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The Custom Rod Builder that is "Nameless"
Nameless Rods, a custom rod brand from Southern California, specializes in crafting high-quality swimbait rods with a focus on custom design and performance. We sat down with the owner and creator of the brand to learn more about its origins and the latest intriguing offering: a swimbait rod featuring CULTxVANS waffle grips
Kistler Celebrates 25 Years with a New Series : Nitranium
The Nitranium Nit703LMH is a seven foot (7'-0") stick built around a blank that is manufactured in the US. That's right, the Nitranium represents a return for Kistler Custom Rods to a US made blank only this blank is not from North Fork Composites.
G.Loomis Launches Refreshed GLX Bass Series Rods, do they Live Up to the Legacy?
This morning G.Loomis unveiled a refresh to their popular GLX Series rods leveraging the latest materials and build processes. The new rods showcase some familiar premium components further tying the legendary series to its higher-end siblings while maintaining traditional design and actions that has made the series legendary among bass anglers.
SPRO Enters the Value Rod Market With Their Slayer Series
For those anglers out there that like the idea of brand matching their combos, manufacturers are making it easier and easier to accomplish this task with many rod manufacturers now offering reels and vice versa. This past year, SPRO released both at the same time...
Denali's Kovert Lite KW764MP Swim Jig Stick
Denali's Kovert Lite KW764MP is a seven foot, six inch (7'-6") casting rod built from an IM8 graphite blank. It features a split rear grip made of a polymer material similar to that found on golf clubs and an EVA butt.
The Stick To Go With That Bait : SPRO's KGB Signature Series B79H Keeps it In the Family
Searching for a stick to fish the new SPRO and KGB Swimbaits collab bait, the Chad Shad 180? Well, the two manufacturers do their best to eliminate this challenge with another joint venture. Here's a look at their complimentary collab fishing rod, the SPRO KGB Signature Series B79H.
Swimbait Rod Build: A Blank to Handle All your Big Bait Needs and More: Phenix Titan Long Fall
Today, there are quite a number of choices for those slinging baits that weigh up to about six ounces or so. However, once you cross over to the truly large baits, rod options seem to dwindle. Throw in the additional wild card of needing that stick to be no longer than seven feet, eight inches, and there might be just a handful of production rods that can handle the assignment.
Z-Man Readies Launch of Drew's Ultimate NED Finesse Rods at ICAST
When it comes to fishing NED rigs the first bait company that usually comes to mind is Z-Man, as the TRD has  become a globally renowned lure. This ICAST the company is launching their own signature NED rods designed with Drew Reese, a finesse legend himself, and co-creator of the TRD bait.
Fenwick is Back! A First Look at the Completely Refreshed Lineup from Eagle to World Class
This coming ICAST Fenwick is looking to refresh of their entire lineup, getting back to their legacy of innovation, and re-introducing the brand to both loyal fans and a new generation of anglers.
A Stick That's Difficult to Pin Down : Megabass's US Destroyer P5 F7-75X BMG
Coming off of our positive experience with Megabass of America's US Destroyer P5 F7.5-76X Mark-56, we felt it appropriate to take a step back and look at a stick with an appeal for more conventional techniques.
Okuma Raises Their Bass Rod Game to the X-Level
Okuma has been elevating their bass reel and rod offerings over the last few seasons by leveraging new technology and materials to improve performance. Unveiled at the Classic the new X-Series rods are Okuma’s latest creation and designed to raise the bar for the brand’s application specific bass offering.
Lightweight and Worth the Effort – Edge’s Versatile Epitome MBR725-1C Rod
If there is one rod maker that needs no introduction it is Gary Loomis. Gary’s legacy as both an expert in graphite and resin materials and for his understanding of rod actions and how they apply to different species and techniques is already the stuff of legend. Gary’s latest rod series, the Epitome, is designed to be his lightest and perhaps most distinctive rods yet.
Take Two (Piece) with Phenix's Feather Casting Rods
The FTX-C277MH is a two piece casting rod measuring roughly seven feet, seven inches (7'7") fully assembled. It comes with updated Fuji stainless steel guides with FazLite inserts built on the same, blended Carbon Weave blank with Nanolite resin.
How Does a Budget, Value, Rod Dubbed Offshore Dominate the Search for One?
Ark Rods continues to make a name for themselves in the bass rod market. By all accounts, their Randall Tharp Honey Badger series of signature rods has only served to help them gain a stronger foothold in a very hotly contested market. Today, we take a look at one of Tharp's favorite sticks in the lineup, his TS76MHFC Offshore Special.

