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Wilderness Rod - Spinning
5' = $75
6' = $85
7' = $95
9' = $169.65 (On Sale - Add to Cart to Save)
10' = $179.95 (On Sale - Add to Cart to Save)

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Most Sensitive Fishing Rod - Kevlar Carbon-Laced Graphite

Most Sensitive Fishing Rod - Gapen Wilderness Series fishing rod is an unbelievable value. Don't be fooled by rod manufacturers who boast of 70 & 80 million modulus cloth in their rods! To be safe, ask them what percentage (%) of 70 or 80 million modulus their rods contain?? If they are honest, most will answer that their rods contain less than 20% of the claimed material.

Gapen's NEW Kevlar carbon laced graphite, along with the NEW hard wrap graphite cloth, has allowed these NEW Wilderness Fishing Rods to come to the angler at a much lower retail price.

Buying TIP: 2nd Rod Ships Free. It is best to have a back-up rod on trips that is the same as the other you are fishing. Nothing worse than losing a rig or rod with no back-up when the fishing is getting good!

Rod POWER.All gapen rods fish like two rods. You can fish light-biting ultra-light species and the rods all have power underneath. When you get into big fish, these rods are built to still have the power to play the big beasties. These are the lightest, most-sensitive yet powerful rod blanks you can fish. Use the same rod for small trout to medium pike without switching rods! Saves room in packing and allows you to use the same rod with heavier lines or a lighter touch. They all fish braid or mono with highest quality guides.

Most Sensitive Fishing Rod - Feel the Taps. Natural Cork Handles - Blank runs all the way through handle. Fuji Titanium guides are tough and will fish braid, firewire.

Gapen Wilderness Spinning Rod Specs:
Rod TypeRod LengthRod SpecLine RatingActionLure WeightGuidesPieces
Spinning5'Light2- 6 lb. Medium Fast1/64th to 1/8 ozFuji Titanium1
Spinning5' 5"Medium6 - 10 lb.Fast1/32 to 5/8 oz.Fuji Titanium1
Spinning6'Medium Light6 - 12 lb. Fast1/16 oz. to 1 oz.Fuji Titanium1
Spinning7' Medium10 - 16 lb.Fast1/2 oz to 1 1/2 ozFuji Titanium1
Spinning9'Medium Light6 - 16 lb.Fast1/16 oz. to 1 oz. Fuji Titanium2
Spinning10'Medium Light6 - 16 lb.Fast1/16 oz. to 1 oz. Fuji Titanium2

The Gapen Wilderness Rod is the most sensitive fishing rod a high-quality graphite casting rod great for spin casting, walleye, bass, crappie, perch, bluegill or trout rod this sensitive and strong kevlar graphite rod is used by Dan Gapen - it's his go-to fishing rod. Select one or two of these great spin casting rods and add the touch and hook-setting speed that a quality graphite rod puts in your hands. For casting spinners, bobbers, floats, jigging, and live bait rigs to feel the lightest tap of any finicky perch, shy-biting walleye or panfish, and to get the jump on lightning-quick trout bites, you will love the feel, speed and touch of this graphite spinning rod. These quality spinning rod blanks will improve your casting, speed up your hook set and give you sensitivity and feel like you have never experienced in a rod. Dan Gapen fishes this spinning rod to feel the lightest bite as kevlar carbon raps transfer touch from your fishing line and hook to your rod top and right to your fingers. Gapen rods are mostly designed one-piece for superior touch, feel and power - at an affordable cost.

High quality construction at a great price, the Gapen Wilderness Rod series puts high performance in your hands for much less money and a replacement warranty to boot. So affordable, you can purchase two or three Gapen spinning rods for the price of one of the more commercial brands. No matter how you might break your rod, you are always covered by our warranty replacement service (see below). Many anglers pick two of the same rods to have extra spinning rod rigs, extra live bait set-ups ready and to have a back-up rod in case of a break. Although we thing you will love this spinning rod so much that you wouldn't think of breaking one, accidents happen. No need to stop fishing if you have a back-up rod, grab two Gapen Wilderness spinning rods and throw, throw, throw to score more fish, feel more bites and or set more hooks on your favorite waters.

