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Daiwa Tatula Elite Randy Howell Shallow Crank/Lipless/Jerkbait Rod

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Pete has the details on exactly how a rod bends when it's loaded up with a fish. Here he's testing Randy Howell's (7'0" / Medium-Light / Regular) Shallow Crank/Lipless/Jerkbait rod in the Daiwa Tatula Elite family.

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This one right here is the Tatula Elite Randy Howell, lipless crank bait, jerkbait, small cranking rod. Randy is known as being a master of junk fishing, right? He's one of the best guys at just fishing the moment and going down the bank and figuring out what the fish are gonna bite. So he made a very versatile, shallow target casting type rod here. He's really known for liking to have having that really short handle on the back. He casts with his hands a little closer together in the back if you watch him fishing. But the nicest thing about these short little handles is it doesn't get caught up in your clothing anywhere. It makes it really easy to work the rod with your wrist if you want and you don't have that longer rod butt to deal with there.

This is a moderate action rod. So it's gonna bend way down as you'll see in the bend test here. So this is very forgiving with things like treble hooks. Treble hooks tend to lose you some fish sometimes and he designed this rod specifically to up your landing percentage there with those treble hook baits. So if you're looking for a rod that's lightweight and a little bit more sensitive than a glass rod would be to key in on some of those few bites on a tough fisheries, you're going down the bank, check out this Randy Howell, lipless, small crank, jerkbait rod. (upbeat music)