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Backbouncing is a special technique for steelhead and salmon, allowing
you to fish likely looking runs by using heavy lead to put your bait
right on the bottom and, with the help of the current, literally
"bounce" your offering downstream, keeping it literally in the fish's
face. The amount of weight required to maintain bottom contact is
determined by both depth and current. The rod you choose is based on the
power necessary to lift the weight off of the bottom and still set the
hook with authority. It requires a stiff tip for maximum control. E6X
makes them surprisingly light, tough and very powerful! Graphite
handles make it light, durable and extra-sensitive.
An 8-foot fast-action, one-piece power casting rod, designed mainly to
fish for steelhead and salmon on larger rivers with moderate to heavy
current. The extra length makes it a better choice for deep-water runs
and pools where a little heavier weight is required to be effective and
line control is more of an issue. Designed for big fish and big water!
We offer the G. Loomis E6X Steelhead Back Bounce Rods in a single model - please see the chart below for rod specs.