Rod Length: 10ft 6in
Line Weight: 10 - 40lb
Lure Weight: 2 - 8oz
A specialty rod designed for mooching in tidewater and ocean salmon fisheries. It has a powerful tip and butt, capable of casting three or four ounces or mooching/trolling up to eight ounces. Rated for up to 40 pound line, the ten foot plus length gives you excellent line/lure control in all trolling and mooching situations, plus helps keep the fish from the props when you get him close to the boat. Long cork rear grip and graphite trigger reel seat gives you great leverage.
Mooching is a style of fishing done from a boat by slowly trolling or drifting with the wind or tide. You need a rod that is powerful to fight big fish, yet soft enough to fish the bait properly. The technique works in tidewater as well as the open ocean. These rods feature a moderate action with a soft, yet sneaky powerful flex so the fish will hang on to the bait a little longer at which point you set the hook and hang on a lot longer! Our standard mooching rod is 9-feet long, but when you start putting out multiple rigs to make your run, longer rods allow you to spread out your lines and avoid tangles. You're going to get them anyway, the fish will see to that, but at least you'll feel more confident if you can keep things spread out a bit before the chaos starts. Sensitivity isn't a priority for mooching since you use a rod holder, but these rods can be used for drift fishing in the rivers where sensitivity is important and especially when you need more power for deep, swift current and big fish. GL2 material allows us to make them light yet durable, a real bonus when things get hectic and you start yanking on some of those fiesty silvers or a big king.