New Lamiglas Salmon/Steelhead Rods Match Materials With Technique
Woodland, Wa: Strengthening their position as the leading manufacturer of technique-specific salmon and steelhead rods, Lamiglas’ 2010 model introductions use materials to the best advantage of the angler. “The success of each technique in salmon and steelhead fishing can be optimized by rod design,” says John Posey, Lamiglas National Sales Manager, “Our expertise with, and enthusiasm for, graphite, fiberglass, composites and our proprietary Tri-Flex process are highly beneficial to the angler. Each brings a set of attributes to the table from which our rod designers choose that which best serves angler need.” The new models for 2010 call upon the complete range of materials to increase performance and consumer success with the rods.
XMG 50 EXS 92M & EXS 92M-C
As follow-up to the smashing success of the EXC 92M as the finest drift fishing rod ever made, Lamiglas is introducing the rod in spinning versions for 2010. An exact 9-feet 2-inches in length, the EXS 92M features Lamiglas’ proprietary graphite handles while the EXS 92M-Ç features traditional cork grips.
The extra-fast action and blend of high-modulus graphite fibers offers the rod blank incredible sensitivity for drift fishing and perhaps the most enjoyable steelhead rod one could ever hold in the hand. Rated for 1/4- to 5/8-opunce casting weight and 8- to 15-pound line, the EXS 92M and EXS 92M-C will be equally at home casting spinners and floats on larger rivers where the rod’s length is an asset.
Certified Pro XCC 934 & XCC 1064
Blending the technology that make Certified Pro Graphite and Certified Pro Fiberglass rods the premiere performers in their categories, Lamiglas has unveiled the all-new Certified Pro XCC 934 at 9-feet 3-inches and XCC 1064 at 10-feet 6-inches in length. Providing the small diameters and lightweight handling of premium Certified Pro graphite with the ultra-smooth fishability of Certified Pro fiberglass, these composite rods utilize Lamiglas proprietary Tri-Flex construction to both maximize strength and durability while limiting overall weight. Both models are rated for 15- to 30-pound line and 1- to 4-ounces of casting weight, but will troll much more. The rods’ progressive action lends itself to power-fishing applications like large Kwikfish, weighted divers and heavy trolling weights. The choice in lengths allows for a wide lure spread, with the XCC 934 out the back of the boat and the XCC 1064 extending the width of the spread from the sides.