Trika's Candidate in The Search for One, Their C73MHF
Setting out with the goal of delivering some of the best fishing rods on the planet, Trika leveraged their highly technical approach to deliver a full line of bass fishing rods. Introducing Trika's Search for One candidate, the C73MHF casting rod.

Fishing Favors the Bold. Trika’s 7 Foot+ Casting Rods
Trika launched their brand at the end of last season with a market changing mentality. Chances are you have seen the brand’s bold performance claims when it comes to outperforming competitors retailing for much more in both casting distance and sensitivity and we were eager to see just how these rods would stack up.
The Search For One : Phenix's Re-Imagined MAX-73MH
It's been over seven years since our introduction to Phenix's Maxim series of rods, and as we shared with our review of the MAXS-610L, the company revamped the series in 2020 updating both the series' look and components. Today, we take a look at the most likely stick within the series to be dubbed "the One" in our continual search for that singular stick to rule them all.
Turn That Blank Around : A Rainshadow Wrap for BFS Techniques
As reel manufacturers rush to get their take on the BFS movement to market, it seems rod manufacturers have a little catching up to do. The selection of available casting rods to support the light line movement just isn’t quite there, so what’s an enthusiast to do? Well, although the built rod options may be few and far between, blanks to enable the movement already exist.

 

 

Time for Another Build or Two: Point Blank Rods's PB731HXF
Rods fascinate me. The number of ways in which they can be assembled, and the different materials used to build the blanks represent a world of intrigue and mystery that never ceases to intrigue. The very core of a fishing rod, it's soul - that blank, is where it all begins yet it is often shrouded in a build that makes the task of extracting its character difficult.

Could It Be Magic? Megabass's US P5 F5.5-76X Mark-56
The new US P5 F7.5-76X Mark-56 invokes the name of one of these previous models, the F8-78X Mark-48 introduced in 2019 during the former US Destroyer line's extension. It's only natural to assume they are the same, or at least similar sticks, but such an assumption would actually be a mistake.
The Surprisingly Versatile Steez AGS "The Sensor" Casting Rod
Daiwa's Steez AGS "The Sensor," is a seven foot (7'-0") stick built on the manufacturer's updated SVF Compile-X graphite blank featuring Nanoplus resin. Guides for this stick are Daiwa's latest, proprietary AGS guides featuring carbon fiber frames.
The Megabass P5 Destroyers are Coming! A First Look at the US P5 Rod Launch Lineup
The much anticipated Megabass America Destroyer P5 USA lineup of rods is right around the corner and the first run rods just landed here at the TackleTour lab today. As we begin a deeper dive into the new rods here is a preview of the launch lineup and what US anglers can expect from the new series.
A Measure of Consistency, Kistler's New KLX
Last year, Kistler Custom Rods refreshed their Helium series of rods with a new blank the company is having made overseas. I found that new KC9 blank crisp, lively, and powerful. Since that introduction, the company has been busy refreshing their entire family of rods with new blanks.

Another Standout Build from Legit Design, the SOC70H
Encouraged by my experience with my first StandOut series rod from Legit Design, the SOC66L+ BFS stick, I wanted to see if that positive experience would translate to a more conventional specification. This curiosity coincided with my need for a stick to probe some weedbeds with some good ole fashioned, one ounce bullet weighted Texas rigged soft plastics.

