When sensitivity and stealth matter nothing compares to our Technique-Specific 7’0” graphite inshore spinner. This rod is nothing short of marvelous. Constructed of space age IM-6 graphite it is far lighter and much thinner than our E-glass rods and is ideally suited for sneaking up on wary shallow water predators. Top shelf Fuji guides are under-wrapped so they never touch the blank and then double overwrapped for maximum strength.
At 7’0” the rod provides the ideal length for long casts so you can reach them before they see you. Match a size 3000 spinner loaded with 10 lb. braid and you have the ideal outfit that is incredibly versatile and can be used for sight-fishing tailing bonefish, permit and redfish, to feeding chunk baits to swarming snapper, to casting topwater plugs and stick baits at your favorite trout hole. It’s also a great freshwater rod for largemouth and peacock bass.
Line Class: 8-17 lb.
Color: Black/Gold Diamond Wrap (custom colors available)
Guides: Fuji Spin 7+Tip
Grips: Contoured EVA Foam (4.5” Fore & 8” Butt)
Reel Seat: Fuji Graphite
Species: Redfish, Snook, Trout, Bonefish, Permit, Pompano, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowtail/Mangrove Snapper, Bass
Technique: Inshore, Flats, Lakes
Florida Sport Fishing Technique-Specific Rods are meticulously handcrafted by a local team of highly skilled rod builders using only the finest components. Every model has been fine-tuned to provide superior performance at off the shelf prices.
Line/Lure Ratings: Nearly every rod on the market includes a label or etching indicating suggested weight ratings. This is merely a suggestion as no rod performs equally well casting a 1 oz. lure and a 6 oz. lure. Line ratings are also suggestive with different implications from one manufacturer to the next.
Length: The length of a rod is vital. With spinning rods increased length provides greater casting distance, a useful attribute on the flats when sight fishing wary predators. Extra casting distance is also beneficial when throwing lures into a headwind and when fishing from the surf. Conversely, a shorter rod is a better choice when skipping lures under docks and overhanging mangrove shorelines, and for increased backbone when battling powerful game fish.
Guides: Selecting the proper guides is often a puzzle. With no moving parts, Fuji K Guides are the easiest to maintain and are an excellent choice when fishing monofilament or braid. AFTCO Roller guides provide the benefit of reduced line wear and fatigue, which can cause premature tackle failure during extended battles. Roller guides are typical on big game trolling rods, but far less vital on light to medium class tackle.
Grips: Cork grips weigh next to nothing and provide a firm grip on inshore/backcountry rods. EVA foam is the standard for all near-shore and offshore saltwater rods.
Reel Seats: Aluminum reel seats are standard on big game stand-up/trolling rods when using reel clamps otherwise lightweight graphite is the best choice.
Reel Pairings: Please contact Florida Sport Fishing directly to discuss recommended reel pairings.
Shipping Rates for Custom Rods
Rods under 7′: $30 for the first rod, $5 each additional rod.
Rods 7′ and larger: $100 for the first rod, $5 each additional rod.