March 2022

Andy Montgomery Reviews His Lew's Signature Series of Rods

Overwhelmed with selecting a new rod this season? The Team Lew's Signature Series was developed with the best anglers in the world to bring you a technique-specific suite of performance rods.


Choosing what rod to use for a certain technique can be an overwhelming and daunting task, especially with so many different options in the market today. Everybody has a technique that they prefer to use over another. Lew’s Pro Any Montgomery designed two signature series rods for specifically what he does best. A Team Lew’s Signature Series Skipping Rod and a Team Lew’s Signature Series Bladed Jig Rod.

What makes a great skipping rod? For Andy, a skipping rod has to have the perfect tip to get the bait in while also having the backbone to get the fish out of cover. This is what he calls an 80/20 rod. “Most of the tip is in the last 20% of the rod which allows me to shoot the bait wherever I need to. I still have 80% of the rod that is backbone which allows me to get the fish out once he gets on,” Andy explains. He points out that you are typically skipping baits out of sight and into nasty cover, so having a rod with enough backbone is extremely important.