Captain Michael Anderson of the Reel Animals fishing show became a partner of Bull Bay Rods in 2015 with the goal of designing a line of rods capable of withstanding the rigors of tournament fishing and guiding in the harsh Florida environments. These rods needed to be tough. But tough doesn’t mean they need to be heavy, or less sensitive. Tough to us meant we needed to create a design that you can’t just find anywhere. We created our own anodized aluminum reel seats with a black carbon insert to help keep sensitivity. The aluminum reel seats are extremely durable but still very light weight, taking long term durability to a new level. Each Reel Animals rod model has our same proprietary blank materials formatted for a slightly more flexible rod for when you are throwing live bait out and placing in a rod holder. We equipped these rods with custom made two tone tapered cork grips and a butt length tested by Capt. Anderson and a wide range of anglers to get the “perfect” butt length for working artificial lures as well as keeping leverage when fighting a fish. Not too long, not too short. Gun smoke plated marine grade stainless steel guides (SS316) are standard on the Reel Animals model which gives anglers better durability, casting distance, and wind knot resistance as well as increased sensitivity. These rods are officially “Reel Animals tested, Reel Animals approved”.
Reel Animals Nearshore
Captain Michael Anderson of the Reel Animals Fishing TV show became a part owner of Bull Bay Rods in 2015, working together to create the Reel Animals Signature Series line. Evolving through the years off of the responses from our customers and design tweaks, the Reel Animals series rods are designed to cover a wide range of fishing techniques from artificial lures to live bait. Our custom designed cork grips, tangle free guides, and anodized aluminum reel seats ensure top notch performance, comfort, and durability.
- High grade two tone cork grips
- SS316 marine grade stainless steel tangle free guides
- Custom anodized aluminum reel seat
- Perfect length butt fits to end of forearm when holding reel
- Carbon Fiber & Graphite custom blended Bull Bay Tackle Blanks
- Custom rounded snagless hook keeper