Sensitivity, stealth and pin-point bait placement are some of the cornerstones of effectively targeting walleye.
To be an effective walleye angler, you need to start with the appropriate rod. Below are some of the features of the TFO line-up of walleye specific spinning and casting rods.
GTS Walleye rods incorporate beautiful, translucent green blanks with proprietary, braid safe Tactical Series guides with black anodized foots and chrome inserts. These rods feature premium-grade cork grips and cleverly placed hook keepers.
GTS WJS 663-1 and WJS 664-1
Walleyes can be finicky biters known to suck the blood from a leech without ever alerting an angler to its presence.
The 6’6” medium light model is a superb tool for the subtle presentation of light jigs tipped with leeches or crawlers.
While the 6’6” medium power model has a slightly beefier backbone for a solid hook-set when working larger, meatier baits and fighting larger fish. Both rods feature split-cork grips for additional weight savings.
GTS WRS 703-1 and WRS 763-1
The Lindy Rig® has been, without a doubt, one of the most productive walleye-catching techniques in recent history.
Despite a relatively simple premise, not just any rod will allow this technique to succeed.
A rigging rod needs the subtle nuances of a faster, stiffer tip to bring to life the often ultra-subtle presentation.
The WRS 703-1 and 763-1 can also double as rods for pulling bottom bouncers, crawler harness rigs or crankbaits. Both the 7’0” and 7’6” medium-light models come in a split-grip handle.
GTS WBC 704-1 and WBC 764-1
A staple presentation for locating schools of fish has been to run bait along drops offs and weed lines. The Spinner Rig/bait trolling rods brings to the table a smorgasbord of leeches, crawlers and minnows. For those running single and two-hook harnesses, the WBC family is the ticket. Both rods come in a full-cork grip to snuggly fit in rod holders.
It’s been said that the bigger the blade, the bigger the bump and thump.
The 7’6” model is perfect for when the water gets cloudy and anglers need to turn to larger, flashier blades to elicit strikes.
GTS WTC 703-1 and 863-1T
Peek into any walleye anglers tackle trays and you’re likely to find a healthy supply of long-bodied, tear-drop billed lures.
From Walleye Divers® to Hot N’ Tots® and Long A’s® to Shad Rap’s® walleye anglers have the trolling lure approach dialed in.
The WTC models load progressively from butt to tip, with a more forgiving action necessary for effective hook-sets when working cranks with treble hooks. These rods feature a full-cork grip and forward mounted hook keeper.
The 7’0” model is great for the close-in rod, in the holder and cranks that dive less than 10-feet.
The 8’6” model is ideal for deeper diving lures or running baits through a planer board. This model is telescopic to accommodate rod lockers.
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