Walleye Angler® Signature Series Spinning Rods
World-class gear for fish with TEETH. Designed by the pros... the best performance and the best values in the industry! Now with light, tough Powerwall construction and Soft Touch reel seats! Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz have applied their expertise to create some of the most advanced rod systems ever designed for walleye fishing. All of these incredible rods feature top-quality materials: exclusive Powerwall high-grade graphite blanks -- light and strong, extending right through the handle for maximum sensitivity; precision actions geared for specific walleye techniques; free-flowing Fuji® Concept guides; advanced graphite reel seats, and premium cork or EVA handles. All in all, these are the lightest, toughest, most responsive 'eye rods on the market, and we're proud to offer them at a price that will leave you a few extra bucks for bait. All models except WA86SB-T are equipped for use with our XPS Balance Kit, sold separately.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jigawally Fantastic I baught the 7' rigging/jigging HM85. This rod is so sensative. I like this rod better than others i've used that cost twice as much. I plan on buying the ML HM85 next. These HM85's are amazing!!! January 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by WalleyeAssassin These rods are SICK! These rods are a dream come true for any serious angler. Rich, sensitive graphite, top notch hardware and an action and length for every technique. I love these rods. My 7' M HM-85 has got to be the most sensitive spinning rod i've fished with. It has opened a whole new world of opporitunity when I am jigging and dragging lindy's. These rods are quick to react to your movement, and have that desired "breathe on your bait" feel. Excellent multi-species rods as well. My 7'M which I mentioned before is also my go-to rod for drop-shotting, split-shot rigging and rocking tubes and grubs for Bass. I can't say enough about these rods, and I highly suggest that you try one, or four. I can't wait to pick up my 8'6" ML deadstick model for fishing the canals after ice-out. January 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by 45walleyes best ever I bought a 6ft jiggin/riggin rod about 5-6 years ago when they first came out. They rock. I closed the car door on mine and just ordered two more. One for me and one for my 7yr old son who has been begging me for one. I mostly jig and actually load up the butt section with extra weight from the XPS kit. After a few straight days of jiggin, it helps your forearms by keeping the rod tip up. This is the best rod ever! August 18, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goose4Jerkey Check rod for flaws Well I used it for one morning and with the first Small Mouth my rod snaped. Still landed the fish just a 2.5 LB. I took the rod back and traded it for a new one and have had no problems and have hooked a min of 100 walleye and bass. I think I receved a rod with a flaw. Just go to show that BPS stand behind there product May 6, 2009
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Details:I intend on using a super line on my rod. Do I use the actual wt. of the line as my guide or its equivalent wt. if it were mono?
10lb mono dia. the super line is the actually 20lb wt. super line.
Do I use a rod that is built for 10lb as if mono dia, or 20lb actual wt of super line.
A:if you strictly follow the guidelines you would use the equivalent super line size even though it is rated at a much larger strength rating - i have two 6 1/2' and three 7' signature rods for jigging and also rigging live bait but still use 1, 2, and 4 lb diameter equivalent power pro braid and never have had a problem even though i am not following the guidelines.
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A:When you're lining a rod, you have to pay attention to the line weight range. When you go over that range, you now have a rod that will break before your line will. Not a good idea to cross over that limit. It is the test rating of the line that is important with rods. With reels, it is the diameter that matters for capacity.
Details:what rod is better for jigging xps laser blades in the 1/2 and 5/8 oz sizes the 7' ml 1 pc or the 7' m 1 pc? usually jig any where from 15 to 20 feet with these baits. looking to get two of these rods.
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A:If it is between these two, a better jigging rod is the medium action. It has more backbone for heavier lures and can handle the water resistance that makes those baits do their vibe thing. Getting into 20 ft of water, the medium will be better as well.
That being said, a shorter rod is better for verticle jigging from a boat. I'd go 6'6" or even 6' like I do. A shorter rod will let you react more quickly, you'll be closer to the boat and the sonar, and you won't be moving the baits so much. When you use a longer rod, the bait's movements are more amplified distance wise than with a shorter rod.
Details:Walleye Angler Signature Series HM85 Graphite 85 million modulus Jiggin Riggin 7 ft M 1 piece.
Details:I recently purchased the hm85 7' Walleye rod and think it might be too long for fishing in a boat with two other people. For a combination of jigging and fishing soft baits are there any advantages of using the 7' rod over the 6' rod?
A:The longer rod allows better hookset. It also will cast further.
A:I prefer 7' rods over 6'. When you are drifting or fighting fish it gives you more control and helps keep line out of motor props. Just keep you rod tip high in the air.
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A:Steve, it all depends on how big your boat is, what you're doing, and how many rods you want to own.
The 6' has an advantage in quick response and accuracy when you're in close. Generally a boat rod for vertical jigging and pitching in shallow. The 7' is more of an all around rod and one that will give you more casting distance, allow you to throw cranks, and will give you more line pickup on the hookset. Generally, the longer rod will have a more forgiving tip for rigging too. I would go for the 7' if you don't want to own both. I wouldn't worry about room in the boat when you're picking the rod though.
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