By far my favorite rod that I’ve purchased from ALX. I was looking to improve my spinnerbait rod after I had a tournament where I had lost multiple smallmouth from shaking the hook. The rod I was using wasn’t getting a good hook set at the end of the cast where they mostly were biting the bait. Other stiffer rod I had tried seemed to pull the bait away from the fish when they hit it. While doing research this rod kept showing up so I gave it a shot and haven’t looked back! It provides enough backbone to get a strong hook set but has a light enough tip to where you’re not ripping the bait from the fish either. Would recommend to anyone who likes throwing spinnerbaits!
I am extremely picky about my gear and did extensive research that brought me to ALX. The entire process was as good of an experience as you could ask for, from the owner himself guiding me towards the correct rod selection, delivery of the rod within 1.5 days, and the quality and attention to detail in the rod itself. The Zolo Deputy is a perfect rod and even more versatile than I originally thought (threw some spinnerbaits, t rigs, and paddle tails). The sensitivity on this thing is the best that I have experienced - you know exactly what type of structure you are bouncing off of. Casting distance and accuracy is excellent. I will definitely be coming back for some more purchases!
Thanks Alex and team!
I bought the Zolo Deputy this summer and paired it with a Lew's BB1 Pro. The distance and accuracy is the best I have experienced with a casting set up. I mostly use this for swim jigs with a tail and chatterbaits.
I bought this rod for my annual Canada fishing and it did not disappoint. I paired it with a Shimano Curado and 20 lb braid.. This combo was deadly on walleye, Pike and Muskie. Super sensitive tip and plenty of back bone.
In the future, I would purchase a Pike rod that was 2” longer, 2” more butt and a bit stiffer. The Deputy was a great addition to my rods and will be my go to.
I’ve used A LOT of rods in my 30 years of fishing and this by far is the best rod I’ve used for slinging soft plastic worms to creature baits Texas rigged. I would recommend to anyone.
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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