The Trophy Specialist rods are unique in being extreme light, short, very far casting and powerful rods especially designed for those really tuff freshwater and saltwater dinosaurs. These models has battled everything from Monster European Catfish to Blue and Yellow fin Tuna, Tarpon, Striped Marlin and a few others in between……
Beautiful dark green with highest obtainable quality cork handle and fittings.
The 8’ rods are very powerful and they deliver a tremendous line speed and narrow loops, that generates long cast and back casts higher than most could do with longer rods. Most important is though, that it is exactly what you need when you use big and bulky flies. The Trophy Specialist are therefore fantastic for driving “half chickens” way out into the horizon…….or at least in that direction!!
The action is medium fast, and the blank picks up power deep in the blank, but due to the length of the rod it feels much faster. This makes the rod feel very delicate and it is an absolute joy to use, both when casting and when playing your catch, no matter if it is your dream catch or just an average catch. The bottom of the blank has an extra layer of woven carbon for extra butt power, when those rhinos need some real lifting power to be landed. During test fishing that was for sure put to the limit when Giant Trevallys in “Jurasic Park” sizes where battled. That was when the rod got its name….!!
The blank is made with our new SBD (Slim Blank Design). SBD has many advantages. They are very slim, so they generate less air resistance, something you can feel immediately when driving the rod through the air. As we use the same amount of material, as in a normal blank, the walls is thicker, hence the rod is stronger. These features are an advantage in many situations, such as when tossing big flies, and hammering flies in the harsh and often windy saltwater environment.
Length AFTM Rec. Shooting head weight Pcs. Weight Handle
8’ 12 4 115 g Full Wells + Fighting Butt + fighting grip
8’ 14 4 125 g Full Wells + Fighting Butt + fighting grip