A Different Approach : The New Player - Trika Rods
Chances are you haven't heard of Trika rods before as the brand is a new entry into the highly competitive rod market, but the team behind the new brand have actually been developing products for outdoor enthusiasts for over two decades.

ARK Fishing Provides the Catalyst for Value
Ark's brand new Catalyzer series takes a blank normally associated with a rod series priced somewhere in the one hundred fifty dollar range and chops that cost to acquire in half. Here's our look at the Catalyzer CTL73MHFC.

Testing a Phenix Blank - A Simple Build, Potential for Lore, Phenix's Ultra Swimbait B-USB-C 790H
Phenix's Ultra Swimbait B-USB-C 790H blank has a very nice strength (lure rating) to weight ratio that intrigued me enough to give building one a whirl.
Fishing Abu Garcia's New Pro Series Rods with Elite Series Pro Angler Hunter Shryrock
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.

Fenwick Blends Modern Materials with Traditional Design in New Elite Series
Fenwick has a long storied rod history and this ICAST the company is looking to write the next chapter with the introduction of their new Elite Series which makes use of modern materials while still managing to honor the tradition of the brand.

G.loomis Addresses Light-Duty Spinning with GCX LITE
The G.Loomis GCX Series has successfully filled the mainstream niche for the brand which is best known for their premium rod offerings. Positioned right below IMX-Pro the GCX rods make use of SeaGuide components and are still manufactured in the G.Loomis factory in Woodland Washington.
Kistler Custom Rods' Slew of Offerings for 2023
The last time we saw Kistler Rods at ICAST, they introduced their Feel and Reel S2 KLX rods to the world. This year, they're hitting the convention floor with a slew of new introductions from a new lightweight, rod and reel combo to a new rod designed for the youth made of premium graphite. Let's take a look.
Daiwa Overhauls the Tatula XT Value-Oriented Rod Lineup
Daiwa is set to introduce several new products today at ICAST including technique specific Tatula XT rods that have been overhauled with new proprietary components and will still retail for the very aggressive price of only $99.99.
The Highest Example – The Edge Epitome Rods from Gary Loomis
Gary Loomis is known globally as a wizard when it comes to the alchemy of carbon fiber and resin materials and pushing the envelope in rod manufacturing, and most recently with his new company Edge Rods, and is looking to shake things up this ICAST with the introduction of his lightest and most advanced rod series to date, the Epitome.

A Stick Without A Name : Megabass's VKC-78H-4
The VKC-78H-4 is one of nine sticks offered in Megabass's Valkyrie World Expedition series of travel rods. Each model breaks down into four pieces and is built from a blank rolled with, in Megabass's words, four layers of lightweight, high sensitivity carbon, and high elasticity glass fiber.

St. Croix's All Purpose Victory Series Rod
The VTC73MHF is built from a blank rolled with a specific blend of St. Croix's SCVI and SCIII graphite. It is a seven foot, three inch (7'-3") casting rod rated up to a full ounce (1oz) in lure weight and finished with Fuji Concept O guides...
The Search for One : ARK Fishing's Essence ESS73MHFC
One Ark's recent introductions was the new Essence series of rods featuring a full lineup of three spinning and fourteen casting rods. We got our hands on some of these sticks during the early part of 2022 and here now is our look at their Search for One candidate, the ESS73MHFC casting rod.
The Search for One : Leviathan Rods's All Purpose Bass Breaker
What many might not know is that Leviathan has a series of sticks for bass fishermen who enjoy more conventional techniques. The company's Trinity series has undergone several transformations but earlier this year, we got hold of a model that promises to set the stage for a 2022 rebirth. Introducing Leviathan Rod's Trinity All Purpose Bass Breaker.
Sneaky Good : St. Croix's BassX BAC710HF
St. Croix's BassX BAC710HF has a very interesting spec. It is a seven foot, ten inch (7'-10") stick built with a fourteen inch (14") handle and a fast taper rated up to three ounces (3oz) in lure weight. Part of this rod's specification makes me think of it as a swimbait rod, but another part of it makes me think of it as a rod for heavy cover.

