The landscape of freshwater lure 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 the ‘Aussie’ style to better suit our tackle preferences. The rod is an ideal ‘cross-over’ for big goldens and Murray Cod – in fact if you are after a single rod to fish all the latest techniques in your local river, this is the rod!
In the US, this rod action is used for spinnerbaits, jigs and Frog lure fishing… and it is just at home with these techniques in Australia – in fact as a river ‘Frogn’ rod, it has no equal!
The light weight and true, even balance of this rod makes it hard to believe that this is a 7’3”, 2pc med/heavy weight rod! This also massively increases sensitivity which, when combined with the light tip weight creates an outfit that almost floats in the hand. This is perfect for any ‘tip-up’ lure retrieving technique as very little effort is required to fish for a long session. And the 2pc design with detachable handle makes transport and storage a breeze.
The multi-guide train of 11 guides plus tip-top in Fuji ‘KW’ 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.
^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.
7’3″ 1pc Blade (+detachable handle)
Recommended line 7-12kg
Ideal lure range 10‑50gm
The latest Fuji Fazlite KW multi-guide train (11+1with #6 smallest size)^
Custom anti-tangle Hook Keeper
Actual rod weight only 137gm!
Complimentary Custom Millerods Rod Sleeve