I Bought the World's MOST EXPENSIVE Baitcasting Reels!!! (Unbox, Fish & Catch!)

I bought three of the most expensive and technologically advanced fishing reels on the market!!! I unbox and fish with three versions of shimano's flagship reel, the JDM Antares DC baitcasting reel!

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Rod/Reel/Line/Lures used:

-Shimano Antares DC 7 (2007)
-Shimano Antares DC 18 (2018)
-Shimano Antares DC 21 (2021)

-Googan Squad Gold Series "Twitch" Rod 6'9" medium/moderate
-15 lb Braid
- Zoom Super Fluke (baby bass)
-Googan Squad Heavy Hammer Hooks gokarls.com/1rod1reel


Location: Centennial Lake in Maryland
Date: June 2021
Primary Pattern: Fishing a super fluke slow and around cover.
Time Fished: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Air Temp: High of 80 degrees
Water Temp: 74 degrees
Water Clarity: 24 inches
Conditions: Mostly cloudy and calm


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  1. 1Rod1ReelFishing

    1Rod1ReelFishingPřed měsícem

    Which Antares DC reel is your favorite!!! 🎣🤔

  2. give-no facts

    give-no factsPřed 27 dny

    I got my car for $800 4 years ago, still runs perfect haven't put a dime in it besides gas and new tires. So you can imagine what I fish with 😆


    ILLUMINATHAN79Před 29 dny

    That reel deserves a new NRX.

  4. Poopy Head McStranglerpants

    Poopy Head McStranglerpantsPřed měsícem

    Mike, you should fish at Blackwater Adventures in Cambridge, MD. Show the Eastern Shore some love! Or OCMD.

  5. Penkha

    PenkhaPřed měsícem

    The most expensive one🤩

  6. T M Channel

    T M ChannelPřed měsícem

    Since I fished all the time in saltwater, my choice is Antares DC MD XG (right). Just placed an order. On its way. Delayed due to the pandemic. Currently, I'm using Metanium MGL 2020, Daiwa Zillion 10 SV TW 2020 and Poison Adrena rod.

  7. Nathan Ngo

    Nathan NgoPřed 17 hodinami

    You should try the DAIWA STEEZ

  8. Yukon85226

    Yukon85226Před dnem

    Maybe I missed it, what's the gear ratio you typically fish with?

  9. Yukon85226

    Yukon85226Před dnem

    Water temp at low 70s, measured by index thermometer lol nice reel real nice

  10. cjbotts

    cjbottsPřed dnem

    In the name of our lord and savior, please clean car sir. In Jesus name. Thank you please

  11. Bylan

    BylanPřed 2 dny

    1rod now officially has become 2rods2reelsfishing

  12. I_Am_Accer

    I_Am_AccerPřed 2 dny

    I can’t believe you spent 14 years thinking the “A” was accuracy. Lol it is “automatic”

  13. David Hess

    David HessPřed 5 dny

    I'm good with my lews Mach 2


    SMALLPANTS38Před 7 dny

    I can fish left and right and I’m just a kid Love your video

  15. Ryu Hawj

    Ryu HawjPřed 7 dny

    When are you going to come at me bruh? I'm ready to go.

  16. Michael de Guzman

    Michael de GuzmanPřed 10 dny

    How far were the casts?

  17. Dano bastien

    Dano bastienPřed 11 dny

    1rod your so lucky to get baitcaster but love the vids I wish I can fish with you and but wish I can have your old baitcaster pls just say yes or no please

  18. Andy K

    Andy KPřed 11 dny

    1rod can we get an update on ur rod and reel arsenal 🥺

  19. Hi

    HiPřed 14 dny

    Luckiest man alive

  20. Noah Johns Outdoors

    Noah Johns OutdoorsPřed 17 dny


  21. Obeyless Punk

    Obeyless PunkPřed 19 dny

    Actually there is a 1400 dollar electronic reel by shimano

  22. Vaooch

    VaoochPřed 19 dny

    You should give away your old reel 😁😀

  23. The Freshwater Phenoms

    The Freshwater PhenomsPřed 22 dny

    Amen brother🙏 22:08

  24. IAmComp-

    IAmComp-Před 25 dny

    I can fish with both hands too I’m happy I’m not the only one I thought it was kinda weird I could do that with no practice

