Cabela’s TXS IX is one of four spinning rods in a new bass series that also includes eight casting rods. The designers got it right. Our test team raved about tack-sharp casting accuracy near and far, and agreed the rod was ‘solid across the board with super in-hand fit,’ ‘on the mark for stated purpose’ and ‘good for smallies and walleyes, too.’ Only one reviewer thought the grip was slightly too long.