Lew’s Ledge is double winner for FLW angler Rose
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Tournament angler, Mark Rose, put the seal of approval on the new Ledge rods he has developed for manufacturer, Lew’s Fishing Tackle, by using them to record back-to-back wins on the FLW Tour.
His victories on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville and Lake Travis in Texas made him the first angler to win successive FLW major tournaments.
Rose recently expanded his relationship with Lew’s to include rods as well as reels. His Ledge collection features six casting models and one spinning rod. The Ledge line-up becomes part of Team Lew’s Custom Pro rod series.
“There’s been nothing on the market like these rods until now,” says Rose. “When targeting ledges and other offshore structure, different rod blank and tip actions are required for certain baits. It’s about lure control and the feel of what’s happening down there.”
The new casting rods range from 7′ 2″ to 9′, with actions varying from medium to heavy. Each model is named according to its intended purpose: Jig & Worm, Swimbait, Small Crankbaits, Big Crankbaits, Magnum Crankbaits and Long-Range Crankbaits.
The 9′ version is designed for long distance casting with big baits and is collapsible for storage. The spinning option is a 6′ 10″ all-purpose ledge rod.
Like all Team Lew’s Custom Pro rods, Rose’s models are made using the company’s nano technology. The process features an internal multi-layering of resins and graphite to deliver a lightweight, sensitive, but strong blank, made possible by an outer core of 85-modulus graphite.
The Rose casting rods are distinguishable from others in the Team Lew’s series by having full-grip handles instead of split grips.
All grips are constructed from A-Grade cork with EVA and Duracork inlays. Rod guides have tangle-free, stainless frames with zirconium inserts to afford smooth line flow for long-distance casting. Reel seats are Lew’s exclusive SoftTouch graphite skeletal seats.
“These are unique models for their intended applications,” said Bob Brown, Lew’s rod development specialist. “The actions were developed especially with the ledges of the Tennessee River system in mind, but we knew even before his Lake Travis win that they had much broader applications.
“Mark’s models were rigorously tested on a number of well-known open-water bass fishing venues, including Rayburn, Toledo Bend, Falcon, Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Grand, Okeechobee and Lake of the Ozarks.”
They are expected to be on sale in retail outlets in early May.
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