Much shorter handle than you’re likely used to


The handle of this rod measures only 10 1/4 inches. When you pick it up, you might raise an eyebrow like I did because it’s so different than the vast majority of rods out there. When I first used it, it felt like an old-school pistol grip with a few more inches. 

This is the beauty of the rod, in my opinion. As you make those sharp, downward snaps of your rod tip, the butt of this rod stays completely out the way. It won’t snag on your baggy sun shirt or bulky jacket and it stays clear of your forearm. The shorter grip allows for more control as you’re working your jerkbait and it’s the most balanced jerkbait rod I’ve tested. 

Interestingly enough, my hand cramps have drastically reduced while using this rod. I’m not quite sure why that is. My guess is the improved balance, but I can certainly notice a difference. I’m experiencing much less hand (and forearm) fatigue than I normally do.