Tournament grade gear has skyrocketed from a manufacturing standpoint – anglers are seeing increased component quality, higher rated graphite blanks and deep pressed zirconium guides that offer sensitivity and strength – all at lower prices than ever before. The Lamiglas XP series delivers top notch performance at a price that will be hard to beat in 2013.
I own two of the new XP rods from Lamiglas (XP702S and XP764C) and this series will simply astonish you when it comes to detail, craftsmanship and sensitivity. From the minor visual cues to the components such as the blank, guides and reel seat, Lamiglas has created a masterpiece. Take one of the lightest rods you have ever held and combine it with top quality materials. Back the rod with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, and you now have an investment – not just another purchase.
When you pick up a XP rod for the first time, you will understand the energy behind this review. The lineup has a MSRP of $240, but you can grab one at Tackle Warehouse for $179.99 – an unbelievable value that I see as a ‘limited time offer’.
For fans who have purchased upper-tier rods in the past, you understand that a lighter, more balanced rod can help you detect bites. Balanced rod and reel combos contribute less fatigue and let us not forget; it is okay to brag once in a while. Your friends will want one as soon as they feel the sensitivity from the 702S dropshot rod, or the tight wobble of a lipless crankbait on the 764C. With a power for every technique, Lamiglas is helping us Fish With Confidence. For Umbrella Rig anglers, they have released the perfect technique specific rod, the XP 795 AR.
For anglers who usually purchase rods in the $100 range, stepping up to the next price range can be a little nerve racking. Let’s face it – many anglers have limited funds for gear purchases such as rods and reels. By upgrading to the XP by Lamiglas, you will find that the increase in price not only gives you a better end product – you are dealing with one of the best customer service departments in the industry should you find a problem with your investment. Peace of mind never felt so good.
I am certainly happy to have had the chance to load these rods up on late Fall smallmouth and largemouth bass, but I cannot wait to start flipping and pitching with this particular lineup. From the dropshot to weightless flukes, jigs, creature baits and senkos, the XP rod is built to be a companion to you and your most beloved sport. They say first impressions are everything, but a positive lasting impression is just as valuable – The Lamiglas XP serves both.