Flextec Speycaster Double Handed Salmon Rod
Flextec are champions of bringing affordably priced rods to market yet retaining high build quality. We take a look at their updated 2011 Speycaster Double Handed Salmon Rod in the 14 foot 3 piece AFTM 9/10 model.
Flextec 2011 Speycaster Double Handed Salmon Fly Rod
Flextec is the best selling brand of Fly Fishing rods on eBay by far selling 1000's of rods per month. We think they offer the best value for money of any brand of rod in the world. If you have not tried one yet, perhaps you should? You may be very surprised!
"Simply Stunning" was the first response when we showed this rod to a group of experienced Salmon Fishermen who demanded the best.
The blanks are built on the best Torayca Carbon Fibre imported directly from Korea and have been designed to load quickly and effortlessly - 2 traits that will be obvious from the moment you make your first cast.
The previous version of the Speycaster sold phenomenally well, and we expect the new 2011 version to do even better - we love it!
With its beautiful "Fire Brown" colour and supreme fittings this rod also looks the business.
- 3 piece construction
- Lifetime warranty (Conditions apply)
- Supreme Tip Recovery
- Padded Cordura Case
- Premium quality Portuguese cork handle
We let our tame Spey Caster loose with this rod recently on the HQ casting pond to get their views. Some say he uses antique bamboo rods for pole vaulting practice and that he mixes salmon eggs and milt in his waders. All we know is that... he prefers to remain anonymous not surprisingly!
Out of its brown padded cordura tube and black cloth rod sleeve, the rod has a pleasing rich brown finish with a lighter mocha-coloured thread highlighted with silver edging used to hold in place 2 stripping and 9 snake guides plus the tip ring and a fly keeper ring just above the top of the handle. The cork is of good quality with little filler used with the butt made of the now fairly common conglomeration of cork and black filler material which is harder wearing.
I can say it's a heck of a rod for £75. It is no 9-weight -- more like a solid 10-weight. It would make a fine back-up rod for a serious salmon fisher or a great first rod for the coarse angler trying his hand at salmon.
Just remember that as a 3-piece rod it's not going to fit in your suitcase but will be fine in the car.
The Flextec Speycaster Double Handed Salmon Rod is available as a 13 foot AFTM 8/9, 14 foot AFTM 9/10 or 15 foot AFTM 10/11.
RRPs start at £199 but Tackle Discounts are selling these models through our online store to Fly Forums members only starting from a mind-boggling £71.99!
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