type: Drop Shot Spin
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.
No compromises here. This is a muscle rod in the flipping category. It is designed to pull big largemouth out of those heavy weed beds in Lake Minnetonka, up Minnesota way, or Florida’s Okeechobee. It is as stout as the 7-power rating suggests, able to move big bass out of the thickest cover, yet it is lighter than you can imagine, providing super sensitivity and allowing the angler to fish all day with little or no fatigue.
When you have to resort to those big, deep-diving crankbaits to dredge up a bass or two, this is the rod you will want. It is extremely light, and sensitive enough that you can feel a big bass just look at your bait, and so responsive you will be ready for every move he makes. The slow action allows your bait to work perfectly and lets the fish catch up with it. And the 4 power rating means there is plenty of muscle once you hook into that proverbial monster of the deep.
Just when you think you’ve got everything covered, somebody invents a new technique or revives an old one. In this case, it is a little bit of both. Caroline-rigged plastic worms require a bit longer rod to handle the long leaders associated with the technique, while deep-water jig fishing is much easier with a long rod because it increases the leverage during the hook set and moves more line. The 733 is excellent for both applications. Not to mention the new oversized crankbaits that anglers have incorporated to reach deep ridges and mid-lake humps. While you want a lighter tip to allow the plug to wobble enticingly, you also want a little extra backbone to handle the larger baits like the ⅝ ounce Fat Free Shad or the big Bombers. It is a matter of leverage, and this rod makes the job a lot easier.
When you fish for big bass in heavy cover, you need a rod that can move them out of the brush before they get all wrapped up. That is where this rod really shines. Heavy line, thick brush, big jigs and short tempered largemouths are what this rod is all about. If you live where big stripers and hybrids chase bait, you will also be a real fan of the MBR 735. Naturally, a rod this powerful can easily be used in light saltwater, say for tarpon or cobia, but it is designed primarily for heavy cover, leadhead jigs, and oversize bucketmouths.
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.