The KVD is a newer model by Lew's, where they have combined forces with the legendary Kevin VanDam. Kevin aimed to bring a world class, competition ready casting rod with premium components, at an affordable price. He has used his experience to create an ideal model for virtually every technique. This rod may have entered a competitive price range, but the KVD factor may just give it the edge over others.
- Premium IM8 Graphite blank
- Stainless steel guides with Aluminum-oxide inserts and Zirconia insert tops
- EVA foam split grip
- Lew's proprietary Full Contact reel seat, with increased blank contact on casting rod models
Reasons to buy
- Designed by the legendary Kevin VanDam, who uses his experience to create an affordable, but high quality casting rod
- Tough, but lightweight IM8 graphite blank
- 10 different options in the graphite series, all specializing in different techniques - there's a model for virtually every method
- Only fast/extra fast actions available, making this rod great for skipping and flipping, as well as finesse techniques
- Full contact reel seats provide added sensitivity
- Split EVA foam grip is comfortable for long casting
- A budget friendly rod that competes with rods well above its price point
Reasons not to buy
- Hook keeper is below the reel seat, which many anglers don't enjoy
Reviews from our Readers
The KVD casting rod is a project by Kevin VanDam which has impressed many. KVD aimed to bring a high performance rod, where there's an option for all kinds of techniques, all at an affordable price - and many agree that he and Lew's nailed it. This rod simply has to be considered if you're lurking around the $100 region.
About the brand
In 2010 longtime Lew Childre family friend Lynn Reeves relaunched the Lew's brand. Reeves made the promise to return the Lew's name to its place of prominence in the industry. Today, Lew's continues to provide their many avid customers with products that deliver on the promise of innovation, performance and value.
Lew's has become one of the biggest name in bass fishing, and they are working with some of the most successful anglers in the sport to continue their pursuit for innovation and quality.
Professionals that work with Lew's:
- Kevin VanDam
- Brian Latimer
- David Fritts