Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod Review [Top 3 Pros and Cons]
I’ve used the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod for a full season now and have caught some great fish on it.
It provides a combination of some fantastic traits I want all my fishing rods to have. It also has some aspects about it that I am not crazy about.
I decided to share my perspective on this rod to give you an accurate review of how it has performed on the water for me.
This article will identify the top three pros and cons of the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod to help you decide if this is the right rod for you or not.
Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod Video Review
Here’s my full video review of the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod, where I go over the pros, cons and what situations I see this rod is best used for.
Check out the review here:
Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod Specs
There are a couple different Bull Bay Assualt Spinning Rods that come in different sizes and strengths.
These are the specs to my Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod:
- Length: 7′
- Line: 8-17 lbs.
- Action: Fast
- Strength: Medium Heavy
- Price: $179.99
Top Pros of the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod
This rod has been great on the water for a number of reasons. My top three pros for the rod are as follows:
1. Great Feel to the Rod
This rod has a fantastic feel to it and is very sensitive, making it so you can feel even the slightest vibrations in the line. It is lightweight and has a great strength vs. weight ratio. It also gives you the ability to cast quite accurately. I’ve pushed the limit of this rod a couple times against some big fish, including the time I caught a 38-inch snook in the rain with my dog, Otis, and it always holds up strong.
2. Quality Parts and Components
This rod is made up of great, high-quality parts that come together to make a fantastic rod. The eyes on the rod are tangle-free and great when using braided line. The reel seat has multiple screws which ensure your reel is solidly attached to the rod. Even the cork on the rod handle is well designed and high-quality.
3. Made in the USA
This is an American-made rod, which is one of the things I love about it. It is a high-quality rod and made close to my hometown in Central Florida. The fact that using this rod also supports American jobs is a huge plus for me.
Top Cons of the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod
1. Rod Price
The Bull Bay Assualt Spinning Rod is a high-quality product, however, the rod is a bit more expensive than your average rod. For an American-made product, the price is pretty average but it is definitely not an inexpensive fishing rod.
2. Rod Power Rating
I find the power ratings to be a little off for this rod. My Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod is rated as a medium-heavy power but performs more like a medium power rod. If you’re looking to get a Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod and normally use a medium-heavy power rod, I would suggest leveling up and getting a heavy power rod.
3. The Split Grip Handle
I’m not a huge fan of the split grip in the rod’s handle. The split grip makes it so my rod gets stuck in the rod holders on my boat, which can be a pain in some situations – especially when you’re trying to quickly and quietly pull a rod out for a cast. For some people, the split grip is awesome but it creates a couple of difficulties for me.
Bull Bay Assualt Rod In Action
Here’s a fun video of a trip I was on recently when I was using this rod.
I was out with my dog, Otis, and we got caught in a few rain storms that ended up triggering a good bite…
The Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod is a great American-made product that is lightweight, has great casting accuracy and holds up well against big fish.
It is one of the more expensive rods that I own, however you always pay more to buy U.S. products versus rods that are made overseas.
I plan to try other Bull Bay products in the future and offer my reviews on them, so let us know what Bull Bay or other fishing products you want to see reviews on in the comments below.
Remember, we are not affiliated with any rod or other gear companies and all our reviews are completely independent.
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