Taniwha TSH 805 8' #5 S-helix S-glass fly rod blanks, 4-piece
Available blank only with an optional good quality rod sock and rod tube. Components sold separately.
TSH blanks are made from uni-directional S-glass, a higher strain and faster recovery fiberglass almost identical in modulus to cane, with a helical wound S-glass scrim for improved hoop strength and faster blank recovery. The action is fast-medium to fast for glass, loading progressively with the initial flex mainly in the top third of the blank . The relaxed smoothness that is the hallmark of casting a fiberglass fly rod is retained, but with plenty of zip on line shoot and ample reserve power to fight larger fish or to lift and aerialise longer lines.
Taniwha S-helix series of fibre glass fly rod tapers are specified to our requirements, refined through several prototype testing stages. They are made by 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. They offer excellent performance, and first class fit and finish at a very reasonable price for this quality.
TSH 805 8'0 #5, 4-piece model description
A true 5-weight all rounder with plenty of power and a crisp, medium-fast to fast for glass action. Tip sensitivity favours river applications including all normal sizes of dry fly, duo rigs, nymphs up to around 3-4mm tungsten bead. Added mid and butt power so will also cast smaller streamers and lures well.
Available colours: ice and olive translucent unsanded finish. Ferrules are tip-over-butt (not spigots).
Tip: 1.7mm #4.5
Butt: 10.5mm (winding check 10.5mm)
Weight: 59g 2.1oz