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Complete ICAST 2017 Coverage - Updated in Realtime
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TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series

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Ready to Combat the USDM : Evergreen International's Jack Hammer
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First Look Inside the New Shimano Curado K Series Baitcasters
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An Easier to Fish Schooling Bait - The PDL Rig
 


 


Megabass's Destroyer Series Goes USDM - Part 2
In our last article, we took a look at the first four rods in Megabass of America's new 2017 Destroyer lineup and promised a look at the next four models built for more serious, prime time fishing. We're talking jigs, flipping and punching, frogging, and yes, swimbaits. Not your run of the mill two to four ounce baits, but real swimbaits weighing in excess of six ounces on up to eight. Here we go.
Megabass's Destroyer Series Goes USDM - Finally
There are a total of eight (8) models in Megabass of America's 2017 Destroyer Lineup. Each model features a custom and proprietary blend of graphite from the tip down to the butt to deliver key performance attributes at each section of the rod.
Ready to Combat the USDM : Evergreen International's Jack Hammer
Evergreen International, through a distribution agreement with Daiwa debuted their new, Combat series of bass fishing rods developed with the help of Brett Hite and tuned especially for the US marketplace right down to the more affordable price of $199.99 across the series. We take our first look at a stick from this series - the Jack Hammer.
Daiwa’s New Daiwa Tatula Elite Rods make Carbon Guides “Affordable”
One of the coolest things that Daiwa has done on their rods of recent is the introduction of their AGS guides which are carbon framed guides for lower weight, higher rigidity, and greater sensitivity than traditional metal framed guides. In an attempt to make the AGS technology available to a greater range of anglers Daiwa is now introducing the air guides in their new high performance lineup of Tatula Elite rods.
The Search for One : Fenwick's HMG Series
I'm sure I'm not alone in this mind set as Fenwick was the very first brand to offer graphite fishing rods and therefore the first brand to offer a fishing rod that could be considered high end. It was back in 1973 when the company debuted their HMG series of rods that forever changed the industry. Today, we take a look at the current interpretation of this lineup with a look at the HMG72M-MFC.
Kistler's ZBone LEXF Spinning Rod, the LEXF-2MS-70
During the Fall of 2016, we shared with you our thoughts on a Search for one Candidate from Kistler Custom Rods Zbone series, the LEXF-3MH-70. Representing what can be achieved when you combine a minimal build with top end components and a Made in the USA pedigree, that stick won our Editor's Choice Award. Today we take a look a the singular spinning rod from this same flagship lineup.
Abu Garcia's Villain 2.0 Continues to Impress
In this age where the anti-hero is gaining more popularity on the silver screen Abu Garcia was perhaps ahead of the curve with the villainous naming of their freshwater bass rod series. We've already told you about the newly revamped Villain 2.0 series with our review of the VC70-6 casting rod. Today we take a look at the gentler side of Villain with our review of their VS610-4 spinning rod.
Labels Shmabels - Phenix's 7'-4" Glass Cranking Rod
In today's bass fishing marketplace, the glass cranking rod is an endangered species. More common is the tech hybrid, part glass, part graphite cranking stick, and of course there are the all graphite cranking rods built with moderate tapers.
A Classic is Reborn : G.Loomis's MBR842C GLX
Back when bass fishing was full of more independently thinking anglers, G.Loomis set the industry standard with their Mag Bass series, or in the brand vernacular “MBR”. At ICAST 2016, the manufacturer turned back their product clock by renewing, revising, and updating their neglected, under appreciated, and ultimately most versatile bass fishing lineup.
Denali Goes on the Offensive with Their New Attax Series
The ninety to one hundred twenty dollar ($90 - $120) bass rod space is a hotly contested market. Each year, more and more manufacturers either introduce more lines priced within this range or refine pre-existing lines to stay competitive. This past year at ICAST, Denali was one such manufacturer going on the offensive to take on this segment of the market...
Enigma Fishing's Search For One Candidate, the EAM73MB-M
Enigma Fishing continues to make strides in the market thanks in large part to their headline pro Aaron Martens. In the Spring of 2016, we shared with you our score of the Enigma EAM610-DS-ML-S spinning rod - a stick we found to be a good performer for the price, but one we wished had just a tad more sensitivity. Today we look at the Search For One candidate in this lineup, the EAM73MB-M casting rod.
A "Game Changer" from G-Rods?
Up until now G-Rods have been pretty exclusive, and getting your hands on a Pro Bass rod was both somewhat challenging and expensive. To expand their reach G-Rods is now introducing their more aggressively priced "Game Changer" Series, which is designed for mainstream anglers.

