I won a Fig Rig rod in a Top Six tournament at West Point years ago. That northern company and made muskie rods but decided to get into the bass market. This six-foot six-inch rod was the most sensitive rod I have ever used for worm and jig fishing.
I broke the rod several weeks ago and, unfortunately, the company is no longer in business. So, I went looking for a replacement. I ordered a St. Croix rod but needed one fast and I went to Berrys Sporting Goods to see what he had.
After looking at several rods Jim showed me an American Hero Speed Stick rod. It felt good even though it is a seven-foot rod and I really wanted a shorter rod for skipping baits under docks. The medium heavy, fast action was right, though, and I got it.
After using it several times and catching a few fish on it, I am very happy with it. It cast half ounce jigs and Texas rigs with a three sixteenths ounce sinker well, exactly what I wanted it for. I can skip ok with it and it has good sensitivity for feeling bites on those baits. The seven-foot length gives me good leverage when setting the hook.
The rod weighs more than my St. Croix rods but cost less than $100, about half the cost of my St. Croix rods. Usually the more expensive the rod the less it weighs.
It serves my needs well and I am very happy with it.