The Best Rod and Reel combos under $200

This video is a review of some of the mid priced equipment I use everyday. I think you’ll find value in each of these rods and reels without breaking the bank.

Favorite Sick Stick Spinning

Favorite Defender Series Casting
Abu Garcia Revo X spinning

Abu Garcia Revo X Spinning

Revo Pro Max Casting

RevoX Casting

Abu Garcia GEN 4 Revo X Baitcast Reel


Tom Lo says:

Shimano SLX Reel $99 and the Shimano SLX Rod $99 is badass for the price.

busyone5 says:

Congrats on your win and the class you show. Loved seeing your family up there with you. God bless and full speed ahead!

K S PRASAD says:

I need some money for casting rod and casting reel helpfully

Chris Shoemaker says:

Good content, subbed

Jack Reelz says:

Congrats on winning Seminole

Kerricane says:

Picked up a White Bird at Tampa Fishing Outfitters and love it. Thank you sir for the info!

Steven Tinker says:

Thanks that’s in my price range

Doug Kichman says:

This is not necessarily directed toward you, but I’ve always found it interesting that spinning rods/reels are considered “finesse” or “light” equipment….

Herb Chaffin says:

I really like my black max Garcia better than my revo x, black max I can throw a Texas rig with out a sinker really well I love my abu Garcia’s

Clariid Fisherman says:

i also own a promax

RCblake07 says:

I love my ProMax!

logan haynie says:

Iv always favored you on account of you being from my home state and respected you being one of the few black anglers in the pros but you’ve become one of my favorite fisherman good luck to you

USA squad says:

Is the pfluger president xt spinning reel any good??

Jon L says:

>The best

Lol I love you B Lat but naahhhh they can’t compete in any of the price ranges

Graham Pedersen says:

Or you could just get a curado and a fury. Those abu reels suck. I’ve got the new winch and it’s garbage compared to shimano. And no those rods aren’t sensitive. Have you ever used dobyns or Powell? Way, waaaay better. Favorite is an obvious gimmick rod comp.

Buddy Summey says:

Going to be ordering a few favorite rods this year to see how great they are. Hear nothing but positive things about them. Already love Abu Garcia reels.

Gregory Chuhta says:

So you know what company I’m referring to?

Tom Lo says:

Why don’t you fish with LunkersTV and the Googan squad guys,

HereFishyFishy says:

What’s your thoughts on the Revo SX spinning reel? I also really like the Abu Garcia Vendetta rod, thoughts?


Great value starter rods and reels.

13 Fishing Fate Chrome – Best quality and sensitivity for less than $100
Shimano SLX Series – Suprisingly good
Fenwick HMG – Powerful backbone
Fenwick Silverhawk – Over-performing all-arounder

Shimano SLX Series – Can’t go wrong with Shimano
Lew’s Laser Pro – Professional features at an introductory price

My favorite rod
Dobyn’s Champion Extreme HP 705 Split Grip

Favorite reel
Lew’s Team Pro-Ti SLP

Favorite set-up
Lew’s Team Pro Ti Speed Stick + Lew’s Team Pro-Ti SLP + Stren MagnaThin 12lb Mono

EliteGeorgiaBoy says:

Good job You FLW winning stud u…

Justin says:

Leave a zero off and you’ll hit more budgets

Phil Tarbox says:

Thanks for the advice. Do you have an opinion on Lew’s combos? I’ve been eyeballing the Mach Crush baitcaster combo… looks purty… but I would hate to spend $200 on a combo that isn’t worth it.

Bass Nazi says:

Gotta ask, how many of the Morrums you got laying around?

BassGeek says:

Awesome combo’s and selections. I’m gonna try some.

David Rousse says:

Great insight Brian! Fishing can be expensive some people can afford G Loomis, Kistler, high dollar Shimano reels etc. I can’t

Ricky Ledford says:

Bro I have been out of fishing for so long, Drop shot hadn’t become popular… My Reels are the old Ambassador 5500… There still going .. But this video is very helpful as I have gotten back into fishing and using this year to get back in shape and buy up all new equipment…. Keep the product Videos coming… I am learning a lot.. Thanks Bro.

Chris Coronado says:

I want the b lat meat dog stick MH 7’ rod

Clariid Fisherman says:

i really want a revo x!!!! I’ve wanted one for quite a long time!

Michael Lee says:

Man great review I had to drop a sub. Really informative.

Sunny Xiong says:

I’m not Brands specific. I understand you are sponsor by favorite but be more open on other company . I use daiwa, st.criox , shimano, lews, powell

Christian Flores says:

got a revo x for $60, shimano exage rod for $50, 30lb daiwa samurai braid for $10, for $120 i got a more premium feeling starter combo, never buy retail, there is always a cheaper seller

Don Baine says:

Great video !!

paul corliss says:

I watched the flw live that was an amazing performance showing that Patients and a great Strategy pays off congratulations brother I love the videos Tons of great information you are a great man and one hell of a fisherman keep up the good work!

Trevor Lee says:

Have I been under my rock too long, or is a Favorite a relatively new company? Side note: you make great videos Brian.

MegaRadric says:


Barry Douglas says:

I just watched your win Bassmaster Classic event. Freaking awesome fish. Shes was a P.I.G!!!!!

B Davis says:

Great job Mr latimer!

3 Things Fishing says:

You’ve got some good sponsors. Abu/Bill Lewis/Favorite. Lucky guy.

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