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REVIEW: Leviathan Genesis Kayak Rod

Thanks to the folks at Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in Killeen, TX I was able to get a test run with the new Leviathan Genesis Kayak rod. Made with premium components, a Loomis blank, and a carbon fiber grip, the Genesis held great promise in the store but needed a […]


Shimano GLF Inshore Fishing Rods $100

LADSON, S.C. – ICAST 2018 Introduction • Available August ‘18 – For easy access to truly great fishing, many say there’s nothing better than the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers from the Florida Keys west to the Texas coast can now experience the Gulf waters with the Shimano […]


Shimano Introduces SLX Rods at $99

LADSON, S.C. – ICAST 2018 Introduction • Available August ‘18 – Keeping with its ‘Can’t Stop Fishing’ idea in providing anglers with durable, lightweight, easy-to-use tackle, Shimano launches its new SLX rod series, a line-up including nine casting and seven spinning models in a versatile selection of lengths and actions. […]


St. Croix Introduces Legend Glass Spinning Rods

Park Falls, WI (July 6, 2018) — St. Croix rod engineers have struck again, answering the call for a spinning version of the immensely popular Legend Glass. St. Croix’s Legend Glass rod series took home top freshwater rod honors at ICAST 2016 for blending classic fiberglass feel to modern IPC® mandrel […]


G.Loomis Redesigns E6X, Expands Offerings

WOODLAND, Wash. USA – 2018 Bassmaster Classic Introduction – NOW AVAILABLE – Providing bass anglers with both performance and value, G. Loomis launches a redesign to its popular E6X Series to make them more durable and even lighter. Available to anglers for the 2018 fishing season, the new E6X bass […]


Megabass Revamps Orochi XX Series Rods

Since its debut in 2013, the Orochi XX series has embodied the intersection between Japanese rod technology and North American bass fishing. Dedicated to inspiring American anglers to new heights, the Megabass development team constantly pursues new technologies to ensure that each rod continues to earn its place in angler’s […]


REVIEW: Favorite Balance Casting Rod

The Favorite Balance casting rod and the other Favorite brand rod models gained popularity through marketing from YouTube fishing channels. I’m typically skeptical of market hype products that only become mainstream after massive sponsorship dollars are dropped but the price point of the Favorite Balance intrigued me enough to look […]


2017 Best $100 Bass Fishing Rods

Are you looking for a really good, bang for your buck bass fishing rod? I am always on the lookout and have been trying to test out everything I can. Some of these models included in this list are not new for 2017 but have a few tweaks. Others are […]


Conquest Newest Rod Line From G.Loomis, Shimano

Bringing together G.Loomis design expertise and proven rod actions with Shimano’s core blank technology provides bass anglers with Conquest – a 12 rod line-up introduced through a joint collaboration between G. Loomis and Shimano product development staffs. First shown at the 2017 ICAST Show, the rods have just recently started […]