The Bull Bay Stealth Sniper Inshore Fishing Rod Ultimate Review


It’s rod review time!

I’ve been using this rod for a while and it’s a great setup for inshore fishing.

But nothing is perfect.

So in this video, you’ll learn the top pros and cons of the Bull Bay Stealth Sniper inshore fishing rod.

Check it out below!

Bull Bay Stealth Sniper Review [VIDEO]

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Pros & Cons Of The Bull Bay Stealth Sniper


  • Good blend of power and action
  • Great for many different lures and species
  • Tangle-free guides
  • Casts amazing (this is the rod I use for our lure contests)


  • EVA grip material
  • The split-grip (personal preference)
  • Hook keeper does not secure a weedless soft plastic

This inshore rod is strong enough to get a good hook set with soft plastics but light enough to cast little crab lures for sheepshead in the winter.

I also use this with paddletails and topwaters for snook and redfish.

There are only a hand full of rods that have a great combination of both power and action.

And the Bull Bay Stealth Sniper is one of them.

That’s why we used the Stealth Sniper blank to create our custom inshore rod.

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Overall the Bull Bay Stealth Sniper rod is a great inshore fishing rod.

The pros definitely outweigh the cons.

But there’s always room for improvement and that’s why we used the Stealth Sniper blank to create our Salt Strong custom rod.

You can get our custom Bull Bay Salt Strong rod here.

And you can get the Bull Bay Stealth Sniper rod here.

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Have you used this rod?

Let me know what you think down in the comments!

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Phillip Rosin
1 year ago

For throwing soft plastics using 1/16 weighted hooks up to 1/4 oz jigheads, knowing I want to be able to fish the flats and around structure, what would be better overall, medium (6-12#) or medium heavy (8-17#)? I’ll be pairing with a 2500 MQ.

Phillip Rosin
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thank you Luke. I asked mainly because you were using what they now have rated as medium heavy (8-17#) but used to have labeled as medium.

Jim Esher
8 months ago
Reply to  Phillip Rosin

Philip did you ever make a selection and if so which did you choose and why. I’m purchasing and having a tough time choosing. BB rates there 6-12 at 1/4 oz and the 8-17 at 3/8 which I never use as my top weight is 1/4. 6-12 seems a bit light and 8-17 seems a bit heavy when compared to my other rods of similar size and action and yes I noticed this on the evaluation rod Luke had in the video too

1 year ago

Topic for weekly news letter.
The B.B. Assault Rod.
I`m curious about the design of this particular rod. The BB Assault rod i have is a 7′ 12-25 heavy fast. The guide spacing is like no other on the market, never seen anything like it in 40+ years of fishing. Is this design made to target a certain species or certain type of presentation? I personally think it may be a manufacturing flaw! It has a very restricted casting ability. Any thoughts or anybody have this particular rod care to comment. I have had a very prominent captain here in south west florida scratch their heads on this one. It is not just the rod i personally have, they are all manufactured this way.

Christopher Jones
1 year ago

You guys should review the Bull Bay Banshee Rod!

stephen sanderson
2 years ago

I picked up a Bull Bay Sniper a couple months ago and love it. First thing I noticed was the fact that I was now putting my baits on to people’s lawns on the other side of my canal. It is very light and responsive and so far I really enjoy the grip. I like the rod so much I bought a second one. I have a Stradic 3000 on one of them and a Certate 3000 on the other. No problem handling the bull Jacks that have shown up in the canal. One last comment: I love the hook keep being set 90 degrees to rod’s spine. Steve

Kalan Guillory
2 years ago

Thanks for reviewing the sniper. Will you consider reviewing the bull bay rods Banshee soon?

Ryan Hainer
2 years ago

Made in USA right? I’d say that’s another ‘pro’ for sure.

Gary Berkson
2 years ago

I actually have several Bull Bay Sniper rods which costs only a few dollars more than the Stealth Sniper and have the split cork. Love the rods. We fish mostly artificial and agree with Luke that the MH in both 7’6” and 7’ are probably best choice for inshore reds and snook, but I also love the 7’ Medium (6-12 lb). It’s a great finesse rod, light as can be, and can handle good sized reds and snook.

Phillip Rosin
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Berkson

Have you had instances where you feel the medium heavy would make a big difference vs medium? Thanks.

Jim Esher
8 months ago
Reply to  Gary Berkson

Gary do you own both ? I’m torn on which to buy. The 6-12 is rated for the lure size I throw but have concerns about it getting a good hook set and 8-17 seems a bit more robust than my other 8-17s and I never fish the preferred weights it’s rated for

Steve Dupree
2 years ago

How does it compare to their Reel Animal Model?

Steve Dupree
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds


Asner Reodica
2 years ago

I picked up the Stealth Sniper for a steal, recently. The only one available was the 7’6 Medium Fast 6-12. I was cautious at first because that is a lot lighter than any rod I own. Mind you, I own 2 TFO Pro 7’6 MF. They are rated 6-12. But they have a much thicker backbone. That said, I hooked a 33 inch Snook today at the Spillway. I played the fish a little lighter than normal but the rod handheld the fish beautifully. This rod is a lot of fun. I have it paired with a 2500 Fuego LT w/10lb braid. Casting distance is comparable to the TFO rod. I get a little more distance over the TFO. I am able to launch a 3/16oz jighead with the Sniper. So far, it is a great rod so far. I’ll write a better review once I’ve put more time in.

Steve Rackas
2 years ago

I looked at all of the BB rods at a local tackle shop and was really interested in the Bolt. It is the most expensive of the BB rods. Can you do a review of that rod Luke? Can you sell BB rods on the shop page? I know this is off subject, but I agree with you on the split grips. I have a hard time cleaning the cork on my rods. What is the best way to clean cork without tearing of chunks of it?

Dave Otte
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Rackas

Magic easier cleans cork handles well. Get it wet and it will take off the dirt. Then use U-40 cork seal to protect the cork for the future.

Dave Otte
2 years ago
Reply to  Dave Otte

Magic eraer

2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Rackas

Try using simple green on it and or a Mr. Clean magic eraser.


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