River to Reef Nano Helix Universal Fly Rod, Reel, All Lines
River to Reef Nano Helix Universal Hi-End Rod and Reel Combo 8-10. Nano-Helix fishing rods and blanks are made of exclusive Nano-helix technology. After 18 months of development a Saltwater fly rod that can be used with an 8,9, or 10 weight fly line, giving the angler the option to use 1 rod for Estuary/River or Bays/Reef fly fishing, the rod will be just as responsive casting a size 2 or 5/0 hook saving the angler many hundreds of dollars on not having to have 2 rods, etc this development has come about with the use of Nanospheres and Helix combination. A-helix technology which is different to normal standard scrim process. Standard scrim process uses fiberglass or carbon scrim to give the blanks a hoop strength, but our a-helix technology uses the carbon spiral to support the hoop strength of the blanks.
A single carbon spiral(helical or helix) is at the core of the blank, this type of the structure is regarded the most effective way of maintaining cross section stability during bending, so our carbon helix core will minimise cross-sectional deformation during loading improving power and response. Using NANO materials combined with the helix technology to make the blanks stronger as well as ensuring reduced deformation when they are bent. Using the spiral carbon core to make the blanks the tip section will not be as straight as the scrim process blanks especially on the fine tips. Small things make a big difference Nano carbon technology is being considered the best thing since carbon fly rods began. Nano carbon technology allows for superbly balanced, lightweight rods with crisp clean actions that provide both superb casting and fish playing characteristics.
They are also much stronger thanks to the revolutionary nature of the new Silica Nanomaterial. How has this improved rods? The key is the resin used to make the rods.
The way rods are made has changed little, the difference is the particles in the resin are much smaller and less prone to compression. When constructing a carbon fly rod. Sheets of lightweight carbon cloth impregnated with resin are wrapped around a mandrel to form the blank and then baked at high temperature, melting the resin to create a full-strength fly rod. Why is Nano resin different.
Because the particles are smaller(tiny round silica particles less than a nanometer-one billionth of a meter-in diameter) they can fit into the small gaps within the carbon weave. Nano resins supersede what was previously used creating a stronger resin distribution system, this helps eliminate any weakness in the blank to create rods with increased strength and improved impact resistance, without adding any significant weight to the blank.
Because the resulting material is stronger, and less material is required to produce a similar strength, a rod can be lighter than an equivalent carbon fiber model. Weight savings of up to 30% are possible. There are two key advantages provided by silica nanospheres. 1, The even distribution of the nanospheres throughout the resin providing equality of strength throughout the blank leading to crisp and clean rod actions. 2, The silica nanospheres resist compression forces better than any other known material.
This results in a fishing rod that is at least 60% stronger than a standard carbon fiber rod without interfering with the action. The improved compression characteristic also greatly improves impact resistance and durability. How else has technology improved our rods? The latest construction methods include a process that precisely aligns and positions carbon fiber materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength, delivering extremely efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using state of the art high Compression Molding process, carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment while simultaneously fusing the 30% percent lighter all-carbon fiber inner core.
This new technology is included in all our top end rods. Full wells handle and fighting butt with extra long life durable cork-mix Natural Finish cosmetics, creating a natural finish blank requires exacting tolerances, more care, and shows off the beauty of graphite. Natural finish is all about making your rod lighter, more durable and better performing.
Natural Finish is all about making your rod lighter, more durable, and outstanding performance. Most other rods on the shelf are run through a belt sander, tearing away the outside power fibers of the blank and introducing variance. Inadvertent flat-spotting during the sanding process will weaken a blank, and blanks are designed with a margin of error to accommodate for over sanding.
After the blank is sanded, a glossy paint is applied to add shelf appeal. Natural finish blanks aren't subjected to the rip through the sanding belt A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances.
Combined with Nano Helix advanced resin systems permeate the blank, leaving a durable finish that will stand up to years of abuse on those big saltwater critters. Rod & Fly Large Arbor fly reel fully loaded with 100 ft WF fly line size 8 or 10 of your choice, backing, and leader the spooling can be right or left hand retrieve please advise with order. Amazing Value, On A tight budget here,'s a fly reel and lines at a great price, the lightweight Large Arbor Fly Reel is made from cast aluminium making them ideal for freshwater or saltwater applications. Outfitted with a low-maintenance Teflon disc brake system and a one-way clutch bearing for instant drag engagement.
Featuring a large arbour spool design, the Rod & Fly Large Arbor Fly Reels offer convenient quick-change spool conversion which makes it easy for anglers to adjust the reels to either left or right hand retrieve. FlyLife Magazine Review River to Reef Nano-helix universal fly rod by Rod & Fly. Goodman IFFF Certified Casting Instructor. Made exclusively of Nano-helix technology, the latest rod offered by Rod & Fly is sure to impress the budget conscious fly angler looking for technology normally limited to high-end brands - think rod construction using Konnetic ® and Helios 2 technologies. In technical speak, the construction process of the River to Reef fly rod involves precision alignment of carbon fibers to form a helical structure. Next, an even distribution of tiny (nano) resin particles fill the gaps among the carbon fibers, which lock the fibres in position. The end result is a blank that is 60% stronger and 30% lighter than a standard carbon fiber rod of the same specifications. As the name suggests, the River to Reef Nano-helix is designed for anglers intending to fish large rivers and estuaries, through to open bay and reef environs.
For testing, I used fly lines ranging from 8 to 10 weight. Initial casts revealed the rod has a fast action, which should make it ideal for most estuary and saltwater applications.
When casting an 8 weight line, the rod had plenty of feel and smoothly handled false casting with most of the line out the rod tip. However, the rod also had great tip feel when casting a 10-weight weight forward fly line, which enabled smooth casts at distances of 30 feet and less. Adding more line, the rod continued to feel and load smoothly and had substantial power for throwing greater distances, as is more often the case in salt water situations. Clearly, this rod can cope with throwing heavy saltwater flies accurately and quickly, as is often needed when targeting fast-moving pelagic and flats species.
The River to Reef comes in a nine-foot, four-piece. The blank is un-sanded, and has an appealing natural finish in dark grey. Being un-sanded also means the blank has not been subject to any cosmetic interference that could potentially reduce the strength, or affect the action of the rod. The blank is fitted with hard-wearing chrome-plated stripping guides and snake guides, secured using black coloured wraps. Alignment dots allow for precise alignment of the rod pieces during set-up, and the grey powder-coated aluminum reel seat has two locking rings that securely lock any real in position. A full- wells handle and fighting butt made of a durable cork and rubber-mix, complete the ensemble of salt water resistant fittings. The River to Reef rod comes with a cloth bag and a cordura covered rod tube with carry handle. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rod & Reel Combos". The seller is "rodandfly-tasmania" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
- Brand: Rod & Fly Tasmania
- Combo Type: Fly Rod Combo
- Fish Species: All Freshwater, All Saltwater
- Fishing Type: Fly Fishing
- Fly Line Weight: 8,9,10
- Hand Retrieve: Right or Left-Handed
- Model: River Reef
- Number of Pieces: 4
- Reel Type: Fly Reel
- Rod Length: 9'
- Rod Power: Light
- Set Includes: Rod