Abu Garcia Volitile Casting Rod
May 19, 2013
Very good feel and casting distance using larger sized baits 1/2 oz - 2 oz. I was put off by the lower price and unknown quality or Abu Garcias rod lineup, I normally use Shimano / Gloomis rods. This rod not only performs just as good as the other mfgs, but id almost say its performance is actually better (in some areas such as the variety of bait size I can use) and it costs less.
It does not have the sensitivity of the Gloomis rods... or the higher quality materials of the Shimano rods... but so far I havnt seen any problems with the rod so far. Fishing trip count 15+
This rod has plenty of backbone for dealing with larger fish and the ability of casting larger sized baits... keep this in mind.
This is my new inshore rod that has taken over most of the abuse, from Snapper to Baracuda to Redfish. How long will it last with my hardcore fishing schedule... will see
Pros:Light wieght rod that can tackle 20+ lbs fish with ease.
Powerfull backbone for turning fish.
Casting distance is greater than the competition.
Cons:Less sensitivity than the competition.
Larger size 7'9".