IKOS Hammer 73 - 7'3" Heavy, Fast, Casting

The IKOS Hammer 73 does just what the name says – hammers home brutal hooksets with heavy hooks on big fish. This is the tournament day rod you’re going to use when you are looking for 5 BIG bites.
  • Line: 12 - 25#
  • Lure: 1/2 - 1 1/2 oz
  • Length: 7'3"
  • Power: Heavy
  • Action: Fast
  • Average Rod Weight: 4.5 oz
  • Handle Length: 10.5" (End of butt to rear of reel seat)
  • Number of Guides: 10

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Corey Thomas (Lexington, US)
    Best rods

    I have the IKOS Hammer 73 and the Promise 73 and these are my go to, favorite rods!! The look, feel, and sensitivity are amazing! Couldn’t be happier with my purchases! Made in the USA means a lot as well for me!! Can’t recommend these rods/company enough!!

    Cody Stahl (Phenix City, US)
    Awesome flipping stick and Football jig rod!

    I have been using the Hammer 73 for 5 years now and I absolutely love it. I am a big time dock fisherman and I aways flip with my Hammer 73, Being 5'11" I felt like the 73 was the perfect length for me fishing in the front of the boat. It allowed me to make longer and more accurate flips under the dock vs a 7ft rod. With the IKOS series having a crazy light blank the longer rod didn't hinder my mobility at all. The Hammer 73 also makes an awesome football jig rod too! For 1/2oz and 3/4oz football jigs you cant beat it! Super sensitive, light, and durable!

    Jeremy (Wellford, US)

    Great rod for froggin, throwing a jig, and flipping. Do all in the same day w one rod. Love it!

    Barry Davis (Fort Mill, US)
    Go to for heavy cover.

    I sold my other one to replace it and waited far to long. Great rod for jigs, and punching with big weights and worms.

    PhiilyGillz (Bolingbrook, US)
    Ultimate Jig Rod

    I am a jig fisherman, plain and simple. If the fish are in shallow cover and the money is on the line, then more times than not, I'll be pitching a jig between 1/2 ounce and 1.5 ounces. That jig will ALWAYS be tied to an ALX Hammer 73. I have searched long and hard for the perfect rod for fishing a jig in shallow, heavy cover and the Hammer 73 is far and away the best one I have found in the 35 years that I have been fishing tournaments. There are VERY few TRUE jig rods on the market, but this one is the Real Deal!!

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