Great for a wide variety of techniques

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bass fishing rod on boat dock

I’m a big fan of rods that can be used for a wide variety of techniques. I’m not long removed from being a totally broke college fisherman who could barely afford to put three well-used rods on my front deck with a grocery store sack of a dozen baits or so. So throughout my career I have tried to keep that in mind because after all, bass fishing gear is expensive and if you can find one rod that can do a bunch of different things, I consider that a heckuva find and a real bargain.

This particular rod is a 7-foot, 4-inch, medium-heavy action rod with a moderate-fast taper. If you’re not familiar with that type of terminology, I’ll tell you that you can do essentially whatever you want to do with this rod. I’ve really enjoyed using it for squarebills, spinnerbaits, ChatterBaits, 3/16-ounce Texas rigs, Carolina rigs and heck, it’ll even fish a hollow-body frog in open water and very sparse cover. So whether you’re a bass boat guy on a budget, a kayak guy or you prefer to walk the banks of your local fisheries, I consider this to be a great investment if you’re looking for versatility in a bass fishing rod.