Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod Review

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod 1

Rating: 4.9/5






- Balanced design increased sensitivity, and great performance

- High strain glass construction offers a great parabolic action for crank bait fishing

- Uncompromising and offers medium to fast action, ideal for tackling largemouth and smallmouth bass, musky, pike, and other similar species

- Great value for money


- The tube in which the rod comes is not of premium quality

- This is a one-piece rod, which are not the easiest to carry around

- A little on the thicker side


Baitcasting Rods Comparison

  • Berkley Cherrywood HD Casting Rod
  • Hybrid design construction
  • High sensitivity
  • Cork handle design
  • SS304 guides for increased durability
  • Daiwa Tatula Casting Rod
  • Patented SVF graphite technology
  • Graphite fiber construction
  • Custom reel seat
  • Fuji alconite ring guides
  • Shimano Trevala Casting Rods
  • TC4 construction
  • Fuji reel seat
  • EVA handle grips
  • Medium or medium-fast power
  • Penn Senator Rod
  • EVA fore grips
  • Machine aluminum reel seat
  • 1-piece glass blank
  • Chrome plated guides
  • Entsport 2-Piece Casting Rod
  • 7-foot length
  • 6+1 corrosion resistant guides
  • High density EVA handle
  • Carbon fiber construction


Are you looking for a great medium-heavy crank bait rod that casts splendidly and has just the right amount of delay for crank baits?

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod 2

If yes, perhaps you must check out this Abu Garcia rod. Designed by Mike Laconelli and available in medium to heavy option, this casting rod is class-act. It offers everything that you expect from a quality casting rod, and some more.

 The rod is great to look at, easy to fish with, and has a superb parabolic bend. And, guess what, Abu Garcia rod is not pricey at all. No wonder it is one of the most popular casting rods around at present.

Main Usage

Abu Garcia casting rod is best suited for medium-sized and large fish. The rod has a medium to fast action and enough resilience to reel in large fish. The rod also offers high sensitivity, which further enhances your fishing experience. 

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod 3

You can expect the rod to hold its own when dealing with trout largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, and similar fish. Thanks to its medium to heavy weight and impressive line capacity, you can comfortably aim for big clients. The rod offers many advantages, the top few are listed below.

Product Features

Power :

Power is also called rod weight or power value and tells level or rod’s stiffness or resistance to bending. Abu Garcia rod comes in the category of medium to heavy. For best fishing experience, it is necessary you match the rod to the type of fishing you want to do.

Medium to heavy rods has enough strength and resistance to reel in medium to heavy fish without any problem, and this rod is no different. It is extremely suitable for bass fishing.


This rod is available in moderate to fast options. So you can easily pick a rod that’s most suitable for your fishing needs. For those knew to fishing and unfamiliar with fishing parlance, action refers to how much a fishing rod bends under pressure and the speed at which it regains its neutral position. 

Medium and fast action rods are extremely suitable for catching medium to large species of fish. You would want such a rod in your arsenal if you want to catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, musky, and the like.

Medium to fast action rods are ideal for majority of species involving short to long casting distance and single hooks.

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod 5


Abu Garcia casting rod comes in three different weight options: medium, medium-heavy, and heavy. The maker has gone for Fuji reel seat to provide greater comfort to anglers.

Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod 4

The blank construction is high-modulus graphite or high strain glass, so anglers have choice here. Both material are extremely durable and offer strong resilience.

The high strain glass rods have an awesome parabolic action to it. This rod is suitable for different fishing scenarios and can be used to catch many different species of fish.

Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

A common gripe anglers have is that moderate action rods do not recover fast enough. Thankfully, Abu Garcia rod is more of an exception than the rule. Yes, it has moderate action but it also has fast recovery. Another thing in its favor is its sensitivity. The rod uses 36 ton graphite, which gives it a lightweight balanced design as well as heightened sensitivity.

It transmits the feeling swiftly and accurately which comes hand when the lure is under water. With it in your hand, you’ll be able to react quickly and decisively when a client is knocking. Thanks to its quality building material and robust and practical construction, the rod has no problem in reeling heavy trout that might cause any lesser rod to break.


Abu Garcia is a respectable name in the field of fishing rods. For this particular series, they have roped in the famous angler, Mike Laconelli. The end result is a fantastically designed rod which has the features you want in a casting rod.

Plenty of power and action options are available, so whatever your fishing needs, you are likely to find a suitable Abu Garcia rod.

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