  25. nathanielwoodall pickens sc

    nathanielwoodall pickens scPřed 27 dny

    The thing you said about the Lambo was not wrong but it was see I can buy a civic and make it faster than the Lambo for as much as the Lambo is and make the civic produce over 1k whp while the Lambo would only have 500-900 whp

  26. Retr0 2356

    Retr0 2356Před 27 dny

    Wierd flex but ok

  27. M Steen

    M SteenPřed 27 dny

    Anyone that would pay that much for a reel needs to rethink a lot of thing's .

  28. The Sonoran Desert Angler

    The Sonoran Desert AnglerPřed 28 dny

    1Rod1Reel has been holding it down for the bank anglers for over a decade🤌🏽💯 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  29. Fish Fever

    Fish FeverPřed 28 dny

    so you put hub caps (googan rod) on a lamborghini (Antares DC) lol

  30. Christian Flores

    Christian FloresPřed měsícem

    Just bought the 2021 antares dc its worth, it palms like a curado 70 but has the line capacity of bigger reel, throws weightless rigs, neds, heavy jigs, topwater effortlessly. On a mh rod its my 1rod1reel special, it can do everything in a pinch.

  31. Quang kim On

    Quang kim OnPřed měsícem

    Lucky u.

  32. Quang kim On

    Quang kim OnPřed měsícem


  33. Kristofor Edwards

    Kristofor EdwardsPřed měsícem

    Where did you buy it I've been looking for this online

  34. Caleb Cherri

    Caleb CherriPřed měsícem

    Whi else got emotional when he put his old reel away

  35. syed fadil

    syed fadilPřed měsícem

    Where the steez at

  36. Mister JSL

    Mister JSLPřed měsícem

    Where did you buy this reel at? I can't find it anywhere so I can get one. Thanks and I love all your vids! Keep up the great job and can't wait for more adventures with you!

  37. Clear Water

    Clear WaterPřed měsícem

    You need to look at the JDM tackle shops. Like digitaka.com, plat.co.jp or japanlureshop.

  38. Fishing With T-Boz

    Fishing With T-BozPřed měsícem

    Is that background noise cicadas from the huge hatch you guys had over there on the western shore?

  39. Dylan Wagner

    Dylan WagnerPřed měsícem

    You think that lake is tough? come on down to laurel lake in corbin ky and tell me how tough your lake really is

  40. Challenge Bros

    Challenge BrosPřed měsícem

    Green grip

  41. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick FitzwellPřed měsícem

    Just so you know…This is Roland Martin’s first lake as well…

  42. scrolln reel

    scrolln reelPřed měsícem

    Screw that lake. I give it a chance every year. Kittamaqundi is bae.

  43. Anders Eriksson

    Anders ErikssonPřed měsícem

    So, in short, which one was the better over all performer and which one do your prefer?

  44. edgar perez

    edgar perezPřed měsícem

    Website where I can get one ? Please

  45. Alexys C606

    Alexys C606Před měsícem

    You definitely have a dream job man!!! You’re extremely lucky!!!! Good job on the content 👏💯

  46. FANTOMphoenix

    FANTOMphoenixPřed měsícem

    I’d say you’re dad wanted you to win that bet, getting a boat/reel + winning a bet + having fun with some air hockey

  47. Bzz Vlog

    Bzz VlogPřed měsícem

    dream reel..

  48. Poopy Head McStranglerpants

    Poopy Head McStranglerpantsPřed měsícem

    I would drive a Honda Civic. It'll run 300K miles.

  49. Tim SMith

    Tim SMithPřed měsícem

    1rod can make and unboxing and fishing videos emotional love this guy

  50. BenFairbank

    BenFairbankPřed měsícem

    Listening with headphones the cicadas are pretty crazy

  51. E M

    E MPřed měsícem

    How about getting a vacuum next hit that car floor lol

  52. repairdrive

    repairdrivePřed měsícem

    Tried the whole baitcaster thing and hated it. Give me a super simple spinning reel and I'm good.

