- Length 14′ (4.26m)
- Casting 125gm – 200gm
- Specialist long range Fixed spool rod
- Suited to mixed and rough ground fishing
- Two piece lightweight yet powerful carbon blank
- Fuji BMNAG Alconite guides
- Japanese shrink tube handle
- Sliding Fuji screw winch reel fitting
- Casting 275yds+
UK Sea angling with a fixed spool reel has been revolutionized in the past 5 years by the massive influx of European tackle, with 3 piece Continental style rods for dedicated fixed spool use becoming increasingly popular.
Many anglers have reassessed how they fish and what they fish with and every year more and more fixed spool reels appear at a lot of UK marks.
However, not all areas of our coastline are blessed with golden sandy beaches and zero tide, and if you fish one of those areas using a three piece continental rod things can start to get a bit tricky. Those continental rods, as their name implies, have been designed predominantly for fishing in the Mediterranean and therein lies the problem
The Mediterranean Sea has a tidal range of about 3 feet, so this is what the continental rods are designed for, to cast and fish a very small, almost non-existent, amount of tide with tapered mainlines from .16 -.22mm (6-10Lb) with pyramid leads. The famous Cod and skate mark of Battery point at Portishead on the Bristol Channel has a tidal range of 47 feet, so .4 -.45mm (20-25Lb) mainlines and big grip leads are the order of the day.
So we have designed a rod that can be used around the whole of the uk, and not just a few spots on the south coast: rock, kelp, cliffs, piers & beaches, winter to summer the new 14’ GBFS Pro can handle the lot, just like our other red label rods, but this time SPECIFICALLY for the fixed spool angler.
Where many people go wrong, is in thinking that a fixed spool rod and multiplier rod are designed the same way, they are not.
The differences are huge: the way you hold and load the rod when casting; the feel of the rod is different, as is the way it is held when reeling in, and the pressures on the wrists and arms due to its balance are all taken into account.
We have addressed all these points when designing and making this high end fixed spool rod, from scratch; this rod is not the 13’ 7” Match PRO rung for fixed spool.
This rod, as with all our rods, is simply explained in its name: 14’ – the length, GB – British style rod – FS the rod is a fixed spool design – PRO the range it is part of.