Truly different. And it’s not often you can say that about a rod.
These Free-Flex rods from Norwegian firm ArticSilver are based around the concept that traditional rod handles – a cork sleeve glued to a blank – inhibit a blank’s casting potential. By allowing the blank to fully flex within a hollow handle, the makers of Free-Flex say they have harnessed all of the blank’s potential. The hollow handle looks very different but it feels amazing and the patented reel seat ensures a secure fit and terrific balance. There’s a 9ft 5-wt version of these up for grabs in this month’s competition and the only thing I don’t like about the arrangement is I’m not allowed to enter!
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RRP: $605 (around £460 at time of going to press)