Gear Review: Lew's Signature Rods

WHAT IS IT?

Lew’s Signature Rods

WHAT SETS IT APART?

Two of bass fishing’s most recognized names — Bassmaster Elite Series angler Greg Hackney and Bassmaster LIVE host Mark Zona — helped design new rod models for the Lew’s Signature Line. Zona is a huge fan of spinning rod tactics, so his models include a 6-foot, 10-inch Shakey Head; 7-foot All-Purpose; 7-foot, 2-inch Tube Crackin’ Special; and a 7-foot, 4-inch Power Finesse. On the other end of the spectrum, Hackney’s expertise in power fishing yielded a 7-foot, 3-inch frog rod; a 7-foot, 6-inch pitching rod; and a 7-foot, 11-inch heavy cover flipping rod.

HOW DO I USE IT?

Each rod in the Lew’s Signature Line uses FOCAS Blank technology, a Lew’s exclusive multi-layered graphite blank production process. This yields 75% greater tip strength, bolsters blank durability and maximizes sensitivity. Signature Line rods include WINN’S generation polymer Dry-Tac ULTRA Grips for dependable rod control, along with SEAGUIDE RA Premium Aluminum Oxide guide inserts, which ensure smooth casting and durability with all line types.

HOW MUCH?

$179.99 to $189.99

MORE INFORMATION:

Lews.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

Demanding anglers demand top notch performance and when given the chance to design exactly what they want, the result is typically something that’ll benefit the average angler as well. Zona wanted exceptional sensitivity for acute bite detection; Hackney needed precision bait placement with unyielding strength — all universally valued attributes. Anglers will benefit from Hackney and Zona’s expertise with these rods, along with models designed by Kevin Van Dam, Mark Rose and Andy Montgomery.