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If you are a tournament angler, this rod series was made for you. The ZOLO Series has a very wide variety of technique specific rods. Each rod you find in this series addresses a specific technique. The ZOLO Series is composed by 19 rods.
The Zolo series has a unique design. These rods are built in a way that have an enhanced vibration transmission, AKA it has superior sensitivity to most rods in the market. All Zolo Rods are very smooth, thus they are very responsive and have exceptional performance.
Another great quality of these rods is that they are very light. You will feel the most subtle bites, which increases the percentage of bass you land.
What Guides Does The ZOLO Rod Series Use?
The ZOLO Series uses mid micro Guides on their rods. A micro guide is 3 or 4 millimeters in diameter, a standard guide is 6 millimeters, and a mid-micro guide (which is the one they use) is 5 millimeters.
Why a mid-micro guide?
A mid-micro guide has the best mix of features that complement their rods. A mid-micro guide will provide:
Excellent line control because of a smaller diameter. This basically translates into longer casts.
Because they have a smaller size, they weigh less, which results in an overall lighter rod. This is great, because the less weight there is on the rod (especially in front of the reel seat), the more sensitive the rod is going to be. Smaller guides equal less weight, and less weight equals more sensitivity.
They are big enough to pass leader knots.
They are made of stainless steel, which does great in any environment.
Trimmed Reel Seats (Lighter Rod)
These rods have trimmed reel seats. This reduces the weight of the rod and it also eliminates contact with threading.
What about the grip?
ALX Rods use cork grips, which is a common material. Cork grips are better quality than EVA grips, although they do require a little bit more care and caution. Cork grips are lighter, they are less cold when touching it on cold weather, they have lower damping capacity, which translates in better vibration transmission AKA more sensitivity. (they are 3 times more sensitive than EVA foam grips), and they are less slippery. Here are a few reasons why cork grips are great for bass fishing rods (adding value to any ALX rod):
It’s harder for it to absorb water.
Like we previously mentioned, it’s a lighter material.
It does not compress under load. This will provide you a solid grip when you cast.
It’s very resistant to abrasion.
About the warranty
The ZOLO Series has a 3 year warranty. That’s a very good warranty, and it should be enough to have you covered if anything happened to your rod. ALX Rods also offers their Lifetime SureSet Replacement Program, where they will replace your rod without any questions.
ALX Rods- ZOLO Rods Series Features:
NG carbon Hydra blanks featuring 125 gsm scrimless carbon fiber
Precision-rolled with over 100ft/lbs of intense pressure
Fitted with 100% braid-safe Z Series Kigan guides
MidMicro Guide Train System reduces weight, increases line control and passes leader knots and thick lines
Trimmed reel seats to eliminate contact with threading and weight reduction
Backed by a 3 year warranty and our SureSet Replacement Program
Handcrafted at the ALX Rods factory in Aiken, South Carolina