ARK Fishing Updates the Viper Series Rods to Classic Status
With everything that is new with ARK Fishing International each year, it's easy to overlook some of the brands that got them where they are today. Actually, a few of the series that debuted with the manufacturer back in 2017 have been replaced, but one that was the foundation of their emergence has endured...

Daiwa Steez AGS – Not “The One” You Might Expect but Absolutely the One When it Comes to Versatility
The completely redesigned Steez rods feature an updated look and feel and continues to make use of the company's proprietary carbon fiber AGS guides paired with improved SVF Compile X blanks which utilize a higher volume of fiber and less resin, all designed to create a lighter, stronger, and more sensitive rod.
Checking In With The New IMX, the 892C JWR
You know how certain songs, when you hear them for the first time in a long while over the radio, inspire feelings of nostalgia? G.Loomis IMX is that way for me. Back in the day when I was in the midst of that transition between affordable and higher end tackle, IMX was one of my stepping stones.

Megabass Triza : The True Measure of a Travel Stick?
Though we've been clamoring for it a good number of years, until recently, quality travel sticks have been difficult to come by. Thanks to recent introductions by several manufacturers, the options are finally opening up. Today, we take a look at a finesse stick option in one of these series. Introducing Megabass's Triza F0-69STZ Hibali.

An Understated Victory for St. Croix Rods
The introduction of Victory and Bass X during ICAST 2021, brings St. Croix's total number of series for bass anglers to eleven. With models within these series ranging from one hundred to six hundred fifty dollars in price, Victory lands right in between Avid and Legend Tournament in price point - smack dab in the middle of the eleven series hierarchy.
The Search for One : Ark Fishing's BB73MMHFC Old Faithful
Earlier this year, we took a look at ARK Fishing International's BB73MLXS Fair Wand, one of fourteen sticks in the manufacturer's latest value driven series of bass rods. With other nick names like Kinda' Shaky, Kitchen Sink, Do-All, The Walking Stick, and Good Vibes, within the series, how could we not be drawn back to sample another?
The Versatile Lew's Speed Stick Lite Magnum Casting Rod
Lew's Speed Stick Lite Magnum Casting Rod comes with the model number of LCLMCR. It is a seven foot, eleven inch stick made from the company's proprietary, multi-layered technology blank using 85 million modulus graphite. It features a moderate bend so it's ideal for moving baits, and a lure rating of half an ounce to three ounces.
Completing the M1 Trilogy: Phenix's M1 MX-S72L Finesse Spinning Rod
In February of 2020, we presented their Search for One candidate; then in August, we shared our thoughts on a stick from this series suitable for big baits. All that's left to complete the trilogy is a spinning rod, right? Well, what-the-finesse, here's a look at Phenix's M1 MX-S72L spinning rod.
ARK Rods Elevates Invoker Series to "Pro" Status
It's been a couple years since we've taken a look at ARK Rods's Invoker lineup. Maybe as a way to rekindle interest, the manufacturer has taken it upon themselves kinda-sorta refresh the series. Our first look comes with an intriguing spinning rod. Introducing ARK Rods Invoker Pro IVP6MLXS.
Legit Design's Big Bait Travel Stick, the WSC68XXH-5
Whether you're looking for a new stick to break down and slide into your carry on or under the driver's seat of your car, Legit Designs has a series of travel sticks worth a look. Here's their Wild Side WSC68XXH-5 Big Bait Special.
Evergreen's Latest Specialty Stick, the RCSC-78XH Wakebait
Evergreen International debuted their Brett Hite Combat Stick series of rods to North American anglers during the 2017 Bass Master Classic event in Lake Conroe, Texas. Since that initial introduction, they've slowly refined and built out series to include thirteen (13) application specific rods...
iRod Leans into the Power of the Sea with the SWC794C-H Poe's Mag Stick
Matt Newman doesn't make baits, but he does own a fishing rod company. An avid big bait fisherman, when he caught wind of our 2021 Rat Rumble, he wanted in on the action and immediately sent us a new, somewhat under the radar stick dedicated iRod fans have been buying as they gear up for throwing big baits.
Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH
Following on our successful experience with Power Tackle's The One 04MH, we wanted to dive just a little deeper into the manufacturer's latest series and sample a stick within the same lineup with ratings that appear a little more appropriate to my latest obsession - big baits.


