EMMROD Kayak King Casting Rod
- One piece aluminum tube core chassis creates unparalleled structural integrity and durability
- TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) hybrid anti-slip handle material, incredible impact durability
- TPE outperforms rubber and plastic as it is stronger, lighter and much more environmentally friendly
- TPE hybrid nose cone and our added lanyard ring is built on for attaching to a vessel, backpack, wrist, etc.
- Stainless steel rod end with EMMROD’s patented ¼ turn locking system
- Our Kayak King comes with a 4, 6, or 8 coil rod end (more coils, lighter fish)
- 15” breakdown length, 14-1/4" handle length, 28-1/4" assembled length, and weighs only 11 oz.
- US patents US 6.922.936 B2, US 6.931.781 B2
- Built in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. USA
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Well.....first let me say that since we are in winter I have not really used this on the water . I did however play around with it enough to discover it casts easily and really quite far. It is exactly what I wanted.Very sturdy and compact. Perfect to tuck into a backpack along with my Klymit raft for fishing the lakes here in Northern Ca.I am super excited and cannot wait for summer
I already have a Combat/Battle rod and a Pack rod and wanted something with a little longer handle to work heavy cover and catfish. I've only had it for a month or so, but it's been great so far. I've been fishing with Emmrods for a number of years now and they have been very reliable. Careful, there appear to be a number of knock-offs and Chinese clones on Amazon.com.
I finally purchased an Emmrod after years of wanting to try one but not wanting to spend the money. I'm so glad I finally did. I went with the Kayak King even though I don't kayak because of the longer butt section and the TPE grip. I like to use a rod hold from bank or boat and the extra length helps with this and leverage. I also chose 4 coils and paired it with an Abu 4600c3 and 8lb mono. I can cast this set up around 30 yards or so with a half ounce sinker and night crawler and that's me as an Emmrod nube so my distance is growing with practice! One of my first 5 fish was a 20lb catfish pulled from the Mississippi river while fishing from the bank. The little 4 coil rod bent just right to give my 8lb mono the protection it needed to land that fish! I've put a small keyring through my lanyard hole in the rubber covered metal butt cap so I could add paracord for hanging around my neck while wading keeping my reel above water. I can also add an S clip or carabeaner for belt loop carry. Thank you Emmrod you have a life long customer!
very easy to use and utilitarian, makes fishing fun and easy
Kayak king and pack rod are amazing! I gave up using my normal rods this summer and have just been using my 2 kyak king bait casting emmrods and my pack rod spinning, these rods are amazing and fun. I tell everyone about them and hopefully can buy more in the future.
It has taken me a while to get to this review only because I had paired the emmrod with my first bait casting reel. The reel has been a real learning curve and the emmrod has made it enjoyable. Short and compact, the Emmrod easily stores in my truck for those weekend drives to the lake. I've caught two lake trout on this rod fishing in areas along the lake that would have been impossible with a regular fishing rod. I've been fishing with a medium sized spinner casting both with and against the wind and the Emmrod has performed very well for each situation. I wanted to get extreme with this rod as far as proximity to obstructions and had as little as 42" to my casting side hitting an area between a log and a patch of underwater vegetation. The Emmrod made it happen without issue. That was where I caught my first lake trout. Get one, have fun and fish on!
This rod preforms great! I fish almost exclusively from a sit in kayak and I would get my rods caught in over hanging trees as well as struggled to get the fish close to me with out dipping the back of the rod in the water, these are no longer issues. There is a small learning curve to casting with the shorter rod, but I recommend this rod to anyone who fishes from a kayak.
Product is Great Nice and Compact. Can't Wait to see how it Handles them the big Strippers ., I'm expecting it too handle Great but we'll See.
I haven't gone fishing with the rod yet so I can't comment on it's use. However, just on inspection, the product seems well made. It seems a bit expensive, but I will hold final judgement until I can use it. I attached a $12 Zebco spin caster.