Rods

Bass lure rods have changed so much over the past 10 years. Trends have come and gone even within that time as we finally settle with what we think are the correct attributes for a modern bass spinning rod. In reality, it depends on where you are fishing or what kinds of lures you wish to use. Rods may vary from as short as 7 feet, but exceed 10 feet on more rugged coastlines.

Our advice is to purchase the shortest rod you can get away with, for the situations you face. The benefits of a longer rod are two.

Long rod summary:

1) More distance. Technically, a longer rod gives you more tip speed on the cast, so casts will be longer (as long as the lures are balanced - weight wise - to the rod). 

2) Better line control. When you are forced to fish from high above the water (typically in rough seas), a longer rod will enable you to hold the tip down and closer to the water - keeping your lure in the water and allowing any wind less chance to drag it off-course. 

3) More reach. Sometimes (although Pythagoras tells us it's often not that much), you will be forced to guide a fish around rocks at your feet. A longer rod makes steering the fish that little bit easier.

However, longer rods are heavier and more tiring to work lures with. The benefits of a short rod are many, so your final decisions will be likely be best based on a compromise somewhere in the middle. 

Short rod summary:

1) More comfortable to fish. Being shorter, they're lighter, obviously. 

2) Better lure control. Considering a day on the coast/bank with no wind and easy access to water level, a short rod gives far more direct contact with the lure - making any movements you might want to create are far more easily and effectively done. 

3) More pulling power. In some situations - especially in snaggy areas - it can be necessary to pull a fish from snags. A shorter rod gives you more direct power than a long rod.

Consider the fact that it's while your lure is in the water that you will catch the fish (not the air), so outright distance should not usually be your primary objective. Though on some occasions it can be the case. Think about lure control and how you can best present the lure to the fish. There is no point being able to cast to the horizon if you cannot work the lure effectively on the way back. 

Dialuna S90ML
AVAILABLE
1
BASS
9'0"
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
32g
Max
6g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.5mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.0
mm
4.7
Butt
11.4
mm
trans
47cm
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
17
trans
trans
37
trans
trans
Effective: 7'10"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 35.5cmbalance
12"
141cm
8
Guides
Components:
stars

£274.99

AVAILABLE

Foojin'AD Angel Shooter 96M
BASS
9'6"
162g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
36g
Max
7g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
2.0mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.0
mm
3.5
Butt
12.1
mm
trans
46cm
trans
trans
16
trans
trans
18
trans
trans
36
trans
trans
Effective: 8'4"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 38cmbalance
12"
149cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£589.99

Foojin'AD Beast Brawl 95MH
BASS
9'5"
172g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
48g
Max
12g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
2.3mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.4
mm
3.2
Butt
12.3
mm
trans
48cm
trans
trans
16
trans
trans
20
trans
trans
38
trans
trans
Effective: 8'2"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 38cmbalance
12"
148cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£599.99

Foojin'AD Flow Hunt 810ML
BASS
8'10"
156g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
32g
Max
7g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.7mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.3
mm
3.7
Butt
11.1
mm
trans
44cm
trans
trans
16
trans
trans
17
trans
trans
34
trans
trans
Effective: 7'9"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 32cmbalance
12"
139cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£529.99

Grandage STD. 96ML Grandage STD. 96ML
EXPECTED
03-Nov
BASS
9'6"
175g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
28g
Max
7g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
2.1mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.4
mm
3.5
Butt
11.9
mm
trans
48cm
trans
trans
27
trans
trans
20
trans
trans
37
trans
trans
Effective: 8'3"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 29cmbalance
12"
150cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£309.99

Hi-Tide TZ S103M Hi-Tide TZ S103M
BASS
10'3"
185g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
35g
Max
12g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.7mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.5
mm
3.8
Butt
11.7
mm
trans
46cm
trans
trans
12
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
39
trans
trans
Effective: 9'0"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 30cmbalance
12"
160cm
10
Guides
Components:
stars

£479.99

Hi-Tide TZ S87ML Hi-Tide TZ S87ML
BASS
8'7"
130g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
24g
Max
5g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.5mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.1
mm
4.1
Butt
9.8
mm
trans
41cm
trans
trans
12
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
34
trans
trans
Effective: 7'6"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 23cmbalance
12"
135cm
10
Guides
Components:
stars

£439.99

Hi-Tide TZ S88M+ Hi-Tide TZ S88M+
BASS
8'8"
145g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
42g
Max
12g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.3
mm
3.5
Butt
10.2
mm
trans
47cm
trans
trans
12
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
39
trans
trans
Effective: 7'5"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 26cmbalance
12"
136cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£449.99