 

 

An Exclusive, TackleWarehouse Search For One Candidate!
Last spring, we shared with you our findings on the TackleWarehouse exclusive, Daiwa DX Bass rod cranking stick - a full graphite rod with a moderate taper tailored for moving baits. Today, we share with you the Search for One candidate in this lineup. Here now is our look at the DXB731MHFB from Daiwa.
The Stuff of Wonder, Graphene Infused G-Rods
It is rare that a new rod company offers something really unique to show us at ICAST but that is exactly what happened when we came across G-Rods at ICAST. The young rod company was at the show touting their use of graphene, a “wonder material” that I had heard of being used in semiconductors and Li-ion batteries before, but never before within a fishing rod.

Abu Garcia Blends Flagship Status with Big Bait Aspirations
We were pretty excited when we caught wind that Abu Garcia was introducing their coveted Fantasista line to the North American market several years ago at ICAST. Originally designed for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), this series is known for aggressive styling and high end components.

Is Fenwick's New Flagship Really World Class?
When Pure Fishing negotiated exclusive rights to 3M's Powerlux resin material, many wondered what the company had in store. We can answer that question in part today with a look at Fenwick's new World Class series of rods that are built with blanks featuring this nano-resin material from 3M.
Phenix Rods Goes High End With K2
Phenix fans have been clamoring for the company to build a series of high end sticks based on their K2 blanks that are sold to the public but hadn't been available from the company as a fully built rod until about 2015. We managed to get our hands on one of these coveted sticks and here now is our look at the TX-713C K2 from Phenix Rods.
MB Levante Part 2 : Stinger Shot
The most popular model for Megabass in spinning is their F3-610S spec - give or take an inch or two in length. Of course, throw in that infamous stinger tip and you approach the spec of their most coveted spinning rod the Hedgehog Evoluzion. One would expect that in the Levante lineup, a standard F3-610S like the former Aaron Martens Limited would be enough, wouldn't it?
Kistler's New Feel N Reel Hybrid Cranking Series
Seemingly on the hunt continuously for new and innovative materials to incorporate into their fishing rods, Kistler Custom Rods was at it again at ICAST 2016 where they introduced us to their latest "Feel and Reel" series of sticks within their KLX lineup. These new rods are built from a blank made of S2 Glass and T800 graphite.
Abu Garcia's Ring Leader, the Villain 2
Abu Garcia has worked hard in recent years delivering stylish, high performing fishing rods at value prices. Today, we take a look at a series of rods from this manufacturer that sits near the top of their product offering. Reintroduced at ICAST 2015, Villain 2 features a blank made from 40 ton graphite all in a rod for only $199! Here's our review of the Villain 2 VC70-6.
St. Croix Ups the Travel Gear Ante with Legend Trek

If there's one little niche missing in the fishing market, it's the availability of multi-piece, higher end fishing rods for travel. Don't get me wrong, there are choices, but I've yet to find an enthusiast worthy choice in terms of quality, components, and aesthetic. I mentioned this in conversation with St. Croix's president, Paul Schluter, and he asked me if I've seen their Legend Trek series. I had not.

Fenwick's Elite Tech Entry to Our Search For One... the ETB69MH-FC
Late last year I shared a little nostalgia with a look at Fenwick's Elite Tech spinning rod, the ETB69M-MFS. A stick that turned out to be a good all purpose choice for those who prefer spinning gear to casting. Today, we take a look at that stick's counterpart in the casting side. Let's see how the ETB69MH-FC suits in our Search for One campaign.

Kistler's New Flagship ZBone LEXF Casting Rod
Once only available as a custom, made to order rod, the ZBone is now available in several stock builds. For our review, we're taking a closer look at their Search for One candidate in the LEXF-3MH-70, a seven foot (7'-0") stick built on a North Fork Composites HM Graphite blank.

