Here’s a really nice small-river trout and grayling rod. Ideal for 6-pound test, the FWR 702’s 7-foot length affords longer casts, making fishing from shore a pleasure. It has sufficient backbone to handle bonefish and works well for shad, as long as you don’t need a lot of weight. Spinner anglers will appreciate the light tip and fast action for fishing small to medium-size blades.
This is a great light-line stand-up rod for species like stripers, blues and albacore. A good choice if you are going for a line-class record, it is soft enough to protect light line, yet still has the power to handle oversized fish. Considered by many to be one of the top kingfish rods in the business, it is also liked by freshwater anglers going for small to medium-sized sturgeon or catfish. Last but not least, it makes a good all-purpose rod for trolling lures with downriggers or side-planers out on the Great Lakes or the ocean.
A great all-around, light-duty, offshore stand-up rod for a wide variety of species, including school-size yellowfin, bluefin and albacore. It has just the right action for “fly lining” bait, yet has plenty of lifting power to handle sailfish or small marlin. Good for casting to big cobia, too. Freshwater anglers like it for small to medium-size sturgeon and big catfish with bottom rigs. Fits the bill for stripers and bluefish as well.
A good choice for fishing light to medium jigs and worms, as well as medium to large spinnerbaits. The MBR 703 was designed to fish bass, northerns, walleyes and even lake trout in certain applications. But it also makes a very nice light saltwater rod for snook, redfish and specks. It is powerful, with a light tip, which allows for a good hook set, and still has enough power to move fish away from heavy cover, without feeling too stiff. An excellent choice for spoon jigs, large crankbaits and “slug-o” type baits, this may be the most versatile rod in our entire line.
This is a fast-action 4-power rod, making it a good choice for most jigging applications. This includes shallow-water pitching, deep-water jigging, plastic worms and slow-rolling oversize spinnerbaits. The MBR 704 was designed for largemouth bass, but it doubles nicely for big northerns and light-duty muskie fishing. The tip is stiff, with a magnum butt for moving large fish in heavy cover. It excels in brushy, tree-choked areas where you need a powerful rod to get the fish to the boat. It is also the perfect choice for fishing heavy jigs or large plastic worms in deep water where “feel” is paramount, and for heavy duty spoon-jigging, where your ability to set the hook in deep water is especially important.
Welcome to the “mega” jig rod in the Mag Bass series. When you pitch into a small, brushy opening, you have to pull the fish out of that same hole. There is no getting around it. And when those fish are 5-pound-plus largemouth, your rod has better be stout. Largemouth, especially big ones, may not have the stamina to last in a long fight, but you will not find a fish that pulls harder for 30 or 40 seconds - especially in heavy cover. It requires a rod with plenty of backbone. One that is light enough to use all day, yet that quickly reacts with authority. That is exactly where the MBR 705 comes in. It has a magnum fast taper with an extra-strong tip, which means when you move the rod, the fish comes with it. It is as simple as that. This is also a very good choice for peacock bass.
This is an extremely fast-action spinning rod designed to fish light-duty spinner rigs and bottom bouncers like the Lindy rig, especially where clear water demands the use of light line. It is not an ultralight: the tip’s light enough to cast small jigs and jig/leech combos, but it has a powerful butt section. That means excellent lure, line and fighting control whether you’re back-trolling or drifting. And because of its high-modulus sensitivity, this rod is a definite advantage when the bite gets super soft.
Here’s an excellent all-around spinning rod. A great choice for notherns and big, deep-water walleyes. The ISR 703 has a medium-heavy tip and a fast taper that delivers both long range casts and the power necessary to fish Carolina rigs. It is a good deep-water worm and jig rod, especially in tailwater situations where some current is involved. Saltwater anglers will appreciate its power for snook, small tarpon, or casting jigs or spoons for redfish; the quick taper gives you better control in the wind and increases hook setting power for live bait applications. It also makes a nice lightweight striper rod, or if you enjoy simply lounging on the river bank, dunking worms for catfish, well, it’ll fit nicely in a forked stick, too. Now that is versatility.
This powerhouse spinning rod is as comfortable in freshwater as it is in salt. It is our spin version of a Carolina-rig rod, with more than enough power to fish heavy cover and big jigs. It handles oversized baits well, and you can fly line small crabs a country mile when casting to cruising permit or small tarpon. Bass anglers that prefer spin over cast will enjoy this rod for pitching jigs and worms around brush and tules, and it is powerful enough to sub as a light-duty flipping stick. After northerns and small muskies? No problem for the ISR 704. This rod may be a beefy 7-foot 4-power; but thanks to IM Graphite technology, you will swear you’re holding a 6-footer.