lure: 1/2-1 1/2oz
type: Mag Bass Cast
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.
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.
length: 7'3" line: 8-14lb lure: 3/16-3/4oz pieces: 1 type: Mag Bass Cast action: Fast power: Med Heavy add'l info: Application: Tokyo Rigs, Lipless, Diving, Square Bill, Wake Bait, Jerk Bait, Prop, Walking, Popper, Weightless Senko, Wacky Worm, Neko rig, Small Shakey Head, Finesse Jig, Spy/Spin Baits, Tube, Chatter Bait, Under Spin, Blade Bait, Jigging Spoon, Multi Purpose Hair Jig, Tail Spinner
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.
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.
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 a graceful presentation 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.