By Lamiglas Team Member and Tournament Walleye Angler Rob Barnes (pictured above):
Walleye fishing techniques are always evolving and Lamiglas is making strides to lead the way with innovations to walleye rod design. With over 70 years in the business they know a thing or two about developing and producing rods tailored toward target species and technique. Lamiglas offers 3 exciting series of rods to cover the bases for rod-in-hand combat with walleyes!
The most recent in the lineup is the new Assassin Walleye Series. These rods feature lightweight, sensitive uncoated graphite blanks to transmit the most subtle of bites. They’re the first of the brand’s walleye series to feature split grips which are ideal for casting techniques and pitching jigs. With a variety of models varying in lengths of 5’6” to 7’, the Assassin series offers walleye anglers a choice for finding the best fit with their individual fishing style.
Assassin Series Retail: $129 w/ 5 Year Warranty
“The Closer” walleye series is the brand’s top-tier rod which is proudly handcrafted in Woodland, Washington. These rods are tournament proven by the Lamiglas team and have helped achieve a top ten finish on the Michigan Walleye Tour. This family of rods is primarily designed to excel in vertical jigging applications with strong currents such as the Detroit River. However, “The Closer” excels in other walleye applications- don’t look past the 6’3” model for rip bait casting techniques for great lakes walleyes!
Closer Walleye Series Retail: $249 w/ Lifetime Warranty
Last but certainly not least is “The Hammer” series of rods. Light weight and ultra-sensitive blanks serve as the foundation of this series. With three choices in lengths and optimal feature sets for vertical jigging applications, “The Hammer” series offers anglers an exceptional value and entry point for experiencing the Lamiglas difference.
The Hammer Series Retail: $89 w/ 1 Year Warranty