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Choosing the perfect rod and reel for a target species can be a daunting task. With the understanding that each species comes in variable sizes and different techniques are best served by different product attributes, we offer the following suggestions to help narrow your search. Our bass casting recommendations are based on tournament fishing.
Scott Martin Tournament Concept TCS Rods

Scott Martin attributes his success as a professional angler to versatility. Instead of a master of one technique, his goals include the highest level of proficiency from technique to technique, water body to water body. But versatility for Martin does not stop at simply attracting strikes. He’s keenly aware that it takes fish in the live well to win. Within the development of all‐new TCS (Tournament Concept Series) bass rods, the Martin designs deliver a concise set of tour­‐ready rods that not only focus on power and sensitivity, but also casting accuracy, maintaining hook hold, and supreme balance to ward off fatigue.


At the core of all Scott Martin TCS rods are 30-Ton carbon fiber blanks. As Martin describes it, knowledge is power, and being able to feel and understand every bump and tap a lure makes, or respond to every move a fish makes, allows him to respond correctly. Even the crankbait rod is 30-Ton carbon fiber. In Martin’s game plan, there’s no application for fiberglass.

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Helios TCS
Helios TCS reels are designed with blue and matte black 
cosmetics to match up with Okuma’s new TCS rod series designed by Scott Martin.
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Cerros Lowprofile

In the hand, Cerros takes a deep seat in the palm. The left side plate is 3mm narrower than any previous Okuma design, bringing the angler’s grip more in line with the rod and offering increased confidence overall. The machined aluminum frame serves as a powerful foundation for the hand while EVA knobs greet the cranking hand with cushioned comfort. Nine bearings plus Quick-Set anti-reverse bearing set free enhanced casting distance from the machined aluminum spool and ultra-smooth cranking while delivering authoritative hooksets. Anglers appreciate a full 24-point magnetic cast control and Cerros’ optional 6.6:1 or 7.3:1 gear ratios. 

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