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The Enthusiast Oriented Steez AGS Rods are Back and Cater to U.S. Applications
The Steez rod lineup has long been coveted by anglers on both sides of the pond, and this year U.S. anglers get a upgraded series designed to meet our region's unique fishing techniques and applications.
The G.Loomis NRX+ Bladed Jig Rod – Overkill, and Just What Enthusiasts Want
The G.Loomis NRX+ rods are a modernization of a legend, and bring the American-made series up to date with Spiral X technology, a new resin which makes for a lighter overall blank, improved ergonomics, and the return of the hybrid guide-train. In addition to the popular Mag Bass actions the company is introducing a series of technique specific models, including a brand-new bladed jig rod...
Megabass America Brings Valkyrie Worldwide and Triza Travel Rods Stateside
For the 2021 season Megabass America is drawing from their international arsenal and bringing a two high-end lines stateside including the Valkyrie World Expedition and Triza Series which are designed to provide on the go anglers with applications specific rods.

Evergreen International's Power Finesse Stick, the Gizmo Special
Through their exclusive partnership with Daiwa, Evergreen continues to expand this series with technique, and even bait specific spec's for the US angler. We got our hands on one of these new introductions, the Gizmo Special, to not only test its effectiveness as a stick designed around the Gizmo topwater lure, but of course to see what else this intriguing little stick can handle.

iRod's Guitierrez Special, the G2 Ultra Finesse
iRod's founder, Matt Newman is a reputable big bait fisherman, so even when one of the biggest names on his staff of pros, Gregg Gutierrez, came to him with the idea and need for a signature, finesse tuned fishing rod, Newman deferred telling Gutierrez, he'd take the thought into consideration.
G.Loomis Unveils the NRX+ Line of Conventional Bass Rods
The G.Loomis NRX Series of rods are for many anglers, the benchmark premium rod series. Rumors of a new NRX Series have been circulating online for months and today the company officially unveiled the new series. We spoke to the team to learn more about the new NRX+ rods to learn just what accounts for the new "plus" in the coming lineup.

A Feature Packed Travel Stick from Monstar Fishing
Whether you're planning your next exotic angling adventure or you just enjoy having a combo on standby in your trunk for those "just in case" scenarios, functional, multi-piece, travel rods that are truly compact are difficult to come by. I'm not talking about two or three piece sticks that still require their own spot in the overhead compartment but something you can literally fit into your carry on.

Daiwa's Rebellion Against the Dark Side of Enthusiasm
A manufacturer that until recently, was not often associated with the term "good value" is Daiwa, but they have a line of bass rods that, after reviewing the specifications, have the potential to be just that. We got our hands on one of their sticks for a closer look. Introducing Daiwa's Rebellion 7111HFB-SB swimbait stick.
A Serious Exterior with a Lively Personality, the Douglas XMatrix Swimbait Rod
Douglas Outdoors, a company known for their fly rods, has branched out into conventional spin and casting rods designed to address the complete spectrum of bass fishing techniques. The company's flagship conventional line is the XMatrix Series which features a proprietary carbon construction and comes armed with Fuji components.
A Classic Vintage in the Making? Kistler's '21 Helium
While there are other product lines above and below this one, in my mind, Helium is still the series that defines Kistler Custom Rods. We recently caught wind of some changes within the company surrounding their source for blanks, so we acquired a stick from the current Helium series to check out. Here's our look at the 2021 Kistler Custom Rods Helium.
Abu Garcia and Ike Help You Take Your Show On the Road
With all the difficulty these days trying to fly with more than one suitcase, let alone a big tube full of fishing rods, it's a little surprising there aren't more options for multi-piece fishing rods made for the fisher-person who loves to travel. Abu Garcia recently introduced an option within their IKE series of rods consisting of a multi-piece stick with two different tips...
Does Power Tackle Deliver with "The One" Rod?
Power Tackle Rods out of Richland Springs, Texas has been building fishing rods with serious minded anglers in mind since 2007. They have a relatively new series that caught our attention for the name they chose to dub the lineup. Time to meet the "One."
Getting Straight to the Point Blank... Creating a Custom Rod Build
Every now and then we learn of a new blank manufacturer making noise in the custom rod circles. Usually, we can find a manufacturer who is not afraid to divulge they are using these blanks so that we can fish, test, and write up the finished product...

 

 

ARK Rods's New Graphite Cranking Stick : Invoker Pro IVP74MHRC
Riding on the coat tails of the Reinforcer success is a refresh of one of their original series, Invoker. They've elevated these rods to "Pro" status but kept the price point the same. Let's take a look a the IVP74MHRC to see how they've done.
The Omega Swimbait 8' Heavy by Leviathan Rods
To be honest, it didn't really take much to convince me to reach out to Leviathan rods once I found out they're relying on Gary Loomis's company, North Fork Composites (NFC), to supply their blanks. Their Omega Swimbait 8' Heavy is built on an NFC, custom specified LMX-PSI blank...
The Search for One : Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist
Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist is a seven foot, five inch (7'-5") casting rod rated with a fast taper rated and medium heavy in power. The stick's name is derived from the fact it excels at bottom contact applications.

