I love testing fishing rods, and I love it even more in the prespawn. I was excited to finally get my hands on some SixGill rods this winter. I’ve been wanting to test their rods for a while as I know a bunch of anglers have been buzzing about them and switched over to them in the last year. So their reputation for good prices, solid feature, tons of options and great customer service proceeded me even getting the first rod.
I started with a do-it all line, the SixGill Cypress Series, and then chose a do-it-all rod power and action with the 7-foot, medium-heavy power, fast-action rod. It has not disappointed. Here’s a quick run down on this rod and what you can expect with it along with a closer look at the components you care about.
These are very clean rods. From the 24-ton Japanese Toray blended carbon blanks to the very fine 10 1/4-inch split cork grips. The rods are light, sensitive and really strong. I they are very comfortable to palm all day even with baits you wind constantly. The Fuji reel seat holds the reel tight to the blank and the thru-touch construction lets you feel every thump of a spinnerbait blade. I paired it with a Daiwa Tatula reel and 17-pound Seaguar InvizX line and it target cast and bomb cast a 1/2-ounce spinnerbait equally well.
Solid Fuji guides
The Cypress Series rods incorporate solid double footed guides as well as single foot guides as it steps down rings in size. This particular rod had 8 guides plus the tip and still only weighed 4 1/2 ounces. Which is saying something because these rods feel like they can swing some weight. I swung four pounders in the boat on it last week spinnerbait fishing with ease. So I am very impressed with the build, lightweight and components on this rod already.
The Cypress Series 7-foot MH rod casts really well. The guides are well placed and step down nicely to make a very smooth casting rod. I was impressed with how good the rod transmitted what my spinnerbait was doing. I stay on “sick ‘em” most of the time on a spinnerbait because a lot of bass just take the water off the blade this time of year when you’re slow rolling a little slower and deeper off the bank. I swung on a couple “changes I felt” last week and missed a fish and caught a fish that I feel like I might have never known bit on a lesser rod.
I’ve fished a bunch with the Cypress Series rods now and I really love everything about them. Every detail looks nice, without making the rod too clunky. It’s strong, looks good, fishes good, and has everything you need for fishing down to keepers and unobtrusive foregrips. The rods are very comfortable to fish with and I think you get a lot of bang for your buck with this line.
A complete bass fishing rod
They did a great job in the design of the SixGill Cypress Series. They are durable, strong, sensitive, light and come in a ton of options. There are 13 models from 6-foot, 6-inch ML to a 7-foot, 6-inch H rod. I’ve been very impressed with the amount of options SixGill Fishing offers anglers. I’ve tried several in the Cypress Series and look forward to testing some of the other lines shortly.
SixGill Cypress Rods can be found on sixgillfishing.com.
Great bass fishing rods
I was fortunate to get into a few fish last week and enjoyed landing a couple nice largemouth on Cypress Series 7-foot MH rod. I swung both fish so I was very pleased with how it fished and how it handled some decent bass. It’s a workhorse of a rod that I think can handle a lot of techniques and abuse. Looking forward to more prespawn fishing with this stick.