Article: Show Coverage
If you only can make it to one ISE show take a trip to Sacramento
Rods: Powell was
out in full force at the show and the booth was staffed by Dave Rush and Mark
Meddoch. Powell Rods showcased their new rod MAX models. These rods are made
with Powell’s proprietary “Maxum Fiber TM” material. This material enables
Powell’s Rod Designers & Engineers to use less material while achieving specific
actions, decreasing the weight and maintaining balance without sacrificing
durability. At the show Keith, owner of Powell, showed us the new lineup and
told us that he was continually tweaking the lineup to make them even better.
Cal notes the new Powell MAX rod
All rods are outfitted with
Fuji hardware, priced within the same parameters as the current models which is
$169.00 for rods 7ft. long or less, and $199.00 for rods longer than 7ft., and
all rods carry a lifetime warranty.
The 681C is designed for drop
shotting with light biatcasting reels
Of the new rods there were two that really stood
out to us. The first was the 681C rod designed for drop shotting with light
baitcasting rigs. The tip on this rod is extremely lively, and with just subtle
twitches it was possible to get the tip to tremble nicely. This would be a great
rod to pair up with a Chronarch Mg or Daiwa Sol spooled with 6lb and 8lb line.
This rod will retail for $169.99.
Powell has reloaded their MAX rod
lineup with a bunch of new application specific sticks
With all the swimbaits at the show anglers are
going to need a serious stick to chuck these immense lures. Powell's new 711 MH
and H models are designed specifically to handle the biggest swimbaits. The
711MH features extra fast action and is capable of tossing 3-5oz lures. If your
a fan of the biggest baits the 711H rod can handle lures all teh way up to 8oz.
Both rods will retail for $199.00.
Mark shows us the new 711H
swimbait rod model
The new rods still
feature the attractive split grip design
The new swimbait rods
feel better balanced than ever before
of Powell, Keith, with his Prostaff show us the new MAX rods... and they sure
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