|Blair Wiggins with an S.C. Redfsh and Flats Blue rod|
What’s the first thing that you grab for when loading up the boat to go fishing? Fishing Rods are where the proverbial rubber meets the road for anglers. Some might say we are spoiled rotten with the variety of rod makers, and the array of rod lengths and strengths available, but the complete angler wouldn’t have it any other way.
|Several inshore rods are highlighted in the article|
|Summer issue cover artwork|
Another family is making rods in the Midwest, and the Schluter brothers made some noise by winning the 2013 ICAST superlative of best saltwater rod for the Legendxtreme Inshore rod by St. Croix. These Made in the USA blanks are very light and they come with a new Extreme Skin rod grip that becomes slightly tacky when wet, which can help when fish slime is present. Their reputation as a high-performance rod maker is touted by their logo stating Best Rods On Earth.
A little further West is outfitter Wright and McGill with their 88-year history in the sport fishing industry. Looking to partner with a professional fisherman, they chose Blair Wiggins from Addictive Fishing TV to help design the Flats Blue saltwater rod series. “My blue camo rods will spook less fish,” said Capt. Wiggins. “The benefit of a light rod like this one is that you can cast artificial lures with it all day and not get fatigued.”
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