Don't let this spinning rod be the one that got away, try one and get to your walleye rod, perch stick or trout rod working your favorite water. Using a more sensitive fishing rod for any method, you will feel every detail and more subtle bites than ever. Upgrade to a Gapen Wilderness rod and feel the great hook set touch and action only a kevlar carbon-laced wrap can offer. Fast action, powerful response and the rod backbone that Dan Gapen demands in his spin casting rod. Hook a rainbow trout, stop a perch from emptying your jig or rip a crappie off the top of structure with our spinning rod and see for yourself.

This rod is the most sensitive fishing rod we can make. Superior in sensitivity and strength to the graphite blanks of the past, these NEW rods carry a friendly and fair lifetime replacement warranty. Your Gapen Wilderness Rod will be replaced for HALF it's retail price due to "ANY" manufacturer defect or customer breakage. We don't care what your accident was, we want you to fish the best rods and get back to fishing with a new rod - warrantied for the life of the rod. We will give you a brand new rod at half it it's current replacement cost! This way you can enjoy catching more fish with a Gapen fishing rod. The following are examples of the current replacement costs:


5' 6" rods retail at $80 -REPLACEMENT PRICE = $40 (Plus Shipping & Handling)

6' 0" and 6' 6" rods retail at $85 -REPLACEMENT PRICE = $42.50(Plus Shipping & Handling)

7' 0" and 7' 6" rods retail at $95 -REPLACEMENT PRICE = $47.50(Plus Shipping & Handling)

9 rods retail at $169.95 - REPLACEMENT PRICE = $84.95 (Plus Shipping & Handling)

10' rods retail at $179.95 - REPLACEMENT PRICE = $89.95 (Plus Shipping & Handling)

Most Sensitive Fishing Rod - Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Panfish, Bluegill, Trout, Perch

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Wilderness rod - spinning June 3, 2022
Reviewer: Robert Annalora from Portland, OR United States  
I received the rods in a card board tube. The tube was crushed by the carrier and broke the longer rod but the shorter rod escaped breakage.    The freight damage was not Gapen’s fault and they said they would replace the broken rod. I sent picture of how I got the crushed case and broken in half rod.  They seem like a stand up company.     Now to the rod.  The rod, as all the rods in this series are touted to be the most sensitive spinning rods. That is why I bought them. Well, I took it fishing the first time and boy was it!!   I got 5 touches in the hour I was fishing, but due to how sensitive  it was, I hooked all five!!    Additionally, the eyelet wrappings were a beautiful green and coated perfect.  It is a very handsome rod.   For the money I recommend getting at least one.   I would however, suggest that I would be happy to pay a bit more to have them shipped in metal tubes like a fly rod to protect the rods.  At least offer the case as an add on.

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4 of 5 May 19, 2022
Reviewer: Thomas Haag from Monticello, IA United States  

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5 of 5 April 26, 2022
Reviewer: Shane Mangold from Tiskilwa , IL United States  

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5 of 5 Quality product at a great price April 12, 2022
Reviewer: jimmy Jablonski from Howell, MI United States  
This is a very good product and is a great value.  The action permeates through the rod in a matter I have never experiences before, even with rods twice the price.

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5 of 5 6' medium light wilderness spinning February 1, 2022
Reviewer: Kevin Matteson from Plainwell, MI United States  
ordered two rods  a 6' ML and a 7'ML the 7 footer was out of stock so we agreed on the 7'M both rods came in a timely manner. The communication was very responsive and appreciated. The rods look and feel very nice. I'm anxious to use them once the ice breaks and we can get back on the water. I wanted a rod that was very sensitive without breaking the the bank. We'll see if these rods are as sensitive as they claim to be. We will put them to the test soon

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