Ian 'Barra' Miller

Ian 'Barra' Miller is Australia's best known and most highly regarded fishing rod designer and handcrafter.

His exclusive game rods find their way to every corner of the globe, filling the rod holders of many world famous vessels including Hawaii's 'Northern Lights', Madeira's 'Pesca Grossa' and the 'Viking ll' in Cairns to mention just a few.

His 'Millerods' casting rod series are the favoured tools of many of our top anglers right across the continent.

Ian is rod design consultant with Shimano Australia, involved in the best selling 'Steve Starling Signature' series and the new 'Millennium' range. He is also a respected fishing journalist in both the print and electronic media, and as a seminar presenter.

Ian travels extensively to fish and is an accomplished tournament angler, as well as having held Australian sport and game fishing records. He is one of the very few anglers who has caught and released all five species of Indo-Pacific billfish.

In 1993 and '94, Ian helped pioneer an exciting new sport fishery off southern Indonesia, catching the nation's first ever broadbill swordfishes on rod and reel, conducting training programmes and organising and overseeing their first billfish tournament.

Always a leader and innovator, his Shortstroker series were the first serious and readily available representatives of the 'stroker revolution' that changed the way most of us fish offshore with medium and heavy tackle, and still represent the benchmark by which all are judged.

Ian's 'Barra' nickname, developed from his love of the famous barramundi, and he regularly travels to the Top End to fish for them on lure and fly. He also has a passion for Australian bass, the fish he credits with sparking his interest in sportfishing over twenty years ago. Trout and golden perch are his other favourite freshwater targets.

The Australian Rod Builder Company Websitehas been completely re-designed, follow this link . www.millerods.com

The Millerods site offer's an extensive insight into the cutting edge technology required of a master craftsman plus a complete range of his custom made rod series.