Lamiglas Kayak Rod Review E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 05:30

The new Lamiglas Kayak Series aims to target the growing kayak fishing trend. I tested their new one-piece LK 7615, this spin model rated for 6 - 15 lbs. line and lure weights of ¼ to 1oz. lure weights. This is the lightest of Kayak Series and thought it would be about right for my type of fishing. They make 2 heavier models in both spin and casting versions. My first impression of the rod was that it was heavier than I would use for stripers and bluefish, I also had my suspicions it might not toss lighter lures that well - more about that later. The rod feels great in your hands, I matched it up with the Quantum Cabo 30 and it made for a nicely balanced outfit .

The rod has a slightly longer butt than I am use to but got use to it very quickly. At 7'6" it is perfect for longer kayaks to work the tip around the bow of longer kayak. The idea of this rod was to have lots of power through the butt section but maintain a softer tip for fighting fish at the kayak. There is a large top and bottom section of cork and for better grip and times when you need to pump the fish with both hands. As you can expect by Lamiglas the components of this rod are top notch. The rod comes with a plastic ring to attach a leash.

The first day with this rod I used it to snag and live line bunker for big bluefish, I must say I did appreciate the softer tip while dealing with bluefish at he yak. The thick butt section really kicked in when the rod was bent over, 10 lbs. blues were no match for it. The next morning I headed out for some sunup top water action on stripers, this rod is a rocket launcher; I tossed poppers from ½ to 1 ½ oz. a country mile. I think the sweet spot of the rod are lures about 1 oz. but it did fine with lures as light as ½ oz. Working a topwater "walk the dog" style plug was a breeze because of the softer tip. I think this rod will be my rod of choice when it comes to tube and worming, it has the power for the bigger striper you will encounter and I have always felt that a rod that has some play in the upper section pulsates the lure while trolling and also cushions the aggressive strikes the Tube and Worm produce. Don't be misled,

The bottom line is that I think that Lamiglas has made a great rod but might have missed the boat or the kayak - by making the rod a bit too heavy for most of us tossing artificial lures for stripers, blues, redfish, snook, trout and the rest of the inshore species that most of the kayak world pursue. For those fishing bait for larger fish this Kayak Series might be the ticket. Lets hope that Lamiglas makes a slightly lighter model in the future.

 

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