FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Now Available – October 2023 – Providing its best in sensitivity and durability blank construction and featuring flagship series components, DAIWA offers the right spinning rod for avid inshore saltwater anglers with its new SOL AGS spinning rods. A six-rod lineup to target everything from redfish, sea trout, snook, permit and ever tarpon, the one-piece, fast action rods are offered in three 7’ models in medium-light and medium-heavy powers, and three 7’6” rods in medium-light, medium-heavy and heavy action powers.
“Our main goal with the SOL AGS rods is to bring all the advancements DAIWA has made in rod development over the five years to the inshore saltwater market,” said DAIWA’s Marc Mills. “Anglers will quickly notice the advantages of our own AGS guides and micro pitch blank construction for inshore action that provides both sensitivity and the needed durability.”
DAIWA uses its HVF NANOPLUS carbon technology to reinforce the blank through a micro-level arrangement of material in the plastic resin, creating a smaller, lighter, and rigid yet powerful blank with impressive fish-stopping power. The Braiding X and X-45 Bias construction processes add better hoop strength for pulling on fish, plus prevents rod twisting and ovalization to contribute to longer, accurate casts.
DAIWA also includes its exclusive carbon framed Air Guide System (AGS) guides, considered some of the lightest and most sensitive on the market, on the SOL AGS rods. These lightweight carbon framed guides provide both more rigidity and sensitivity by intensifying vibrations during the cast to provide anglers with a quicker response and feel for increased lure action sensitivity.
Noted west coast Florida saltwater guide – and DAIWA pro staffer – Captain Geoff Page was involved in the early stages of the SOL AGS rod development. “These rods have an ideal slim and lightweight design, and yet are so powerful,” said Page. “Depending on the model, they are great for live bait situations, and perfect for casting a wide range of topwater plugs, jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits.”
Page favors the SOL AGS 7’6” medium-heavy power rod paired with a DAIWA Certate LT 5000, along with the 7’6” medium power with a KAGE MQ 4000 spinning reel to target species on his home waters in around the greater Sarasota, Fla. area.
Mills notes the new 7’ and 7’6” SOL AGS rods also match up well with its 2500, 3000 and 4000 size Saltist MQ and BG MQ spinning reels, where the Monocoque (MQ) solid one-piece frame reduces flex and gear binding – a welcomed bonus when hooked up with big redfish or tarpon.
More information on DAIWA’s new SOL AGS inshore saltwater series rods – available for $349.99 – can be found at https://DAIWA.us/collections/saltwater-rods.