PO Box 1000
Woodland, WA 98674
Contact: John Posey, Lamiglas
July 12, 2012
Woodland, WA: Lamiglas, a leading, global innovator in the graphite, fiberglass and composite fishing rod industry, announced today that it would be launching nearly 100 new rods, dozens of component upgrades and numerous cosmetic enhancements highlight the line-up for 2013. Included are several entirely new series which technology has only recently enabled their existence. The Lamiglas Si, Lamiglas Bug Slinger, Lamiglas Infinity Bass and Lamiglas Infinity Fly Series, are modern marvels in their own right. Lamiglas has mastered the use of 3M™ Powerlux™ Resin to improve strength and reduce significant weight.
Steelheader anglers…rejoice. The Lamiglas Si Series reflects the absolute best in rod construction and design. Enhanced sensitivity and strength is achieved using 3M™ Powerlux™ Resin. Now, with this innovative new technology, salmon and steelhead anglers will enjoy superior strength, as much as 40% more strength, with no added weight. 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites feature a revolutionary technology that contains nano-sized spheres of silica so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, creating a matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables Lamiglas designers to develop rods that are not only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive…a perfect nexus for steelheaders everywhere! The Lamiglas Si Series also features titanium K-frame guides and exposed-blank reel seats. 4 distinct rod models, 2 spinning and 2 casting, from 9' to 9'8" and line ratings ranging from 6 - 8 pound test line to 10 to 15 pound test line.
Lamiglas' new X-11 series rods are sophisticated fishing tools, exhibiting astonishing sensitivity and control, with focused affordability. This Lamiglas series relies on deep press chrome guides, constructed of stainless steel. The combination of their deep pressed ring design and durable finish allows these guides to hold up to the rigors of hard-charging salmon and steelhead. Exposed reel seats provide additional sensitivity and feel, while the glossy merlot color, IM graphite blanks are strikingly beautiful. 13 different rods to choose from ranging in length from 7'9" to 10'6" and line weight ratings from 6 to 12 pound to 15 to 40 pound line test. With more than 60 years of epic salmon and steelhead battles under our belts we know a little something about rod design and you'll find it here --- affordably and completely in the new X-11 Series by Lamiglas.
We'll place our new Bugslinger Fly rods, with the new 3M™ Powerlux™ Resin, up against anything and be highly confident of the outcome. Smooth, long, effortless casts with perfect balance and control. These are powerful, 1-piece, saltwater specialty fly rods with backbone tough enough for flailing tarpon and wily bonefish. 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites feature a revolutionary technology that contains nano-sized spheres of silica so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, creating a matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables designers to develop rods that are not only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive. A custom machined aluminum reel seat with woven carbon fiber insert anchors the natural black polished graphite blank. This series features five 9' models with line weight ratings from 8 to 12.
Endless opportunity awaits with our affordable Infinity Fly series. Eight, state-of-the-art blanks, with lighter faster actions perfectly suited to small stream trout to king salmon. 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites feature a revolutionary technology that contains nano-sized spheres of silica so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, creating a matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables designers to develop rods that are not only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive. Of special note, the ISI 1178 is the first ever "switch" rod in our collection - A 7/8 weight rod that's a unique new hybrid cross of traditional casting and spey casting design. All Infinity Si models are finished with exotic machined aluminum and carbon fiber reel seats. Available in line weight ratings from 4 to 10.
Our new X-11 Series teaches another valuable lesson: high-performance doesn't have to come with a high price tag. These moderate/fast action blanks feature Lamiglas' durable IM graphite and deep pressed guides with zirconia inserts. You'll have years, and likely decades, of exceptional casting and catches. The darker maroon color sets a very nice contrast between the reel seat and premium cork handles. (One Year Limited Warranty.) Five 9' models ranging from 5 to 10 line weight ratings.
All the value and performance of our new X-11 Series for salmon and steelhead are pared down to specialty applications for smaller species like trout, bass, walleye, panfish and kokanee. These fast action graphite blanks come in a dark maroon color and features deep pressed guides and premium cork grips. There are five 2 piece models from 5'6" to 7'.
High technology combines with 60 years of Lamiglas experience. Infinity Bass rods feature 3M™ Powerlux™ Resins. This revolutionary technology features 3M's unique ability to formulate highly concentrated, uniformly dispersed silica nanoparticles. Infinity graphite composite blanks made with Powerlux resins achieve incredible strength, durability and sensitivity, while enabling the lightest weight designs. The Powerlux composite material contains an astonishing 40 percent of nanoparticles uniformly dispersed and densely packed throughout the resin. Combined with deep pressed titanium guides, Fuji reel seats and counterbalanced woven graphite handles, the new Infinity series sets a higher standard. Five rods, 2 spinning and 3 casting models, with lengths from 7' to 7'3" and line test ratings from 6-10 to 12-25 pound test line. Better sensitivity and lighter weight generates better results.
With a Pro X Lamiglas Bass rod in your hand, the pros have very few secrets left to hide. These extremely small diameter blanks give the old standby techniques a serious edge, while allowing the newest hypersensitive rigs and tackle to perform as designed. Deep pressed guides with zirconia inserts are as tough as they come. Top quality cork split grips and new Fuji Exposed blank ACS trigger reel seats let you feel every quiver. 13 different models that range from 7’ to 8’ span the spectrum of possibilities for every conceivable approach. The XP 795 AR was uniquely designed for fishing the new umbrella-style rigs. They feature the perfect power and action to make the most of this exciting technique.
Professional level Lamiglas performance redesigned for today's bass fisherman with split grips and astonishing value. Extremely lightweight blanks, in a deep glossy merlot finish, often make the rod as impressive as the catch. Six 7' models with line test ratings from 4 to 10 pound test line to 12 to 25 pound test line cover all types of water and technique.
Redfish, beware. Speckled trout, take cover. Tarpon, swim and hide. Lamiglas' new Black Salt rods are ready for 2013 and there's not a square inch of the flats that remains a safe haven. This new set of 7 top-class spinning rods in lengths from 7'2" to 8' and line test ratings from 4-'10 to 15-40 pound test line, combine the right action for all the right presentations. These rods were designed to deliver the smooth agility to cast accurately and the raw power to pull fish to the boat. No mangrove mishaps with these rods. Deep pressed guides with zirconia inserts, Areo reel seats and graphite handles. Proudly made in the U.S.A..
Excel rods do exactly what their name implies. The lightweight blanks with deep pressed stainless guides are ideal for all inshore species. Specific actions were created for everything from redfish to trout to calico bass. Seven new 7'spinning models with line test ratings from 6-10 pound test to 8 to 15 pound test line broaden the line to even more. Lighter models feature split grip handles. Finished in a rich, metallic copper tone. Made in USA.
Infinity Surf rods feature 3M™ Powerlux™ Resins. This revolutionary technology features 3M's unique ability to formulate highly concentrated, uniformly dispersed silica nanoparticles evenly throughout the graphite composite blanks. The Powerlux composite material contains an astonishing 40 percent of nanoparticles uniformly dispersed and densely packed throughout the resin. Combined with Fuji K-Frame guides, Fuji counterbalanced reel seats and woven graphite handles, the new Infinity Surf Series sets a higher standard. Available in lengths from 9' to 11' and line test ratings from 15-25 to 17-40 pound test line.