I recently started fishing for bass around central Texas. I don't have a boat yet, but occasionally I can hitch a ride with friend that has a boat. I am looking to get a 2nd rod and reel. I am currently using a 6'6 abu Garcia veritas medium heavy with a revo s spinning reel. I was considering getting the revo priemer until I looked at a pflueger patriarch tonight. The pfluger is 50$ cheaper and felt good in the store. I have about $200 give or take to spend on a reel. I was looking at the Abu Garcia verdict rod online but I can't seem to find one to look at in person. I'm thinking 150$ for the rod. About a 7'? Maybe 7'6 with a medium heavy fast action. My new set up will be used as a general purpose rig like my veritas/revo. Not sure about what kind of line to run either. I'm currently using 12 lb flouro but I'm not opposed to braided line on my new set up. For now I'm using a lot of Texas rigged soft plastics while I experiment with cranks, top water, spinners and jigs. Any advice that any of you could give me on the pflueger or abu revo and a good rod to go along with it would be greatly appreciated! I'm having a blast fishing even when I'm not catching.