The Diplomat is well versed in smooth presentations and subtle power. Drop shots, split shots spybaits, and other light wire hook techniques are ideal for this finesse stick. You’ll feel every little movement on the end of the line and have a rod blank designed to protect light lines. Smallies hate the Diplomat!
Category: 6'11" or Less, Dropshot, Finesse, Medium Light, NED Rig, Non-sale, Rod Style_Spinning, Spinning Rod, Split Shot, Spybait, ZOLO Series
I can say that it's a great rod. Ordered 2. Got to use one the other day however we had temps hit 120 and the water was HOT so no giants. Only managed to get 4 small spots on it. Handled the 1/2oz dropshot great. Handled the tiny fish well. Sensitive enough that I could feel all the bites and the lead dropshot weight rolling around on the rocks I'll put it to the test as I fish a lot but so for it feels good paired with my 3000 size Daiwa Tatula spinnig reels.
ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS ROD!!!!! i never really drop shotted much. I've owned other drop shot rods and also used the shake 7 as a drop shot rod until i bought this rod. I love the sensitivity and the action. Honestly i like to throw drop shots now because catching big brown footballs on this rod is a frickin blast. Thanks ALX for building excellent rods,
Rod is well balanced and feels super sensitive. It is mated with a new Stradic 2500. Haven’t had a chance to try it but should be the perfect drop shot set up.
I recently had a Custom built Diplomat in a 7'2" length for Drop-shotting and casting 3.5" Swim baits for Smallmouth Bass...Caught a nice bass on the first cast...nice XFast action with surprising backbone...great rod!
I love this rod for drop-shotting mean smallmouths in the Great Lakes. Love it so much, I had to add a second one! I have braid on both my reels, so I can also throw small cranks and poppers with this rod.
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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