2016’s best new rods and reels
New hardware for baitcasting, spinning and helping physically challenged anglers
Best Bass Rods
We’d all love to drive a Porsche, but it’s not likely to happen any time soon for most of us. Ditto for fishing with G.Loomis rods—they’re just too expensive for the average recreational angler. Enter the reasonably priced E6X series of feather-light yet extremely strong bass rods. I particularly like the two-piece, 6′ 8″ medium-heavy-action spinning rod and the 7′ 1″ medium-action model for lighter applications. Not surprisingly, the rods were voted Best of Show in the freshwater rod category at ICAST.
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