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Sceptre Stealth 7 FT Downrigger Fishing Rod
Sceptre 7 FT Live Bait Fishing Rod

Sceptre Downrigger Rod

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    Sceptre Downrigger Rod

    Sceptre Stealth Downrigger Rod Features:

    Total of 8 Batson Hard Aluminum Oxide Guides 316 SS Frames

    Batson Size 12 Ring Rod Tip

    Lure Keeper

    Heavy Duty Machined Aluminum Reel Seat

    Slick Butt 25-40 LB Class Rod Option

    EVA Butt 15-25 LB Class Rod Option


    Lure/Hook Keeper

    Available in 2 sizes, 25-40 LB Class with Slick Butt, and a lighter action 15-25 LB Class with EVA butt. Click on Full Size Pic tab to view a full size picture of the rod.

    Sceptre Downrigger Rod

    Sceptre Downrigger Rod

    The Sceptre Stealth 7 FT Conventional Live Bait / Dowrigger Rods are the perfect rods for those anglers who fish for King Mackerel, Sailfish, as well as Stripers. Our rod features a fast action tip with lots of backbone. Ideal for fishing live baits off the kites, slow trolling, as well as off the downriggers. This rod is wrapped 100% in BLACK with our custom Sceptre Rods logo.


    Aluminum 22 mm Diameter Reel Seats

    All our Sceptre Stealth 7 FT Conventional Rods feature a total of 8 316 SS hard aluminum oxide guides and a 316 SS hard aluminum oxide tip with a size 12 ring, total of 9 guides, a 22 mm diameter aluminum reel seat with washer. The 22 mm reel seat is the perfect size for Avet models MX, LX, as well as the new HX Series. In addition, the Shimano TLDs, SpeedMasters, as well as Trinidads, Penn 545's, and Calcuttas will fit just fine. The reel seat will also fit the new Alutecnos Veloce, Penn Torques, as well as the Penn Senators. Basically any reel that falls into the same size as the reels mentioned above will fit on our 22 mm aluminum reel seat.

    When I designed Sceptre Fishing Rods I took into account the many design flaws that I found to underperform when fishing offshore. One of these flaws are reel seats that tighten from the butt up towards the rod tip. This type of reel seat alignment is not only impractical due to the reel coming loose and getting lost overboard, but such alignment can also cause injury if the reel flys off the reel seat. Personally I found that the composite reel seats eventually loose their threads, as well as deform when exposed to the elements. Our machined reel seats will not deform or come loose. Each reel seat features a lock washer to further assure the stability of the reel on the reel seat.

    Batson/Alps 316 SS Hard Aluminum Oxide Rod Tip:

    The Batson 316 SS Hard aluminum oxide tip features a size 12 ring size to allow the easy passage of knots. Allowing the fishing line easy passage through the tip guide.

    Batson/Alps 316 SS Hard Aluminum Oxide Guides:

    Batson/Alps guides feature hard aluminum oxide
    inserts surrounded by a sturdy 316 Stainless Steel
    frame. These inserts will not fall off when the rod
    is accidentally bumped during storage, or from
    heavy offshore use. The sturdiness of the stainless
    steel guide frame protects the integrity of the hard aluminum oxide inserts.

    Slick Butt:

    We use the hard plastic slick butts with epoxied EVA underneath to provide a tight fit of the slick butt to the through butt rod construction. This feature prevents the reel seat and butt from dis-alignment over time. Our rods will always maintain the reel's alignment with the guides. Our lighter rods feature

    EVA foam butts.

    Nylon Gimbal:

    We use a hard plastic nylon gimbal on all our rods. While aluminum makes for an excellent gimbal, it will also scratch gelcoat. I have found that replacing a nylon gimbal is far less expensive than gelcoat repairs. Our gimbal will not scratch your gunwale or your deck.

    Lure / Hook Keeper:

    All our Sceptre Rods feature a lure / hook keeper built into the rod. The keeper allows you to attach your hook or lure to the rod instead of one of the guides. This also avoids the need of having to wrap the leader around the reel. The lure / hook keeper allows for faster deployment of your bait or lure.

    Rod Blank:

    All our Sceptre Rods are build on indestructible blanks. Short of running the rod over with a lawn mower, these blanks will take a bend from big fish! I have caught everything from Pacific Sails, Yellow Fin Tuna, to Kingfish, and the blanks have all performed flawlessly. The fast tip allows for a super enjoyable fight, while the backbone will facilitate landing the fish.

    If you fish SKA/FLW or other tournaments, our Sceptre Stealth Rods are the perfect choice. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions regarding our Sceptre Fishing Rod line.

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