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Dark Matter John Skinner Inshore Spinning Rod

When John Skinner asked the folks at Dark Matter Fishing® to build him another inshore rod, they were all about it. He requested a rod that he could fish inshore from a boat or kayak while he was fishing skinny water up North or during the winter months in Florida. He asked for amazing performance - and it had to stand out in his videos. 

High performance was not a problem. They built it on a Dark Matter M3 Nano Carbon blank with Fuji® Alconite K guides to reduce wind knots and a comfortable Fuji barrel reel seat. Making it stand out in his videos while maintaining the look of a Dark Matter rod was a bit more challenging, but they finally cracked the code. The first thing they did was incorporate cork grips with burnt sections that give it this amazing pattern that is reminiscent of a tiger. It's such a simple thing, but it visually changes the rod completely. They then moved onto the blank which they at first wanted to be orange (tiger theme), but just couldn't get the color right. So they moved on to fire engine red with black accents. 

  • One-piece rod
  • Medium power
  • Fast action rod 
  • Ultra-lightweight and powerful Dark Matter blank
  • Incredible sensitivity
  • Fuji Alconite K guides
  • Fuji graphite reel seat
  • Cork grips
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
  • Color: Tiger Uppercut
  • Number of guides: 8 + tip
  • Foregrip length: 2.5"
  • Reargrip length: 9.5"
  • Weight: 5.9 oz.
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Dark Matter® was founded in 2016 with the goal of creating well crafted fishing gear that would give the angler a great fishing experience.

Influenced by multiple generations of anglers, the folks at Dark Matter started with a new series of inshore rod. Lightweight so you could fish all day long, but powerful enough to tackle fish above its class. Then they expanded into lures, jigs, clothing and accessories. The same amount of care and time that they put into creating their first rod, they put into all the products they make. It's their hope that fishing a Dark Matter product not only helps you catch more fish, but also brings a smile to your face.
Description Length Line weight Lure weight Price Qty


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7' 0" 8-15 lb. 1/8-1 oz. $199.99