What fishing rod and reel would you recommend for someone that is getting into fishing?

I’m either going for an open face or a baitcaster.
I will be the rod and reel separate.
What is a good rod and reel for open face
and what is a good one for baitcaster.

(I dont want a cheap 20 dollar.) About 50-100 on the rod and about the same for the reel

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what fish finder to buy?

I am looking to upgrade my fish finder. I have a lawance x 25. I would like to have something to mark fishing holes and brush piles. Also easy to use and easy to read. I am getting into competition fishing and am finding the finder I have right now is good but could really help if I could keep track of fishing spots and be able to track the grasses and brush piles bettler. Money doesnt really matter. I fish waters mostly 30ft or less but will be fishing up to 60 ft sometimes. I mostly bass fish and I do drop my own structures in local lakes so GPS is almost a must to keep track of were they are. I want something good that will last a long time. some options I am looking for are GPS, Water temp., speed, able to see clear depth and structure on the bottom and possible even maping of lakes. This will only be used for fishing and nothing else. Please help!!! I cant make up my mind.

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What is best reel for bass/pike fishing in Canada?

I’m going to canada to go fishing for the first time this summer. I’m exctited but I’ve never really gone fishing for anything over 6lbs. What are some reels that I should look at and what are some of the mechanical characteristics that I should be looking for in the reel to handle a fish that is 7 to 15lbs.

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Fishing reel “catches” when casting out what do I do to fix it?

Its a closed face reel and I’ve put new line in it, cleaned out all the debris but when I cast out it still “catches”
“catches” as in its not casting out like its supposed to. And I’ve cleaned. Out all the debris . When I get the Reel wet it Helps for a little bit then it goes back to not casting out like its supposed to.

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