Impressive sensitivity for reaction lures

handle of a bass fishing rod

I’ve been testing the 7-foot, 2-inch medium-heavy action model and it has proven to be an outstanding option for moving baits such as squarebills, larger flat-sided crankbaits and 3/8-ounce ChatterBaits. You might be able to get away with it for very lightweight pitching around sparse cover but I’d much rather use it for moving baits.

Even when the bass barely load up on your reaction baits, this blank allows you to feel very small and subtle changes in your bait’s behavior. If a bass swats at your lure, you’ll be able to quickly detect a change in its action and set the hook accordingly. For $149 plus a stellar reel to go with it, that’s awfully tough to beat.