New Rods From Phenix Will
Handle Trout To Tuna! (continued)
Titan jigging rods come in lengths of 5'6 and 6'0 and are designed for serious
vertical lifting power thanks to T-18 Toray multi-composite/carbon fiber woven
material. Fuji reel seats and SIC guides combine with custom EVA/high density
hypalon grips to create powerful offshore sticks. There are 12 models in the
series ranging in price from $359.00 to $419.00.
This looks like a serious jigging stick
These popping rods measure between 7'6 and 8'8 in length and come in 5 models.
Each rod is constructed out of multi-composite Toray material and blended
together with a secret sauce resin to create a durable, but high-performance
rod capable of long distance casts. Grips are comprised of EVA and hypalon, with
Fuji reel seats and SIC guides rounding out the components. Each of these 2
piece rods features the joint just above the foregrip portion. You can find one
of these sticks priced between $399.00 to $499.00.
Vince shows Zander the new Redeye travel rod
Coast Inshore Spin Series:
These 4 models boast 1 piece construction, moderate-fast tapers, and lengths of
either 7'2 or 7'7. Fuji guides, along with EVA and Essex grips/reel seats
finish off the series. These can be had for $239.00 to $259.00.
The Redeye breaks down compact and comes with a
Redeye Travel rods are available in saltwater, bass, or trout models and all
sport 3 piece construction for easy storage. Unlike most travel rods, these are
built with tapers that eliminate flat spots, a common problem with many
multi-piece rods on the market. Saltwater rods are available in 7'0 to 8'0,
bass rods come in 7'0 to 7'8 sizes, and trout rods come in 6'0 to 8'0
lengths. Prices range from $299 for $319 and include a travel case.
Phenix trout rods are among the most refined and
always exhibit plenty of classic style with the different wood highlights
With just 2 models in the series, these long 8'0 ultra light rods are perfect
for a multitude of trout techniques from spinners to jigs. Using Net V advanced
carbon fiber construction and advanced resin technology, these rods offer up
high performance in a lightweight package. Both models utilize Essex SIC guides,
up-locking metal hoods, and grips comprised of burl wood and cork. Both 1 piece
rods are 8'0 long, rated for 1-7lb line, and feature either a moderate or fast
action. Either model will set you back $249.00.
Kokanee should fear the Reaper
These soft, lightweight Kokanee rods are perfect for downrigger trolling. The 5
models come in either 1 or 2 piece configuration, and sport Essex soft touch
reel seats and SIC guides. Reaper rods feature extremely thin blanks that are
both strong and lightweight, thanks to Net V carbon fiber construction, and a
nano-resin blend. Reaper rods arrive at an MSRP between $149 to $179.
The Phenix M1 rods have become a hot ticket and
this season the company expands the series
New M1 Bass
There are several additions to the M1 bass rod lineup, including casting models
in 7'5 extra-heavy (full grip), 7'4 medium-heavy, 7'4 medium-light, and a
spinning model in 7'4 medium configuration. These new models are all priced
between $175.00 to $180.00.
Ultra MBX rods now use Fuji semi-micro guides with SIC inserts. Prices remain
between $249.00 to $269.00.
Vince Borges and Pro Angler Cliff Pirch show us
the exciting new lineup from Phenix
Whew, that's a lot of new rods! Phenix takes an already impressive lineup and
grows it even further this year, with great new additions for fresh and
saltwater anglers. We handled several new models at ICAST and found them to be
of very nice quality and feel. I know I definitely had my eye on a couple
sticks, and hopefully we can present one in a full review in the very near