These are special, fast-action rods designed to give warm-water spin fishermen the power and performance of a casting rod in a spinning configuration. These rods were originally developed for fishing soft plastics for bass, but have since been discovered by walleye anglers for vertical jigging as well as grubs and light bottom-bounce rigs. There are five different power “groups”, ranging from 2- to 17-pound test line. Many of these rods are suitable for light saltwater use. They are just what the doctor ordered for bass, walleye and pike on the freshwater side and you’ll find a number of ways to use them in light saltwater applications. They are light, sensitive and extremely accurate.
SJR 843 IMX
This is a really sensitive deep-water worm and jig rod… especially in situations where some current is involved. It has a medium-heavy power tip that will handle lure weights of up to ¾ ounce. The extra length extends your casting range and it has the power to get your bait out there where you want it. It’s a great choice for big pike and big, deep-water largemouths. Saltwater anglers will appreciate this rod for snook and small tarpon, plus it makes a perfect redfish rod for jigs or spoons. The quick taper gives you better control in the wind and positive hook-sets for live bait applications. IMX makes it very light weight and incredibly sensitive.
SJR 844 IMX
A powerhouse of a freshwater spinning rod, designed for big bass, but is just as at home on the saltwater flats and bays. It’s our spin version of a "Carolina rig" rod with more than enough of power to fish heavy cover and big jigs. It handles oversized baits well, and you can fly line a small crab a "country mile" to a cruising permit or tarpon. Bass anglers will really like this rod for pitching jigs and worms around brush and tulles. Northern pike and small muskies... no problem, and thanks to IMX there’s plenty of backbone, yet it fishes like a much shorter rod. Once again... advantage angler!