drum, Inshore, redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Walleye
Artificial Crab, blade baits, Crankbaits, Croakers, Gulp Baits, Hoglures, Jerkbaits, Jigging Rap, Plugs, Shad, Shrimp, soft plastic jigs, Spooks, stickbaits, Topwater, Twitchbait
The ISR 706 is a nice choice for pitching small iron or live bait to small tuna, yellowtail or calico bass if you’re a West Coast angler. Right Coasters will find it well suited for albacore, stripers, small grouper or cobia. It is lightweight in every sense of the word, but surprisingly powerful. It is rated for 12 to 25-pound test line and lures up to 1 ½ ounces.
This powerhouse spinning rod is as comfortable in freshwater as it is in salt. It is our spin version of a Carolina-rig rod, with more than enough power to fish heavy cover and big jigs. It handles oversized baits well, and you can fly line small crabs a country mile when casting to cruising permit or small tarpon. Bass anglers that prefer spin over cast will enjoy this rod for pitching jigs and worms around brush and tules, and it is powerful enough to sub as a light-duty flipping stick. After northerns and small muskies? No problem for the ISR 704. This rod may be a beefy 7-foot 4-power; but thanks to IM Graphite technology, you will swear you’re holding a 6-footer.
One of our most versatile warmwater light casting rods, the ISR 662 has a fast taper for a more positive hook set and greater casting distance. The length provides better line and lure control, especially in deep water, where slack line may cost you a fish. It is a good choice for fishing minnow baits like the Long-A and Rapala, and the preferred rod for split-shotting worms and grubs. For walleye and bass, this is a good light spinnerbait and crankbait rod. It doubles nicely for a lot of light saltwater uses, too, including redfish, specks, small snapper and even permit, with more than enough power to handle the occasional lunker.