6. LEW’S TP1 BLACK SPEED STICK
• Price: $130
The TP1 Black Speed Stick offers a lot of bang for your buck. The HM50 high-modulus blank is lightweight, responsive, and powerful. The Vibration Transfer Ring seemed to serve its intended purpose because panel members were able to detect the slightest largemouth bites during our day on the water. The components of the rod exceeded the price point, as the American Tackle Company Microwave guide system completely eliminated wind knots in all segments of our testing. A Softtouch skeletal reel seat and Winn Dri-trac grips rounded out the impressive qualities of this rod.