Would not believe how nice of a lipless crank ripbait rod this one makes along with a bladed jig. I never had much luck with chatterbaits using a crankbait moderate rod. Lot of my lakes I fish are heavy vegetation. I wanted a glass rod that is not a noodle and strong and stiff enough that if I got stuck in the stuff, it could pull my lure through or rip it. Still keeping that parabolic flex that can take the fighting pissed off jumping fish or launch a lipless crank a mile. The Rumble is really good at that. I have been catching them on it. I owned a ton of big name brands and went through a lot of them. Most good glass rods are designed now for crankbaits and going to be thick in diameter which this is, after getting used to that, the Rumble is really light and because it is not a sluggish noodle gives you casting stability like a graphite rod along with sensitivity that lacks in glass rods. Hard combination to get in a rod. Bladed jig, grass swim jig is perfect..! Lipless cranks is ideal rod because it has the backbone stability to rip out stuck lures and parabolic still to fight nasty head shakes trying to throw your lure. Still remains light enough to not wear you out casting all day. Win win for being a versatile niche rod for a select techniques. I paired it with a Shimano CuradoK Mgl 150 at 6.5 oz reel, it's seriously light and comfortable.
Very fast shipping. Very well packaged. Rod is lighter than I thought. Easy casting and really sensitive once I put braid on my reel. Can now feel every vibration of the Jack hammer. Handled 3 to5 lb. Largemouth with no problem. I can not wait to get more ALX rods.
I fish Chatterbaits, Spinnerbaits, and Swimjigs on this rod. I can feel every vibration and tick of rocks and cover.
BY FAR THE BEST VIABRATING JIG ROD I HAVE EVER USED!!! ITS LIGHT,SENSITIVE AND HANDLES LIKE A DREAM
I paired this up with a 13 Fishing Concept-Z and I am in love! I had a kayak tournament this weekend and I didn't want to put this rod down! I have 12 rods that I carry on my kayak when I fish tournaments. This rod is by the the most superior rod I own and I own a lot of great rod companies products! Absolutely love it. I plan to actually switch all of my rods over to ALX in the very near future (like within a month :))
The ALX Rods ZOLO Series Bass Fishing Rods are designed for the tournament angler and offer the widest variety of models to address specific techniques. The innovative design improves vibration transmission and overall smoothness which results in responsive, durable performance. All of this adds up to a rod that is light in hand, gives you an edge on feeling bites, and loads right to increase your landing percentage.
- NG carbon Hydra blanks featuring 125 gsm scrimless carbon fiber
- Precision-rolled with over 100ft/lbs of intense pressure
Fitted with 100% braid-safe Z Series Kigan guides
- MidMicro Guide Train System reduces weight, increases line control and passes leader knots and thick lines
- Trimmed reel seats to eliminate contact with threading and weight reduction
- Backed by a 3 year warranty and our SureSet Replacement Program
- Handcrafted at the ALX Rods factory in Aiken, South CarolinaSee All ZOLO Series Rods
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