IKOS Hustler - 7', Medium Heavy, Moderate Casting

The IKOS Hustler is the perfect all-around crankbait rod. It handles cranks diving to roughly 15′ deep with ease. It also maneuvers easily around cover and the soft tip casts a mile when fishing open banks and points. Superb, buttery smooth action from the S-Glass construction while maintaining excellent sensitivity to determine crankbait placement around grass lines and bottom composition.

***Hustler does not feature an exposed blank reel seat due to the diameter of the rod blank***

  • Line: 8 - 18#
  • Lure: 1/4 - 1 oz
  • Length: 7'
  • Power: Medium-Heavy
  • Action: Moderate
  • Average Rod Weight: 4.5 oz
  • Handle Length: 10" (End of butt to rear of reel seat)
  • Number of Guides: 10

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    Melvin Brake (Atlanta, US)
    Everything I Expected

    Rod is light and well balanced with reel on it.Everything I was hoping it would be.

    Dan N. (Fond du Lac, US)
    Perfect crankbait rod

    Love the rod, exactly the feel and action I was looking for in a crankbait rod.I’m looking forward to adding some more ALX rods to my collection.

    William Card (Lawton, US)
    Thanks Alex!

    I called Alex a week before heading to Lake St. Clair for an early spring smallmouth trip. We typically throw mid diving cranks like rock crawlers and DT10s. He suggested the hustler and 3 days later it was here. This rod fishes way beyond its price point (like all the IKOS) and was an absolute pleasure to fish all day. This rod is perfect for those smaller cranks! It has the perfect parabolic action to launch those baits and keep the fish pinned with the lighter trebles. Thanks Alex!

    Shannon P (Arlington, US)
    Ikos Hustler

    As with all of my ALX rods, the Ikos Hustler does the job right. I’ve been through many different rods and ALX is the best hands down. I use the hustler for squarebills and my other hustler for speed cranking in the 8-15 foot range. Give ALX a try you will not be disappointed

    Mike (Birmingham, US)
    Hustler 7

    Bought this rod for medium dive and squarebill crankbaits. Haven’t gotten to use it yet but as with all ALX rods the look and feel of this rod is great! Looking forward to getting on the water and trying it out.

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