The pinnacle of light bass rod designs. Using the highest quality Fuji guides, the Hi-Tide range are THE ones to look at if you fish a lot of weedless/weightless soft plastics. They're very capable with hard lures as well, but their USP is the extreme easiness and sensitivity with which they fish a soft bait. They may not have been designed with this in mind by the guys in Japan, but the blank is just so lovely to cast and fish. The slimmest bass rods in the shop, you could be forgiven for first picking one up and thinking that they were less 'crisp' than some. With a line through them, a lure on the end and a sea breeze blowing through your flowing locks, there's not a better rod in the shop. All lengths excel for this purpose, but it's the shorter models that really stand out.