This rod can honestly do it all. I bought it to use as a co-angler because I wanted a versatile rod to pitch & flip jigs and t rigs while also throwing spinnerbaits and swim jigs. I've found that this rod really excels with a 3/8 and even 1/2 oz jigs. It's a spinnerbait and bladed jig killer and I've swung bass up to 4 lbs on this rod. As I've moved to the boater side of tournaments the Promise 73 remains a staple on my boat deck.
I took my new Promise73 out on the lake to test it out and it has changed my fishing game. I could feel every bite. It was very easy to determine whether it was a fish, or just my lure bumping into a rock or something else. I was fishing the Texas Rig, using soft plastic baits. The sensitivity was very impressive. I highly recommend this rod.
I use this rod for traps, under spins, heavy spinnerbaits, and top water walking baits. The extra length on this rod is very useful when wanting to make long casts. The rod loads nicely also, making it ideal for moving baits and top water baits when using braid. I have even dragged lighter jigs with it, and was impressed with the sensitivity for such a bargain rod. All around great rod, that's why I have 3.
One of my favorite rods in my line up. Its my go to rod for many of my techniques and most importantly it gives me confidence on the water.
I use this rod for everything from chatter baits to weightless flukes. It really is a work horse
ALX Rods IKOS Series Bass Fishing Rods are built with an emphasis on delivering outstanding performance and maximum value for anglers. With features that exceed counterparts, the IKOS Series is easily a class leading rod. Carefully designed, crafted,and tested by ALX Rods’ in-house team, the ALX Rods IKOS Series Rods are serious tools built for cashing checks.
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- Fitted with 100% braid-safe Kigan guides
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