Thursday, March 30, 2017
I teamed the rod up with a Daiwa Saltiga 6500H spinning reel spooled with 80 lbs Momoi Diamond Braid. The rods were found to be extremely light which made casting comfortable in 100 deg temperatures. The handles allow for both hands to be used to load up the rod to make extra long casts. They are quite powerful and can handle about anything that swims in my opinion. When I visited with Larry at the Chicago Sportshow, he held the tip to the floor and told me to pull up on the rod with all my strength in an attempt to break it. The rod won!! My favorite was the #3 which had no problem casting heavy stickbaits up to 6 oz. The handles are made out of premium cork which again saves on weight. As of today these rods are not yet available. I believe a 9 ft rod in the same power strengths will be available soon.
I am sure that both the spinning model and casting models can handle the brutal punishment of a multitude of fresh and saltwater monsters!