Going Big with Phenix's M1 : The MX-UR80H
Phenix's refreshed and revamped M1 series made a big splash here at TackleTour when we published our thoughts on the Search For One contender, MX72MH. In fact, it is still among my favorites so far this year. Of course, when we published that article, we received quite a few messages from our West Coast readers asking about the swimbait stick.

An Enthusiast Level Rod For Anglers Of All Levels, Legit Design's Big Bait Special
Arundel Tackle out of Chicago, Illinois is in partnership with Legit Design for exclusive North American distribution rights. That's how we got our hands on the subject of today's review. Introducing the Legit Design Wild Side WSC75XH Big Bait Special.
Taking the Time to Appreciate the Unique Personality of the Dobyns Xtasy Series
Priced well into the enthusiast range these rods are described by Dobyns as a "feel" series, and are designed to provide an advantage in applications where quick bite detection is key.
A Cranky Honey Badger of a Stick : Ark Rods's TS74MH-G B-Hittay
Since their debut a few short years ago, Ark Rods has done a good job making headway with affordable, smartly styled, good performing sticks. They recently upped their game by signing Pro Bass Fisherman, Randall Tharp to their team and last year, they celebrated this team up with the company's very first line of signature series of rods, Randall Tharp's Honey Badger line.
Denali Rods's New Sub $100 Rod Series : Ryker
With several series spread out and smartly targeted at price points between $100 through $250, Denali's popularity grows with each passing year. For 2021, Denali looks to push the boundaries of affordability even further with the introduction of an entirely new series.
Back in the Hunt for the Search : Fenwick's Refreshes Their World Class
Several years ago, we took a look at a couple of sticks within Fenwick's flagship series of rods, World Class. Both sticks left me with mixed feelings for while I liked the rods' build, components, and power, I was hoping for a bit more in terms of sensitivity especially considering we were fishing a flagship series...
Phenix Once Again Delivers on Maxim-um Value
One of Phenix's big introductions for 2019 was their new look and feel Maxim series rods. This is their ~$100 series bass rods built for exceptional value. Somehow, we never took a look at the spinning rod options in the original 2015 series, but we're correcting that today with our look at the totally revamped MAXS-610L.
Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X
Megabass's F7.5-77X Bunker Buster is a seven foot, seven inch (7'7") casting rod featuring a full rear grip. The front portion of that grip is cork, while the back section is EVA foam. It shares the same cosmetics as the F10-711X Onager and F8-78X Mark 48 except at only twelve inches (12"), the rear handle on the Bunker Buster is short like that of a flipping rod.
Casting with Veracity : Abu Garcia's VRCTY79-9
In case you hadn't noticed, Abu Garcia has a rather extensive catalog of bass rods. From the budget friendly Vengeance and Vendetta to the more enthusiast tailored Fantasista, there's a series of sticks to suit just about any budget covering a plethora of techniques...
Are You a Big Bait Addict? If So, Kistler Has the Rod for You, the KLX7107XXH
Tossing big baits with the intention of landing bigger weights in the livewell is becoming more commonplace with each passing year. However, that practice has kind of settled in with the mid-sized and mid-weighted baits of roughly five to seven inches in length and maybe two to four ounces in weight...
Purple Reign : Phenix's Reinvigorated M1 is a Winner
It's been a good seven years or more since we took a look at the MX72H from their M1 series. Well, the wait is finally because Phenix Rods has unveiled a totally revamped, refreshed, and renewed M1 series with an updated look, feel, and appeal. We took the M1 MX72MH our for a test run.
ARK Rod's New Series Delivers Reinforcements for Your Enthusiast Soul
As we grow more and more conditioned to the different formulas (blank + components + grip material and design) for assembling a fishing rod at the various price points, it becomes increasingly difficult for an individual fishing rod or series thereof to capture our attention. What else can a manufacturer do to stir our enthusiasm?
Trippin' In Abu Garcia's IKE Finesse Series
Abu Garcia's recent refresh of their Mike Iaconelli signature series of rods is divided into three sub-categories. Our recent look at the MIKEC76-6 introduced us to the Power Series. Today we're concentrating on one of seven sticks from the IKE Finesse Series. Introducing Abu Garcia's IKE Finesse Series MIKES74-4.
An Affordable Cranking Stick for Spinning Rod Fans - The Abu Garcia Veritas
Last year, we shared with you our thoughts on Abu Garcia's new Revo Winch W30 - a low gear ratio spinning reel designed for moving bait enthusiasts. But no cranking or any technique specific reel is complete without a corresponding rod, right? Naturally, Abu Garcia knows this to be true and makes a stick to perfectly match with the Revo Winch W30...
A Shot of Finesse with a Dash of Versatility : Doomsday Tackle's T47S-370MF
Just like the previously reviewed T47C-370BCF, this stick features a retro-style color scheme and detailing that we have found is a little bit polarizing. Some anglers love the throwback colors and styling while others would prefer a more modern and tactical looking rod. Which camp do you fall into? 

