BeastFreaK (Australian model)
7’10” 2pc (detachable handle)
Recommended line 30-60 braid/#20-30 FC
Lure weight range 30-150gm
Lure ‘Super-Sweet’ Spot 50-115gm
Fuji KW 'CC'/Alconite 11+1 guide train (smallest guide size #7)
Complimentary Custom Millerods Rod Sleeve
$445.00 Plus $55 insured courier delivery within Australia
*Availability - currently out of stock, more arriving beginning of September.
The Millerods BeastFreaK is a purpose-designed, Australian ‘swimbait’ casting rod. But it is far more than just a great swimbait rod!
At 7’10” overall length, the BeastFreaK is a serious casting tool, well suited to river, open water and impoundment fishing with lures in the 1-5oz (30-150gm) bracket. This model has a beautifully wide sweet spot of casting weights between 1½ - 3½ oz (50-115gm), covering a wide variety of popular big-baits including offerings from international brands such as Megabass, Savage Gear, River to Sea, ABT, Gan Craft, 22nd Century, Huddleston, Spro, Deps as well as home-grown big fish catchers from Nutterjuck, Mudeye, JJs Plague, Bassman, JHM, Thirsty and others.
Designed with detachable handle for convenience, our 2pc ferrule construction is so light and unobtrusive most don’t even realise it is not a 1pc rod.
The highly regarded Millerods Control Freak handle maintains the sensitivity of this big rod, giving excellent feed-back so you know exactly what your lure is doing and also helps to maintain the lightweight integrity and amazing balance of this rod.
The BeastFreak is fitted with Miller’s ‘slick-flow’ 11+1 guide train of Alconite ceramic in Fuji’s latest ‘KW’ frames featuring the new corrosion resistant ‘CC’ finish. The multi-guide train also ensures smooth-as-silk operation during all phases of casting, retrieving and fish-fighting!
The BeastFreak is also fitted with our exclusive Heavy Duty Hook Keeper specifically designed by Miller, which can easily hold several ounces of lure, is also 100% tangle free, and positioned for easy access.
This is a weapon of long-range presentation! You will be surprised at easily this rods casts, assisting the angler over even the longest session of throwing big, heavy lures. The med-fast, multi-loading blank action helps keep this big stick user-friendly while plenty of low-down power not only helps transfer energy to cast the big lures, it supplies ready stopping power for big fish like metre-plus lake, estuary and river monsters…
Custom made, spiral-wrapped guide train of 9+1 is also available in an upgraded Fuji titanium frame SiC ‘K’ guide or Torzite format. Please go to the 'BeastFreaK Custom Built by Ian Miller' page for more details and prices.
TAME THE BEAST!
The BeastFreak is originally a rod that Ian Miller designed in collaboration with Carl Jocumsen for the US bass market. The ‘Beast’ is not only powerful enough to cast these large lures but is beautifully balanced and very sensitive, setting itself apart from many other similar rods in that market. Primarily, the techniques used with this rod are swimbaits and glidebaits for largemouth bass which have become the preferred methods to target trophy largemouth bass across the country.
As the swimbait movement began to take hold in Australia, Miller quickly realised that the BeastFreak is also perfect for targeting our own species with the same big lures. In a few short months of 2016 the reputation of the BeastFreak spread and rods began to find their way into the hands of anglers using these new techniques. Impressive captures of Murray cod quickly ensued, followed by barramundi, mulloway and now flathead – all our large predatory fish were falling victim to the US BeastFreaK.
The most popular size range of these lures is in the 5-8”/120-200mm bracket and typically weigh 1 ½ - 3oz/55-90gm, in fact there is probably not a modern lure company that does not boast a range of lures in this class. These are the lures sizes that the ‘Beast’ is perfect for and provides the ideal stepping stone between more traditional sized Aussie lures and the really huge lures that are in a heavier bracket of their own.
To be perfect for Australia, Miller determined that the rod design needed some slight tweaking. The same perfect amount of power and action were maintained but the blank redesigned into a 2pc format with detachable handle for easier transporting, stowage and management. The guide train was changed to larger ID Fuji ceramics so our larger leaders can easily pass through, and double foot guide frames make the rods more robust. And so entered the 'Beast'!
If you are looking to step up to the next level from smaller lures to swimbaits, wakebaits, larger spinnerbaits and topwater lures, this really is the perfect tool for the job.
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.
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