Freshwater fishing methods
CD-Rods XLS Fly Rod
XLS fly rod series took the award for 'Best New Product' at the
EFFTEX Show in 2004.
Its computer modelled taper design optimises
energy transfer at any casting length.
In weights from 4 to 10, there's an XLS to suit
any waters and conditions.
CD-Rods XLS, 6 piece series
AFTM #6 and #8
CD-Rods XLS 4-piece series
9ft: AFTM #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10
10ft: AFTM #6 and #8
- The complex multi-tapers increase blank efficiency
whilst optimising sensitivity and recovery rates
- Proprietary 66MSI pre-preg, 100% graphite
- Graphite helical core for optimal hoop strength
- Rod colour: Pinot noir
- Silicon carbide stripper guides
- Titanium coated single foot snake guides
- Comes with a cotton bag and cordura rod tube
|When to use
A 9ft XLS with an AFTM rating
of between 5 and 7 is a good choice for most New Zealand conditions.
The 8 or 9s are suitable for larger rivers where
heavily weighted flies are required or when fishing around river
mouths for large sea run fish.
"The rod performed extremely
well and in our opinion the rod is one of the nicest we have ever
Graham Dean Fly Fishing
"If you are thinking of a new fly rod or
maybe upgrading, I would definitely recommend the XLS. It has plenty
of backbone for rolling heavy tungsten beads or punching a dry into
the dreaded norwester. Finally I have found my perfect rod. A top
quality Kiwi made rod that I am proud to recommend"
Greg Dougherty, Alpine Fishing Guide
"The XLS #6 is by far the best rod I have
used and a real testament to the New Zealand designers and manufacturers"
Blair Watson, Trout NZ
|Where to buy
ICT 4-piece series
Tactical 4-piece series
Fishing the Waitahanui
Rainbow caught on a CD-Rods Tactical
CD-Rods Diva in action