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First Look at the New Skeet Reese Tournament Series Telescopic Rods

Check out these new telescopic bass fishing rods that take full advantage of the recent B.A.S.S. rule change allowing rods up to 10 feet to be used in competition.

Currently the average bass rod is over 7’ in length, but under the 8’ length limit that has been imposed for B.A.S.S. and other tournament circuits. However Skeet Reese, professional angler and Eagle Claw Wright & McGill pro-staff team member, has recently played the key role working with B.A.S.S. to change the rules that will now allow rods up to 10’ long to be used in competition starting in 2017. As a result, Eagle Claw ® Wright & McGill is leading the way to introduce six new Eagle Claw Wright & McGill/Skeet Reese Tournament Series telescopic models available at retail by May of 2017. Working hand-in-hand with Skeet Reese, we have designed and tested each of the six models.  We have ensured they meet the needs and requirements of the most demanding anglers and will function flawlessly under tournament conditions all the while providing a competitive advantage by design.

Features:

  • 1. Technique specific applications: Long flippin’, big swimbaits, deep-diving crankbaits and long-distance finesse
  • 2. Powerful, patented double trigger casting handles
  • 3. Length with logic based on technique
  • 4. Well balanced power and weight reduction
  • 5. Incredible casting distance
  • 6. Game changing hook setting power
  • 7. One-piece telescopic designs for easy boat storage
  • 8. Classic Skeet Reese yellow and black color scheme
  • 9. Finished with PacBay Minima guides 

Eagle Claw Wright & McGill and Skeet Reese were determined to bring to anglers an assortment of rods that are not just longer, but are longer by design with a purpose. Each length and action was designed to give anglers a competitive advantage in demanding conditions. The use of the Eagle Claw Wright & McGill proprietary Pro Carbon and S-Curve blank technology has allowed us to build long and powerful yet lightweight rods that would not fatigue an angler during a long day on the water. In addition, in order to provide better balance and rod control with rods reaching the 10’ length, we’ve added engineered counter balance weights in the butt of the rod to reduce realized tip weight and make casting easier. Every rod has gone through critical testing to determine the precise handle length that provides balance, along with incredible leverage to maximize casting potential. One important component on the casting models is the use of our patented “Double Trigger” reel seats. This patented reel seat use on the longer casting rods in the telescopic series has proven to provide industry leading leverage while casting, cranking, setting hooks and playing big fish

Eagle Claw Wright & McGill Skeet Reese Tournament Series Telescopic Rods – MSRP $119.99 each

WMTSF92CT W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Flippin  Tele Casting Rod Cast 9'2" 7'7" 15-30lbs 3/8-2oz

WMTSBS96CT W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Big Swimbait Tele Casting Rod Cast 9'6" 7'11" 20-50lbs 2-8oz

WMTS90ST W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Tele Spinning Rod Spin 9'0" 7'5" 8-17lbs 1/4-3/4oz

WMTS86ST W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Tele Spinning Rod Spin 8'6" 7'1" 6-12lbs 1/8-5/8oz

WMTSCB90CT W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Crankin’  Tele Casting Rod  Cast 9'0" 7'4" 10-20lbs 1/2-1oz

WMTSCB10CT W&M Skeet Reese Tournament Series Crankin’  Tele Casting Rod Cast 10'0" 7'10" 10-30lbs 3/4-2oz

Editor's note: Press release provided.


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