New Invicta series from CastAway Graphite Rods
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Visitors to ICAST had the opportunity to see and handle the new-for-2014 Invicta Series from CastAway Graphite Rods.
The Montgomery, Texas, company manufactures Invicta blanks on new proprietary mandrels with 40-ton, 12-Toe carbon fibers and new carbon intruded resins. The result, says Castaway, is the lightest yet strongest blanks it has ever produced.
“From the first moment an angler picks up a new Invicta Series rod, he’ll know it’s like no other rod on the market,” said CastAway Director of Operations, Brett Crawford. “These advanced blanks offer a combination of lightness, precise action and strength that’s never been attainable with traditional rod-building techniques and materials.”
CastAway will offer the new Invicta Series in a wide range of spinning and baitcasting models, with actions fine-tuned for fresh and saltwater fishing techniques and angling situations.
Each Invicta Series carbon fibre blank is finished with Alps Bronze SS316 Stainless/Bronze guides with Zirconium rings and CastAway’s Static Zoned Guide Spacing to improve casting, line control and fish-fighting performance.
Invicta Series rod handles feature custom Tour Star/Winn non-slip split grips and new CastAway/Alps double-finger, blank-exposed reel seats with double locking hoods.
The handle is designed to provide a comfortable, secure grip – even with wet hands – along with the sensitivity to feel what’s happening to the bait.
“We’ve put a lot of engineering thought into this critical juncture that connects angler, rod and fish,” said Crawford. “This pairing of advanced blank technology and handle design provides fishermen with superior sensitivity for every style of fishing, whether they’re finessing a worm, working a topwater or jigging vertically over structure.
“The unique handle design also provides floatation for the rod if dropped overboard – an important added benefit for a rod of this quality and value.”
Great care is taken to build every CastAway rod on the spine of the blank, reducing torque whether casting or fighting a big fish under heavy load. Guide wraps feature the Forhan Locking Wrap, ensuring that guides stay in place over many years of hard use.
Every handle and reel seat is custom fit to the blank, reducing weight and increasing sensitivity. This allows for a perfect fit without the need for tape, arbors or excessive glue.
Finally, all guides and labels are double-coated with UV-resistant, waterproof epoxy to achieve good looks and durability. CastAway backs all of its rods with a five-year Limited Replacement Warranty.
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