Don’t let the ‘light’ action intimidate you, this is a great rod for wrangling with smallies! This 7’ 6” rod not only allows you to cast light finesse tackle a long ways, but it also gives you plenty of leverage on big smallmouth no matter how far away from the boat they are. Personally I use it for spybaits and small swimbaits but would work well for other finesse techniques as well!
I bought this rod a couple of weeks ago after researching rods and rod companies on the internet and I couldn't be happier with it, I like to finesse smallmouth on the susquehanna river and this rod is just what I was looking for, the balance and feel is fantastic, it has a nice light tip with plenty of backbone, the handle is perfect size for me, I liked it so much I bought my son and myself an Enox Charmer for drop shotting, I will be buying more ALX rods, I love em!!
I was finally able to get over to St. Clair for the early smallmouth bite. We had an epic first trip of the year with over 50 fish boated. I purchased this rod to fish Michigan smallmouth tournaments. The Tube was the deal on this trip (3.5” tube 3/8oz tube jig) before, I fished a 7’ M for this. The McSmalls at 7,6” allowed me to bomb cast to cover water and target fish from a distance. The Light+ gives you an ultra sensitive tip, great parabolic bend with plenty of backbone to handle giant Michigan smallmouth. I have it paired with a 3000 size reel, 15lb braid and 8 to 10lb fluoro leader. If you want the best smallmouth rod available, this is it. 10hr trip, several drum, 5lb walleye and countless giant MI. brownies and this rod was a dream to fish, comfortable all day! Love my ALX rods!
I can't say enough great things about this rod! Took it on a 3 week smallmouth trip catching 55 + smallies with several in the 3 to 4 pd range! All on 6pd braid to 5 pd fluorocarbon in water temps averaging in the mid 30's ! The sensitivity and action of this rod is phenomenal and any angler who enjoys throwing finesse swimbaits will fall in love 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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