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Gregg Silks makes his living guiding anglers to monster bass. He knows that the biggest, meanest bass are usually caught by anglers throwing large, heavy swimbaits, plugs and topwaters. When he is not on the water catching big bass, he is manufacturing his renowned line of Z-Plug Lures. Cousins Tackle is proud to introduce this exciting series of rods specifically designed to Gregg's specifications and built for two things — big baits and big fish. They are the perfect rods for catching trophy stripers, largemouth bass and even calicos in saltwater. Built on beefed up versions of our unique XF Inshore Saltwater Blanks, the actions and power is perfect for casting large baits. There is substantial power in the butts of the rods, carefully designed to retain some flex when heavily loaded, as this puts more pressure on big fish and produces more energy in casting heavier baits.
Features like the heavy duty Fuji Palm Style reel seat on heavier models, Fuji K-Series guides for tangle free use with braided line, gimballed butt caps to fit into rod holders, a cord butt wrap to protect the blank from big treble hooks and the large hook keeper that we call a “Creature Keeper”TM make the rods different from all others on the market. There are several models that are just under 8 feet for tournament anglers where there is an 8 foot maximum length for rods. If you enjoy the thrill of big hard hitting bass then you will find these rods to be just the ticket!
We currently offer the Cousins Tackle Gregg Silks Series Rods in one model: GSTB7107 - the rod is the absolute ideal choice for chucking swimbaits between 3 and 8oz; where, coincidentally, most of the most popular swimbaits fall within.