9' #5 4-piece Taniwha Nano-helix high modulus carbon fibre fly rod blanksSupplied blank only. Optional good quality black rod sock and matching black cordura or matt black carbon fibre rod tube available as selectable product extras.Model descriptionThe TNH 905 9’ #5 is a classic all-rounder with a sensitive and fast recovering tip section and mid-to-tip flexing action that is very well suited to general river fishing. Rated #5 by the manufacturer, the blank is accurate and sufficiently delicate at shorter range for dry fly use, with the butt and midsection power to lift and quickly re-shoot line without false casting, handle larger flies and to reach out much further when needed. Supplied with a good quality rod sock and optional rod tube TNH series 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.
Blank detailsColour: low flash satin, dark smoky grey-blue.
Blank finish: smooth sanded, tip over butt ferrules
Tip 1.55-1.60mm ( size #4) Butt 8.6mm Winding check ID 7.7mm at 25cm from the butt (use ID 8mm) Blank weight 38g (1.35 oz) (Sage X 9'#5 weighs 1.5 oz) Weight of TNH 905 built rods 70-77g or 2.5-2.7 oz (single foot guides, respectively cork or hardwood spacer)