Cranking It Up with Megabass's Orochi XX Swingfire
On our trip with Megabass of America back to their factory in Japan in 2013, we bore witness to the design process involving pro-staff and factory designers - their STW program. One of the items on the drawing board at that time was a cranking stick for the Orochi XX series of rods...
The Search for One Spinning Rod? Daiwa's TDS-701MXS
Earlier we saw Daiwa break the $100 price threshold in a bass rod with the TDS-701-MHXB casting rod. A stick that turned out to be a solid performer at a more than reasonable price. Today, we take a look at one of that stick's siblings, the 7' medium powered TDS-701MXS. Does Daiwa deliver the same type of performance in the spinning interpretation of this line? Let's find out.
Shimano's JDM-esque Zodias 172MH
Though they are a recognized leader in fishing reels, and their JDM rod offerings are highly coveted, Shimano has had to fight hard to gain recognition from enthusiasts in the North American market with their bass rods. In an attempt to rectify this situation, the manufacturer imported their JDM line, Expride, and last year, they introduced a new series of rods with an even more JDM feel - Zodias.
The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel is the Very Definition of a Halo Product
With a name like “Archangel” it was pretty clear where 13 Fishing intended to position this rod series. The Archangel rods were introduced two seasons ago as the flagship rod line of the fast growing tackle company, and one of the first rods to implement the Fuji Torzite guides.
Is the Search Over? St. Croix's New Legend Elite EC70MF Casting Rod
High end tackle is what moves the needle for me. I can appreciate more budget oriented product, and of course, fish it all the time because of my job here at TackleTour, but when the opportunity to fish something high end comes around, that's when I get excited to go fishing. The subject of today's review, St. Croix's new Legend Elite, is not only super high end, but high end at an extraordinary price!

Re-Energizing Their Drive : Denali's New Lithium Mag Crank Stick
With the emergence of the L.O.U.S. (lures of unusual size) syndrome, rod manufacturers are busy cranking out sticks (pun intended) that can launch these oversized plugs over the next breakline. Today, we take a look at one such product from a manufacturer ready to break out of the pack and distinguish themselves. Introducing Denali's Lithium L945XD...

Going M.A.D. Over Kistler's Helium 3
FLW Touring Pro and Circuit Breaker Series star, Mark Daniels Jr. is a charismatic angler born and raised out of Northern California. He entered the FLW spotlight after winning the 2013 TBF National Championship. His favorite technique? Flipping and punching, so when he signed on with Kistler Custom Rods, the first thing he asked for was a signature series flipping/punching stick...
Cranking it up with the Shimano Zodias Series
A little over a year after the debut of the Zodias and Shimano is now introducing new application specific cranking rods to the lineup. Ahead of ICAST the company is adds three new rods to its existing 14-model Zodias bass rod line-up with the new ZDS 170M-G, ZDS 176MH-G and the ZDS 175H.
Our First Look at G-Rods International!
After ICAST 2015, one company truly did capture our imagination. G-Rods International is a promising young company looking to make some noise in the rod market by bringing their unique graphene blended graphite blanks to market.
A TackleWarehouse Exclusive! Daiwa's DX Bass Cranking Stick
There's no moving bait stick more pervasive than one designed to fish crankbaits. Today, we take a look at a rod that's a member of yet another Daiwa lineup but sold exclusively at TackleWarehouse. Introducing Daiwa's DX-Bass DXB-761MHRB Cranking Stick.
Holding Out On Megabass? Don't Read This
Enter ICAST 2015 where the manufacturer took yet another step towards affordability in Levante - a series of rods priced at $199 and with more JDM styling than Orochi XX! Today, we take our first look at a rod from this series with our review of the F5-72C Diablo Spec R.
The Tatula Web Continues to Grow : E-Glass Cranking Stick
Daiwa has done a very good job leveraging their Tatula brand to maximum potential. We've seen several different reel variants and have sampled one of the rods in their series by the same name. Daiwa recently expanded their Tatula line of rods to include cranking sticks. You know we had to try one so here now is our review of the Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G.