Taking Aim with Megabass's Destroyer F8-78X Mark 48
Cosmetically, the Mark 48 is a carbon copy clone of the Onager. In fact, if you line up the two rods' reel seats, there is about a two inch difference in handle lengths, and a one inch difference to the tip.

The Search for One : Lew's Pro-Ti TLPT170M
Lew's stepped up to the plate recently with a new, top end series of rods for their bass market and we managed to get our hands on one. Here's our take on the Team Lew's Pro-Ti TLPT170M casting rod.

Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
For the first time in the two decades that the G.Loomis brand has been part of Shimano the company will soon offer anglers a limited edition combo which includes a limited IMX-PRO rod matched up with the proven performing Bantam MGL baitcasters.

Wait for It, Wait for It... Abu Garcia's IKE Delay Series
Sometimes, you just want to tie one on, toss it out, and crank it up. Abu Garcia realizes that moving baits are a staple of any bass fisherman's arsenal and in the recent refresh of their Mike Iaconelli signature series of rods, they included a collection of seven rods in a sub-series dubbed "Delay" just for this.
A Mix of Handling and Power Voodoo in the Witch Doctor Shaman Rods
There are a lot of rod manufacturers out there, and while Witch Doctor rods may not be a household name among fishermen, the company does have a strong and passionate following among bass anglers that are looking for a high performance rod that isn’t just another “me-too” mass produced import. For our very first in-depth look at the brand’s offerings we put the company’s flagship Shaman Series to the test.
A Spinning Rod with Multiple Personalities : Denali's Lithium L883MS Multi-Spin
I took the opportunity to ask Major League Fishing Pro Jeff Kriet if he has a favorite in Denali's lineup. Without hesitation he chose to highlight a stick he feels doesn't get enough attention and that stick is the subject of today's review. Here's our look at Denali Rods's Lithium Series L883MS Multi Spin.
ARK Rods's TS73MHFC May Not Be a Printer, But It Is Money
Ark Rods is an intriguing manufacturer. Seemingly out of nowhere they burst onto the scene with an array of smartly priced, smartly styled, performance driven series of sticks. We've been working out way through their Tharp series having good experiences with each stick thus far, and the subject of today's article had a name that was just too difficult to resist. Here's our look at Ark Rods's TS73MHFC Money Maker.
Bub's Punch Rod Levels Up : iRod AIR IRA7104PRG-H
It's been some time since we've visited with a product from iRod Fishing. Founder Matt Newman was recently in touch to share with us some new models added to both their Air and Genesis II lineups. Today, we take a look at a stick designed by Western Pro, Bub Tosh. Here is iRod Fishing's AIR IRA710PRG-H.
Are You Worthy to Possess the Power of Megabass's Warhammer?
Zander and I have been busy getting acquainted with the new, extended models of Megabass of America's current Destroyer lineup, but one stick from the original introduction has been on my list since its debut in 2017...
Daiwa Introduces a Refreshed Black Label Series - the BLX Bass Rods
At last week's ICAST the spotlight at the Daiwa booth was primarily focused on the company's new Tatula Elite and Certate reels, but the company also launched a complete renewal of the Classic Black Label line called the BLX Bass Series.
Cranking It Up With Denali's Russ Lane Cranking Stick
The Attax AC722RL is a seven foot two inch (7'2") stick that somehow feels more like 6'8" in hand. For some strange reason, I keep thinking it's shorter than it actually is. Perhaps because it's so light and springy in action...
Filling out the Arsenal - A Hands on Look at the Newest Megabass Destroyer Rods
This season, in advance of ICAST, Megabass introduced five new casting and spinning models designed not only for particular applications, but also focused on actual baits in the brand’s own lineup. We hit the water with Kenichi Iiada, Megabass America's Product Manager, to find out more about the latest additions to the Destroyer collection.
Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR
Saving money and being practical with your tackle buying decisions is the responsible thing to do. Afterall, you really can catch the same fish with a $99 fishing rod as you can with an $800 one, right? If you consider such a purchase a waste, well, then there really is no need to spend that extra coin. However, for those of us who need a little more intrigue and performance, sometimes, nothing feeds your soul as well as that enthusiast piece of tackle.

 

 

Product Reviewed Date Posted
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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