Programmed for Performance: New Denali Android Rods
Introduction: Its astonishing to think that my
first encounter with Denali Rods was just over 10 years ago when I spent some
time fishing their Jadewood 843WJ casting rod. At the time, all Denali rods were
adorned with different types of wood foregrips which was really a unique, classy
design feature in the world of bass rods. Since then, Denali has pushed forward
and not only drastically changed the look of their rods, but vastly expanded
their offerings as well. At ICAST 2021, we found out that their lineup is
growing even more with the launch of a new rod series along with a refresh to an
Denali has a bright new rod series, meet the Android
The Android rods are silver from blank to seat
Denali Android Series: The cosmetics
of these rods instantly grab your attention. As the newest premium offering from
Denali, these feature plenty of bling and do look quite stunning in person.
Starting down at the handles, each model receives a split foam grip along with a
custom reel seat design. Both the spinning and casting reel seats have plenty of
open areas to allow for added blank contact and sensitivity.
Check out the reel seat
How about that color scheme? Denali used plenty of metallic
plating from the handle up through the blank for a downright futuristic vibe.
The Androids are based on 36-ton multi-directional blanks
Android rods are built upon 36-Ton multi-directional blanks to
offer the angler lightweight sensitivity. To further boost performance and feel
while shaving weight, Denali opted to go with titanium guides secured by
complimenting silver wraps.
A look at the spinning seat and fore-nut
The new Android rods are sure to stand out this season
Denali will be making these rods available sometime between late
2021 into early 2022. Six models will initially be offered which includes four
casting rods and two spinning models. Expect a price of $399.99.
The Lithium Pro rods get a refresh and look a lot cleaner
Lithium Pro Refresh: Current Lithium rods will be getting
refreshed in the form of the upcoming Lithium Pro series. One of the most
visible changes includes a removal of the silver wrapping found on the current
Lithium rods which is said to result in about a 20% reduction in overall weight.
In addition, there will be new semi-micro guides along with new handle styles.
The new Lithium Pro rods are now significantly lighter
To the delight of some anglers, a few longer rods will even
feature full rear grips. The current Lithium model specs will carry over into
Lithium Pro, but there will be 72 MH crank, 76 MH crank, and 74 XH rods
added. We were notified that the rods looks were not absolutely 100% finalized
yet, so a few added tweaks may still be on the horizon. Look for these rods to
be available late 2021 into early 2022 and be priced at $199.