G-RODS Takes Graphene International - Preview New Trout and Big Game Rods
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Introduction: This ICAST G-Rods did exactly as their full name implies
and is taking their graphene rods international. The company showed us their new
rods designed for the Canadian market as well as gave us a first look at their
upcoming line of saltwater big game rods.
Not a lightsaber but the rather
the handle of a new G-Rods two piece Redfish rod
Another Game Changer? G-Rods has been
expanding their entire line and has been exploring with new rods designed
specifically to address the preferences in different markets, such as our
neighbors in the North.
This is a seamless two piece rod
G-Rods is coming out with new rods specifically
designed for anglers in other regions like Canada, and to differentiate these
International Rods the company outfits the rods with lighter grips than those
used in the US market.
The International G-Rods are
easily identifiable from the US rods with the lighter colored grips
Some of the new sticks include Speckled Trout and
Redfish rods, including very slick two piece models that you wouldn't even know
are two piece rods because the design is so seamless.
A first look at a new trout rod
G-Rods is also playing around with new rods
including trout sticks that leverage graphene to deliver an extremely
lightweight yet very sensitive and durable small diameter blank.
This trout stick has a solid
carbon and graphene tip
To add to the sensitivity and help provide a
visual strike indicator the tip on this particular trout rod is constructed from
a solid mix of carbon and graphene. Hardware comprises of all Fuji titanium SiC
guides making for a very nicely balanced finesse stick. We hope that this new
trout rod will also be available stateside as it could be an excellent
backcountry trout rod, or even a finesse panfish stick.
Still a year away but the new
G-Rods big game rods already look ready for primetime
Going Big: Though the project is still a
year from completion we got a first look at a few prototype big game rods that
the company is designing for jigging, popping, and trolling applications. I held
one of the sticks designed for Tuna and couldn't believe how light it was.
Fighting a tuna with this rod would be an absolute blast! G-Rods is able to
build thinner and lighter big game rods because of the strength that graphene
brings to the table.
Vanhdy Miller shows us the new
International Rods and they look good!
This year G-Rods just gave us an appetizer of what
is to come, and with rods on opposite ends of the power spectrum ranging from an
ultralight trout rod to big game saltwater sticks designed for top of the food
chain species the company continues to show us how they are utilizing graphene
to create quality rods with a unique look, lightweight feel, and impressive