 

 

Product Reviewed Date Posted
Aaron's New Edge with Enigma Fishing
3/15/16
 
Kistler Rods Brings Magnesium 2 Home
2/21/16
 
The Okuma EVX-C-751Ha Delivers No-Frills Utility
1/17/16
 
Rising from the Depths, Megabass's Leviathan
12/30/15
 
Returning to Tradition : Fenwick's Elite Tech Spinning
12/17/15
 
Kistler’s Helium 3 Series Rods Channel the Previous Generation
12/13/15
 
Shimano's JDM Expride Lands in the US
11/8/15
 
Rapala Canada's Concept of The Search For One
11/8/15
 
Cranking It Up with Quantum and KVD!
10/18/15
 
Cranking It Up with Phenix's X13 Composite Cranker
3/20/17
 
Daiwa's Travel Series : The Ardito 763
9/13/15
 
Cranking It Up with Dobyns Rods's 806CB!|
9/7/15
 
Dobyns Rods Cranks It Up with a Search For One Candidate!
8/30/15
 
The Fun and Stylish TDS 701MXHB from Daiwa
5/30/15
 
Kevin VanDam's Own Performance Tuned Fishing Rod by Quantum
5/29/15
 
To Infinity and... Lamiglas, the INF703FS
5/10/15
 
The Stowable, Powerful, Versatile 706CB from Dobyns Rods
4/29/15
 
The Big, Beefy, EVX 861XH Rod from Okuma
4/11/15
 
WTF?!? : Does Daiwa's Steez AGS Deliver As Expected?
4/6/15
 
Interestingly Versatile: MajorCraft America's NANOACE NAC-WJ731M
3/31/15
 
The Surprising EXTC726XF EXO Tour from Quantum!
3/21/15
 
Previewing the New Shimano Zodias Bass Rods
3/18/15
 
The Search For One : Phenix's Maxim Series 7'3" MH
3/8/15
 
Kistler's Refreshed Magnesium TS : The MgMDXH710T Mad Dog
2/27/15
 
A G.Loomis Rod Under 200 dollars? Meet the E6X Series
2/6/15
 
Go Light or Go Home: The Okuma Helios HS-CM-701M
12/8/14
 
Sneak Up On Your Quarry With The Denali Kovert K863WJ Rod
11/2/14
 
The Return of Kistler's Carbon Steel Line
10/4/14
 
Flipping Week : Zombie or Immortal? Dee Thomas's Signature Series Flipping Rod
9/20/14
 
Flipping Week : Orochi Double X Aaron Martens Special!
9/16/14
 
Flipping Week : Gary Loomis Shows his Edge for Flipping
9/12/14
 
Flipping Week : Phenix Rods Mocks the Demon
9/9/14
 
Flipping Week : iRod's Bub Tosh Punch Rod!
9/8/14
 
Getting a Grip on Castaway’s new Invicta Spinnerbait Rod
7/13/14
 
Molix Brings Italian Style to the Rod Market With the Fioretto FSC-66M
6/11/14
 
The Best of Both Worlds – The Shimano/Jackall Poison Adrena Rods
6/8/14
 
Product Insight: What We Look for in a Fishing Rod... Featuring Batson
4/2/14
 
G.Loomis Updates the IMX Series of Bass Rods
3/9/14
 
The Search For One : Guess Who's Back Building Rods?
1/29/14
 
Not Just for Chuckin' Blades: The Megabass Orochi XX F5-610XX Spinnerbait Special
1/26/14
 
Daiwa Completes Their Suite with the Tatula Casting Rods!
1/8/14
 
Looking to Recapture the "Lighter Than Air" Magic : Kistler's New Helium 3
11/3/13
 
Phenix Adds to their Heavy Powered Arsenal : The M1 MX72H
10/27/13
 
Balancing Around AIR : iRod Fishing's IRA704C-H.
9/29/13
 
The Search for One: St. Croix Speaks in Xtremes
9/25/13
 
Ready to Take Your Fishing to the Edge?
7/3/13
 
Ugly Never Looked so Good, Preview the New GX2
6/30/13
 
Putting Value Back in American Made - Kistler's KLX 7' Medium
5/22/13
 
A Creature Feverish Search for The One? The 735C from Dobyns Rods
5/19/13
 
What the F-Power? Megabass's Drop Shot is Going to Double XX The Competition!
5/8/13
 
