There’s nothing I like better than fishing. I love the anticipation of casting a lure into the water and waiting for a strike. Then, it’s game on! Landing a feisty fish can be quite a battle – one I don’t always win. For that reason, I’m usually on the lookout for fishing tackle that will give me an advantage in the fight. One I’ve recently discovered is the Greys X-Flite 9′ spinning rod. Here are a few of the important details about this terrific rod.
About the Greys X-Flite 9′ Spinning Rod
From the experts at Greys, this rod has a design that’s surprisingly functional and high quality for the price, about £115.00. I’ve found this rod to be a superb, high performance piece of fishing gear — one that I reach for quite often. It never fails me and compares favourably to spinning rods that cost much more. It’s made from a high intermediate modulus carbon blank. Curious as to exactly what this specification means, I did some research. What I learned is the intermediate modulus (IM) carbon is manufactured to withstand 43 MSI (million pounds per square inch). Tensile modulus is a measure of stiffness, so using IM carbon in a quality fishing rod means that the rod is exceptionally strong and light. The result? A rod with high sensitivity that feels great in the hand. Don’t be deterred by the lightness, though. The 7.70 ounce (218.4 gram)X-Flite 9′ rod has impressive recovery rates as well as amazing line feel.
Features of the Greys X-Flite 9′ Spinning Rod
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I really like the handle of this rod because it’s made from high quality cork that’s combined with strategically placed sections of hybrid rubberised cork at key wear points. The handle also is design to be superbly durable, as are the Fuji reel seat components. Another feature I like is the double leg, large diameter butt rings that lend plenty of strength and make for improved line feed. The guides at the rod’s top section are single leg, which helps to improve recovery and reduce weight. The rod has 3 sections and comes supplied with the familiar Greys triangular, crush-proof tube. This is a well balanced and sensitive rod that’s up to any challenge.
I also was curious about Greys, so I looked them up and learned that Greys has been part of the prestigious Hardy company since 1999. Hardy itself was founded in the 19th century and continues to be a leader for all types of fishing gear. Hardy has developed the Greys brand into one that provides top quality tackle at affordable prices. In the early 21st century, the company changed its name from House of Hardy Ltd to Hardy and Greys Ltd to reflect more accurately the diversity of the company’s products. This is a solid and well-respected enterprise.
I whole-heartedly recommend the Greys X-Flite 9′ spinning rod because it has a superior design and is a highly affordable piece of fishing tackle.