • $50 Price Tag – Definitely the first thing you look at. Seeing good reviews and a price like that, made me want to try it.
  • 10 + 1 Bearings – It was difficult finding reels with this many bearings at this price point. And they’re stainless.
  • 6.2:1 Gear Ratio – I’m used to fishing a 6.2:1 and it’s hard to find that in reels that are in this price range.
  • Max Drag of 22 lbs – That is A LOT of drag for this 3000 reel.
  • 9.5 oz – The lighter the reel is, the less stress on you, and the more casts you can get in.
  • 35lb/190yds – Line capacity, you can fit 190 yards of 35lb braided line on this spool or 180 yards of 10lb mono
  • 1 Year Warranty

Pretty good specs for a $50 spinning reel for 2019. Let’s move onto the fishing rod!

The QUALITY Fishing Rod

Coming in at $60; I would pair this spinning rod with any reel you gave me whether it was a $50 reel or a $250 reel.

  • $60 – Price to Value = Well worth it
  • 7′ 6″ – The perfect length. 8′ seems to hit every doorway and 7′ seems too short for me
  • Medium Action – Normally I go for a Medium/Heavy but I wanted to give a medium action a try
  • Hook Keeper – Allows you to store your weedless rig on the rod without having to unhook your bait
  • 6 oz – Less than 6 oz of weight to it. This spinning rod feels SUPER light
  • 1 Piece – I like one piece rods more than two piece rods

For $60 this saltwater or freshwater fishing rod is well worth it. If you wanted to bump your price point up to $75 you can get this rod with a lifetime warranty. The specs are pretty similar, but the only difference is that the more expensive rod has a rubber butt and the hook keeper is different. Other than that, same manufacturer, almost the same rod, just $15 more for a lifetime warranty. So it’s up to you if you want the $60 rod or the $75 rod. I use and support both.

2019 Fishing Rod & Reel Combo

So this $50 spinning reel combined with this $60 spinning rod (or $75 for lifetime warranty rod) is a solid deal and will fit any saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing needs you may have.

A great, cheap rod and reel combo that will catch over-slot redfish and snook, along with PB largemouth bass, without breaking the bank.

Fishing Equipment

$100 Cheap Fishing Rod and Reel Combo for 2019

Being able to get a $100 cheap fishing rod & reel set up gives you many options.
You can get a second fishing setup or have a backup rod or reel.
It’s also at that price point to get as a gift for family member.

This is a pretty versatile setup that can be used in any inshore fishing whether it is saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing, and its cheap enough to not be constantly worrying about if your rough on your fishing gear. This set up is also super lightweight and would be great for many ages.