Precision-machined aluminum reel-seat nut makes a huge difference

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bass fishing rod reel seat nut

I didn’t really think was a big deal until I fished with it but this aluminum reel-seat nut adds an enormous amount of sensitivity throughout the retrieve, whether you’re using moving baits or bottom-contact presentations. Instead of the usual cork or EVA foam, this denser aluminum transfers a bunch of vibration to your fingers so even when the bass aren’t biting aggressively, you can easily detect those subtle strikes.

Again, this is something that many folks might not notice when they first put this rod in their hands, but once you get on the water and really start fishing hard with it, you’ll immediately notice a big difference. Kudos to St. Croix for doing something a little different on these rods. It’s a big deal, in my personal opinion.