Very well balanced and sensitive


While this isn’t going to be the lightest spinning rod on the market, I have to give it credit for being a very well-balanced rod. Whether you’re skipping a shaky head underneath boat docks all day or fishing a wacky rig around secondary cover, you’re not going to experience any hand fatigue when using the Lew’s KVD IM8 Spinning Rod. It’s not tip-heavy and it’s not butt-heavy either, which makes it a dream to use for those long fishing trips.

In regards to its sensitivity, I’ve really been impressed especially given its affordable price point. I’m able to feel those super subtle, post-frontal bites without any issues and it has been pretty cool to feel the changes in rock size when I’m fishing riprap and other rock piles around seawalls. Something else I’ve been using the 6-foot, 10-inch medium-action model for has been for fishing small crankbaits around the edges of boat docks. This particular model loads really nicely and gives me a great feel for tight-wiggling finesse crankbait. I can feel the bite very easily and when I lean into the fish, the rod doesn’t rip the treble hooks out of the fish.