The DB1 covers all bases. It’s perfect for working lures over wrecks and reefs for cod or pollack, and is equally at home when drifting for turbot and bass, thanks to the first 20-inches of ‘soft’ tip section. Dave also managed to catch two double-figure bass using the DB1 prototype while floatfishing with it.
The rod comes into its own when uptiding. It can cast 10oz with bait no problem, and the soft tip sits really well in the tide. The tip has been painted white specifically for this application – it’s the perfect winter cod rod!
When it comes to downtiding, Dave has caught tope to nearly 50lb, conger eels to 60lb+ and blonde rays to 28lb while field-testing the DB1. There’s so much reserve power lower down the blank that you can be confident of landing pretty much anything you hook, while still enjoying the sport from smaller specimens.
It comes supplied with a heavy-duty, two-section rod bag.