Fishing Abu Garcia's New
Pro Series Rods with Elite Series Pro Angler Hunter Shryrock
Introduction: Abu Garcia introduced a lot of new tackle
this ICAST including their completely revamped Revo spinning reel series,
lightweight Zenon baitcasters, and a new Pro Series Rod lineup that was designed
to meet the favorite techniques, actions, and styling of their tournament pros.
Abu Garcia's newest rod lineup is designed for Anglers by
Goes Pro: Abu Garcia has continued to expand their identity and while they
still offer products that are rooted in their storied history they also have
become the more edgy and modern brand within the Pure Fishing portfolio. The
team at Abu Garcia has been working side by side with their prostaff to develop
new products, and this year's Pro Series of rods speaks to just how closely they
have been collaborating.
Each of the Pro Series rods features one of Abu Garcia's
Pros and their signature technique and style
the new series the Abu Garcia product team worked directly with their MLF and
Elite Series Pros to dial in specific rod actions that cater to their preferred
and signature fishing styles. Want to fish a jerkbait or bladed jig? Hank Cherry
has two rods. Looking to toss a topwater or shakey head? Justin Lucas has you
covered with his two signature rods.
Like other new Pure Fishing rods the Pro Series leverages
Powerlux 200 resin
rod series was engineered with a focus on performance in tournament fishing
applications using 36-ton graphite blanks infused with the company's Powerlux
200 resin. The Abu team describes this blend as being designed to deliver
"excellent strength and durability needed by serious anglers, while remaining
both lightweight and sensitive."
The Pro Series rods look and feel great paired with the
new Zenon reels
Pro Series includes an assortment of 16 different technique specific rod models
aligning with Abu Garcia's Pros which means they not only are designed for
specific techniques that these anglers are known for, but they also bear the
same cosmetics as their tour wraps for instant identification. As an example
Josh Bertrand's drop shot rod is purple and white, Justin Lucas's topwater rod
is red and white, and Hunter Shryock's heavy flipping rod is green and black.
All of these colors are found on the split grip portion of the rods and add
quite a bit of extra flair to this series.
Josh Bertrand's Dropshot rod sporting his signature wrap
there are eight Pro Anglers that have rods in this series including Hank Cherry,
Justin Lucas, Josh Bertrand, Bobby Lane, John Cox, Adrian Avena, Hunter Shryock,
and Shane Lehew.
All of the
rods feature high density EVA grips, a custom designed Abu Garcia reel seat with
a carbon style fore-nut, and the guide train on all rods consists of titanium
guides with lightweight zirconia inserts.