Predator 'all black' fly rod build kit, for rods #8-#12
Important: please check fit before purchase. Handle bore circa 9mm is not suitable for blanks with butt OD less than 7mm. Select the 'add mesh tape' option under 'product extras' for mesh packing tape to shim gaps of up to 1mm (each side) between the blank and the grip (see listing pictures 7-8).
A convenient and affordable build kit with good value and quality components that will serve you well, saving around 10% compared to buying the components individually.
Handle: 7" full wells carbon fibre grip. The handle is inlet to fit the supplied reel seat. If you buy the kit with one of our blanks in the same order, we will also ream the grip to fit the blank or supply mesh tape for shimming (whichever is required). For a blank bought elsewhere select the option to purchase sufficient shimming mesh tape if you need it .
Fighting butt: 1.4" 35mm carbon fibre fighting butt with black EVA end cap.
Seat: Heavy duty UL8 black all metal seat to fit blanks up to 15mm but OD, with two lock rings and a trim band.
Optional £20 (ex VAT) upgrade to a solid titanium reel seat (the trim band on the titanium seat fits blanks up to 10mm OD, larger diameter blanks can be fitted without the trim band). Silver chrome guides will be supplied to match the titanium seat
Guides: Appropriately sized Pac Bay or Seaguide snake or single foot guide set, in TiCH black PVD finish to colour match the handle and reel seat (or silver chrome if you take the titanium seat upgrade). The kit includes a large loop tiptop, two stripping guides and hook keeper. Select the rod length and tiptop size you require. Choose between three stripping guide options: ceramic lined standard upright or angled anti-tangle, or traditional style with a heavy duty metal ring.
For rods up to 9', we provide eight running guides starting size #3 and two stripping guides, size #12+16, a hook keeper and a large loop tip ring. Ten running guides plus two strippers are provided in the 9'-11' length option. Select the tiptop size you need from the list. If you would rather start with a #2 or #4 running guide, send us a message using the message option at check out.
Predator kits also available with a cork handle, listed separately.