Leveraging the success of their best selling Randall Tharp signature series of rods, ARK is hoping to catch another wave of momentum with their latest introduction, a series bearing the name of a rising star in bass fishing circles, Brandon Cobb. Today, we take a look at our first rod in this new line, the BB73MLXS Fairy Wand

 

 

Product Reviewed Date Posted

Bipidy-Boppidy-Boop, Ark's Brandon Cobb's Fairy Wand is Not a Childhood Fable
 
8/30/21
Designed to Smash Green Monsters, the iRod Croaker Crusher Frog Rod 8/24/21
Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+
7/15/21
 
The Enthusiast Oriented Steez AGS Rods are Back and Cater to U.S. Applications
7/15/21
 
The G.Loomis NRX+ Bladed Jig Rod – Overkill, and Just What Enthusiasts Want
7/13/21
 
Megabass America Brings Valkyrie Worldwide and Triza Travel Rods Stateside
7/11/21
 
Evergreen International's Power Finesse Stick, the Gizmo Special
5/20/21
 
iRod's Guitierrez Special, the G2 Ultra Finesse
5/20/21
 
G.Loomis Unveils the NRX+ Line of Conventional Bass Rods
5/10/21
 
A Feature Packed Travel Stick from Monstar Fishing
4/9/21
 
Daiwa's Rebellion Against the Dark Side of Enthusiasm 4/20/21
A Serious Exterior with a Lively Personality, the Douglas XMatrix Swimbait Rod
4/11/21
 
A Classic Vintage in the Making? Kistler's '21 Helium
3/8/21
 
Abu Garcia and Ike Help You Take Your Show On the Road
3/3/21
 
Does Power Tackle Deliver with "The One" Rod?
12/21/20
 
Getting Straight to the Point Blank... Creating a Custom Rod Build 12/6/20
ARK Rods's New Graphite Cranking Stick : Invoker Pro IVP74MHRC
10/15/20
 
The Omega Swimbait 8' Heavy by Leviathan Rods
10/7/20
 
The Search for One : Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist
9/20/20
 
Going Big with Phenix's M1 : The MX-UR80H
8/31/20
 
An Enthusiast Level Rod For Anglers Of All Levels, Legit Design's Big Bait Special
8/25/20
 
Taking the Time to Appreciate the Unique Personality of the Dobyns Xtasy Series
8/15/20
 
A Cranky Honey Badger of a Stick : Ark Rods's TS74MH-G B-Hittay 8/5/20
Denali Rods's New Sub $100 Rod Series : Ryker
7/20/20
 
Back in the Hunt for the Search : Fenwick's Refreshes Their World Class
4/23/20
 
Phenix Once Again Delivers on Maxim-um Value 4/14/20
Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X
4/7/20
 
Casting with Veracity : Abu Garcia's VRCTY79-9
3/17/20
 
Are You a Big Bait Addict? If So, Kistler Has the Rod for You, the KLX7107XXH
3/5/20
 
Purple Reign : Phenix's Reinvigorated M1 is a Winner
2/23/20
 
ARK Rod's New Series Delivers Reinforcements for Your Enthusiast Soul 2/12/20
Trippin' In Abu Garcia's IKE Finesse Series 1/19/20
An Affordable Cranking Stick for Spinning Rod Fans - The Abu Garcia Veritas
1/11/20
 
A Shot of Finesse with a Dash of Versatility : Doomsday Tackle's T47S-370MF
12/16/19
 
