Having been asking for nearly 10 years now, it is clear that Shimano UK are not interested in providing these high quality lure rods to the UK market. Therefore I've taken it upon myself to use several useful contacts around the world to source and supply these much sought after rods. Shimano UK won't be interested in helping you with warranties or replacements either so I provide that service myself - all part of the service!
Visit the JDM website
You won't find most of these items on sale with Shimano UK or on the European website. Visit the link below to check out the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vrsion of their site. I won't lie, it's not 100% easy to navigate, but I'll try to help below.
View their (sea)bass rods: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/search?pcat1=2&pcat2=20
View their light game rods: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/search?pcat1=2&pcat2=22
View their (black)bass rods: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/catalog/2019digital/bass/index.html
Search from here: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/category?pcat1=2