T-Russell 'Silky Sea Bass'

T-Russell 'Silky Sea Bass'

There are 3 models within the ‘Silky Sea Bass’ range, the 8ft 6’, 9ft 6’ & 10ft 6’. All 3 have the true essence of Japanese blanks, they are fast actioned but truly have the fish playing capabilities required by the modern lure angler.

The action itself progresses from the 8ft 6’ blank, which is a pure lure rod; this blank has great strength and speed from tip to butt.

The 9ft 6’ is the blank in the middle of the range, capable of distance casting and working virtually everything that is put before it. The extra foot in length increases the sensitivity of the tip making soft plastic work a bonus on this all round blank.

Finally, the longest blank is the 10ft 6’; the extra length on this blank can give you those extra metres you are looking for to get lures working at distance.

All 3 blanks are Japanese fast action, the tip recovery from compressed is quick to recover allowing the line/braid to flow through the guides with ease.

The blanks are of 2-piece construction featuring low diameter spigot joints. The tips measure in at 2mm extending to a butt measurement of only 13mm on the 8ft 6’ & 9ft 6’, the 10ft 6’ is 14mm at the butt.

The ‘Silky’ range of blanks are above the normal build of the standard ‘T-Russell’ blanks, they are positioned between ‘normal’ and ‘super’, being sensitive & lightweight. The action of fast is just that, with a crisp recovery from compressed, they are what we have come to expect in terms of quality & feel from the Japanese market of lure blanks.

The ‘T-Russell’ ‘Silky Sea Bass’ range of blanks are made in Japan, and maybe as close as you can get to having one series of blanks to cover most eventualities.

‘Super’, ‘Sensitive’ & lightweight, these are modern lure blanks that you can work all day with a progressive action, enjoy your angling experience and feel the fish at the other end!

With more and more use of ‘soft plastics (SP’s)’ in modern lure angling these blanks are sensitive to feel every twitch and movement, they are excellent at transferring all the small details from lure to hand.

Blank specifications:

All blanks cast 8-28grams & share the common line class of PE0.6-1.5.

The action is fast with construction in 2-piece low diameter spigots.

8ft 6’ blank

· Weight 70g

· Tip 2mm

· Butt 13.05mm


9ft 6’ blank

· Weight 85g

· Tip 2mm

· Butt 13.10mm


10ft 6’ blank

· Weight 99g

· Tip 2mm

· Butt 14.35mm