The rod

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First of all, let’s talk about just the rod itself before getting into the high-tech capabilities. For those familiar with Abu Garcia’s Veritas lineup, the Abu Garcia Virtual rod blanks are very similar in action. This lineup comes in 7 baitcaster options ranging from a 6-foot, 9-inch medium heavy to a 7-foot, 6-inch heavy action. In addition, there are 3 spinning rod models available: 6-foot, 6-inch medium, 6-foot, 9-inch medium light, and 7-foot medium.

All of these rods come equipped with EVA foam grips, stainless steel guides with Zirconium inserts and a nice bait keeper to keep your rod rigged and tangle free so it’s ready whenever you reach for it. The split grip features a slightly larger-than-normal rod butt and that’s where the magic happens. Inside the base of the rod lay the brains of the operation.