Fiber Blends With a focus on boosting performance, sensitivity, and durability, we began blending different modulus materials to achieve dynamic actions tailored to specific fishing environments or conditions. In choosing materials that enhance these performance characteristics, we were also able to reduce total blank weights across the board.
• Mid-modulus construction • Fiber Blend technology utilizes a marriage of diverse blank materials to obtain performance and price point • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material
Guide Trains We thoughtfully match each series with guides that enhance characteristics like performance, utility, or durability, with the environment or species the rod was designed for in mind.
SiC Titanium Stripper + Titanium Recoil Snake The perfect marriage of strength, weight savings, and stealth. While our ultra-light titanium snakes look the part of a traditional guide, the added benefit of flexibility is great insurance when storing your sticks in a skiff or drift boat.
Recoil Stripper + Recoil single-foot/snake Professional guides have a knack for beating the hell out of their gear, especially in a saltwater environment. Our Recoil guide trains are the closest thing we’ve found to being “guide proof”, offering exceptional durability and supreme weight savings. Nothing else will stand up to years of abuse in skiffs, drift boats, and rod vaults like a Recoil.
Chrome Stripper + Chrome Single-Foot Pondering innovative ways to reduce rod weight, our Chief Designer, Steve Rajeff, conceptualized a viable option. In 1994, after a few hours of tinkering in our machine shop, the world’s first single-foot guide was born. The weight equivalent of removing two full snake guides from the blank, this guide system is proven to be equally durable. Wondering if they reduce line speed? Steve’s won fourteen world championships using single-foot guides on his competition rods.
Muscle Carbon - A high modulus sheet of vertical fibers that provides strength and lifting power.
Infinity Tape - A seamless roll of pre-impregnated graphite tape rolled diagonally onto the mandrel. When overlapped with an additional layer at an opposing angle, the X orientation of fibers eliminates ovalization and twist, considered the main catalyst for rod breakage.
Construction - Spiral X construction consists of three layers: an inner and outer layer of seamless Infinity Tape tightly wound diagonally in opposite directions, and a layer of vertical fibers called Muscle Carbon in between. Utilizing Infinity Tape in place of a traditional sheet of horizontal fibers reduces overall weight and creates actions with superior torsional rigidity and hoop strength.