Tailwalk Saltyshape Dash Seabass
- Brand: Tailwalk
The Saltyshape Dash has become our most popular lure rod range. Well priced in that sub-£200 bracket, they're realistically as good'a range of rods as any bass angler could need. Well worth the upgrade from any rod in the £120+ range, they're a more forgiving rod. Fast, but with a really user-friendly forgiving action. This makes them better to cast especially, but just provides a more enjoyable session all round.
There's a robust feel to this range that I just love. With what feels like more power lower down that other Japanese equivalents, it's a rod that you feel like you can trust with it's upper casting rating (while you have to be careful with some). On the north Cornish coast, some days the wind can be howling in your face, and these rods give me a huge amount of confidence that they won't let me down.
Solid, well-built feelings aside though, they're an incredibly light and well balanced rod to behold (better balanced and lighter than the Major Craft Triple Cross - I can show you the numbers, and you can feel it yourself in the shop). The ergonomic reel grip design is very comfortable if you fit your hands to it, and although it looks harsh in the pictures, the metallic reel seat screw is not at all abrasive or uncomfortable. The opposite in fact.
86MH: Rated to 50g. A new model in the range, it's a super light rod given the more powerful action. Ideal for anybody fishing surface lures as their priority. The length makes working them easy, while the action is perfect! THE Patchinko rod.
87ML: A lighter version of the very popular 90ML model. Rated to 24g I've used one with anything from a Senko to a Vulture and it's been happy with anything I've thrown at it. The casting weight is pretty good compared to some. A genuine light all-rounder.
90ML: Max. 28g. If you like a fast actioned rod, built to feel strong yet light that will happily fish a mixture of soft plastic lures and hard bodied plugs, these could potentially be perfect for you! I love mine.
90M: Rated to 35g this one is a popular and slightly beefed up version of the ML. If you fish more hard lures than soft for example, this is the choice. Especially if a lot of those are larger surface lures.
96M: Rated to 35g, the power in the lower half of this rod matched with the light, fast tip gives you the perfected tool for punching out larger surface lures or plugs. Handles rougher conditions nicely. Long casting.
106M: Max. 40g. I really like these. Longer rods are usually stiff and far too powerful for what most of us actually want. These though are softer. Incredibly easy to wind up and cast long distances yet responsive and crisp at the same time. It's new right now but one that will win many fans in time on rocky coastline or where extreme distances are required.
Starting From £169.99
- 86MH - 50g (£209.99)
- 87ML - 24g (£169.99)
- 90ML - 28g (£179.99)
- 90M - 35g (£189.99)
- 96M - 35g (£199.99)
- 106M - 40g (£209.99)
- Our stock: 8
"Very effective light all-rounder. Happy with a plug."
- Length: 8'7"
- Casting Weight: 5g - 24g
- Rod Weight: 135g
- Tip speed: 3.7 Top 1m. The higher, the faster.
- Guides: Fuji Sic | Fuji Stainless frames
- Sections: 2
- Transport Length: 136cm