Bass anglers have a limitless number of rod and reel combos available but having a specialized setup for each technique isn’t an option for most anglers. If you’re in this consumer category, listen up! Elite Series pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson shares his favorite do-all casting rod and reel combo.
- G. Loomis NRX Casting Rod, 7’5″ Med Hvy 893C JWR
- Shimano Bantam MGL Casting Reel
The 7-foot, 5-inch medium-heavy power rod supports making short, accurate casts with a jig or spinnerbait while having adequate length for making long-distance casts in open water. Gussy uses this setup to fish everything from a spinnerbait to big walking topwater lures. When paired with a high-quality reel, he has all the sensitivity and durability needed to keep the combo on his front deck for years to come.