The 7-foot, medium heavy-action model I’ve tested has turned into one of my more versatile setups. It’s excellent for spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, squarebills and Texas rigs. If you’re looking for a do-it-all rod and you’re on a tight budget, I have no hesitations recommending this rod to you. 

When you’re using it for moving baits, the Lancer transmits vibrations very clearly throughout your retrieve. This means if they’re biting funny on a particular day, you’re able to detect when your bait does something “different”, which is often the key to getting those fish in the boat. When the vibration stops or the tension changes just the slightest bit, this rod will let you know. 

As I’ve already mentioned, it’s also an excellent option for bottom-contact presentations. Bite detection is no problem and power leaves little to be desired.