The Most Versatile Inshore Rod and Reel Combo Under $200

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The fall run is in full swing. Gamefish of all varieties are on the move, creating an abundance of fishing opportunities for boat, shore, and kayak anglers. While the fishing can be outstanding at times, it can also be a bit unpredictable.

Chris Megan Holding Striper
OTW’s Chris Megan with a beautiful striped bass.

 
Versatility is key when looking for an inshore rod and reel for the fall run. A 7′ inshore style fishing rod paired with a 4000 size reel such as the Penn Battle III Combo offers the ability to cast light lures a long way, while still having the backbone to handle larger striped bass. This season, the OTW crew has used this combo to successfully target striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, tautog, and black sea bass.

penn battle iii combo LE
Penn Battle III Combo in the limited edition (LE) colorway.

Find the Penn Battle III LE Combo on TackleDirect.

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