New Skeet Reese Rods - 2012

Skeet Reese shows you the latest and greatest rods coming this fall to a tackle store near you!

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Hey, BassResource.com viewers. Hey, check it out. I'm Skeet Reese at the 2012 ICAST show in Orlando, Florida. We're in the Wright-McGill Trokar booth which is one of the coolest places to be. Why? Because it's full of black and yellow. I love black and yellow. You can't imagine that.

   Hey, a lot of you are fans of the Skeet Reese Rods out there. You've got the yellow sticks, but we've done a few changes this year. It's all good, don't worry, all those rods that you love, well, we just made them a little bit better, and some of them we made a little sexier looking. If you look at this, this is the Micro Honeycomb Series. We've taken yellow all the way through the blank. We've changed the reel seat a little bit. Instead of the rubber being yellow before, it's black, but you've got to look. It's clean, sexy, but it's still black and yellow. So a little bit new look for the Honeycomb Series.

   Then you get into the S Curves, which we've gone yellow all the way down as well, reversed the rubber. How you can tell the difference between the S Curves and the Honeycombs is this matte black section here. So the traditional guides, you'll find the S Curves. Honeycombs have all the micro guides on them.

   Now I've got three new models this year, and this one is one of them right here, Alabama Rig Rod, Umbrella Rig Rod, whatever you want to call it, but if you're throwing those big umbrella rigs with swimbaits on them, you need a pretty powerful rod. Most times you're fishing 65 pound Spider Wire and you're hurling it out there. So what I've done is I've given it a bigger handle, longer, so you get a lot more leverage to be able to cast that heavy rig out there. It's got a soft enough action on it though where it's a nice parabolic bend to where when those fish load up on it, it's not too fast and you're not going to tear the hooks out, especially when you're fishing braided line, there's no shock absorbancy. So you want to make sure the rod absorbs quite a bit of the shock, not the line, otherwise you'll break it off. But the Alabama Rig Rod is new.

   Now for you guys that love jacking big ones and getting in and mixing it up with the heaviest cover, here's a punching rod. This one is bad to the bone, 7 feet 11 inches of pure power for punching an ounce, ounce a half, up to two ounce sinker into the thickest cover you can get. It's got a really soft tip on it so you get good feel of bait. You can feel that little subtle bite on there, but when it's time to crack them and get them out of there, you've got a ton of power and you've got a much longer handle. So it gives you more leverage to lean against them and pull them out.

   Most flipping sticks have a much shorter handle, and you're down here and it's really hard to reel to get leverage on the fish. Well, not now. You can get them out of that stuff. I love combat fishing like that. So this is the punching rod. The handle's a little further forward, like I said, and it makes the rod more balanced so when you're flipping a heavy weight all day, you want that rod as balanced as it can be to take the strain off your forearm so you're not absolutely tired, and this one is balanced perfect for doing that. So there's the punching rod.

   We've got one more. A lot of you know that from the west side we throw a lot of big baits. I love swimbaits. It's not always the right time to throw them, but when you do throw them, you've got to have the right rod. So, I've got a Magnum Swimbait Rod. It's eight feet long. Same big deal. It's got a big handle on there so you can load up. When you're throwing some of those big swimbaits, man, you've got to put some back into it. You're hurling it out there, so I've got the two hands, big handle, it gives you a lot of force, a lot of leverage for throwing the big baits. Then I can also, when I'm leaning into them, I get a big one. But the same deal, you want a parabolic rod when you're fishing those big swimbaits.

   So if you look at this rod here, look over here, it's got bend throughout the rod because even though the baits are heavy, a lot of times you're dealing with 2/0 treble hooks, one ought, 2/0, maybe, even 3/0 which, if you have too stiff a rod, you can pull those hooks out of the fish real easily. So still; a parabolic rod, so when you hook up a fish, you're going to get them in the boat, but you've still got plenty of power and leverage to cast the big baits. So that's what's new from the Skeet Reese line at Wright-McGill here. So come check them out.


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