The Spectre RMX rods also feature ‘angler friendly’ touches like alignment dots to quickly line-up your fly rod sections and self-indexing reel seats, with a small diamante ‘marker’ to quickly get your reel on the rod, allowing you to concentrate on the fishing The Spectre range, takes this to a whole new level. The fine profile blanks use predominantly 40 ton carbon fibre, blended with a small amount of 36 ton, to deliver the precise crisp, middle-to-tip action we required. The result is a fly rod that loads and unloads more precisely and smoothly, to provide that 'light in the hand', balanced feel that all fly rod designers strive for. To ensure this precise blank design is not altered in any way, we use an ‘un-ground’, natural finish. Precise engineering of the carbon matt lay-up produces a double-helical 'hoop pattern' in the carbon fibre and leaving this intact, adds strength to the blank, whilst making the rod lighter, more durable and providing enhanced performance. The modern action and performance, is matched by the contemporary finish. Compare a Spectre rod next to other brands – we don’t cover-up any blank blemishes with coats of paint and we don’t use opaque epoxy to mask sloppy guide whippings. We use natural finish blanks, clear matt varnish and transparent thread coatings that let our careful workmanship shine through. The clear matt varnish allows the beauty of the carbon fibre pattern to show through, while the matt finish eliminates ‘rod flash’ in bright conditions. Matching, self-colour whippings and the latest superlight, matt black aluminium reel seats complete the understated look. These new-look rods are bound to turn heads, but make no mistake, the Spectre fly rods are designed to catch fish, not fishermen… although their entire look is bound to appeal to the serious fly fisher looking for every advantage over his or her quarry, without having to spend a fortune or worry about ‘shelf appeal’. Built with stainless steel guides with a super-hard titanium coating, providing less line friction through the rings. The latest American Tackle MW18 Microwave guides feature their hard, black diamond finish, with high grade Nanolite ring liners, to reduce weight and friction to the minimum, while the snake guides are high-lift, American pattern, with oversize hayfork tip rings, to maximise line speed.