An ultralight trolling rod for trout and kokanee, the KDR 760 is designed to fish small lures or bait with a downrigger system. More to the point, it is designed to help you enjoy catching these small fish again. Because you can use the trolling rigs like the “Flash-lite” trolls, which have very little drag and very little weight, even 10-inchers will give your line a tug. If you enjoy catching small stream bass, this also makes a wonderful small spinnerbait and grub rod. Not a lot of backbone, but more than enough for 2-6-pound line.
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 finesse technique of dropshotting is exceptionally effective for the most finicky fish. This rod was initially intended for the dropshot technique, but has expanded to Ned Rigs, Shaky Heads, Finesse Swimbaits, and Neko Rigs. When light tackle and graceful presentations are the name of the game – our dropshot rods answer the call. The tip of the rod is very light for setting the hook with lightwire hooks and with a couple of quick turns of the reel, the rod takes care of the rest. The carbon fiber grips allow the angler to “see” underwater for the most subtle, finicky bites – leaving nothing to chance.