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
RRP$325 (plus freight which is typically $55)
*Currently in stock and available.
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 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.
Ian Miller and his brand 'Millerods' have been leading the rod designing scene in Australia for decades. Ian's custom rods have pride of place in the collections of many anglers around the globe including keen anglers seeking every possible advantage they can get over both the fish and other anglers - as well as some of the highest profile fishing personalities in the country!
Ian's designs are so sought after that his personally handcrafted rods are incredibly hard to get, with keen anglers waiting months and even years to have their dream fishing rods created.
Now, Millerods introduces the 'Production Rod' range, comprising some of Ian's most popular designs in a fully imported fishing rod. Same blank designs, same components, same high performance and same distinctive appearance - all wrapped up in a super-high quality build!
So wait no longer - you can purchase direct right here!!
The Production Rod range includes some all-time best sellers, and some brand new models that Ian has specifically designed for their first release in this range of fully imported rods.
All-new blank actions and powers for highest performance in new blends of graphite to minimise weight yet maintain the robust features required. Most rod models are now 2pc for ease of travel and storage, and the construction format is 'removable handle' which provides the superior technical design of rod blank ferrules.
Ian's trademarked 'Control Freak' style handles are incorporated to maximise sensitivity and comfort while reducing weight and are 'minimalist' by design - no excessive material or weight are present. All seat parts are original Fuji Tackle components, with custom made trims.
These handle designs are presented in the Millerods instantly recognisable custom 'Camoufish' pattern in x-firm EVA material. This EVA is hard wearing, easier to fish with, and looks great!
All guide trains are original Fuji Tackle. This includes the latest 'Fazlite', 'Torzite' and 'Slim Ring' ceramics, as well as Fuji titanium frames on the light saltwater rod models.
All lure casting and spinning rods incorporate custom made Hook Keepers designed by Ian to be easy to use, minimalist, and totally tangle proof. Whether you're hanging a 1 gm soft plastic or 13oz swimbait on your rod, you can rely on the hook keeper being in the right place and the correct size for the lure.
The BeastFreak Australian model was the first of our Production Range which has now been joined by rods specifically designed for Australian bass, barramundi, snapper, mulloway, bream, Murray cod, golden perch, and other native fish, freshwater fish, and saltwater fish including big game billfish and tuna. More models will be added.
Ian always applies his decades of angling experience, as well as all his rod designing and building experience to every one of his custom rods - and the exact same level of commitment and attention to detail have been applied to these new rod designs - hand made in the highest quality rod factory of mainland China.
We thank the anglers who have supported these cutting edge rod designs, which are available for purchase on this website. And we’ll continue to offer Pre-Orders for new releases so our most loyal customers to get their favourite gear as fast as possible and at a reduced cost. Stay tuned!
Re-designing my rods for the production format has given me the opportunity to actually improve them. Many aspects of construction and design from the blank itself to the latest original brand-name componentry are now better than ever before! This has resulted in a range of lure fishing rods with very specific action and power, amazing balance, increased sensitivity, and a whole new level of performance!
I'm looking forward to being able to provide many more anglers with a fishing rod that can take their experience to the next level... by using a Millerod! Enjoy, and tight lines!
All online orders are cash transactions from the customer to The Australian Rod Builder P/L. These transactions are either an advance payment to reserve an advertised fishing rod available exclusively at the Millerods Pre-Order OnlineStore, or payment for Production Range rods available now.
All online sales require full payment to confirm the order. All online sales follow the standard Millerods Limited Warranty. Pre-Order transactions for production rods can be cancelled at any time before your rod order is dispatched.
All online sales are only available for delivery to Australian addresses. GST is included in the price.
Millerods is committed to offering the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding the release of the 2018 season range. Although Millerods plans to ship rods on time and as estimated, Millerods assumes no responsibility if any reason or outside cause interferes with Millerods’ production or shipping schedule.
Millerods ensures the quality of our product and the accuracy of information provided. Millerods assumes no responsibility for misinterpretation of Pre-Order or online sales information.
More questions or comments about Pre-Orders? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ian via our Millerods Facebook page.