The Deep Blue range was tested and triumphed, over a period of two years, to meet the exacting demands of UK boat anglers looking for perfection.
Deep Blue 'Titanium' Boat Rods
How do you improve on what are quite simply the best boat rods on the planet? Well this is what we did last year and fans of the Deep Blue range were delighted! The new 'Titanium' range feature even faster, lighter blanks, but retain the same sensitive tips that allow you to feel every bite.
They also feature a ‘Ring-Lock’ system, whereby the Zirconium ring liners are locked in place and can never be knocked out. We also integrated the handle into one piece, so the spigot now sits at the top of the fore grip for a more pleasing appearance.
Finished in lustrous deep blue with subtle cross-whippings and decals plus the Fuji lightweight graphite reel seats and ALPS Titanium guides throughout, the Deep Blue Titanium range simply oozes class. Unlike most boat rods on the market, all rods of the Deep Blue range are accurately rated to IGFA line classes, so if we say it’s a 12lb class, it is. At 7ft 7in they offer the ideal length for the serious boat angler and include a model to suit all fishing situations.
10201 Deep Blue ‘Titanium’ 8lb class
An ultra-sensitive inshore rod, ideal for bass, plaice, brill etc. Teamed up with the smallest Accurate or Deep Blue reel, this is undoubtedly the best lightweight outfit available.
For the serious boat angler who predominantly fishes wrecks. It is a very powerful rod with lots of 'beef' and the only rod we use for our blue shark trips. More than enough power to haul monster Conger and Ling out of deep-water wrecks.
inspired by the original 'Livebait' range and based on the standard 8lb blank, but with an ultra-flexible tip, for supreme bite detection. With the ever-increasing trend of fishing lighter, this rod will find favour with plaice, turbot or bream anglers looking for the ultimate tip sensitivity, but with enough backbone through the blank, to handle the unexpected!
7ft 7in IGFA 8lb (4kg) Class - 'S-Flex' with Butt Cap
Based on rods we first developed for the USA SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) Tournament, where fishing livebait for kingfish, they can encounter fish up to 60lb plus, hitting the bait at up to 40mph! Something has to give and hence the soft-tip ‘Livebait’ model was developed. Re-badged as the 'S-flex' for 2017, a superb rod for livebait fishing for bass and other species, but equally suitable as a highly sensitive ‘bait-rod’ fishing for turbot, brill or black bream.
7ft 7in IGFA 12lb (6kg) Class - 'S-Flex' with Butt Cap
Our ‘Skad’ rod is designed specifically for this style fishing, using a boom and long flowing trace working Skads, shads or sand-eel lures over Channel wrecks for cod, pollack and coalfish. Based on our popular 20lb class model, but with the length increased to 8ft 3in.
8ft 3in IGFA 20lb (10kg) Class - 'Skad' with Gimbal
Used hard, for the past four years on all our sponsored charter boats around the coast, they have certainly stood the test of time.
The 7ft 6in blanks are the ideal length for the charter boat angler or inshore boat fisherman. Fitted with strong, but lightweight graphite reel seats and SiC lined rings throughout, the rings are well spaced to hold the line off the blank, even under maximum load. The blanks are finished in a lustrous deep blue with subtle self-colour whippings and cross whippings in red, gold and silver.
The high density foam grips offer all day comfort and warmth, for winter fishing and there is a gimbal fitting as standard on all models, with a foam cover. The rods come in a nylon rod bag, with mesh front to allow them to dry naturally, plus a hanging loop for easy storage.
The previous 3-pce Charter models have been replaced with the new 2-pce model retaining all the action and feel of the earlier models.
Kyle Waterhouse with a magnificent Bluefin Trevally, caught on the Pacific coast of Panama, on a Snowbee Tarpon Spinning Rod.
The 3-pce Charter models have been replaced with the new 2-pce model retaining all the action and feel of the earlier models.
Featuring a ‘Ring-Lock’ system, whereby the Zirconium ring liners, are locked in place, for protection. Lightweight ALPS machined aluminium reel seat and finished with ‘Deep Blue’ cross-whippings.
Capable of taming anything from tail-walking Tarpon, to giant GT’s heading for the coral! This powerful new rod will easily throw large surface poppers and plugs, but has reserves of power ready for the unexpected! Remove the top two sections and fit them onto the additional ‘boat rod’ butt section supplied and it converts to a powerful 3-pce 6ft 6in 20-30lb class Jigging/Boat rod, ideal for anything from trolling for kingfish to deep water jigging.
A perfect combination when travelling overseas and luggage weight is all important. You effectively get two rods in one, packing down to a convenient 29” (74cm) to fit your luggage. Both butt sections fitted with a gimbal fitting and cover.
10010 5-pce. 8ft 6in Line Weight: 100-115g / 6ft 6in Line Weight: 23-30lb
A great all rounder it is equally at home rock or pier fishing for larger UK species. Upgraded in 2016, in the same way as the Popping/Jigging rod, with the lightweight ALPS aluminium reel seat and 100% titanium guides - see below for details.
Lightweight 9ft 4-pce blank
Overlap joints for strength
Fast taper provides a sensitive tip with plenty of reserve power down through the blank
Packs down to 30” for travelling
Finished in our ‘trademark’ deep blue colour
Subtle, matching whippings
Lightweight ALPS aluminium reel seats
ALPS 100% titanium guides with 'Ring-Lock' zirconium rings
Complete with quality cotton drill rod bag and tough, Cordura rod tube
10000 4-pce. 9ft Line Weight: 60-100g - Rod Weight: 313g/11oz
Following on from the Japanese ‘Speed Jigging’ craze, the new method of ‘Slow Jigging’ is proving far more popular and successful for our UK species.
The new Kuroshio ‘Black Tide’ Slow Jigging Rods are ultra-lightweight for all day fishing comfort but use high modulus carbon for a fast, powerful action, to impart maximum movement to the jigs. The graphite reel seat and lowrider style guides are equally at home using either a conventional multiplier reel or turn the rod up the other way and team it up with one of the new generation fixed spool Jigging reels.
At 6ft 6in they are the ideal length for Slow Jigging – long enough to ‘work’ the jig effectively, but short enough to apply pressure to set the hook, when the inevitable ‘smash takes’ occur.
Our new range includes 3 models; an ultra-lightweight jigging rod, rated for lines of 8-15lbs and jigs of 30-100g, a medium weight rod, rated for lines of 15-25lbs and jigs of 70-120g and a heavyweight model, rated for lines of 20-35lbs and jigs of 130-200g. These three models cover all requirements from ultra-lightweight, shallow water reef fishing, through jigging for bass on inshore wrecks, when they shoal-up in the autumn, to wreck fishing, in deeper water, where heavier jigs are needed, to get down fast.
The 2-pce blanks, break down at the handle to a convenient 58” for travelling and are finished in a lustrous black with subtle self-colour whippings and gold trim. The high density foam grips offer all day comfort and warmth, for winter fishing. The rods come in a nylon rod bag, with mesh front to allow them to dry naturally, plus a hanging loop for easy storage.
There is certainly more to slow jigging than meets the eye; do it wrong and you may as well use conventional methods, but do it right and it can, without doubt, be the most deadly, effective and exciting fishing method, for a vast array of species – pollack, cod, ling, whiting and even bass!
Aboard our own test vessel, Deep Blue³, for the past 8 years we have fished jigs almost to the exclusion of every other fishing method and proved time and time again, that it will out-fish most other methods, including long flowing traces with artificial sandeels or shads.