ZOLO McSmalls - 7'6", Light+, Fast Spinning

The ALX Rods ZOLO McSmalls isn't limited to tough smallmouth - it's great for spotted bass and largemouth too! The McSmalls excels at long casts with light lures where stealth is key. Spybaits, hair jigs, tubes, NED rigs and 2.8 - 3.2 type swimmers are right in this rod's wheelhouse. This rod features a nice, light tip with plenty of reserve power to increase your landing percentage.

  • Line: 4 - 10#
  • Lure: 1/16 - 1/2 oz
  • Length: 7'6"
  • Power: Light+
  • Action: Fast
  • Average Rod Weight: 4.3 oz
  • Handle Length: 11.75" (End of butt to front of reel seat)
  • Number of Guides: 9

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jeff (Spartanburg, US)

Love this rod. I have 3 NRX and this rod is just as sensitive and light. I have 4 ZOLO's now and I reach for them more and more each trip. Quality components and very sensitive and light.

Sean (Jackson, US)
Great for smallmouth

Don’t let the ‘light’ action intimidate you, this is a great rod for wrangling with smallies! This 7’ 6” rod not only allows you to cast light finesse tackle a long ways, but it also gives you plenty of leverage on big smallmouth no matter how far away from the boat they are. Personally I use it for spybaits and small swimbaits but would work well for other finesse techniques as well!

Bob (Carlisle, US)
Great Rod!!

I bought this rod a couple of weeks ago after researching rods and rod companies on the internet and I couldn't be happier with it, I like to finesse smallmouth on the susquehanna river and this rod is just what I was looking for, the balance and feel is fantastic, it has a nice light tip with plenty of backbone, the handle is perfect size for me, I liked it so much I bought my son and myself an Enox Charmer for drop shotting, I will be buying more ALX rods, I love em!!

eastwood_bassin (Lawton, MI.) (Lawton, US)
McSmalls, the best smallmouth rod available!

I was finally able to get over to St. Clair for the early smallmouth bite. We had an epic first trip of the year with over 50 fish boated. I purchased this rod to fish Michigan smallmouth tournaments. The Tube was the deal on this trip (3.5” tube 3/8oz tube jig) before, I fished a 7’ M for this. The McSmalls at 7,6” allowed me to bomb cast to cover water and target fish from a distance. The Light+ gives you an ultra sensitive tip, great parabolic bend with plenty of backbone to handle giant Michigan smallmouth. I have it paired with a 3000 size reel, 15lb braid and 8 to 10lb fluoro leader. If you want the best smallmouth rod available, this is it. 10hr trip, several drum, 5lb walleye and countless giant MI. brownies and this rod was a dream to fish, comfortable all day! Love my ALX rods!

Billy Earl (Falling Waters, US)
Awesome finesse swimbait rod!

I can't say enough great things about this rod! Took it on a 3 week smallmouth trip catching 55 + smallies with several in the 3 to 4 pd range! All on 6pd braid to 5 pd fluorocarbon in water temps averaging in the mid 30's ! The sensitivity and action of this rod is phenomenal and any angler who enjoys throwing finesse swimbaits will fall in love with this rod!

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