iROD Air Series Casting Rods - $249.99
The lightest rods iRod has ever created - the iRod Air Series Casting Rods feature an advanced blank construction, which allows them to be incredibly lightweight while maintaining excellent power and durability. Called WXW (Wide X-Wrapping), the blanks feature a structural wrapping system arrayed in cross strips of high modulus carbon cloth band, which reinforces the blanks and makes them more than two-times stronger than normal carbon blanks, and much more responsive. Also equipped with premium Fuji Semi-Micro Guides with alconite inserts for reduced weight and increased casting distance, Fuji reel seats balance out each rod, and combined with EVA grips deliver all-day comfort. Extra lightweight and super powerful, the iRod Air Series Casting Rods deliver tournament caliber performance that won't let you down.
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Comments: Can't say enough about these rods. Bought the 704 & 754 and couldn't be more pleased. Excellent balance,sensitivity and as light weight as they come. Will be ordering another this week. Only issue I've had was hook keep fell off 704. Wrote Matt at IROD and he sent me 2 more out that week. Great customer service and great rods. Don't hesitate to pick one up.
From: Jason: TN 5/17/14
Comments: Fished this rod out on lake casitas in California. Wow , I have never worm fished and been able to feel ever single movement of my bait so well. These rods are really incredibly sensitive. I can honestly say they are on par with the nrx loomis. . Super light, and super sensitive, what else can I say. You will not find a better rod at this price point. I'm a tournament angler who is sponsored by another brand but I had to write a review because I was impressed with these rods and had to buy one.
From: Tom: Inver Grove Heights, MN 3/25/14
Comments: Had the pleasure of using a couple Air Series the last few months and I am extremely impressed. These rods are phenomenal on all fronts and leave little to be desired from me in terms of lightness, performance, and sensitivity. I have been using the 775, and 754 extensively and have thrown a wide variety of baits on each ranging from small jigs on the 754, to large jigs and small swimbaits on the 775, all of which the rods handled extremely well. The 754, in my opinion, has got to be one of the most versatile rods I have personally fished and has shined for fishing chatterbaits, football jigs, texas rigged plastics, larger spinnerbaits etc.... I prefer longer rods personally and the 754 would fit the niche of most peoples typical go-to 7'-7'3'' rod, light & balanced, its a pleasure to fish with, I currently have a Metanium XG mounted on the rod. The 775 is my big fish rod, almost a side-kick for big jigs, large plastics, pitching, punching & flipping and small swimbaits, its flawless, and houses a lot more power than I originally expected, I have it paired with a Curado 200E7 and it fishes excellent. These new Irods are impressive to say the least! Can't wait to get some more!
From: Colby: OR
Comments: got the 7ft medium on sale for 180. best money i ever spent. the balancr and sensitivity is unreal
Comments: Tacklewarehouse Rocks First of all I have to thank Tacklewarehouse for great service. I chose the iRod after TW gave me credit for another manufacturer rod that was damaged during shipping. I thought I'd give the iRod a try, and I'm glad I did. If you looking for a real broomstick, the 7Ft Heavy is the way to go. It's lighter than other MH rods I own, yet stiffer than extra heavy rods I own. The manufacturing on the rod is excellent with every guide and details perfect. Big jigs, heavy worms = big bass from heavy cover! Plain blank, smaller guides all help with sensitivity and rod weight.
From: Sprog: South Africa
Comments: I received my replacement rod thanks TW. I used the same set up as before with no problems to report. The rod performed nicely. In about thirty minutes the rod handled two five and a three pounder flawlessly. I still find myself being really careful with the rod because of the issue I had with the first one. Hopefully a few more successful catches will give me more confidence in the rod.
From: Brad: Montgomery, Al
Comments: Received my iRod 7MH and my thoughts were wow. I was light, well balanced, and looked awesome. Paired it with a Core 50, 10lb invizx, and 1/4oz stand up jig head. Second cast the rod snapped below the second guide. TW staff were helpful and are replacing the rod. Waiting for the new one to arrive. Hopefully not the same outcome.
From: Brad: Montgomery, Al
Comments: I bought the 7m for topwater ,rod action is excellent and is very light,but lifting in a fish it snapped 5guides down.hoping it may have been defective.otherwise a great rod and thanks tackle warehouse for great customer service
From: Daniel: Hampton, VA
Comments: update on my post. where my bro b-day gift snap at the tip. Tacklewarehouse best customer service ever. they replace rod over the counter for free. Thanks tacklewarehouse
Comments: I decided to finally treat myself to a high-end rod this year, so I ordered the 6'9" Medium for my shallow cranking. All I can say is simply amazing. This is the lightest, most comfortable rod i've ever held in my hand. It's also incredibly durable - I must have gotten hung up 30 times today, a couple of them bad, and no problems whatsoever. Oh, and it's balanced so well, I can cast on a dime. Seriously incredible rod, can't wait to try the 7'5" heavy for flipping jigs and frogging.
From: Chris: Alexandria, VA, USA
Comments: Got this Rod on the Xmas sale from TW for 150 bucks. Guarantee you will not find a better or lighter rod for that amount of money. This thing is legit. Teamed with my Team Lews Pro I can balance this on my finger all day. Lightest combo I own.
From: Branden: TN
Comments: I own two irods and they are by far the lightest and best rods ive fished with anywhere close to the price range... but... about a week ago I was fishing and during a cast the tip broke below the 2nd guide, I have never had this happen before and I hope it was just a defect.. I called tacklewarehouse and as always they are awesome and are replacing the rod for me. I still have faith in the irods and don't think you can buy a better rod for under $300.
