5'6" curved butt (measured in straight line)
Exclusive Custom Blank
Multi-loading action designed for swordfishing
Suitable for braided line/monofilament line
Original Fuji SiC 6+1 guide train
X-Firm EVA fore grip
Original Stuart curved detachable alloy butt black colour**
RRP $750 (Plus $55 for insured courier delivery within Australia)
*Currently available, but low stock.
**WITH YOUR CHOICE OF ALLOY BUTT (see below)
The Millerods SwordFight is Australia's first totally purpose-built swordfish rod, designed in collaboration with Australia's leading broadbill swordfish captains and anglers!
Not just another stand-up rod blank dressed up for daytime sword fishing, this exclusive design custom blank is perfect for chasing daytime swords;
The multi-loading action has the perfect amount of tip flex to clearly show the swordfish 'bite', so you can be ready for teasing and hook-up. The smooth fighting action of the blank doesn't 'shut-off' too quickly which can pull hooks - instead it has the right amount of mid-flex to help absorb heavy head-shakes and remove harsh pressures from the hook-hold.
The low-down fighting power of these blanks kicks in just when it's really needed to provide the angler with fire-power to take the fight to the fish. This blank is rated '#50-80' and can fish a wide range of drag pressures all the way to 15kg+! Unlike other rods, it won't wilt and bend into the reel seat when you need it to back you up...
As a custom built rod, the Millerods SwordFight has already accounted for more swordfish captures than any other single rod model, including many fish over the 500lb mark, pending Australian record fish, up to the largest broadbill swordfish landed on rod and reel since the 1950's!
Miller simply could not keep up with orders for this rod, so it is now available as an imported rod to vastly improve availability. Using all the same components as Ian's original custom builds, it is now readily available and also even more affordable!
You now have the choice of upgrading your detachable alloy butt to an Aftco curved Unibutt or the Winthrop adjustable 'Terminator' butt.
(With the Terminator butt, this rod will measure 5'5" in a straight line with the butt set to the curved position.)
Presented in a custom cloth bag with separate compartments for rod butt and rod tip.
(Please note, the curved gold & black butt shown in some pics is NOT supplied. A black curved Stuart butt is supplied.)
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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