Morgenthaler Picks Top Denali Rod Choices

Chad Morgenthaler is on top of his game on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series and is currently near the top in the 2014 AOY race, currently sitting in 4th place. Far from a rookie from an experience perspective but with rookie status in the Elites, Morgenthaler is a grinder and has a diverse set of skills ...

Chad Morgenthaler is on top of his game on the B.A.S.S.  Elite Series and is currently near the top in the 2014 AOY race, currently sitting in 4th place. Far from a rookie from an experience perspective but with rookie status in the Elites, Morgenthaler is a grinder and has a diverse set of skills and abilities that includes being an excellent flipper in heavy cover but is equally effective throwing squarebills or shaky heads when the fishery calls for it.

This year's Elite Tour destinations have set up well for him. His versatility has been huge so far in 2014 as they have fished from Florida to Missouri and will be making stops in Delaware and New York in the next few weeks. Again calling for diversity.

Due to time of year and type of fishery his 2014 Tour rod choices have run the gambit,  from flipping sticks to spinning rods.

He just joined the Denali Pro Staff in 2014 and we asked him to give us his five go-to Denali rods that he has been using this year.

He included the following in his choices:

1. 7 Foot Heavy Action Noirwood- used for fishing jigs, soft plastics, and swimbaits up to 3/4 ounce.

2. 7-11 Heavy Jadewood-used mainly for flipping heavy cover using braid.

3. 7-4  Heavy multi-purpose Rosewood- has been used for frogs and swimbaits with braid but has also been used for deep cranking with fluorocarbon line.

4. 6-10 Medium Heavy Kovert Cranking rod-used for squarebills, wiggle warts and medium divers.

5. 7  Foot Medium Action Noirwood spinning rod- a multi-purpose spinning rod used for all finesse techniques.

You can learn more about these and other rods by going to the Denali website or to purchase go to Tackle Warehouse.

You can read more about Chad by going to his website or Facebook page.

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