Falcon Graphite Rods,known for its broad array of American-made spinning and castingrods, has entered the competitive fly rod market with its newFalcon Cara Fly Series rods, also designed and manufactured in theU.S.A.
The new rods, in weights from 4 to 10, are designed forsaltwater and freshwater fishing, including rods in the lightertrout and bluegill categories. Corrosion-resistant componentsinclude anodized, brushed-aluminum reel seats and silicone-carbidestripping guides. Each Cara Fly rod also comes with acustom-lined, Cordura-covered PVC rod tube.
The Falcon Cara Fly Series includes eight rodsdesigned for smooth line loading on back casts and efficienttransfer of power to the shooting line on the forward cast. Falcondesigners paid particular attention to eliminating rod tipresonance, which generates line friction against the tip top guide,hurting distance and accuracy.
The light-class rods (four to six weight)feature deep parabolic flexing to promote accuracy and to protectlight tippets. The heavier-class rods, (nine and ten weights) flexbetween the mid-point and the tip for extra distance in the windand for reserve power to manage hard fighting fish like peacockbass, Atlantic and king salmon, cobia, snook, redfish, andtarpon.
Each rod is designed with a particular kind offishing in mind. Some examples:
- CF-5-296is a long 9-foot, 6- inch rod designed for nymph fishing for trout.The rod’s extra length gives anglers more line mendingcapability.
- The8-foot Cara Fly 4 and Cary Fly 5 are designed for stream fishingand fishing in areas where backcasts are limited by brush, trees orbanks.
- The9-foot Cara Fly 6 is best for bonefish, light enough to enjoy thebattle but with the length and strength necessary to make longcasts to spooky fish in open water.
- TheFalcon Cara Fly 9 and 10 weight rods deliver casting speedsrequired to cast big streamers into the wind.