Shooting for the Sky - Castaway's New Titania Air
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Introduction: There were a lot of exciting new rods unveiled this
ICAST and among the most interesting was the new Titania Air Series unveiled by
Castaway Rods. These new rods blend innovative designs together from tip to
handle to create one of the most visually stunning rods we have seen to date,
but it is only after you pick one of them up do you really appreciate what the
Titania rods are all about.
The most exciting new rod from
Castaway is their new flagship Titania Air line
didn't just want to build another rod line, they wanted to build a new halo
product that made use of innovative materials blended with aggressive styling,
something that would help elevate the entire brand.
The new Titania Air rods
start with a 30/40 ton nano blend blank. There are seven different layers that
go into this design and it all starts with a proprietary high modulus core.
The rods feature thin diameter
blanks that are still very strong
Other layers include 45 degree
helical wound graphite to make the rod blank strong while staying light, micro
nano carbon in the middle for added strength, a graphite shell and Carbon Matt
OPP tape for durability. Castaway made both durability, sensitivity, and
handling all priorities on the new rods and the minute I picked one up I was
surprised by how lightweight the rod was. Some of the rods weigh in at just
2.8oz. which is incredible for a rod with these powers and attractive accents.
The CFX grips are stunning look
but are functional as well, delivering a solid grip and enhanced sensitivity
Sensitivity: Being so light
helps make the new Titania rods feel even more crisp in hand, and they seem like
they will balance well with just about any lightweight reel. To maximize
sensitivity Castaway provides generous access to the blank with an exposed reel
Split grips aid with the balance
and weight reduction
Then there are those fancy CFX grips. The CFX grips are absolutely
stunning, and provide anglers with a solid tactile surface that will hold up
well over time, and are also very lightweight. While they certainly add a lot of
character to the rod they also are among the most "functional" grips on the
The CFX grips are made out of a proprietary material that does not
absorb vibrations like cork, EVA, or other polyurethane based foams. Instead
they are able to transmit vibration for maximum sensitivity and responsiveness
so anglers are not just feeling strikes through the exposed reel seat, but
through the CFX grips themselves!
The rods feature titanium guide
frames with silicon nitride inserts
The Hardware: The Titania
Air rods are finished with titanium guide frames with silicon nitride inserts,
and are spaced out with CastAway's static zoned guide spacing design to maximize
both casting and line handling under load.
Thanks to Scott Luft for showing
us the exciting new Titania Air line of rods which are the new flagship of the
The Stratosphere: Castaway
shot sky-high with the Titania Air Series and just about every aspect of these
new rods was carefully designed to enhance performance, and you can both see and
feel it. Those CFX carbon weave handles a perfect match for the high density
nano-tube graphite blanks, helping the rod achieve enhanced sensitivity while
keeping weight down below the coveted 3oz. mark.
A rod like this could easily
cost upwards of 500 dollars so we were surprised to discover that though the Titania Air is absolutely designed to be a flagship offering the company will
retail the rods for only $389 dollars!
Castaway ventured to build a new halo
product that had the potential to elevate their brand, and if these new Titania
Air rods fish half as good as they look and feel on dry land then there is only
one thing to say.... job done.