It’s a great topwater rod

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topwater bass fishing lure on a fishing rod

I have two of the Lew’s Super Duty Speed Sticks; one is a 7-foot, 6-inch medium heavy-action rod and the other is a 7-foot, 6-inch heavy-action rod. I can confidently say that the 7-foot, 6-inch model is an incredible topwater rod if you’re looking for long casts and hook-setting power. Most of you reading this have dealt with schooling fish in the past. You’ll be fishing down the bank and out of nowhere, a big school of bass will come up schooling just out of reach. You can cast with all your might but in the end, it always seems like you fall a few feet short.

This rod has solved that issue for me in most situations. Of course, a longer rod helps but the tip of this particular rod seems to launch topwater lures a country mile. With very little effort, I’m able to cast a topwater plug far enough to feel the backing knot rub against my thumb on every cast. The casting distance and sensitive tip has turned this rod into my new schooling fish rig. I’ll leave it on the front deck of my boat throughout the summer and fall so whenever a school of fish starts busting the surface, I can grab it and launch one of my favorite topwaters right into the action.