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- Built on the foundation of optimized S-Glass / E-Glass/ Graphite blanks
- 2 piece design; 7’6″ & 8' models
- 6000 size reel pre-spooled with 20#/25# line
- 5 high quality ball bearings
- Aluminum Spool
- Brass Gears
- Weibo reel seat and guides
- 5 guides plus tip
- Glow tip design
- One year warranty
New Catfish-Specific Rod & Reel Combos satisfy an in-demand category
Rippin Lips’ Catfish Combos offer catfish folks top-notch traits at nice prices
Coralville, IA – You’ve got your bass rods; your crappie rods; your trout and salmon rods. Even walleyes and muskies garner multiple models. Strange then that the third most popular freshwater fish on the continent—the catfish—continues to be under-tackled with also-ran rods and rickety old reels that scarcely get the job done.
Not only have the catfish-friendly folks at Rippin Lips remedied the situation, they’ve done North America’s 7-million whisker seekers a big favor, narrowing the search for the perfect catfish combo. Rippin Lips Catfish Combos arm catfish specialists with intelligently designed rod and reel combos they can be confident, comfortable and proud to fish.
“These Catfish Combos are the type of trustworthy tool that are equally at home inside the johnboat, in the back of a pickup, or resting on a forked stick,” says legendary catfish angler John Jamison. “Count on years of trustworthy service, too, like that old sidekick of a retriever that never lets you down.”
In search of a quality rod-blank at an affordable price, Rippin Lips designed a versatile glass-graphite blank ideally suited for a variety of everyday catfishing situations—strong, sensitive and super tough.
Likewise with quality, smoothness and durability, each Rippin Lips spinning reel features 5 stainless ball bearings, brass gears and a graphite rotor—all housed within a graphite frame, handle and high-capacity aluminum spool. Operating with an efficient 4.1:1 gear ratio, all reels come pre-loaded with 300 yards of premium monofilament (20- or 25-pound test, depending on model/action.)
“Fishing a Catfish Combo just feels natural,” says Jamison. “We designed them that way—to give anglers the best performing, high quality rods and reels at a truly affordable price. It’s the type of outfit you’ll own and fish for many, many years. And the Catfish Combos are versatile enough to land a pile of channel catfish from a pond or good sized blue cats from a river.”
Beyond earning Jamison’s “catfish tough” seal of approval, these combos also sport some sweet little extras. Counter-balanced EVA handles allow for rocket-launching casts plus extra leverage and power for setting hooks and a comfortable under-arm fit. Premium glow tips aid low light bite detection, with each rod featuring 8 premium guides plus tip.
Offered in three length/power models, Catfish Combos include a 7-foot 6-inch Medium, 7-foot 6-inch Medium-Heavy and an 8-foot Heavy power. A 6000-size spinning reel outfits Medium and Medium-Heavy rods, while an 8000 matches the Heavy rod model. Attractively priced at $49.99 each, all Catfish Combos come with a full one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
“Finally, catfish folks can proudly own and fish with high quality, affordable rod and reel combos designed specifically for their favorite species. Seven million catfish anglers must be on to something.”
Medium-Heavy is the perfect combo
Posted by James C Brewer on Mar 1st 2017
Love this rod/real combo, 7'6" rod is just right, strong but sensitive with glow tip. Reel, 5 ballbearing 1 reverse with a reverse switch...Only issue I had was the line that came on it...but for the price changing out the line was no problem.
I've caught 35 channel cats in 4 trips at 4 hours fishing each...sunset to about 11pm. Just in time for a spring fish fry.