According to Game and Fishing Mag the best new spinning tackle setups for 2015 are:
HM85 Million Graphite Series
The Lew’s Team HM85 Speed Stick Series Casting Rods offer high-end tournament caliber performance for a range of bass fishing applications. Premium lightweight HM85 graphite blanks feature multi-layer, multi-directional 85 million modulus graphite that is reinforced with premium resins to furnish incredible sensitivity and the backbones necessary to stop big fish dead in their tracks. Premium Fuji Tangle-Free KR-Series Guides with Alconite Inserts are also precisely positioned along each blank using Fuji’s Concept Spacing to provide optimum rod curvature for increased casting distance and fish fighting power.
Skeet Reese: Victory Pro Carbon
Victory Pro Carbon rods start with the finest 40/36 carbon materials used only in the highest quality performance rods. But this is where the competition ends and where we begin to separate ourselves from everyone else. In order to keep weight to an absolute minimum and to increase the breaking strength and durability of the rod series, our engineers have developed a new taping material called “EBS” (Extreme Binding Substrate) that has a 78% increase in tensile strength. Using a hyper pressure process, the new “EBS” material encircles the blank after rolling, and under extreme pressure, forces the Nano resins into every possible cavity and space in the carbon material during the baking process. The result is the elimination of weak spots and fracture points delivering up to 40% more strength without increasing weight and reducing sensitivity.
Cabela’s: Tournament ZX
Built with technique-specific actions, these bass-fishing rods are constructed using HM64 graphite rod blanks. The result is the optimum balance of power, light weight and responsiveness. Black Pac Bay® stainless steel framed guides with Hialoy® ceramic guide inserts virtually eliminate line friction without tacking extra weight on the blank. Split-grip handles with MagTouch® reel seats for all-day fishing comfort. Down-locking woven carbon-fiber hood eliminates exposed reel-seat threads. EVA grips with Winn® Grip overlays provide a custom, secure grip even when wet. Each technique is clearly displayed on the exposed portion of the split-grip handle for easy identification in the rod locker.
• High-strain HSX70 graphite construction
• Fuji® VSS™ reel seat
• Soft-touch split-grip EVA handle
• Built-in line weight indicator on handle butt
•36 Ton graphite with NanoTechnology for decreased weight and increased impact resistance
•Titanium alloy guides with Ti inserts allow for a super lightweight guide giving the ultimate in rod performance
•High density EVA gives greater sensitivity and durability
•Micro Guide system provides improved balance and sensitivity