The HSR1023C is a two-piece, fast-action plug and back-bounce rod with plenty of power. Designed for use in the big rivers of Alaska for trophy Chinook salmon, this rod works well in light saltwater conditions as well. If you’re after really big salmon, this is a pretty fair drift rod, with more than enough backbone for shoreline fishing, but where it really shines is back-trolling large plugs like Kwikfish or Wiggle Warts. The butt section is stiff so the boat actually sets the hook while the rod is still in the holder, so when the angler grabs the rod, all they have to do is hang on for dear life!
The “Hot Shot” rods have light to medium tips and magnum butt-sections. They were originally designed to fish steelhead plugs, like the Hot Shot, where the boat actually is positioned at the head of a run, letting the current “pull” the plug down to the fish zone, near the bottom. The boat sweeps back and forth, across the current so the plugs cover the entire width of the river, then slips further down stream, repeating the process. Lure action is monitored by watching the rod tip wiggle as the lure digs for the bottom. When a fish hits the plug, the magnum butt section actually sets the hook by the force created by the strike, and the boat operator keeps initial tension on the fish until the angler can grab the rod from the holder. The very nature of this design makes it a good casting tool, and a better fish-fighting tool. Many anglers have discovered they are also very effective for a lot of different applications.
|Power||Action||Pieces||Line Class||Lure Weight||Length|
|Magnum Heavy||Extra Fast||2||12-25lb.||1/2-5oz.||8'6"|
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