Buyer’s Guide: Best $400 Rod and Reel Combos!

This Buyer’s Guide takes it to the next level! The $400 price range for rod and reel combos opens up a whole world of higher end equipment. You’re talking about sensitive blanks, dialed in actions, and technique specific rods. With reels you’re looking at lighter weights, stronger components, and smooth gearing. Come along as we explore the best rod and reel combos around the $400 mark. 

The $400 threshold brings a lot of new companies into the mix. Cashion, 13 Fishing, and a few others join the ranks of the traditional leaders in this category. These combos are a huge leap up in sensitivity and durability over the previous videos. If you’re able to reach this price range you’re looking at gear that will stay with you year after year, taking all the abuse you can dish out, and delivering excellent performance all along the way. 

Below you’ll find links to all of the combos in the video. In each series there are stand out models that are a step above the rest, we’ve included those recommendations as well. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. 

Previous Buyer’s Guides…

$100 Combos:

$200 Combos:

Upcoming Buyer’s Guides…

-$500 Combos

-High End Combos

Spinning Combo #1…

Rod- Shimano Zodias:

Reel- Shimano Vanford 2500:

Spinning Combo #2… 

Rod- Cashion Elite:

Reel- Shimano Ultegra 3000:

Favorite Models: 7′ Medium Light, 7’2″ MH ShakyHead

Casting Rod #1… 

Rod- 13 Fishing Muse:

Reel- 13 Fishing Concept A2 7:1 Ratio:

Favorite Models: 7’4″ Heavy, 7’5″ Medium Heavy

Casting Rod #2… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias:

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:

Favorite Models: 7’2″ Med Lt, 7’5″ Med hvy, 7’5″ Heavy

Casting Rod #3… 

Rod- Shimano Curado Full Handle:

Reel- Shimano Curado 150 DC HG:

Favorite Models: 6’10” Medium, 7’2″ Heavy

Casting Rod #4… 

Rod- G Loomis E6X:

Rod- G Loomis E6X Crankbait:

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Hat:

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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