Effortless accuracy. Cast off your preconceptions of fly rod design. The Center Axis may be the most meaningful advancement in fly rod performance since graphite replaced fiberglass all those decades ago. By closely aligning the center mass of our Litespeed reel with the center axis of our rods, we’ve de-levered the mass of the heavier object. The result will amaze you. You’ll feel the pulse of your cast like never before. Don’t take our word for it. Put the Center Axis in your hand. Casting is believing.
No matter how effective the Center Axis is at reducing reel-induced inputs, the system can only be as good as the rod it’s fitted to. Our freshwater rods are designed to be versatile, accurate, fun to cast and honest to their line weight. We think a 5 weight that needs to be over-lined to load short isn’t really a 5 weight. A versatile rod trades a little line speed for the ability to form D-loop casts and project loop symmetry in a variety of conditions. It’s a balancing act from a design standpoint, but we think you’ll be impressed with the results.
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I have fished many of my clients’ rod and reel combinations in order to demonstrate mends or assist in their casting. Some of their gear is the best money can buy. That being said, I will put up my Center Axis 4 or 5 weight up against any one of them. Casting is accurate and effortless. The light weight and balance when casting is fantastic … this system makes casting fun. Bravo!
– Guy Fredella, Guide – San Juan River, NM
Although skeptical at first, I love this Center Axis (5 wt) setup. The rod hits the sweet spot for me … not too fast. The reel is W-L quality. The combining of the two in this Center Axis design creates a wonderful feel with perfect balance in hand. Rod handles nymphs & dries equally well. A real joy to fish.
– OJ Chatrand Jr.
|SIZE||ACTION||LINE WEIGHT||ROD HANDLE||LENGTH||PIECES||WEIGHT|
|4 WT||Med-Fast||4||Reverse Half Wells||9'||4||6.50 oz|
|5 WT||Med-Fast||5||Reverse Half Wells||9'||4||6.90 oz|
|6 WT||Med-Fast||6||Reverse Half Wells||9'||4||7.90 oz|
|Dimensions||30 × 5 × 5 in|
4 WT, 5 WT, 6 WT