The next level of XO fly rods. We wanted to bring out the new generation of XO rods only if we could make significant improvements on the materials. Graphene made this possible. 3 years of testing prototypes and actions lead to the launch of XO Graphene fly rods. With this new material available and with it being the strongest tested material in the world it required a lot of testing and tuning of action. When one of these rods is cast for the first time the difference is noticeble right away. Graphene makes it possible to make stronger rods with less material which results actionwise in unbelievable strength combined with smooth action.
The long #3 weight rods are made especially for Euro nymphing. They feature a down-locking reel seat for better balance, tight spacing of small single leg guides to prevent line sagging for perfect drag free drifts and our tangle free tip with the top guide being double leg snake guide. These 2 models are designed together with some of the best competition anglers in the world.
The 9’ #5 has a slightly softer action compared with the other XO Graphene rods. The action can still be described as medium fast but in the softer spectrum.