Coverage Part 2 – A look at some upcoming new rods
Nov 21-22, 2009
It wasn't just big baits at
Bass-A-Thon we were met with a number of rod manufacturers that had something
new to introduce at the show. This included some rod manufacturers refining
their lines as well as the resurgence of others.
It wasn't just big baits at the
Bass-A-Thon, Pros like Brent Ehrler gave seminars on a wide range of topics
Phenix Rods: The team
at Phenix was in attendance as well and gave us a sneak peek of their upcoming
rod designs starting with their Iron Feather trout rods.
Phenix is preparing to introduce
new rods with a brand new look and feel, one such rod is the "Iron Feather"
prototype they showed us at the event
The Iron Feather is a
complete departure from Phenix’s current rods and is a blend of traditional and
new materials including graphite and eva grips with very custom looking carphon
The Iron Feather features a very
limber tip to protect light lines when fishing for trout and steelhead
This rod has an extremely
limber tip capable of protecting light lines when targeting trout and steelhead
and can also double as an excellent drop shot rod.
The rods feature beautiful
The Iron Feather rods make
use of top notch components including titanium framed SiC guides and there will
be four models (6‘8”, 7‘2”, 7‘9” and 8‘6”) all be available in the
January-February timeframe. This premium rod will also carry a premium price of
300 plus dollars.
Grips make use of eva foam. New
Ultra MBX Classic rods will also feature these type of custom accents
In addition to the Iron
Feather rods Phenix is also planning an update to their line of bass rods and
while they were not able to share too many details with s at this point we did
confirm they will be released under the “Ultra MBX Classic” series and also make
use of burlwood accents in the grips.
John Perkins and Jason Roberts
show us the new rods from Phenix, it sounds like next year will be full of new
introductions of the redesigned rods
Section: Next up the return of Wade rods to bassin