  53. Riku Lee

    Riku LeePřed měsícem

    I would rather drive a Honda cuz gas is expensive

  54. Nick Mac

    Nick MacPřed měsícem

    What is that humming sound that reel makes when you throw it? I notice a lot of higher end baitcasters do it, but mine doesn’t

  55. Nick Mac

    Nick MacPřed měsícem

    @1Rod1ReelFishing I’m assuming it helps against backlash, and the different modes change up the brakes for better casting feels in those particular situations?

  56. HurstOD

    HurstODPřed měsícem

    They have the DC chips in lower price point models! The Shimano Curado DC around $250 and the Shimano SLX DC around $190.

  57. A_J _X

    A_J _XPřed měsícem

    @1Rod1ReelFishing damn 😳

  58. 1Rod1ReelFishing

    1Rod1ReelFishingPřed měsícem

    Digital control braking system, there’s a DC chip inside that controls braking mid-cast

  59. Kings Sing

    Kings SingPřed měsícem

    Must be nice

  60. noswad75

    noswad75Před měsícem

    You paired a $600 reel with a $100 rod! And said it felt great?! I’m confused. That googan rod is not doing that Antares any favors.

  61. Mophie

    MophiePřed 6 dny

    ​@Rip Kobe What I am saying is that paying over 100$ for a rod unless it's for the brand or handmade is completely useless

  62. Rip Kobe

    Rip KobePřed 6 dny

    @Mophie I use a 40 dollar ugly stick and I’ve never had a problem a 100 dollar rod is fine

  63. Snipe5pider

    Snipe5piderPřed 24 dny

    Have you held one in your hands? Their rods feel pretty good imo.

  64. Mophie

    MophiePřed měsícem

    What's wrong with that, A 100$ rod for what it is, is already expensive. Fishing rods are made using fiberglass or carbon fiber sheets then coated with liquid plastic resin. If you want to overpay for your stick, go for it I guess.

  65. T M Channel

    T M ChannelPřed měsícem

    That's the way to do it, bro. I never used a leader anymore ever since it broke off while I was pulling in something heavy. Lure, straight to my 40lb braided main line 😁

  66. Nacho Pretzel

    Nacho PretzelPřed měsícem

    Get those reels worked on

  67. Drake polak

    Drake polakPřed měsícem

    I’m looking for a good reel and rod and recommendations lmk

  68. Brandon Lowe

    Brandon LowePřed měsícem

    Try a megabass Super legerra rod next

  69. sport angler

    sport anglerPřed měsícem

    Lol I watch Pokemon CSdeskrs they spend 50 to 100 grand on items for the channel, so 2 grand is nothing but is pricy for reels

  70. Mr X

    Mr XPřed měsícem

    What happened to his GF?

  71. Japanusa tackleaddict101

    Japanusa tackleaddict101Před měsícem

    15lb braid will snap on a hard cast! NOT shock resistant!

  72. Ashton Sullivan

    Ashton SullivanPřed měsícem

    honestly idek what to say abiut this

  73. John Dixon

    John DixonPřed měsícem

    My home lake is lake linganore who else???😤

  74. Jack pietruszewski

    Jack pietruszewskiPřed měsícem

    That reel paired with that rod hurts my soul

  75. Cassius Rhinehart

    Cassius RhinehartPřed měsícem


  76. Axtenz

    AxtenzPřed měsícem

    lets go boss

  77. Danny Ron

    Danny RonPřed měsícem


  78. voil25

    voil25Před měsícem

    is order on ebay ! Shimano Antares DC 21 and is the pris god and is the link to oder it

  79. RacingCar Tracking

    RacingCar TrackingPřed měsícem

    Is hard for me to learn with this reel...

  80. Derik Lindsey

    Derik LindseyPřed měsícem

    It would be an honor to have that reel you so called retired lol just saying. Lol. I could only imagine how smooth those reels are

  81. Neal Ebner

    Neal EbnerPřed měsícem

    I hate baitcasters with a passion.. spinning ftw!

