Model TNHX 10623 10’6” #2-3 fly rod blank
Available blank only including a good quality black cotton rod sock, or add a discounted rod tube. Components sold separately.
Model descriptionThe TNHX 10623 10’6” #2-3 is a superb high modulus matt carbon blank that will suit anglers who prefer a lightweight, fast action, light-line fly rod for European style nymphing and leader to hand techniques. Unlike slower or fuller action models at this length in lower modulus materials, the TNHX 10623 also performs fairly well overhead casting a standard fly line in #2 or #3, making it a versatile companion for mixed fly fishing whenever added reach is required (although a shorter rod will be more nimble for predominantly dry fly use). Sensitive tip and fast recovery tipflex action, with most of the initial flex in the top quarter. Supported by a stiffer mid and strong butt section for improved control of larger fish in faster waters.
Nano-helix TNH X-weave
Taniwha Nano-helix blanks are carefully constructed fast and sensitive hi-modulus carbon fibre fly rod 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 premium quality fit, finish and performance at a surprisingly reasonable price. Taniwha Rodworks exclusive.
The TNH series incorporates high-modulus, uni-directional carbon fibre pre-pregs wrapped on a helical carbon fibre scrim with the latest nano resin adhesives for optimum strength to weight performance, hoop strength and blank recovery speed. The result is a light, slim, strong and sensitive blank with fine tips, plenty of feel and fast tip recovery. Most of the flex is in the top third of the blank (mid-tip to tip flex action depending on the model) and they are a delight to cast and fish with good power reserves for taming larger catches and carrying longer casts.
As a refinement to the TNH blank range, the TNHX models add two fine reinforcing strips of Toray carbon fibre wrapped under tension in a cross-weave ‘X’ pattern before curing. These serve to further compress and strengthen the blank, enhancing its performance, durability and impact resistance.
Guide spacing and blank details
Blank colour: matt raw carbon, crossweave reinforced.
4-piece, tip-over-butt ferrules
Tip 1.35mm (size #4)
Butt OD 8.9mm
Winding check ID 8.5mm
Blank weight 47g (1.6 oz)