TT Preview : Shimano’s New Red Cumara Series Goes KR-Concept
5/6/13
 
Megabass Doubles Up the Ancient Dragon God of Water : Orochi XX
4/27/13
 
Better the Second Time Around?  The iRod Genesis II IRG744C-MH
4/18/13
 
The Father of Flipping Continues to Innovate : DT Guides by Dee Thomas
3/20/13
 
Not a Follower: The Airrus Stargate ASG721HF-C
2/18/13
 
Drastically Different : The St. Croix RAGE RC71MHXF Rod
1/30/12
 
Creature Fever : Jigging, Worming, and Chopping with G.Loomis's GL2 804C JWR
1/27/12
 
Regaining His Edge : Bass Rods by Gary Loomis
1/16/13
 
Cranking at a Higher Level, the New G.Loomis GLX
1/3/13
 
From Coast to Coast with the 13 Fishing Omen OBC73M
12/29/12
 
Ready for Battle, a First Look on the Water with Phenix's M1 Series
12/20/12
 
Creature Fever : Phenix Gets into Heavy Recon
12/2/14
 
Just in Time for the Holidays, Kistler's New KLX
11/14/12
 
Denali's Stealthy Noirwood N823FJ Finesse Jig
10/28/12
 
The Search For One: Eclectic Versatility in the 2 Hole. The G.Loomis NRX 852C
9/3/12
 
Savvy Duo:  Dobyns SS733C and SSM733C Micro Guide Rods
8/28/12
 
Creature Fever : ZBone in the AmaZon
6/27/12
 
Creature Fever : Avid About St. Croix
5/9/12
 
Zombies from the Amazon to Alabama
5/6/12
 
From Rigs to Jigs with the G. Loomis NRX 873C CRR
4/8/12
 
What The Finesse?!? : Feeling Lucky... Craft?
3/21/12
 
A Touch of Class: The Denali Jadewood 843WJ
3/12/11
 
Fueling the Mainstream, Powell's Upcoming Diesel Rods
1/15/11
 
Goin' Long With the Lamiglas Excel XL7116C
12/30/11
 
G.Loomis NRX rods go “Green”
12/6/11
 
What the Finesse : Daiwa's Mega-Where?
11/12/11
 
What the Finesse: Talk about Endurance, Powell’s new Spinning Rod
10/12/11
 
What the Finesse : This Legend Has "It"
10/5/11
 
Do You Believe in Micro-Magic? WTF!! : Duckett Fishing's Medium Powered Spinning Rod
8/30/11
 
Kistler Custom Rods Introduces Their Stock Model Z-Bone LEX
7/12/11
 
What the Finesse: A Different Character, the NRX Drop Shot Rod
6/29/11
 
What the Finesse : Falcon's Jeff Kriet Signature Series Stick
5/14/11
 
Phenix's Oxymoron Trout Stick : The Iron Feather
4/27/11
 
Seeking perfection, the Pinnacle “Perfecta” Tournament Class rods
2/02/11
 
The Search For One... St. Croix's Mojo Bass
1/16/11
 
Powell Teams up with Pro Angler Jared Lintner to create a rod specifically for Squarebill Cranks
12/22/10
 
The Search For One with the Legends… St Croix’s Legend Elite and Xtreme
10/16/10
 
The Search for One... Carrots with Flavor Enhancing Micros?
10/8/10
 
Cast, Crank, REACT!! : Cumara CUCX711MH
10/3/10
 
The Search For One... Lamiglas Certified Pro
9/21/10
 
The Samurai Sword of Frog Rods, the Daiwa Steez XBD
9/4/10
 
The Search For One... Temple Fork Outfitters Enters the Bass Market
9/1/10
 
One hundred years in the making, the Powell Endurance Rod Series
8/26/10
 
Ignore the Labels and Just Fish It : Lucky Craft's LCMG 761XHF
7/11/10
 
The Search For One... Kistler Puts the "Z" in CuZtom
6/27/10
 
ICAST Preview: A Sneak Peek at Pinnacle’s new “Perfecta” Tournament Class rods
6/20/10
 
The Search for One… Scary attention to detail, Zombie’s X-Heavy Pitching Rod
6/17/10
 
