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KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series Review: Tournament-Quality Fishing Rod

KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series Review

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What We Like

  • Available in different actions and lengths for all anglers
  • Stronger and more lightweight blank
  • Comfortable and sure grip
  • Perfect for a tournament and professional use
  • Pleasant overall look
  • Feels perfectly balanced on the hand
  • Nice line guides

What We Don’t Like

  • One-piece design makes it hectic to carry
  • Eyelet guides are a little small

Bottom Line

If you are on the look-out for a tournament-grade fishing rod for competitive angling or something more professional-looking for your fun and food fishing, this model is perfect.

Introduction

KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series brings a collection of some premium quality fishing rods that will fish as good as they look. These rods will also cater to all kinds of anglers as they are available in 19 length and action options.

Durability is also guaranteed by the Elite Carbon blank that also helps keep the overall weight down. And to make this rod and even better buy, it has high-quality guides and reel seat.

KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series Review

KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series

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Usage: Competitive Sport Fishing

Competitive angling is more challenging than fishing for fun or food even for the most experienced anglers out there. However, with a rod that is designed specifically for this, like those on the KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series, things should be easier.

And these rods are not just for use by the professionals only as they will cater to all kinds of anglers. The series has 15 different length and action options. The length will range from 6'10" to 8'0" to accommodate any angler out there.

Also, there is a model for every angling technique out there that many anglers will prefer to use when competing. Hence, whether you prefer the more popular crankbait angling or something more complicated like Carolina Rig and Chatter Bait, there is a rod for you in this series.

While competitive angling seems to be where this fishing rod will excel most, it will still be good enough for fun angling and even serious fishing for food. Better yet, the choice of material and build quality makes it ideal for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Performance: Hard to Beat

The performance of these tournament series fishing rods is hard to beat without spending way much more cash to get a better premium quality rod. And the best thing about these rods is that they perform well in different aspects.

For the cast, you get both impressive distances and increased accuracy to increase the likelihood of getting a bite and landing fish. If you want to get some nice long casts their 7'0" crankbait, 6'8" square bill and 7'3" models will be perfects as they ensure you can still maintain a soft cranking action.

Line movement is also guaranteed to be as smooth as it can get. This fishing rod achieves this using some high-quality Fuji guides and equally high-quality inserts that will ensure that the reel will not only stay in place but the line will glide smoothly with little risk of fraying.

For every model in this series, everything from the overall weight to both the action and length seems to be well-thought-out to ensure you will always get superior overall performance.

Construction: Almost Indestructible

You can be sure that it will be dozens if not more fishing trips before you ever need to replace these fishing rods as they are well-built from some premium quality materials for a lifetime of great service.

For the blank, KastKing uses elite carbon as the main material but they combine this with Nano technology to help keep their overall weight down. Also, this construction helps to increase the braking power and gives the rod more lifting strength (up to 30% more) when you compare it to the regular graphite rods.

Besides being both strong and lightweight, these carbon blanks will also have an edge over the traditional types when it comes to sensitivity. They will probably be the most sensitive rod you have ever used.

Everything else from the guides to the Alconite ring and even the reel seat is made from premium-quality materials for long service life. And overall, these rods will also have a more balanced design to minimize hand fatigue even after extended use and a sleeker finish.

Action: Caters to All Anglers

With a total of 15 lengths and action options that will include 11 casting and 4 spinning models, you can be confident that this series of fishing rods are designed to cater to all kinds of anglers out there.

For the actions, you will get three main options, which are fast, moderate, and moderate fast. Fast action fishing rods that are made for larger game fishing and use in fishing spots with heavy weed cover will make up a huge chunk of the rods (12 models) in this series. The lengths for the fast action rods in this series will range between 6'10" and 7'11".

There are two models that will give you the moderate fast action, which is the 7'3" to 8'0". These fishing rods will be perfect when you want something that is not restrictive as it can handle both small and large fish species.

The other option is the moderate fishing rods, which is where the crankin models in the series are, and here you will have 1 spin and 4 cast models that will range between 6'8" to 7'10". The modern action rods can also handle small and large fish species with ease.

Handle: Super Comfortable

There is hardly any other fishing rod model or series in the same category as the KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series that can claim to have a handle and grip that is more comfortable than what you get with this series

KastKing gives these fishing rods custom Winn handles with a golf-style grip that will ensure that you will not only get the most comfortable grip but also that the grip will be sure and secure no matter the fishing conditions.

Also, the handle is spacious enough and just the right size for the adult hand, and if you have the required skills, it can even allow for one-handed casting with no problems.

There is also a golf-style fighting butt on the rod that will not only add to the overall comfort and ease of handling the rod but will also provide a better balance. And the extra power that this butt can help generate can be very useful in many casting situations.

Price: Decent For a Tournament-grade Rod

Tournament and professional-grade fishing rods do not come cheap, and this is more so when buying from top brands like KastKing. However, KastKing tries to cater to budget shoppers with this series as these rods are relatively more affordable despite their obvious superior quality.

Regardless of the length and action options you choose, this fishing rod will still cost under $150, which is still quite fair when you compare it to premium quality tournament rods in the market that will cost hundreds of dollars.

Verdict

Superior overall quality and unbeatable tournament performance are the two things that will best define these fantastic KastKing fishing rods.

Whether you are looking for a premium-quality fishing rod for a forthcoming tournament or just something powerful for your regular fishing trips, there is something for you on the KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series. From a solid and lightweight one-piece carbon blank to super comfortable golf-style Winn grip, these rods have a lot to offer.

Specs

  • Product Name: KastKing Speed Demon Pro Tournament Series
  • Product Brand: KastKing
  • Rod Blank Material: Elite Carbon
  • Size Range: 6'10" to 8'0"
  • Rod Design: 1-piece
  • Handle: Golf-style Winn grip
  • Line Weight: 4 to 30 pounds
  • Weight: 3.65 to 7.55 ounces
  • Fishing Type: Fresh and saltwater fishing

Key Features

  • 15 lengths and actions options to cater to different techniques
  • Fuji guides and reel seats help prevent line fraying
  • Golf style grips for increased user comfort
  • Elite carbon blanks reduce overall weight and ensure maximum durability
  • 1-piece design is more solid and sturdy
  • No-tangle tip helps prevent line tangling
  • Saf-T-Keeper hook holder is very handy
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