  82. Kyle O'Connor

    Kyle O'ConnorPřed měsícem

    Lol no way. I went to mt. Hebron 10 minutes away

  83. Red Cardinale703

    Red Cardinale703Před měsícem

    I've fished Centennial once with one skunk. Definitely have to try that end of the lake by the boathouse next time I'm out that way.

  84. Mike Gilpin

    Mike GilpinPřed měsícem

    Always nice to have new upgraded gear...congrats

  85. Milk Man

    Milk ManPřed měsícem

    Would rather have a Mercedes, lambos ride like shit for the long haul

  86. Bang Janggut Kalimantan

    Bang Janggut KalimantanPřed měsícem

    Dream Reel. But Very Expensive.

  87. Luka Seili

    Luka SeiliPřed měsícem

    7:38 depends on what engine is in that honda

  88. Caleb Whitt

    Caleb WhittPřed měsícem

    You are the man!

  89. Chato Perez

    Chato PerezPřed měsícem

    I knew it was gonna be a good video when he pulls out the Chick-fil-A

  90. shiny sony

    shiny sonyPřed měsícem

    Auction it bro

  91. COOMER

    COOMERPřed měsícem

    Meh. Antares series are too bulky and heavy for a low profile baitcaster. If you want a DC reel, get the metanium dc, scorpion dc or the conquest dc in 100 size.

  92. The Eturn

    The EturnPřed měsícem

    are those locusts making the noise in the background while you are unboxing? just curious btw; i am a Shimano guy. but only for bait casting . basically because my father was. . . isnt that what we do. . lol . . My father passed down a Metanium to me, i bought the Curado .(because it was cheaper . . hahah. . still 250bux) . however; i was at one of those "gun raffles" , where you buy tickets then drink beer as the pull tickets out of a bucket all day. and who evers ticket they pull wins something. usually some type of gun. has anyone ever been to one of those? well, one of my numbers was pulled, and i walked up to collect my prize, and i almost shat myself. it was a bran new Shimano Antares bait caster unopened in the box. it is beautiful. as you can tell in this video. i feel a little bad because this was almost 2 years ago. and I still have never used it. or took it from the box. its just, such a cool piece of fishing history (and that price tag is wild. LMAO) However; i may set it up after watching this video i want to see how big the difference is between the $250 Curado, the $400 Metanium, and the $600 Antares thanks for the upload peace, Eturn

  93. Kalma lance lang toh

    Kalma lance lang tohPřed měsícem

    RIP to the OG baitcaster nice set of reels though keep up the good work

  94. Dennis Tani

    Dennis TaniPřed měsícem

    Those are great reels, I own all 3 of them!! Keep up the great videos.

  95. Cameron O’keefe

    Cameron O’keefePřed měsícem

    Love the videos

  96. Seth Louden

    Seth LoudenPřed měsícem

    6 gs u could have had a nice boat

  97. Adam S.

    Adam S.Před měsícem

    It’s bad enough I already have the scorpion dc and Corrado DC…. But wait there’s more!? I used to be a hater on Shimano reel‘s… I just didn’t know… i figured you were just paying for the name… it’s when the corrado dc came to the us where I learned they are incredible reels. I just gave one of my lews combos away today for free. I went to use it and First cast…. Just discussed…. If used be my go to…. But after using quality reels I cant…. it and it was inconsistent, loud, clunky even tho it was a pricey reel…. I can’t do it…. I’m a believer now… just casting the dc reels almost brings a tear to my eye every cast. The sound, the feel, the consistency and it hits right where you want just about 100% of the time… wind… what wind!? Click it to one and fire! Bam target hit! Thanks 1rod now I have to try to convince my wife that I need a $600+ reel….. the $400 one wasn’t enough haha. Good review your like a drug dealer pushing the good shit but this addiction is a lot more expensive…

  98. Ricky Stone

    Ricky StonePřed měsícem

    pass one on to me..i need it

  99. Michael carter

    Michael carterPřed měsícem

    Centennial, tridelphia, Little Seneca Lake etc are all tough here

  100. clmwrx Clmwrx

    clmwrx ClmwrxPřed měsícem

    A friggin tool for spool tension? Tf.

