The 7’6” ML blank is amazing for topwaters and finesse swim baits. I picked one up for wade fishing as the extra length allowed me to get further casts.
Craftsmanship can however use some improvement. The first one I ordered, the reel seat was not properly glued and my reel could not be tightened down. Old 18 was quick to send me a replacement but the second one had the same issue. The reel was better on the second rod, but there was also a lot of extra adhesive and epoxy on the carbon fiber handle and guides that I have tried to clean off.
Great for casting 1/4-3/8 lures. With my Aldebaran bsf I can cast down to 1/8 lures. Great lite poles. This is my second one.
Caught a 40 inch 20 pound bull red the first time taking it out. Handled it like a beast. Extremely satisfied, iv wanted one for a long time. Will continue to support local and being made in the USA absolutely justifies the price.
Amazing rod. I bought one 7’6” ML and loved it so much I ordered a second one. I also have the 7’ Light and this series of rod I really enjoy fishing with. Once I order one and used it , I had to get more since I was so impressed with the first one I got. They cast light baits so well for BFS fishing and I can cast the lures I like to use further with this rod then I can cast with my spinning combo.
I highly recommend it.
Thanks for making an awesome rod !!!