Abu Garcia has Reached the "Verdict"- New Rod Preview
6/10/10
 
The Search For One... Shimano's Perfect Storm, Cumulus
6/03/10
 
The Search For One… Abu Garcia’s Vendetta Is Anything But Cold
5/23/10
 
The Search For One.. Damiki's Long Anticipated Angel Blade
5/5/10
 
The Search For One ... American Rodsmith's Top End Offering
4/28/10
 
What a Difference a Guide Makes: Kistler's Micro MG TS
4/13/10
 
TackleTour's 2009 Crankbait Rod Wars Finale
3/26/10
 
CB Rod Wars Part 18: G.Loomis goes with graphite for more sensitivity while cranking
3/17/10
 
Putting Kistler's New ZBone Sticks to the Test on Falcon Lake, TX
2/16/10
 
The Search For One ... Exel-lence from Lamiglas
2/07/10
 
Abu Garcia Veritas Rods: A Blend of Truth, Nanotechnology, Performance and Affordability
2/07/10
 
ProducTTpreview : Rapala Makes a Splash in the "CDM"
1/23/10
 
PRODUCTTPREVIEW : Rise of the "Zombie" Rods
1/19/10
 
CB Rod Wars part 18: Megabass's New GTZ Series
1/07/10
 
PRODUCTTPREVIEW: e21 Goes Micro
1/8/10
 
PRODUCTTPREVIEW: Dobyns Rods New Savvy Series
1/5/10
 
The Search For One... Setting the Baseline With Not Just Any G.Loomis
1/04/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 17: American Rodsmiths' Titanium Reinforced H3T-DFCR70
12/12/09
 
Finesse Fishing with Damiki's Dark Angel S701ML Spinning Rod
12/02/09
 
The e21 21 Gold Carrot Stix, an interesting blend to say the least
12/02/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 16: Cranking for Strikes with the Airrus Wildlife Copperhead
11/16/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 15: A Powerhouse of a Cranking Rod, the 8 foot Powell 806CB
11/10/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 14: Launch a Crankbait With Quantum’s Tour KVD
10/18/09
 
PRODUCTTPREVIEW : Fuji's New K-Series Tangle Free Guides
9/24/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 13: Taking care of business with the Falcon Rods T7 “Deep Runner”
9/22/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 12: The Cumara Reaction Rods up the ante for Shimano
9/17/09
 
The lightweight Castaway Skeleton series goes Camo
9/10/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 11: Experience Half Graphite and Half Glass Crankbaitin' with the Fenwick Elite Tech Crankshaft
9/8/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 10: Crankin' with Carrots, That's E21's 21 Carrot Gold
8/25/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 8: Daiwa’s Steez Fle-X-Lite Cranking Sticks are Scary Slick
8/16/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part #7 : Our First Detailed Look at Dobyns Rods Gen 2 Product
8/08/09
 
Kistler Custom Rods Returns to Form with Micro Rods and Custom, Build to Order Rods
7/16/09
 

Phenix Rods Takes Flight With Their Ultra MBX 707H
 
7/08/09
The Sticks With an Adjustable Backety Back : Introducing Mattlures Swimbait Rods
6/29/09
 
First Look: Skeet Reese Signature Series Tessera Rods
6/28/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part #6: Lucky Craft's Fat Mini Magic
6/14/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part #3 : New Kid on the Block Damiki
4/15/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 2 : Is It Jackall's Year?
4/09/09
 
It's Time to Crank It Up and Blow Out the Locker Door: Presenting Our 2009 Crankbait Rod Wars Lineup!
3/24/09
 
Power, Value, and a Great Hook Keeper are all attributes of Harmonix rods
2/07/10
 
Does the Daiwa Zillion TDZL74XHFB Have "IT" for Swimbaits?
2/22/09
 
Winter Jerkbait Fishing with St. Croix’s Application Specific Legend Tournament Rod
2/15/09
 
PRODUCTTPREVIEW : Dobyns Rods TNG (The Next Generation)
1/09/09
 
Shimano's new Ultra Durable Voltaeus Rods are also Lightweight
1/04/09
 
CB Rod Wars Part 1: Mixing it up with Phenix’s X10
1/1/09
 
Finally! Our Take on the Steez Eight Foot Flipping Stick
12/28/08
 
Can't Find Exactly What You Need in a New Rod? Maybe It's Time You Considered Custom!
11/13/08
 
Daiwa brings “IT” with the new TD Zillion Rods
11/9/08
 
Getting "Shakey" G.Loomis Style
10/19/08
 
Escape with the lightest rod from the G.Loomis travel lineup
9/09/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #16: ... And That's A Wrap!
9/04/08
 
