ZOLO McSmalls - 7'6", Light+, Fast Spinning

The ALX Rods ZOLO McSmalls isn't limited to tough smallmouth - it's great for spotted bass and largemouth too! The McSmalls excels at long casts with light lures where stealth is key. Spybaits, hair jigs, tubes, NED rigs and 2.8 - 3.2 type swimmers are right in this rod's wheelhouse. This rod features a nice, light tip with plenty of reserve power to increase your landing percentage.

  • Line: 4 - 10#
  • Lure: 1/16 - 1/2 oz
  • Length: 7'6"
  • Power: Light+
  • Action: Fast
  • Average Rod Weight: 4.3 oz
  • Handle Length: 11.75" (End of butt to front of reel seat)
  • Number of Guides: 9

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
most favorite rod of all time

I bought this rod because I was looking for a specific action throwing small 3" and under swimbaits , tubes , and neds in 20-40 ft of water for smallies. this rod came as a suggestion to me from an ALX pro staffer so I went with it and i am super glad I did. I have it paired up with a shimano twin power 3000 which is the same size as a vanford 2500 but its way nicer. first time out I caught 6 smallmouth all around 3lb range in 37 degree water and I fell in love with it. its now one of those rods that I like so much I would rather go try to catch smallies or go finesse for largies. such an amazing rod thank you tony mac and ALX.

Ethan Jett (Thompson's Station, US)
Perfect finesse crankbait rod!

I bought this rod to use with small crankbaits. The action of the rod handles the light line and big fish perfectly! The length let’s you cast a small bait a mile as well. Would highly recommend. Love my other ALX rods as well!

Jeff (Spartanburg, US)

Love this rod. I have 3 NRX and this rod is just as sensitive and light. I have 4 ZOLO's now and I reach for them more and more each trip. Quality components and very sensitive and light.

Sean (Jackson, US)
Great for smallmouth

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!

Bob (Carlisle, US)
Great Rod!!

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!!

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