New Series of Advanced, Tournament Quality Rods Designed to Meet Bass-Fishing Champion’s Exact Specifications

CERRITOS, Calif., July 15, 2008 – Daiwa has enlisted the expertise of 2003 BassMaster Classic winner, 2006 Angler of the Year and Team Daiwa Pro, Mike Iaconelli, to design a complete series of tournament-quality rods worthy of bearing the name of this accomplished angling champion. Daiwa’s new Mike Iaconelli Signature Rod Series offers serious bass fishermen a choice of application-specific models built to cover everything from crankbait fishing to “shaky head” worm techniques.

Designed according to “Ike’s” exact specifications, each Mike Iaconelli Signature Rod offers the ideal composition, length and action for its particular task. In addition to Long Cast Cranking and Jig Head Spinning rods, the series includes Jerkbait Trigger, Pitch and Skip Trigger, Power Fishing Flipping Special and Super Long Cast Spinning models. Every Mike Iaconelli Signature Rod boasts a state-of-the-art HVF (High Volume Fiber) IM6 Graphite blank that’s lightweight, yet extremely powerful. This advanced, high-modulus construction lets you detect subtle hits and pick-ups, while supplying the strength needed for solid hook-sets and overtaking big bass.

Mike Iaconelli Signature Rods feature only the finest components for optimum overall performance. The extremely light, yet super durable Fuji® Aluminum-Oxide Guides are specially designed for maximum sensitivity, smooth line flow and superior castability. Each rod also features Daiwa’s exclusive custom tournament reel seat – ergonomically designed to fit your hand perfectly. There’s even a unique cork and foam hybrid split-grip that allows for a secure, comfortable hold and greater leverage on casts.

Daiwa’s Mike Iaconelli Signature Rods are backed up by a five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. They range in price from $119.95 to $149.95 (MSRP), depending upon the specific model.

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