This article is based on a Japanese article and has been machine translated.
Sea bass fishing is fishing for sea bass (Japanese sea bass) using lures, and it is easy to do at a familiar fishing spot.
Such sea bass fishing is very popular, and various companies sell different types of rods.
So we’ve picked out five of those products that we recommend for beginners!
It also explains how to choose a seabass fishing rod for beginners, so please refer to it.
How to Choose a Seabass Fishing Rod for Beginners
The first step is to explain how to choose a rod for sea bass fishing.
How to choose a seabass fishing rod differs between advanced and novice anglers, but here are some tips on how to choose a rod mainly for beginners.
9ft rod length is recommended.
To begin with, 9ft is the most recommended length of rod.
This is because a seabass fishing rod used by beginners needs to be easy to handle so that they can cast various lures comfortably.
If the rod is too short, it will not be able to fly long, and if it is too long, it will not be able to cast powerfully, but the 9ft rod can both fly long and cast powerfully.
The length of 9ft makes it easy to handle a variety of lures comfortably.
Most 9ft sea bass fishing rods are also available in low-cost models, so the wide range of choices is a big attraction.
The hardness of the rod should be M or MH class.
Then, for rod hardness, I recommend the M or MH class.
Seabass fishing rods mainly come in stiffnesses ranging from ML class to H class, but a stiffer rod is more suitable for beginners.
Soft rods are used to handle light lures delicately, so the bar is a little higher for beginners.
On the other hand, M-class rods can handle slightly lighter lures and can comfortably handle normal lures.
From the viewpoint of handling a wide range of lures, M-class hardness is recommended.
In addition, if you want to handle slightly heavier lures, a MH-class sea bass fishing rod will be a great weapon.
Choose a rod price range based on how often you fish.
Finally, price is still an important factor in choosing a rod.
The price range of sea bass fishing rods varies from less than 10,000 yen to nearly 100,000 yen, but for beginners, a rod costing several tens of thousands of yen is sufficient.
Among them, if you don’t go fishing very often, you can enjoy fishing even if it costs less than 10,000 yen.
If you are a frequent fisherman, I recommend you to spend more than 10,000 yen.
Seabass fishing rods costing 10,000 yen or more will allow you to enjoy fishing at a much higher level and can be used even after you become an advanced angler.
As you can see, the price range of the sea bass fishing rod you purchase should be based on how often you fish.
Recommended for beginners! 5 Rods for Sea Bass Fishing with Excellent Cost Performance
Here are some of the many sea bass fishing rods that are actually recommended for beginners.
We have collected some of the most cost-effective ones, so please take a look at them.
Recommendation 1: Shimano Moonshot S86ML
The Moon Shot is a rod for sea bass fishing and shore jigging sold by Shimano.
The price is in the 10,000 yen range, which is affordable among Shimano’s sea bass fishing rods, and the performance is also excellent with the “High Power X” feature.
The hardness of the S86ML is listed as ML, but if you were to use a seabass rod, it would be M-class hardness.
The actual weight of the lure that can be thrown is from 6g to 32g, which is enough to comfortably throw most of the lures used in sea bass fishing.
It is perfect for those who want to enjoy not only sea bass fishing but also other types of fishing.
Recommendation 2: Shimano Dialuna S96M
The Dialuna is the most cost-effective model of sea bass fishing rods sold by Shimano.
The price is about 30,000 yen, but the technology used is equal to that of the top-of-the-line models, such as “High Power X”, “Spiral X”, and “Muscle Carbon”.
In addition, it is quite light in weight, allowing even beginners to cast lures farther.
Its high operability is something that even advanced users can appreciate, and there are many advanced users who actually use it.
If you go sea bass fishing frequently and are serious about improving your sea bass fishing skills, you should consider buying one.
Recommendation 3: Daiwa Liberty Club Seabass 96M
The Liberty Club Seabass is an entry-level series of sea bass fishing rods marketed by Daiwa for beginners.
It is priced at less than 10,000 yen, making it easy to purchase even for casual fishermen, and it can be used not only for sea bass fishing but also for various other types of fishing.
Although it does not use special materials like high-end rods, it is a very well-balanced rod that is easy to handle.
In fact, this rod can be used by beginners until they become advanced, and is highly recommended as a first rod.
If you are just starting to fish and want to try sea bass fishing first, you should definitely consider this as a candidate.
Recommendation 4: Daiwa Lazy (spinning model) 96M
Lazy is a sea bass fishing rod that can be purchased in the low 20,000 yen range, but it is characterized by being quite light and easy to handle.
Daiwa’s representative technologies such as “X45” and “HVF Carbon” are used to make it lightweight, highly sensitive and durable.
The 96M has the widest range of use among them, and can comfortably handle light to slightly heavy lures.
In addition to the 96M, a variety of other models are available, making this rod a good choice for beginners as well as advanced anglers.
The design is simple and cool, and will look good with any reel.
The LATEO R is one of the most cost-effective sea bass fishing rods sold by Daiwa.
“Stainless steel SiC guides, air sensor reel seat, and HVF nano plus are technologies that have only been used in high-end models until now, allowing anglers to enjoy the best performance at ease.
It is ideal for those who want to seriously improve their sea bass fishing skills, as well as for those who go fishing every week.
The 93M is lighter and easier to handle than the other 93Ms introduced here, and you will be able to cast the lure farther with less effort.
If you have a little extra money in your budget, please consider buying one.
Seabass fishing is easy and fun for everyone!
Sea bass fishing is a great way to catch big fish in a familiar place, and even beginners have a chance.
Especially if you choose a rod that can handle a wide range of lures, such as the rods introduced here, your chances will increase.
If you want to start sea bass fishing but don’t know how to choose a rod, please refer to this article.