Leeda Profil 9' #8/9
Fish&Fly take a quick look at this very affordably priced Profil 9 foot, 8/9 weight rod from Leeda.
This powerful 3 piece rod from Leeda is a delight to hold, feeling very light in the hand more akin to a 7/8. The blank is a 3 piece multi modulus design with a matt black finish, there is black stripping guide on the butt section with the rest of the guides being black smoke finish snakes. All the rings are whipped in black thread with discrete red tippings and coated in a well finished gloss varnish. The butt section has a full wells grip with a short extension handle, very useful when playing a large fish that this rod is designed for. Just above the handle is a keeper ring for holding the fly. The reel seat is satin finished black aluminium with twin up locking rings to hold the reel securely. Supplied in a strong 3 sectioned Cordura tube with carrying handle.
I set this rod up with a Scientific Anglers Mastery #9 floater and took it to a meeting of my local fly fishing club but covered the blank graphics with black tape to disguise its origin and line rating. I gave it to a few of the guys that I know enjoy both Carp and Pike on the fly and let them play with it. This powerful rod has enough backbone to lift a fair amount of line off the water, making it very useful when recasting to moving fish. After casting a whole flyline several times with nice tight loops one guys reaction was wow I want one! How much? So when I peeled the tape off the butt section to reveal the details they were amazed when I told them the price. With an rrp of only £59.99 this rod really does offer the performance and feel of a rod costing over twice as much. So if you want to tackle Pike, Carp, Bass, Sea Trout or light Salmon without breaking the bank then this rod is definitely worth looking at.
3 Piece 8/9 matt finish blank
Powerful action capable of turning over heavy flies
Multi modulus carbon
Anodised aluminium reel seat
Black smoke rings
Cordura rod tube
Ask about this rod at stockists of Leeda tackle