  101. Daniel

    DanielPřed měsícem

    I would literally donate if you would do rod and reel news for new and upcoming products. Some others have terrible attitudes and add extra that doesn't belong in fishing videos. Thanks for your years of good content.

  102. Montana Tatum

    Montana TatumPřed měsícem

    That’s like asking what phone do you want the Nokia or iPhone 12 Pro. I mean it’s a no brainer

  103. adamb306

    adamb306Před měsícem

    Always love your content 1Rod and glad to see you back on the water! About 18 months ago my father and fishing partner of 25+ years was diagnosed with a very serious type of blood cancer. His treatment took about 6 weeks in the hospital with quite the recovery time afterwards. Just prior to him going in I bought him an Antares and made him promise to take me fishing again when he was feeling better and in recovery. Today I'm blessed to say he is in remission, we just took 3rd in a local team tournament, and his sentiments about the Antares were the same as yours: "perfection", I couldn't agree more! I know its just a reel, but seeing him on the water again makes it feel like a little bit more.

  104. Rip Kobe

    Rip KobePřed 6 dny

    That’s an amazing story and I’m glad that you cherish your dad. Tight lines!

  105. Andrew Ettenger

    Andrew EttengerPřed měsícem

    I’m so so so glad that your father survived my grandfather died of single cell leukemia and died a week later. That was in March. Granted he was guaranteed to die and didn’t want to delay the inevitable so he didn’t have any treatment. I’m so happy someone survived that horrible disease and I hope your dad lives a long and prosperous life.

  106. Ben Jacobs

    Ben JacobsPřed měsícem

    You are the reason why I love fishing. You got me into it. Thank you

  107. Herschel's Lost Leg.

    Herschel's Lost Leg.Před měsícem

    You should make a case for your old reel! With the date you got it and then when you retired it!

  108. Topher Nuttle

    Topher NuttlePřed měsícem

    Also,if You leave Your drag tight when You aren't fishing it'll wear it down faster from always being under tention... Loosen that drag all but all the way when not in use....js....

  109. Topher Nuttle

    Topher NuttlePřed měsícem

    @clmwrx Clmwrx I generally cut my line when I'm done and break gear down... All You gotta do is wrap your braid/mono/floro on the handle side of Your drag adjustment(when it's all the way out)then tighten the star handle slightly till it bites down on the line,It'll engage the drag only slightly as well as keep the drag adjuster from getting spun more...And You'll always know where and how to get Your line ready to setup on the rod...

  110. clmwrx Clmwrx

    clmwrx ClmwrxPřed měsícem


  111. Fishing With Sasquatch Outdoors

    Fishing With Sasquatch OutdoorsPřed měsícem

    I’m not fancy on the idea that you need a tool to adjust the spool tension.

  112. WolfGamer

    WolfGamerPřed měsícem

    You inspired me to start fishing for bass👨‍🏫

  113. Topher Nuttle

    Topher NuttlePřed měsícem

    I always fish left retrieve and I'm right handed...Why do all You guys make a cast and switch arms to reel??? You retrieved left with spinning gear right?? Doesn't make sense to me but whatever(sips tea)

  114. Tony T

    Tony TPřed měsícem

    Looking skinny my friend hope ur ok

  115. Cameron Feuerstein

    Cameron FeuersteinPřed měsícem

    14 years dam 5hat is awesome I would have lost it broke it or not use it

  116. LC Raider

    LC RaiderPřed měsícem

    Hehe, your og remembered the story of your bet against your dad. You should get it put into a little display case bro, it'd look awesome for your mancave/game room!

  117. Joel Jacobson

    Joel JacobsonPřed měsícem

    Will Shimano not repair your old Antares?

  118. FlippinJack

    FlippinJackPřed měsícem

    That reel is a dream for me.

  119. Garrett McGilchrist

    Garrett McGilchristPřed měsícem

    A lambo is cool but a civic is reliability at its finest