This rod gives the angler who prefers spinning to casting the ability to detect the subtle take of a steelhead by minimizing line drag created by the current—especially those drifts across the river with slow water in between you and the holding water. A longer rod allows extended drifts, longer casts and better fish control when the fish is hooked a long ways out. The extra length also allows you to use longer leaders when the water is low and clear. This rod will work well for side drifting in heavier water and larger rivers, especially where you may encounter bigger fish. It’s a good rod for casting spoons and spinners from shore.
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