9’ #8/9 Taniwha intermediate modulus carbon fibre fly rod blanks (4-piece)
Available blank only with optional rod sock and rod tube
Taniwha fly rod blanks are carefully constructed tapers from a designer whose early career included designing high performance fly rods for a well-regarded New Zealand brand before establishing his own advanced composites manufacturing facility based in China. These blanks offer excellent quality fit, finish and performance at a surprisingly reasonable price.
The TIM 9' #8/9 is a powerful, midle-tip-flex fast action blank suitable for heavy duty reservoir and lake angling including sinking line applications, and pike or saltwater fishing with lures of medium size, up to 5-6”. Suitable for shooting heads in the 240-280 grain range (16-18g).
The blank uses tough intermediate-modulus, uni-directional carbon fibre pre-pregs wrapped on a helical carbon fibre scrim for improved hoop strength and tracking. The blank is unsanded for extra durability with a gloss clear coat. The ferrules are tip-over-butt style and ground matt finish for a precise fit. A cosmetic trim wrap is suggested to cover the ground edge of the ferrules (see listing photos).
Blank colour: unsanded carbon with gloss clearcoat.
Tip 1.8mm #4.5
Winding check ID 10mm
Blank weight 69g