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[Canadian Tire] $23.93. [In store clearance] Daiwa Crossfire 2-Piece Medium/Light Spin Combo, 6.5-ft

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Don't go fishing myself - would these make good gifts for friends that enjoys fishin? are the daiwa's (crossfire or the revros mentioned in thread) entry level/beaters type rods?
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antzz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 4:17 pm
Don't go fishing myself - would these make good gifts for friends that enjoys fishin? are the daiwa's (crossfire or the revros mentioned in thread) entry level/beaters type rods?
Entry level, if your friends fish already then its not likely better than what they have. I have bought the Daiwa reel alone for about $30, solid reel although I find the bail arm can come down easier than most, it doesn click when its up. Berkley makes ok accessories and entry level rods, but i'd never use a berkley reel lol that guaranteed junk. Personally i'd stay away from the berkley, a cheap rod can be used just fine, a cheap reel will ruin your day with frustration.

FYI you can get extra spools from Daiwa for $5 each, just gotta call them.

In general all combo's are entry level, higher quality gear will never come bundled. I started with cheap gear and quickly saw the difference after you start using it regularly, i now have over a dozen reels now and twice that many rods...
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Jun 16, 2012
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Toronto. ON
These are decent reels which id definitely recommend on this price point, if I didn't have so much equipment that I hardly use, I'd jump on these. The 7'2" is perfect if you're drop shotting. Mainly you want to check the bail, by opening it and closing it a few times. Pitch it if the bail seems to hard to set, or easy to close. Seen same model react differently at store menu times. I've had $40 Daiwa Caprice and Shimano Sienna out perform and out abuse $120 reels. Same with a baitcaster i had that the braking got worse and worse over time as compared to the 2 models under. Sometimes you get lucky on the wear and tear, sometimes you don't.. For the most part today there is very little increase in quality in reels under $100, years back it was a gigantic difference. Manufacturers have had to put our a better quality reel to "lure" people into buying new reels, and retiring their still usable 30-40 yo Mitchell 300s and Cardinals. Also, there is a small resurgence on fibreglass blanks, I've been stashing then for the last 10 years, as like most, I was getting sick of snapping tips of mostly IM-7 graphite rods.
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how often would a fishing hobbyist go about swapping reels/rods? just wondering....
sounds like a good reel is better gift than a combo than? seems like CT has some of those too
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Toronto. ON
antzz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 5:43 pm
how often would a fishing hobbyist go about swapping reels/rods? just wondering....
sounds like a good reel is better gift than a combo than? seems like CT has some of those too
Depends on how much you want to piss off your wife lol. When I was a little punk, I had a $40 combo (2500 size Abu Garcia reel, the lowest end 6'6" Shimano rod and 8lb no name brand line) that I'd pull in countless Salmon and Rainbow (mind you with constant soakers) which was a million times more fun than now that I can afford to deck myself out with the proper equipment. At 10 yo most of us had 1 or two rods that we bought ourselves and learned to fish many species, as compared to today where I see what some kids fish it's astonishing. No paper route could afford such stuff lol, but mano a mano, I'd put the worst of ours fishing skill against the best of today's, any day.

Long story short, rod/reel is about 1/4 of the battle, if not less
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Jun 16, 2012
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antzz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 4:17 pm
Don't go fishing myself - would these make good gifts for friends that enjoys fishin? are the daiwa's (crossfire or the revros mentioned in thread) entry level/beaters type rods?
Hard to say if they'd make good gifts, it all depends what type and size equipment they already have. Meaning these are mainly bass/walleye rods which they might already have many of.
Some can't have enough of the same fishing combo though, so .....
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Oct 17, 2010
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Newmarket, Ontario
antzz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 5:43 pm
how often would a fishing hobbyist go about swapping reels/rods? just wondering....
sounds like a good reel is better gift than a combo than? seems like CT has some of those too
Alot. Different rod and line for different jobs. It's nice when you are on the water to have a couple combos ready tied up with different baits so that you can switch without wasting time.
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Great deal. I picked up 2 for myself and my son to get us back into fishing. Thanks OP!
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globalstar66 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 2:36 pm
Unfortunately here in Alberta, very few stores have the Revros. And a few that do, are at full price ($99) here in and around Calgary.
Sorry...I should have added more info in my post. I didn't add a link due to the fact that they won't show if the store doesn't have stock.

It was back in early September when the Revros combo's went on clearance. I know a few of my friends in Ontario snagged some and my friend in Calgary bought 2. I believe, at that time, they were available at both MCKENZIE Towne and Shawnessey SE stores.

Stores still have the Revros combo's in stock down here currently so I thought it was still worth mentioning.
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Nov 27, 2014
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I got 3 of the Revros combos yesterday in Cochrane, after a huge amount of arguing... They had 19 in stock, all at $99. Eventually got them to budge on the $35 price. Today saw the Berkely for $35 at CT in NE Calgary - it's a VERY nice combo. I actually think it might be nicer than the Revros....?
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globalstar66 wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 7:56 pm
I got 3 of the Revros combos yesterday in Cochrane, after a huge amount of arguing... They had 19 in stock, all at $99. Eventually got them to budge on the $35 price. Today saw the Berkely for $35 at CT in NE Calgary - it's a VERY nice combo. I actually think it might be nicer than the Revros....?
No, not so much..... better reel on the Revos imho....
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^^^^ this.

@globalstar66, don't let bearing count fool you, though I have a Berkley ice reel that's pretty well built. I strip down my reels (and some of my friends as well) every year or two, and see first hand how cheaply some reels are put together. Most have high bearing counts and are made in China (i wouldn't touch them with a ten foot rod) lol.. Mind you the Revros (i think Daiwa has them made in indonesia or vietnam these days) is no where near built as hearty as my old 1000cc made in Japan Daiwa from the dark ages, it's still a good reel. Plus Daiwa always has better drag systems as compared to similar price range reels. From my experience where Berkley closes the gap with this combo is the rods are generally better per dollar than the Daiwa's, Though it's hard to argue with Berkley seeing as their parent company, PureFishing, owns some heavyweight brands like Abu Garcia, Mitchell, Penn, Fenwick, ugly stik, Pflueger, Stren etc etc, who all put out great product.
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In order, which of the 3 fishing rod are the best deals? My local ct have 3 in stock in clearance except the revros that have only one 1 stock. Thanks

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