Shimano's Tescata rods work Lucanus Jigs with finesse
8/27/08
 
Nories Enters the High End Trout Market with Their Trout Program Stream 63
9/10/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #15: G.Loomis, Has the Baseline Been Surpassed?
8/20/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #14: The Big, Dominating, Overpowering Dobyns Rods 807MAGH
7/30/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #13: St. Croix's Legend Tournament Swimbait Sticks
7/6/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #12: Megabass's Orochi F8-78DG Super Destruction
6/22/08
 
Daiwa prepares to release new Steez Fle-X-Lite rods for crankbait and jerkbait applications
6/12/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #10: Quantum's New Superlight
5/24/08
 
Return of “Phenix,” a first look at the company’s new line of bass rods
5/18/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #9: Powell's Answer to the Paddle Tail Craze
5/11/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #8 : Lamiglas's Big Bait Special
5/05/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #7 : The Megabass White Python
4/23/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #6 : The Tool of a Trophy Bass Fisherman, Dobyns Rods 795ML
4/1/08
 

More then just deep cranking with Powell's 754 CB Glass Rod
 
3/23/08
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #5 : The Big Swimbait Special From Kistler
3/24/09
 
Beyond just Bottom Bouncing with the Shimano premium Cumara rod
2/27/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #4: The Return of an Old Favorite, Fenwick
2/14/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #3 : A Walk on the Exotic Side with Evergreen International's Balista
1/08/08
 
Swimbait Rod Wars Installment #2 : Okuma Strikes With Value
1/01/07
 
FINALLY! The Dobyns Rods Champion Xtreme DX703C X-Fast
12/13/07
 
May the Swimbait rod wars begin...
10/15/07
 
Getting a Grip on the New Helium: Kistler Custom Rod's Helium 2 LTX
9/16/07
 
Getting to know glass all over again, the Lamiglas Skeet Reese Cranking Stick
8/21/07
 
The new Shimano Cumara freshwater rods make their official debut....in a few hours
7/10/07
 
An Enthusiast's look at the Loomis Bronzeback GLX rod
6/13/07
 
Just plain slick, the new XMG 50 Bass Rod from Lamiglas
5/6/07
 
A specialty rod for kayak anglers, introducing the Quantum Kayak
3/16/08
 
Does the "X" in Daiwa's New SVF Compile-X Rods Stand for EXCEPTIONAL?
3/11/07
 
Toss the biggest swimbaits with the new Powell SB711H rod
2/28/07
 
A first look at the new Lamiglas Dobyns Champion Series Rods
1/20/07
 
Daiwa’s new Steez rods exhibit just as much Performance as they do Style
11/20/06
 
Graphite rods for serious stand up saltwater, courtesy of G.Loomis Pro Blue
8/23/06
 
Taking "technique specific" to the next level with the titanium tipped Team Daiwa Cielo rod
6/16/06
 
Fenwick’s Carbon Veil Technology is the key component to the HMG rods
5/22/06
 
Looking For One Stick to Do It All and Then Some? Powell's MAX 683C Casting Stick
4/25/06
 
The “Megaphone Effect” on the innovative AiRRUS Tradition
3/20/06
 
Gary Dobyns involvement in Powell's Max Bass Rods help create a bona fide hit for bassers
3/29/06
 
Kistler's eagerly anticipated Magnesium TS rod is put through a complete slew of tests
2/08/06
 
Want to feel even the slightest ticks 50 feet below? With the latest G.Loomis GLX Drop Shot rod you can
12/29/05
 
Lipper's new Evolution Rods apply a solid "Neo-Carbon" blank for more fish moving muscle
12/15/05
 
Another win for AiRRUS with the equally high  performing and versatile Ultra XL
11/07/05
 
Legendary Components and Craftsmanship in a US made rod : the 2005 St. Croix Legend Elite
10/26/05
 
Legendary Components and Craftsmanship in a US made rod : the 2005 St. Croix Legend Elite
10/26/05
 

Get a sneak peek of AiRRUS applying "Nanotechnology" to their newest rods
 
7/11/05

Target suspended bass with Rogue's sophisticated Drop Shot rod
 
7/03/05
Solidly Crafted and a Solid Performer, Falcon Rod's Cara Series...just plain "solid"
5/25/05
 
