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Fenwick EliteTECH Smallmouth Product Reviews

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This Fenwick EliteTech smallmouth product review was recorded last year and is getting a lot of attention. For more information in addition to this post, click here for a follow up post. If you’re like me, your wallet never can accomodate all the smallmouth bass fishing gear I want to buy. Between Lucky Craft lures, rods, reels, soft plastics, gas, etc it makes for some interesting choices and conversation with your wife. Check out this Fenwick smallmouth bass rod and see what you think!

Fenwick EliteTech Smallmouth Rod Reviews


From Cabela’s customer reviews”
After fishing the spinning version and being highly impressed withit I had to try a casting model out and I got the 6’10M-F, and it is super light, amazingly sensitive for a rod in this price range and is very comfortable to fish. I was worried the sensitivity would suffer from the “hidden handle” design but it isn’t so, this rod is truly a high end rod without the high end price tag. So if you always wanted to try a high end rod but couldn’t afford one, get one of these rods and you’ll know how enjoyable a performance rod is to fish with. Original comments here
From Bassresource forums:
 I purchased the 6’9″ medium power, extra fast action spinning model and I can tell you I was very impressed with the feel of the rod. I got the rod to use for shaky heads and light jigs and tubes but I got a bonus as it really was great to use with small soft jerkbaits like the super fluke Jr and baby slug-o. It has more than enough strength and backbone to throw normal 5″ and 6″ soft jerkbait and senkos but it really threw the small ones which impressed me the most. I could feel the bottom and light bites in 26′ of water on a shaky head using 8# mono, it is without a doubt the most sensitive rod in its price range that I ever used and what make it nice is the reel seat is not only comfotable to hold, but simply extending your index finger puts it right on the blank, this is a plus and looks to be very well thought out. Well I liked that so much I ordered, and just recieved, my new Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth casting rod. It is 6’10” medium heavy power, moderate fast action, the line rating is 12# to 20# and the lure rating is 3/8oz to 1oz. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is how light it is and when you feel how much power the rod has the weight is even more incredible, especially in its price range. I can’t get out on the water just yet but I was able to mount a reel and tie off the line to a post and apply some pressure to check the action and it was more than I expected. When I first manually pulled the rod tip it felt kind of stiff, more like a fast action rod but once I tied the line to a post and began putting pressure on it you could see the blank begin to distribute the weight all the way through the mid section of the rod instead of just the top half as a fast action rod does. The reel seat is outstanding in terms of comfort and depending how you palm a reel, a simple extension of the index finger may be all that is needed in order to have direct access to the blank. Original comments here

When you get into smallmouth fishing, you will grow to appreciate little refinements in gear that will allow you the folllowing benefits:

  1. Improved sensitivity to allow you to feel more bites
  2. Balance to reduce fatigue when fishing all day.
  3. Reduced weight to also help reduce fatigue

Compare prices and I think you’ll find Amazon has the best deal on these most of the time.
Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth Rods

Great prices on the Fenwick Elite Smallmouth rods right now!  Still great pricing!

The reviews on these rods are fantastic. Some examples include:

I think most angler have had a look at the new series that Fenwick released the end of last year. I got on board right away as I needed a new spinning rod, so I gave the new Fenwick a shot, I purchased the 6’9″ medium power, extra fast action spinning model and I can tell you I was very impressed with the feel of the rod. I got the rod to use for shaky heads and light jigs and tubes but I got a bonus as it really was great to use with small soft jerkbaits like the super fluke Jr and baby slug-o. It has more than enough strength and backbone to throw normal 5″ and 6″ soft jerkbait and senkos but it really threw the small ones which impressed me the most. I could feel the bottom and light bites in 26′ of water on a shaky head using 8# mono, it is without a doubt the most sensitive rod in its price range that I ever used and what make it nice is the reel seat is not only comfotable to hold, but simply extending your index finger puts it right on the blank, this is a plus and looks to be very well thought out. Well I liked that so much I ordered, and just recieved, my new Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth casting rod. It is 6’10” medium heavy power, moderate fast action, the line rating is 12# to 20# and the lure rating is 3/8oz to 1oz. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is how light it is and when you feel how much power the rod has the weight is even more incredible, especially in its price range. I can’t get out on the water just yet but I was able to mount a reel and tie off the line to a post and apply some pressure to check the action and it was more than I expected. When I first manually pulled the rod tip it felt kind of stiff, more like a fast action rod but once I tied the line to a post and began putting pressure on it you could see the blank begin to distribute the weight all the way through the mid section of the rod instead of just the top half as a fast action rod does. The reel seat is outstanding in terms of comfort and depending how you palm a reel, a simple extension of the index finger may be all that is needed in order to have direct access to the blank.  Read the original post here: click

And from Amazon:

I bought this pole to replace an ugly stick lite, and i could not be more happy. The lite action pole that it replaced was heavier than the medium. The eyes are small near the tip top, which helped a lot with the weight management. I think this might be the perfect river pole, as its small enough for regular canoe and yak work. Its nice that its a little over 6 feet but not so long its a pain to transport. I matched it up with a Diawa advantage 2000, and it is a great balanced setup. I run 6 or 8 pound test and use 1/8 jigs and weightless worms, and there is enough gusto to set the hook. I am currently looking at their MH-F for some heavier worm and jig work on the lakes, and cant find anything else out there better for the price.

For original review, click here

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