The ultimate light-line steelhead drift rod. It has the perfect action to handle 6-pound line and a subtle power, much like a fly rod, that tires fish quickly. We originally designed this rod for the western technique known as boondogging, where the angler lets his boat drift the same speed as the river. This allows the bait to maintain a drag-free drift beside the boat. The technique requires a more forgiving rod, because the fish will drop the bait the minute it feels any resistance. Consequently, this rod is soft enough to let you “see” the strike before the fish has time to react. It works well for both winter and summer-run fish. This style of rod has become a favorite for those anglers that are side drifting. Other applications include still-fishing bait for big trout and casting small spinners and spoons from shore.
The SJR 732 has a fast taper for long-range casts and the perfect blend of power and feel for deep-water jigging. When you sweep the rod, a lot of line moves - and that makes it a good choice for heavy-duty split shotting and light-duty Carolina rigs. It makes an excellent buzzbait rod and the 7’3” length aids in ripping minnow baits over deep-water humps and points. What’s more, it handles wind and larger baits equally well. Saltwater anglers, meanwhile, will like its powerful, fast action for shallow water applications where cover is sparse but the fish make long, powerful runs.