Topwater Rods

The right line, rod and reel for surface fishing will not only make the experience easier and more fun, but it will be more productive, too. Of the three basic line types for bass fishing, one sinks (fluorocarbon) and another is highly visible (braid). That leaves monofilament as Zell Rowland’s line of choice for almost all floating topwater baits. Notice that “floating” does not equal “topwater.” There are plenty of “topwater” baits out there that don’t float — most notably buzzbaits. For those, he opts for braid or even fluorocarbon depending on cover and water conditions.

6’8″ ZELL ROWLAND SIGNATURE SERIES TOPWATER ROD

This 6’8″ topwater rod was designed by Zell Rowland to throw almost any topwater bait.

“If you’re looking for the greatest topwater angler of all time, look no further than Zell Rowland; just ask Rick Clunn, Roland Martin, Bill Dance, Denny Brauer and Kevin VanDam — they all said the same thing” (quote from Ken Duke of Bassmaster)

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The Impulse Difference

We have spared no expense in creating the very best rod in its class. Our Impulse Original Series Rods start off with a very light weight and sensitive blank that is made with a blend of high-intermediate modulus Toray graphite. Then we custom fit each and every high density EVA foam handle to fit perfectly. EVA is proven to hold up better and look better over the duration of the life of the rod. We are proud to use Fuji components and guides which have proven themselves time and time again to be the best in the industry. Casting rods feature a Fuji ECS exposed trigger reel seat. we cut down our reel seats to provide more access to the blank in front of the reel seat. We cap the end with a Fuji metalized plastic winding check and finally an upgraded gloss black hood. The guides on these rods are, you guessed it. Fuji tangle free stainless steel frames with Alconite inserts. These guides are dependable and durable. The guide train is slightly larger than a standard micro guide rod, allowing larger mono or flouro as well as leader knots to pass through with ease. We are very proud to be making these fishing rods right here in Magnolia, Texas! And we appreciate our customers supporting an American company!

FUJI KB Belly Guides

K-Series guide trains of all kinds have a few things in common. The specialized KB Guide, for example, is used as the choke point guide, mid-section and running guide in every K-Series guide train on the Impulse Original Series.

Documented high stress in mid-rod areas led Fuji to develop the big-footed KB "belly" guide. It is indispensable in taming torque stresses in the mid-rod section of casting rods.

FUJI K Series Tangle Free Guides

KW Double-Foot guides are part of Fuji’s flagship K-Series guide selection, now the most complete and advanced guide “family” in the Fuji arsenal. Impulse Rods uses K-Series guides for their tangle-free operation, incredible frame strength, superb ring retention and striking good looks. Using K-Series frames, from ultra-light high frame strippers K-Series includes products for both casting or spinning rods.