2019’s best new rods and reels
Great new hardware, from a computer-guided baitcaster to a value-minded pack rod
Want to check out more great new fishing tackle? Also see the year’s best new lures, accessories, electronics and fly-fishing gear. And for the complete round-up, see our epic omnibus story: 2019’s Top New Tackle.
Best bass rods
CUSTOM PLUS SUPERGRIP SPEED STICK SERIES
Lew’s has adopted golfing technology by including full-length Winn Dri-Tac grip handles on this new series of bass rods. As with putters, the grips are flat on the top to prevent the rod from turning or torqueing in your hand, while the large diameter promises to keep your hand comfortable all day. The six technique-specific, one-piece baitcasting rods are built around lightweight and sensitive HM60 graphite blanks. Fore! I mean, fish on! Learn more:
Lew’s Fishing, 1-877-470-5397; www.lews.com
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