ROD MATERIALS


XMG50 Graphite
The Newest “Super” Graphite.This super graphite allows us to make smaller-diameter blanks with faster actions. The XMG 50 utilizes a blend of high-modulus graphite fibers to create a perfectly balanced, lightweight blank that is more responsive and more sensitive than anything on the market today. We use this material in our XMG 50 Fly Rods, Appalachian Fly Rods, XMG 50 Salmon/Steelhead series and XMG 50 Bass series.

IM700 Graphite
Advanced Engineering and Design.

IM700 is one of Lamiglas’ own specially formulated rod blank materials. This third-generation graphite is made of high-tensile strength fiber and is used exclusively in the manufacturing of high-quality fishing rod blanks. IM700, coupled with our proprietary resin formulation, produces the ultimate in sensitivity, power, strength and durability. IM700 rods come in a rich polished natural graphite finish with the highest-quality components.

Certified Pro Graphite
Remarkably Lighter and Stronger.

Our broadest selection of rods. The Certified Pro series employ an all-new smaller-diameter blank design with an improved resin system to produce a 15 percent lighter-weight rod than comparable graphites on the market. These rods exhibit properties found only in second- and third-generation graphites. Superior performance at a great price!

G1000 Graphite
A Lamiglas Exclusive.

This is our most distinguished and versatile material. We employ first generation graphite coupled with a special resin formula to reduce overall weight while maintaining exceptional flexibility. G1000 graphite is used in a broad selection of rods with a variety of actions, line ratings and specialty characteristics to pursue an endless list of species.

Fiberglass
E-Glass Earned Its Place In History.

This material is structurally the most durable of the fiberglass family. The glass properties are expressly matched to each unique application-such as cranking rods for bass; mooching and down-rigger rods for salmon, shark, tuna, stripers and king mackerel. We use the same epoxy resins and technology in these rods as we do in our graphite rods to offer you lighter weight and improved sensitivity over other manufacturers’ fiberglass rods.

Tri-Flex
Exclusive Graphite/Fiberglass Construction.

These rods encompass the use of a graphite base and fiberglass overwrap, then are reinforced with graphite through the butt and mid sections. You get the best of both worlds…the sensitivity of graphite and the durability of fiberglass. We refer to this as “tri-wall” construction. The tips are lightning fast and softer so they cast live bait as well as throw heavy iron, while the graphite reinforced portion of the rod gives tremendous fish-fighting control and lifting power.

WE’LL GLADLY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS

“Action” is the measurement of deflection or flex the rod exhibits under load, and more importantly, where that flex occurs along the length of the blank. “Extra Fast” actions concentrate more of the flex towards the tip. “Slow” actions distribute the flex progressively throughout the entire blank. Because there is no single, scientifically accurate measurement system accepted by the entire industry, not all actions are exactly alike. Lamiglas rod actions are dictated by a variety of factors: the intended application, targeted prey, lure weight, line weight and, quite honestly, what the professionals on our pro-staff recommend.

POWER. HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

Applicable to our salmon, steelhead and bass rods, “power” is defined by the amount of pressure required to flex the blank. These rods are designed to optimally manage a specific range of lure and line weights. The heavier the line and lure, the more power you’ll need to cast, fight and pull effectively. The lighter the line and lure, the less power you’ll need.

WEIGHT. LOSE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

A rod that feels heavier each time you cast eventually slows you down. The type and amount of material used contributes greatest to this factor. Lamiglas selects the lightest material and components for the job, but we resist the temptation to go “too light.” All rods can break. (A fact so many other manufacturers want to keep secret.) We design rods that will cast for a lifetime, without ever leaving your arms lifeless.

TAPER. HERE’S THE SKINNY.

The measurement of the change in the diameter of the blank from tip to butt is known as taper. Many use the term synonymously with “action.” But actually, taper is one of the factors which rod builders use to achieve the desired action. An aggressive taper at the tip creates a faster action. A straight taper (one which changes at an equal rate throughout the blank) creates a moderate or slower action. And there are infinite combinations in-between.