ZOLO Deputy - 7'1", Medium Heavy, Fast Casting

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The Deputy is an outstanding general purpose rod. Great sensitivity and mid range power allow the Deputy to be a jack of all trades. Being able to fish a spinnerbait in the morning and then a texas or carolina rig in the afternoon is extremely popular with coanglers. The Deputy is a workhorse rod and you’ll find yourself needing more than one.

  • Line: 10 - 18#
  • Lure: 1/4 - 1 oz
  • Length: 7'1"
  • Power: Medium Heavy
  • Action: Fast
  • Average Rod Weight: 4.3 oz
  • Handle Length: 10" (End of butt to back of reel seat)
  • Number of Guides: 10

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Will not disappoint

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.

The best rod for Northern Pike and walleye fishing in Canada

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.

My favorite soft plastic rod

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.

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