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Abu Garcia unveils breathtaking ‘honeycomb’ rod

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An incredible 12 months for rod technology has taken another exciting turn with the launch of the Fantasista Nano series by Abu Garcia.

The Pure Fishing brand says it has totally revolutionised the resin and fibre construction of its blanks and has developed a never-before-seen honeycomb construction to introduce two advanced technologies in the same rod!

“The breathtaking result is a super-strong, high modulus and lightweight fishing tool,” declares Abu Garcia. “The first Micro Honeycomb rod.”

In a burst of technological advances, Hardy and Greys unveiled its Sintrix rods last summer and G.Loomis proclaimed their NRX series “the best fly rod ever built” in Angling International’s Fly Fishing Special issue in September.

More recently, the iconic Airrus brand has revealed new techniques and materials behind rods it plans to unveil at ICAST.

Now the Fantasista, which follows last year’s successful Rocksweeper Nano series, has been entered into this year’s EFTTEX Best New Product Awards, where it is bound to be the subject of much scrutiny.

“Compared to normal pre-preg materials, our exclusive nano pre-preg makes great improvements in the physical and mechanical properties of fishing rods,” explains Abu Garcia. “The advanced moulding process is the key to the close binding of nano resin and P&P carbon fibre and the formation of the powerful micro honeycomb construction.”

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