Tennessee Handle Rods

All Pro Rods Tennessee Handles

Tennessee-grip spinning rods are rarities in some regions. Considering how comfortable and sensitive they are, that’s surprising.

Planted on the highland rim lakes and clear rivers beneath the green hills of Tennessee, All Pro’s roots are anchored in the angling traditions of generations of outdoorsmen that preceded us. We refuse to discard a rod handle design that was so popular in years gone by and that has proven so functional and practical today.

  • Infinitely adjustable for perfect rod-balance
  • Light-weight
  • Simple to set up with fewer components; therefore less prone to equipment failure
  • Grips sized to reduce hand fatigue even after long hours of use
  • Two exceptional materials from which to choose:
    • Traditional cork provides the most comfortable grip, especially for cold-weather fishing
    • Ultra-sensitive, high-modulus graphite telegraphs the most subtle vibrations to your palm

Considering the Tennessee Handle’s many advantages, we’re baffled, frankly, as to why more rod builders don’t offer this option. This superior handle perfectly compliments All Pro’s outstanding, exceptionally sensitive, lightweight APX graphite blank and top-quality components. Minutes after picking up one of these rods you’ll fall in love with it! Try one and see for yourself if it isn’t the most comfortable fishing rod handle you’ve ever experienced!

Just be forewarned: once you’ve fished with a Tennessee Handle spinning rod, you’ll never be as happy with your spinning reel seat grips again.Tennessee Handle APX Fishing Rods

TENNESSEE HANDLE CORK MODEL# ROD TYPE LENGTH POWER LINE LURE WT PRICE
APX6LST 10701 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’0″ Light 4–8 1/8–3/8 $150 buy
APX6MST 10702 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’0″ Medium 6–12 1/16-3/8 $150 buy
APX6MHST 10703 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’0″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 3/16–5/8 $150 buy
APX6HST 10704 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’0″ Heavy 10–20 1/4–1 $150 buy
APX66MST 10705 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’6″ Medium 6–12 3/16–3/8 $165 buy
APX66MHST 10706 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’6″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 1/4–3/4 $165 buy
APX66HST 10707 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’6″ Heavy 12–20 1/4–1 $165 buy
APX610MHST 10708 Spinning TN Handle Cork 6’10” Medium/Heavy 8–17 3/16–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MLST 10709 Spinning TN Handle Cork 7’0″ Medium/Light 6–12 1/8–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MST 10710 Spinning TN Handle Cork 7’0″ Medium 6–12 1/4–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MHST 10711 Spinning TN Handle Cork 7’0″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 1/4–3/4 $175 buy
APX7HST 10712 Spinning TN Handle Cork 7’0″ Heavy 12–20 3/8–1-3/4 $175 buy
TENN HANDLE GRAPHITE MODEL# ROD TYPE LENGTH POWER LINE LURE WT PRICE
APX6MSTG 10801 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’0″ Medium 6–12 1/16-3/8 $150 buy
APX6MHSTG 10802 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’0″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 3/16–5/8 $150 buy
APX6HSTG 10803 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’0″ Heavy 10–20 1/4–1 $150 buy
APX66MSTG 10804 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’6″ Medium 6–12 3/16–3/8 $165 buy
APX66MHSTG 10805 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’6″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 1/4–3/4 $165 buy
APX66HSTG 10806 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’6″ Heavy 12–20 1/4–1 $165 buy
APX610MHSTG 10807 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 6’10” Medium/Heavy 8–17 3/16–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MLSTG 10808 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 7’0″ Medium/Light 6–12 1/8–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MSTG 10809 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 7’0″ Medium 6–12 1/4–5/8 $175 buy
APX7MHSTG 10810 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 7’0″ Medium/Heavy 8–15 1/4–3/4 $175 buy
APX7HSTG 10811 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 7’0″ Heavy 12–20 3/8–1-3/4 $175 buy
APX76STG 10812 Spinning TN Handle Graphite 7’6″ Medium/Light 6–12 1/8–5/8 $175 buy

 

How to Attach a Spinning Reel to a Tennessee Handle Rod

Bob McKamey of Custom Tackle Supply of Shelbyville, Tennessee, advises:

I make at least 2 to 3 rounds of the nylon filament strapping type tape. This is really some very tough and strong tape and you can really put a lot more pressure to it, when using it as a base wrap. This type of type requires you to cut it. It does not tear into. After making the few rounds of the nylon filament tape, then cover it with the high quality black electrical tape, shrink tubing, self-fusing tape, Tommy tape or whatever you prefer to use. As a suggestion, never get too bulky with whatever you use to mount the reel, as too much bulk of the material holding the reel on, will become a dis-comfort in your hand. Keep the mounting to a minimum. The 2 to 3 rounds of nylon strapping tape will actually hold the reel, while the top covering is just for comfort.