type: Mag Bass Cast
power: Med Heavy
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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.
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.
A remarkably versatile deep-water jigging rod, this powerful rod's 7’3” length delivers increased tip speed, longer casts and more positive hook sets. It works extremely well for Carolina-rigged worms, pitching jigs or even light-duty flipping. If weeds are the dominant cover in your lake, you will appreciate the magnum power of the MBR 734 for pulling big bass out of the thick stuff. Anglers heading for South America really like this rod for peacock bass and other oversized exotics. Its saltwater uses are fairly limited, but anglers chucking lures for big snook, redfish or small tarpon will find it more than sufficient. Freshwater stripers, northerns, muskies, and even salmon can be taken with this rod, but mainly it is a serious big bass tool.
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.
Designed initially as a Hover rod for salmon and steelhead, the HVR 763 has proven to be an ideal bass rod too. This is an exceptional rod for small shallow-running crankbaits and vibrating/wiggle baits like Big O’s or Super Spots. This rod also handles small buzzbaits and stickbaits exceptionally well, and it makes a terrific ultralight saltwater popping rod for sea trout and puppy reds. The HVR 763 loads easily so you can cast light baits accurately, and it excels in clear water where light line and small lures are the keys to success. For the salmon fishery, Hover fishing is the presentation of eggs just off the bottom right in front of the fish’s mouth. The tip needs to be very light to notice a salmon pinch down the presented bait. But the blank must also have power for an angry 40-pound chinook. What makes this rod unique is an incredibly light tip and a powerful backbone all the way throughout.
The Edge Swimbait 808 is a great mod-fast action swimbait rod for small to medium single hook swimbaits (up to 7 inches) and hard baits up to 8 ounces. The sweet spot for this rod is hard baits around the 2 to 6 ½ ounce range. From a DRT Tiny Klash to a Deps Slide Swimmer 250, the moderate fast action of the 808 is incredible for keeping big bass pinned. With this rod in your arsenal, you will no longer have to worry about pulling hooks on the fish that really matter. In the saltwater, this rod excels at throwing swimbaits and jerkbaits for a variety of inshore species. Calico bass, small grouper, and small ling cod or no match for the power behind this rod.
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.