Scaling down your rods as a Co-Angler

How many rods do you need for a Bass tournament?  That is an age-old question that has a simple answer… ALL OF THEM!  Usually this is not an issue if you’re running your own boat, but if you’re a Co-Angler, you do not have this luxury.  You have to get the maximum performance and flexibility out of each rod and reel combination.  As a Co-Angler, you need to be able to do more with less.

When I’m heading to the majority of my events, I limit myself to 7 or 8 rods.  Some people may call that excessive, but with the unique rod storage capabilities of my Elite Rod Sleeves, I can easily manage that many rods.  I ran into a unique situation in an Everstart event last year where the Co-Anglers were limited to a 5-rod limit.  This really caused me to stop and analyze what 5 rods can give me the most variety of fishing options, and this is what I came up with.

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