Lamiglas has always been known for producing quality rods. They have a loyal following, especially on the west coast and their reputation is well deserved. The latest addition to their bass lineup is the Lamiglas Excel II. I was a fan of the Excel I that came out a few years ago, but the new version is more advanced than the previous version and a much better rod in my opinion.
Looking at the rods you will notice they have plenty of style. Simple design with a bright blue color and quality Fuji components. They are built on high performance blanks and have the new Fuji SK2 reel seat which helps to make them lighter.
|Fuji SK2 reel seat|
The rod I have been using since the summer is the 705 Glass rod, which is the 7 foot Medium Heavy model. This rod has become my standard for throwing lipless crankbaits...it's perfect for it. It also works great for squarebill crankbaits and even deeper diving crankbaits. At a recent tournament my main deep cranking rod broke a tip, so I rigged up the 705 Glass with a Strike King 6XD. It worked great and helped save the day for me.
The model I have is the glass rod for reaction baits, but the rest of the lineup is made of graphite and covers the whole spectrum of what you would need - drop-shot rods to a 7'6" Heavy Flippin' rod. The best thing about the rods in my opinion is the price, at just $99.99 they are beyond worth it.
Overall, I was impressed with the Excel II. For a rod in this price range it features all of the quality components you would expect from a rod that costs twice as much. So far I haven't seen a downside to the Excel II and I am eager to try some of the graphite versions to see how they compare to my other rods.
They can be found on TackleWarehouse for just $99.99.
|EXL 705 Glass|
|No frills, just quality design|
|Deep-pressed hybrid guide system for longer casts|
|Quality EVA spit grip design|