Taniwha TSH 703 7' #3 3-piece S-helix S-glass fly rod blanks, 3-piece
Available blank only including a good quality black cotton rod sock, or add a discounted 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.
A crisp, medium to medium-fast for glass action. Tip sensitivity favours stream fishing river applications, dry fly and light-medium nymphing and duo rigs (beads 2-3mm). 3-piece configuration gives a smoother and slighty fuller flexing action more suitable for a short rod and for close range fishing. The longer TSH 4-piece models have a slightly faster/tippier action.
Available colours: ice and olive translucent, unsanded finish. Ferrules are tip-over-butt (not spigots).
Tip: 1.55mm #4.0
Butt: 9.2mm (winding check 9mm)
Weight: 35g 1.25oz
Optional discounted component kits suitable for this blanks are available using the 'related products' link below
Guide spacing and sizing