Hi-Tide TZ S90ML
BASS
9'0"
140g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
24g
Max
7g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.2
mm
3.4
Butt
10.1
mm
trans
43cm
trans
trans
12
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
36
trans
trans
Effective: 7'10"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 25cmbalance
12"
141cm
10
Guides
Components:
stars

£439.99

Hi-Tide TZ S96ML
BASS
9'6"
155g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
30g
Max
9g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.3
mm
3.5
Butt
10.7
mm
trans
44cm
trans
trans
12
trans
trans
15
trans
trans
37
trans
trans
Effective: 8'3"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 26.5cmbalance
12"
141cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£449.99

-44% Lure Game 8'6" (8-35g) Lure Game 8'6" (8-35g)
BASS
8'6"
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
35g
Max
8g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.6mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.5
mm
4.7
Butt
11.7
mm
trans
50cm
trans
trans
19
trans
trans
21
trans
trans
38
trans
trans
Effective: 7'3"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 20cmbalance
12"
134cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£44.99 £79.99

-46% Lure Game 9' (10-40g) Lure Game 9' (10-40g)
BASS
9'0"
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
40g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.6mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.4
mm
4.6
Butt
12.2
mm
trans
53cm
trans
trans
21
trans
trans
21
trans
trans
41
trans
trans
Effective: 7'8"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 22.5cmbalance
12"
141cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£44.99 £82.99

-50% Lure Game 9'6" (10-50g) Lure Game 9'6" (10-50g)
BASS
9'6"
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
50g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.9
mm
4.4
Butt
13.5
mm
trans
55cm
trans
trans
22
trans
trans
21
trans
trans
43
trans
trans
Effective: 8'1"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 27cmbalance
12"
149cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£44.99 £89.99

-15% Moonwalker 96ML-ti River Moonwalker 96ML-ti River
BASS
9'6"
148g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
35g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
6.3
mm
3.5
Butt
11.5
mm
trans
48cm
trans
trans
29
trans
trans
18
trans
trans
36
trans
trans
Effective: 8'4"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 33cmbalance
12"
148cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£279.99 £329.99

Namazon Mobile S765MH Namazon Mobile S765MH
TRAVELALL-ROUND
7'6"
190g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
42g
Max
5g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
2.4mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
8.8
mm
3.7
Butt
12.8
mm
trans
42cm
trans
trans
9
trans
trans
17
trans
trans
34
trans
trans
Effective: 6'5"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 27.5cmbalance
12"
51cm
8
Guides
Components:
stars

£249.99

Outback NS866ML Outback NS866ML
TRAVEL
BASS
8'6"
160g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
30g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.6mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.6
mm
4.8
Butt
12.9
mm
trans
40cm
trans
trans
6
trans
trans
14
trans
trans
34
trans
trans
Effective: 7'5"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 39cmbalance
12"
47cm
10
Guides
Components:
stars

£294.99

Saltyshape Dash Seabass 106M Saltyshape Dash Seabass 106M
BASS
10'0"
195g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
40g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.8mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.4
mm
4.1
Butt
13.8
mm
trans
56cm
trans
trans
14
trans
trans
20
trans
trans
39
trans
trans
Effective: 8'9"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 44.5cmbalance
12"
165cm
10
Guides
Components:
stars

£219.99

Saltyshape Dash Seabass 87ML
BASS
8'7"
135g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
24g
Max
5g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.9mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.0
mm
3.7
Butt
11.9
mm
trans
43cm
trans
trans
14
trans
trans
16
trans
trans
32
trans
trans
Effective: 7'6"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 32cmbalance
12"
136cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£189.99

Saltyshape Dash Seabass 90M Saltyshape Dash Seabass 90M
BASS
9'0"
160g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
35g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
1.9mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.4
mm
3.9
Butt
12.1
mm
trans
46cm
trans
trans
14
trans
trans
20
trans
trans
35
trans
trans
Effective: 7'10"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 35cmbalance
12"
141cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£199.99

Saltyshape Dash Seabass 90ML
BASS
9'0"
145g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
28g
Max
7g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
trans
?
trans
trans
trans
Tip guide internal (mm)
2.0mm
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
trans
7.1
mm
3.6
Butt
12.4
mm
trans
43cm
trans
trans
14
trans
trans
20
trans
trans
32
trans
trans
Effective: 7'11"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 34.5cmbalance
12"
140cm
9
Guides
Components:
stars

£189.99

Saltyshape Dash Seabass 96M
BASS
9'6"
170g