Taking Aim with Megabass's Destroyer F8-78X Mark 48
12/10/19
 
The Search for One : Lew's Pro-Ti TLPT170M 11/11/19
Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
10/29/19
 
Wait for It, Wait for It... Abu Garcia's IKE Delay Series
10/20/19
 
A Mix of Handling and Power Voodoo in the Witch Doctor Shaman Rods
9/25/19
 
A Spinning Rod with Multiple Personalities : Denali's Lithium L883MS Multi-Spin
9/11/19
 
ARK Rods's TS73MHFC May Not Be a Printer, But It Is Money
8/5/19
 
Bub's Punch Rod Levels Up : iRod AIR IRA7104PRG-H
7/29/19
 
Are You Worthy to Possess the Power of Megabass's Warhammer?
7/22/19
 
Daiwa Introduces a Refreshed Black Label Series - the BLX Bass Rods
7/5/19
 
Cranking It Up With Denali's Russ Lane Cranking Stick
6/12/19
 
Filling out the Arsenal - A Hands on Look at the Newest Megabass Destroyer Rods
6/5/19
 
Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR 5/26/19
Think Less, Fish More with Megabass of America's F5-75XX EMTF
4/24/19
 
The Power in IKE, Abu Garcia & Mike Iaconelli's MIKEC76-6
4/14/19
 
A Better Levante? Megabass Remakes their Mainstream Rod Series
3/27/19
 
Okuma Nomad Express – Freedom for Big Bait Anglers 3/20/19
Shimano and Jackall Prepare to Launch New Poison Adrena rods and Lures at the Classic
3/13/19
 
Fenwick Increases an Already Good Value in Their HMG
3/7/19
 
Taking Aim at "The One" with Ark Rods's Sniper Series 2/24/19
St. Croix's 8'8" Legend Glass : What's the Dealio? 2/13/19
Long Term Test: Dobyns Brings the Fury at a Great Price Point
1/5/19
 
Crank It Up! Abu Garcia's Veritas Winch Cranking Stick 12/24/18
ARK Rods Strikes at Value with their Viper VIP72MHXC
12/10/18
 
More than Just Finesse with Fenwick's HMG70ML-FS 12/2/18
Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
11/14/18
 
A Dominating Combination - Ish Monroe's Tatula Elite AGS Equipped Frog Rod
10/29/18
 
A Gem Hidden Within Abu Garcia's Veritas Lineup - the VTSS70-4
10/20/18
 
An Entire Combo for the Weight of One Reel Begins with Phenix's FTX-71MH
9/30/18
 
ARK Rods Pierces the Sub $100 Stigma with their Lancer Bass Rods
9/23/18
 
Putting a Twist on Spiral Wrapped Rods and Making them Affordable – The Riverside M2
8/30/18
 
G.Loomis's 820S DSR GLX : A Top Notch Performer, but...
8/26/18
 
Taking Another Spin with Phenix's K2 8/12/18
A First Look at the Boldly Styled Upcoming Halo Rods Black Widow Bass Series
7/5/18
 
Make No Bones About It, The New Z from Kistler
 

6/27/18
 
Re-Enforcing the Viability of Spinning Gear, Megabass's New F4.5-74XXS
6/6/18
 
ARK Rods Adds Value to Your Search With the IVK70MXC Casting Rod
5/30/18
 
What the Finesse?!? A Sub $150 BFS Stick? Meet The 47
5/20/18
 
Putting the Pro in IMX, G.Loomis's new DSR822S 5/15/8
What the Finesse?!? Phenix's Sub 3oz Feather Series Spinning Rod
5/3/18
 
Best Value Alert : Ark Rods Invoker IVK610MLXS
3/21/18
 
A Global Design for Enthusiasts, the Shimano G.Loomis Conquest Rods 3/14/18
The Dragon ReAwakens : Megabass of America's 2018 Orochi XX
3/3/18
 
