If you were limited to only one offshore spinning rod this Technique-Specific spinner would be it! Tuned for 15-20 lb. mono or 20-30 lb. braid, the incredibly versatile rod starts with a medium-fast taper e-glass blank and is designed to easily handle the big boys while still allowing the sensitivity to pitch fragile live bait and lightweight jigs. With a hardened nylon gimbal for a solid fit in rod belts this rod is comfortable and sensitive enough to fish for mangrove and mutton snapper yet beefy enough for casting to hefty cobia and powerful sharks on the flats.
Built with the finest components including tough Fuji guides under-wrapped and double over-wrapped for strength, you can rest assured this rod will last a lifetime. With its stout 6’6” frame, it is also a favorite choice for Florida Keys’ guides drifting crabs to tarpon and permit.
Line Class: 15-30 lb.
Color: Black/Gold Diamond Wrap (custom colors available)
Guides: Fuji Spin 6+Tip
Grips: EVA Foam (10” Fore & 12” Butt)
Reel Seat: Fuji Graphite
Species: Sailfish, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Mangrove/Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, Permit
Technique: Spin Casting Natural Bait & Artificial Lures
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 also 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 an excellent choice with 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.