Topwater Rod Selection

Topwater baits are often fished with a lot of wrist action. In other words, you have to move the rod tip in a way to make the bait act the way you want it to. To do this well, you need the right rod. A rod that is too long will often wear your arm down when twitching the bait continually. I have found the perfect rod for topwater fishing. It is a Cabela’s XML Topwater/Jerkbait rod. This rod is 6’7” in length and casts like a dream. It is light and the perfect action for working topwater all day. I highly recommend it!