A Spin on Affordable Versatility - St. Croix's BassX BXS610MLXF
2/11/18
 
G.Rods Makes Graphene Affordable with the Game Changer Series
1/28/18
 
St. Croix's Legend Elite ES70MLF Wins our Ultimate Award
1/21/18
 
Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series
1/14/18
 
The Surprising Fantasista Premier FNPS70-5 from Abu Garcia
12/28/17
 
Saving the Best for Last? Evergreen International's Brett Hite Medium Powered Casting Rod 12/20/17
St. Croix Delivers Value in our Search for One with the BXC71MHF
 
11/15/17
Evergreen International Continues to Impress with the Affordable RCSS-71MH
10/31/17
 
The Search for One : Fenwick's World Class WC72M-FC
10/8/17
 
Taking Another Spin with Kistler's Magnesium 2
9/28/17
 
The Very Refined Fantasista Premier FNPC70-6 from Abu Garcia
8/27/17
 
Is the New Kovert Series from Denali Really Lighter?
8/6/17
 
Going For a Spin with G-Rods International
7/31/17
 
Megabass's Destroyer Series Goes USDM - Part 2
6/24/17
 
Megabass's Destroyer Series Goes USDM - Finally
6/21/17
 
Ready to Combat the USDM : Evergreen International's Jack Hammer
6/8/17
 
Daiwa’s New Daiwa Tatula Elite Rods make Carbon Guides “Affordable”
6/4/17
 
The Search for One : Fenwick's HMG Series
5/14/17
 
Kistler's ZBone LEXF Spinning Rod, the LEXF-2MS-70
4/19/17
 
Abu Garcia's Villain 2.0 Continues to Impress
4/10/17
 
Labels Shmabels - Phenix's 7'-4" Glass Cranking Rod
4/5/17
 
A Classic is Reborn : G.Loomis's MBR842C GLX
3/26/17
 
Denali Goes on the Offensive with Their New Attax Series
3/20/17
 
Enigma Fishing's Search For One Candidate, the EAM73MB-M
2/28/17
 
A "Game Changer" from G-Rods?
2/26/17
 
An Exclusive, TackleWarehouse Search For One Candidate!
2/22/17
 
The Stuff of Wonder, Graphene Infused G-Rods
2/5/17
 
Abu Garcia Blends Flagship Status with Big Bait Aspirations
1/26/17
 
Is Fenwick's New Flagship Really World Class?
1/18/17
 
Phenix Rods Goes High End With K2
1/5/17
 
MB Levante Part 2 : Stinger Shot
12/19/16
 
Kistler's New Feel N Reel Hybrid Cranking Series
8/19/17
 
Abu Garcia's Ring Leader, the Villain 2
12/7/16
 
St. Croix Ups the Travel Gear Ante with Legend Trek
2/17/16
 
Fenwick's Elite Tech Entry to Our Search For One... the ETB69MH-FC
10/20/16
 
Kistler's New Flagship ZBone LEXF Casting Rod
10/5/16
 
Cranking It Up with Megabass's Orochi XX Swingfire
10/2/16
 
The Search for One Spinning Rod? Daiwa's TDS-701MXS
9/24/16
 
Shimano's JDM-esque Zodias 172MH
9/14/16
 
The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel is the Very Definition of a Halo Product
9/8/16
 
Is the Search Over? St. Croix's New Legend Elite EC70MF Casting Rod
9/5/16
 
Re-Energizing Their Drive : Denali's New Lithium Mag Crank Stick
8/28/16
 
Going M.A.D. Over Kistler's Helium 3
6/5/16
 
Cranking it up with the Shimano Zodias Series
6/2/16
 
Our First Look at G-Rods International!
4/26/16
 
A TackleWarehouse Exclusive! Daiwa's DX Bass Cranking Stick
4/10/16
 
Holding Out On Megabass? Don't Read This
4/3/16
 
The Tatula Web Continues to Grow : E-Glass Cranking Stick
3/23/16
 
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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