Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler

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Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler

Postby Montanaro » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am

I've narrowed my chatterbait rod choices down to two options and I wanted to know if you all have had any experience with these rods.



The first is the ALX Ikos Hustler. It is a new proprietary glass blank on a 7' rod (11 midmicro guides) rated up to an ounce. The blank itself only weights 4.5 ounces which is great for a glass rod.



The second? Daiwa Tatula Elite Brent Ehler 7'4" (10 guides) rated up to 2 ounces. It is a composite glass rod.



I fish a lot of grass and edges of lily pad fields with 3/8oz chatterbaits. I figure the Daiwa has more backbone to horse them out of the cover I fish but the Ikos Hustler is made in America, and comes with midmicro guides which in my experience make for better casting. The Ikos is also slightly cheaper.

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