Taniwha TSH 836 8'3" #5/6 S-helix S-glass fly rod blanks, 4-piece, ice unsanded translucent blank.
Available blank only including a good quality black cotton rod sock, or add a discounted rod tube. Components sold separately.
TSH blanks are made from uni-directional S-glass, a higher strain and faster recovery fiberglass almost identical in modulus to cane, with a helical wound S-glass scrim for improved hoop strength and faster blank recovery. The action is fast-medium to fast for glass, loading progressively with the initial flex mainly in the top third of the blank . The relaxed smoothness that is the hallmark of casting a fiberglass fly rod is retained, but with plenty of zip on line shoot and ample reserve power to fight larger fish or to lift and aerialise longer lines.
Taniwha S-helix series of fibre glass fly rod tapers are specified to our requirements, refined through several prototype testing stages. They are made by a designer whose early career included designing high performance fly rods for a well-regarded New Zealand brand before establishing his own advanced composites manufacturing facility based in China. They offer excellent performance, and first class fit and finish at a very reasonable price for this quality.
TSH 836 8'3" #6, 4-piece model description
A fine #6 all-rounder that also casts well with a punchy or long belly #5, a better choice for heavier nymphs and duo rigs than the 8'#5, but will still present a dry fly nicely. Similar flex profile with a stronger tip and added power reserves compared to the #5. Perfect lure tosser and sink tip streamer rod for trout. Ample power for lighter inshore saltwater use and carp dry fly.
Ferrules are tip-over-butt (not spigots).
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