Guide Lines with Andy Schiera- Chaos Rods/Assault Sticks Review
When in the boat with clients a common question throughout the week would be, “What is the best value
rod on the market?” I would have to say that Chaos Tackle’s green banded Assault Stick takes the cake! Sure there are other rods in the same price range but the Assault Stick is left standing alone when it comes to power and sensitivity. For under $200 you are able to purchase either a fixed 1 piece or telescopic model ranging from 7′ 10″ to 9′ 6″. The medium heavy power (Surgical Strike), heavy ( Tactical Strike), extra heavy (SWAT) or the 2x heavy (Shock & Awe).
If you are a veteran Musky angler or just have a bit larger budget, for $350 you can purchase the lightest, most sensitive rod that I have put my hands on. The black and red banded 20/20! Some might argue the St Croix SCV-5 blanks or Legend Elite Series set the standard, however
, those individuals have not had the opportunity to feel the newest Chaos Tackle 20/20 line up. I can assure you those same individuals are wishing they did not spend upwards of $550 on customs or Croix’s.
The 20/20’s ultra-light blanks are made with the same Chaos power the assault stick is known for. These rods are paired with Fuji K guides and a Fuiji reel seat. They literally cast and feel like you have fresh braid all year long! The 20/20
and Assault Stick models can be ordered at www.chaostackle.com.
Having an 18′ boat with an 8′ 6″ rod locker, I am now able to carry as many telescopic rods as I choose to store These rods have completely changed the game for the multi species angler or fish and ski families.
USCG Captain Andrew Schiera
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