Offshore Angler Power Plus Downrigger Rod
Great for Alabama Rig
I have a Model 1029 purchased in the 90's for striper fishing, the rod has not been used for 10 years. When the Alabama Rig got hot this fall I got my old 8'6" model 1029 out of storage and installed a good BaitCasting reel with 80# braided line. First trip with the Alabama Rig and my old rod was a success with over 30 Bass up to 5# and over 40 Hybride Stripe up to 3#. Still catching them on this old rod with several trips resulting much the same as the first test of the A-Rig and the Model 1029. The cold wind may slow down the bite this week with only 8 bass up to 5# but I will keep using my Bass Pro Power Plus Model 1029...Going to BPS tomorrow to buy another for swimbaits.
Give it a try, you will be surprised at how well it handles the Alabama Rig.
December 29, 2011
Product has changed
Just received my 7 1/2 ft. casting models , which I selected due to the durable beefy CHROME GUIDES on casting model. Both rods had dinky aluminum oxide guides, even smaller than the BPS Trigger models I bought on the same order.The rods are not labeled as Offshore Angler, its now BPS. When putting the two sections together, they don't fit tightly until they bottom out with about 3 inches plus. Finish is nice and they have a nice action. My recommendation is the trigger model for same price. More selection of models, larger alum oxide guides,larger diameter blank, same finish and wrappings. Update your info !
May 5, 2013
best rod for the money
I have 8 of these rods. i use them for fishing for salmon in the fall at lake Ontario and they perform better than any other rod i have used. I also use them to fish for trout in the spring and they are light enough to give a good fight for brownies and heavy enough to handle king's in the fall without any problem
I would recommend these to anyone without hesitation. you cannot find a better rod for the money.
I caught a 32lb king on this rod using 12lb test line and the rod handled it without a problem. can't say enough about the rod it is as good as you can find.
August 26, 2010
Purchased 2ea 8' 6" and 2ea 7' 6" of these rods. My wife uses the 8, 6" and caught 2 redfish, 39 inches and 40 inches and had no problem landing either of them. She loves these rods. We highly recommend these rods. They are really tough.
November 1, 2014