Over the years, fly rod technology has taken occasional quantum leaps forward. First the move from split cane to fibreglass; then the next move to carbon fibre, and now, the latest development – Graphene! This amazing new technology really is a ‘game changer’ and propels Snowbee to the top of the leader board, in terms of performance and innovation.
A few years ago the latest technology was Nano Carbon rods. The principle was that the smaller, 'round profile' nano molecules added to the epoxy resin, were able to penetrate every void within the carbon fibre mat, far better than long-chain epoxy resin molecules. This innovation to reinforce resins, created a prepreg material, with a flexural strength and modulus, far higher than that of conventional resin. This resulted in fly rod blanks that were lighter, crisper and more precise in action than anything previously achievable and a blank so close to 'unbreakable' in normal use as it is possible to achieve. This principle has been taken one stage further, with the new Graphene resin technology, as Graphene atoms are 300 times smaller than the smallest nanoparticle, resulting in an even denser carbon mat, with virtually no air pockets, enhanced by the use of autoclave ovens, which ‘bake’ the blanks under high pressure, to further expel any air pockets.
The lightweight aluminium reel fittings have a hard anodised silver/gold finish and feature stunning maple burl wood inserts. This beautiful wood displays a range of colours and grain patterns, making each rod quite unique and individual. The rich bronze colour of the blanks is complemented by self-colour whippings with a subtle, single band of bronze whipping.
- 4-piece ultra-lightweight Graphene carbon blanks
- Fast action with high lift snakes for extreme distance casting
- New Snowbee Graphene, high-modulus carbon technology
- Deep bronze finish with matching whippings
- Anodised silver/gold aluminium reel seat with maple burl wood inserts
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