Tackle Reviews

Wright & McGill Skeet Micro Honeycomb Spinning Rod Review

Walker Smith
I've always had an affinity for affordable bass fishing gear. The expensive stuff is certainly nice, but a lot of it doesn't fit the budget of the common man. So when I find an impressive product at a good price, I make certain to spread the word. I've had an opportunity to fish with the Wright & McGill Skeet Micro Honeycomb spinning rod for the past year or so and I'll be honest; it has been a really good rod given the $99 price point. I've caught a lot of fish with it and I'll quickly go through my favorite features of this rod.
(1 of 5)

It's a lot more versatile than you might think

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When I saw the words "drop shot" in big letters on the blank, I rolled my eyes a little bit. I don't like fishing a drop shot and in my neck of the woods, it rarely comes into play during tournaments. Our lakes just don't set up that way. 

But this is a lot more than a drop shot rod and if you're letting the techniques printed on the blank pigeon-hole you into just one technique with this rod, you're sorely missing out. The Wright & McGill Skeet Micro Honeycomb Spinning Rod is much more versatile than its name implies.

I have used this rod for floating worms, soft jerkbaits, wacky rigs, lightweight shaky heads and even Neko rigs. It handles each technique wonderfully and it performs similarly to a few $150 rods that I have in my collection. Its lightweight, sensitive and the fast taper really helps you get a lot of action into your soft baits. 

(2 of 5)

Interesting reel seat design

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The reel seat design of this rod doesn't really catch your eye at first. But once you put it in your hands, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. That small hole in the reel seat allows your thumb to sit directly on the blank throughout your entire retrieve. I was shocked by how much this increased the rod's sensitivity when fishing with finesse techniques. 

In addition to added sensitivity, this feature also makes the rod very comfortable while you're fishing. Again, I didn't really give it a second look until I put the rod in my hands. I'd like to see more rod manufacturers incorporate this feature into their designs. 

(3 of 5)

Comfort and sensitivity

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I wanted to include a photo of the reel seat design in my hand. When you lay your thumb flat, it feels great in your hands. I've been able to feel slight changes in bottom composition and very subtle bites while testing this rod over the past year. 

(4 of 5)

Good-looking rod butt and grip

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I think the combination of high-grade cork and EVA foam is a really nice touch on this rod. I've used some cork rod butts in the past that will stain my light-colored fishing shirts, but so far I have not had that problem with this rod. 

As far as the bright yellow color, I'm not too big on that. But heck, if it performs well and I can grab one for $99, I'm not going to complain. I say it all the time: Fishing isn't a fashion show. 

(5 of 5)

Final impressions

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I sincerely believe you'll be impressed by this spinning rod. It feels great in your hands, it's sensitive and it's pretty well balanced to make long days on the water much more enjoyable. 

The Wright & McGill Skeet Micro Honeycomb spinning rod is available at the following retailers: