BassFreak Medium 601
Recommended line 2-5kg
Ideal lure range 4‑14gm
The latest Fuji Fazlite KR semi-micro multi-guide train (7+1 with #4.5 smallest size)^
Custom anti-tangle Hook Keeper
Complimentary Custom Millerods Rod Sleeve
The Millerods BassFreak has long been a favourite of keen river bass lure casters as a custom made rod, with anglers using them in rivers and creeks from Queensland to Victoria!
Originally inspired by tournament casting rods for the 7gm spin-cast Accuracy category, Ian saw first-hand how accurately such rods can hit a target with a flat, direct casting technique. With bass fishing being very close to his heart, he knew immediately that the important precision characteristics of these tournament rods needed to be implemented into a proper fishing rod!
After extended testing on his home bass waters, the first models of this rod were released as the popular ‘Bush Bass’r rod and this model subsequently became the lighter and more sensitive Control Freak BassFreak.
Designed in a no-nonsense 1pc format, this rod is light in the hand and super-sensitive for extra feed-back from the lure, and has great balance for long repetitive casting sessions.
The BassFreak M is ideal for all small bass lures, especially surface lures, soft plastics and hard-bodies. The medium action and specific tip power means the lure can be ‘punch cast’ flat and direct to a snag target, and even through a tiny gap in overhanging branches.
At only 6’0” length, the BassFreaK Medium is also short enough to make various creative casting strokes and get your lure ‘in, under, and around’ structure to deliver the lure to that all-important strike zone on the edge of the bank!
The multi-guide train of the latest Fuji Fazlite KR guides in sizes down to semi-micro runs true and easy, and further enhances 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 SKSS 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.
*Rod of choice for short range structure fishing with Cranka Crabs!
^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.