One of my favorite Technique-Specific saltwater rods to date! Light, sensitive and incredibly powerful. Introducing the ideal deep drop rod designed specifically for snapper, grouper and tilefish enthusiasts. Fast e-glass blank with a super sensitive tip allows anglers to detect even the slightest sniff from a thousand feet below. (Never miss a bite again!) Beefy backbone guarantees enough strength to haul up trophy golden tiles. Built with high-end Fuji SIC guides for season after season of trouble free use. Bulletproof #4 aluminum bent butt ready to pair with your favorite power-assist reel.
Designed and extensively tested by Capt Mike specifically for gray and golden tilefish, vermillion and yellow eye snapper, snowy grouper and more. A real fish killer for deep-water fans looking to put more meat in the box.
Lead Weight: 2 lb. to 6 lb.
Line Class: 30- to 60 lb. Braid
Black/Gold Diamond Wrap (custom colors available)
Species: Snapper, Grouper, Tilefish
Technique: Deep Drop
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.