The landscape of bass fishing in Australia is changing. As the influence of bass techniques from the USA bass fisheries takes hold, our own approach to fishing is changing.
Along with that comes new tackle designs to enable us to fish imported techniques on our local fish to their full effect… Enter the SwitchFreak!
Specifically designed to be versatile – enabling the angler to ‘switch’ between one lure to another without needing to change the outfit – you can easily cast spinnerbaits; pitch, hop or drag a jig; bomb out a cast with a topwater and more, all on the same rod!
The secret lies in the multi-loading action of this exclusive custom blank, which is so smooth in transition from casting to retrieve to fighting that you’ll seamlessly switch from one technique to another.
Inspired by Ian’s US bass rod designs, this rod is a mirror image of his American SwitchFreak model, but in an ‘Ultra-Light’ power rating to better suit our lures and our native bass. The rod is also ideal for goldens and big redfin – in fact any of our fish that will respond to lures of these styles.
The weight and balance of this rod is so ridiculous that it is hard to believe that this is a 7’3”, 2pc bass rod! This also massively increases sensitivity which when combined with the faultless balance creates an outfit that almost floats in the hand which is priceless when it comes to a long session of pitching or jig casting. And the 2pc design with detachable handle makes transport and storage a breeze.
The multi-guide train of semi-micro Fuji Fazlite guides runs true and easy, further enhancing the overall smoothness of this rod performance.
Ian’s trademark Control Freak style skeleton handle is super comfortable and also enhances the amazing sensitivity of this rod. The Fuji SKTS seat is set atop a blue carbon barrel,and custom-shaped x-firm EVA in the Millerods signature style blue Camoufish pattern, all finished with the ‘M’ logo anti-skid butt cap.
The Millerods SwitchFreak UL is such a remarkable rod you won’t want to stop at just one on the deck!
^Millerods recommends the use of the FG knot for connecting braided fishing lines to monofilament leaders. All Ian’s lure casting guide trains are selected with this connecting knot in mind.
|Brand||THE AUSTRALIAN ROD BUILDER|
7'3" 2pc (detachable handle)
Recommended line 4-7kg
Ideal lure range 7‑21gm
The latest Fuji Fazlite semi-micro multi-guide train (11+1with #4.5 smallest size)^
Custom anti-tangle Hook Keeper