Elevated sensitivity and the power to move bass, the new GLoomis GLX Jig & Worm BCR803
5/15/07
 

The Rhino Tackle Tote serves up instant fishing excitement wherever you go
 
5/9/05
Hextek™ technology puts a new spin on cranking, introducing the Cape Fear Technical Bass rod
4/25/05
 
Buying the right rod...for You
3/03/05
 
Cape Fear draws on Hextek technology to construct their new series of bass rods
2/12/05
 

Some of the very best that Japan has to offer comes to our shores thanks to MegaBass USA
 
1/20/05
Fish confidently with the extendable AiRRUS Spectra AFT baitcast rod
1/14/05
 
Shimano ups the ante with the re-introduction of the Crucial
1/06/05
 
A guide to G.Loomis' new Jig & Worm Series
12/23/04
 
Versatility in a one-piece package, the Kistler Helium LTA He76HC
12/20/04
 
St. Croix's technique specific Legend Tournament Bass Teaser rod helps provoke strikes
12/06/04
 
Drop Shot successfully with help from the Kistler Drop Shot Special
11/15/04
 
St. Croix introduces new 2005 products which utilize innovative technology and display exciting new designs
11/05/04
 
Shimano launches the new Teramar series of rods, designed to fit angler's specialized needs
10/04/04
 
Lamiglas's fresh G1303-T Back Bouncer is a multi-talented Performer
8/05/04
 
TT Covert operations delivers a snapshot into the future of innovation from AiRRUS Rods
6/23/04
 
Anglers need make no compromises with the exceptional value of Shimano’s Compre rods
6/09/04
 
The Kistler Crankbait Composite, all the action of glass, with the sensitivity and weight of graphite
4/21/04
 
Blending multiple design methods to create a high performing rod, the AiRRUS Co-MATRiX 457
4/1/04
 
A Performance Tuned tool for the Inshore Angler
3/15/04
 
Seeker Combines Fiberglass and Graphite to form Black Steel
3/07/04
 
An impressive and innovative rod design that's superb in many ways, introducing the AiRRUS Co-MATRiX 457
11/10/03
 
Portability and protection with the Bass Pro Extreme XPS travel rod
10/30/03
 
Protect your rod investment with 8 easy tips
5/13/03
 
The Quantum PTS664F, Performance Tuned for finesse techniques that require profound action and sensitivity
4/24/03
 
The Kencor SP4HV - This ain't no kid's rod!
4/03/03
 
Lighter than air, the new Kistler Helium LTA is a must have for anglers looking for an edge 3/03/03
Professionally engineered and designed for superb performance, the Quantum Tour Edition PT
12/05/02
 
Travel light with a premium rod, the St. Croix Premier Traveler
10/22/02
 
The innovative Renegade Evolution Series by Hookhider is now available at Walmart!
9/30/02
 
Kistler Delta Pitch n Flip delivers accuracy and power at a fantastic price!
9/23/02
 
Fishing crankbaits? St. Croix has designed an affordable premium rod, the Avid Crankbait series
6/24/02
 
Salmon beware, Lamiglas produces a worthy Salmon rod, the Norwest Special
5/24/02
 
A unique side casting reel and rod combo from down under
5/21/02
 
Exceptional comfort and sensitivity at a great price, Quarrow's OTS664F
3/28/02
 
An exciting new grip design brought to you by Hookhider!
3/11/02
 
Kistler Custom Rods handcrafts a rod with true muscle... the new 6'6" Mark Tyler signature rod
3/07/02
 
St. Croix's Legend Elite rod... it's BEAUTIFUL!
2/24/02
 
Quarrow's new feature packed OTC665F rod designed by O.T. Fears
2/05/02
 
Competitive Edge Fishing reaction bait rod with... Robert's wrap!
2/03/02
 
GLoomis HSR 932C, the Jig-Master
1/23/02
 
Ugly Stik Tiger, the original offshore big cat!
1/20/02
 
Fenwick HMX S66L-2 Ultralight
1/16/02
 
GLoomis MBR783C Bass Rod
9/07/01
 
GLoomis SR-842-3S Travel rod
8/08/01
 
Quantum Ultralight
5/19/01
 




 

 

 

 

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