|Simax is a Canadian company with strong roots in China. They offer several rod series and have expanded into techniques specific rods such as drop shotting, jerkbait and steelhead. |
The Loca series has been in production for several years. Made in China but designed in Canada, it has been refined several times. Here are their newest designs.
IBASSIN.com is not providing a rating scale in this review. I feel that a rubric (scale) is a fine method of providing evaluation, but it is unjust to critically evaluate this style of equipment. Rods are tools and tools need to fit its owner. What is suburb for me might be a miss for you.
We are judging this rod on its own merits. Priced for around $200, it isn't an entry level rod nor at the top. Here are its features:
|We got to sample two different 7'4" models. The top is the heavy action|
and the lower rod is medium-heavy. Both have identical length.
A primarily black blank with red accents and threading makes for a sharp,
attractive fishing rod. Each rod action was appropriately rated and had fast actions. The heavy action
rod was strong and powerful enough to double as a flipping rod. I found it perfect for pitching and jig fishing. It would also double for Carolina rigs, medium Alabama rigs, or swimbaits.
The medium heavy rod offered more of a tapered action than it's heavier action twin.
This would be ideal for spinnerbaits, frogs (especially if you like to walk the dog), chatterbaits and swimbaits.
|One improvement is the size of the lure keeper. It will accommodate heavy gauge hooks, like this frog, with ease. Past models had a long, narrow keeper. This is a nice improvement.|