From: Sebastian: Massapequa,NY
Comments: This is the first IROD I've purchased. Got the 7' Heavy. All I can say is WOW!! This rod is incredible. Light, balanced, unbelievably sensitive and looks sick. Well worth the money. Can't wait to get another. Thanks IROD
From: Jason: TN
Comments: In my opinion, i think that the taper is well balance. I also like the equiped kr guides. at first i thought that the longer handle was kinda weird but after trying one out, it feels better than the shorter handle and have more leverage overall. own two. thinking about getting a third one. prefer these over the gen 2. good rod from irod.
From: L: MN
Comments: these rods are very very ligtht and balanced
Comments: I first purchased the 703 in the AIR series for small jigs just to try out a new rod company and after that never looked back. Now I'm changing all my rods over to iRods! Great job!
From: Jon: Lexington, KY
Comments: The IROD AIR is simply the best rod I've ever used and at a price that doesn't break my pocket book - or make my wife cringe!!!
Sensitivity: Amazing really. As a tournament angler, I like to fish deep weedlines, thumping a 3/4 oz tungsten weight off the bottom in thick weed. To do this you need a rod with amazing backbone and still sensitive enough to pick up a subtle strike in 10ft of water. The 7'5' Air does it all for me.
Backbone and Action: As above I can use the 7'5" all day long without putting it down - superlight but with tremendous backbone. I also use the 7'5" Air as my go to frog rod because it's action is superb for launching lightweight hollow body frogs at distance but still has all of the backbone needed to pull a pig out when you are in the thick stuff. This rod has won me money in tournaments so to me it's a proven winner.
Balance and looks: This rod looks good and feels amazing. I get a laugh when I put my IROD in a buddy's hand with a Shimano Core reel and watch their reaction. Everyone is blown away that you can have a 7'5" heavy action rod that can be so well balanced and have the backbone to go with it.
I'm a big fan of the Air, it's my go to rod!
From: Alan: Houston, TX
Comments: I own 3 of these rods! Great rods! Very light with great action. I think these rods are some of the best on the market. Im not a owner but a Texas boy who loves to bass fish! Great Job IRod
From: Chauncey: TX
Comments: I picked one of these up and they are light as a feather!! I own all crucials which are one of the best bang for buck rods In my opinion but i am in love with this rod, everything about it. I let my uncle hold it the other day he couldnt believe it was a heavy action.
From: Sebastian: Copiague, NY
Comments: Bought the 7' 5" rod......never heard of Irod here in the Midwest. Using it for Buzz frog fishing in the weeds on the Mississippi River. After a month of use, I'm convinced it was a great buy. Very light, great hook set, and enough backbone to pull them out of cover.....time will tell how it handles wear and tear.
From: Dick: Sterling, IL
Comments: a medium heavy rod with a 3/8 oz. lure max. recommendation? that's enough for me to stay away
From: Matt: Lakeside, AZ
Comments: The 754 Air Series is a great rod, very light weight and very balanced. I love throwing a big jig and a big worm on it. It's very a versatile rod. I own 2 in the air series and 2 in the Gen 2 series. The guy who says he thinks all the reviews are from the owners of the company, I highly doubt that. These are great sticks. Maybe you should pick one up and try for yourself.
From: Kevin: Valencia, CA
Comments: I bought one for my bro b day. We went river fishing for smallies and he set the hook on a 2 pounder smallie and the tip snap like a twig. All i heard was a loud snap. we hope this is a manufacture defect.
From: Mang: Green Bay
Comments: I think all the comments are from the irod company owners. All comments are from the same area and same people. I have not tried the rod, but i would not base my decision on the other reviews.
From: John: NY
Comments: I bought the 7" MH-F Well I'll say this. It won't be the only one I buy. Sensitivity and back bone are amazing. And the look,feel and comfort are beautiful. Thx guys keep up The good work!
From: Mason: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Comments: I recently purchased the 745 which is a 7'5 Heavy. It has been a great rod to throw frogs, big jigs, small swimbaits and even light pitching. The rod is light weight and extremely sensitive.
From: Chris: Southern CA
Comments: Literally the lightest most sentive rod ive ever fished with. Well worth the money for the rod. Picked up the 7 ft 5 heavy and its the lightest flipping stick ive ever fished! Going to pick up the 7 ft medium next
From: Jeremy: Lake Fork, TX
Comments: Got a bunch of these rods this week , fished a tournament with them and instantly loved them . Best new rods I've seen in a while .
Comments: Professional grade stick. Lighter and more sensitive than my IMX Loomis sticks. The actions are spot on. Goodbye Loomis! Thank you Matt Newman!
From: Doug: Ventura, CA
Comments: Amazing, super high quality rods! Love em' I got the 754 and am planning on getting all of the models at one point cause they are so awesome! Especially with the JDM detailing! i give them a 10/10 for sure!
From: Christian: CA
Comments: OMG these rods are awesome!! Ive noticed theyve made the handles a bit longer on each of these models to make them more balanced. I really enjoy the longer handles. Plus the lightness, looks, and sensitivitey of this rod compares to no other at the price point!
From: Nicholas: San Jose, CA
Comments: These new rods are a vast improvement over the first series . IMHO there is no rod that even comes close to these for this price . I have six of them and will be adding more to my collection . I own loomis , dobyns and Powell and am not knocking them in any way , it's just that these seem to be a breath of fresh air to the rod marked .yeahhhhh.....
Comments: These rods are so sick!! With the JDM detailing and the lightness of the rod, It makes it superior to any other rod on the market. I own mostly steez and loomis rods. but for the money this rod is way more worth it. I am now making a complete switch to these air series rods. This rod honstely feels like a feather in your hand.
From: Johnathon: Los Angeles, CA
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