The Apex Graphene is a high-end fly rod selling at an incredibly affordable price. Reel Fly Fishing are the first South African brand to utilise graphene technology in their fly rods and we’ve fished it up against much more expensive graphene fly rods and struggle to tell the difference.
The carbon used in graphene fly rods are the same as with other rods, but the main difference in graphene technology lies in the resin which binds this carbon material together. Specific graphite molecules are introduced into the resin, resulting in a much stronger bond and more durable rods. This opens up an entire new world for fly rod manufacturers, as less material means less weight and better recovery rates.
It also means that rod builders don’t have to build fast action rods in order to improve recovery rate. They can now build better flexing rods with great recovery speeds, like this Apex Graphene.
Only available in 9ft 5wts at this stage.