One of the newest members to our carbon fiber line up the 9' 8wt. blank features a progressive fast action taper. We wanted a blank that was capable of throwing large flies good distance with accuracy. We landed on a fast action (as opposed to ultra-fast action) because with a bit of line out you are able to access the reserve power of the lower sections without compromising accuracy. The blank has good turning power and can really put the pressure on.
We decided to forego paint on the blank to keep it as light as possible and make it more responsive. The blank is natural carbon fiber with a semi-gloss clear coat.
This kit comes with all of the components you will need to finish out your rod. The kit includes the following: Blank, rod sock, spec. labels, grip, reel seat, fighting butt, hand fit tip top, hand fit winding check, full set of snake guides, stripping guide, and hook keeper.
Pictured is the 8wt. with EVA grip, black atlas hardware and carbon fiber insert.
Below you will find the rod specs. and suggested guide spacing. We also offer a few add ons to the blank. You can select a set of alignment dots and a custom label.
Line weight: 8
Tip top: 4.5
Butt diameter: .394"
Check: measured 11" up from butt: .381"
blank weight: 1.9 oz.
Suggested guide size and spacing: