Discovery IM12 10’0″#3 4pc
Speedline discovery series fly rods and blanks are the flag ship products in the Speedline product line.
Armed with this versatile 4 weight fly rod you will feel at home in both fresh and to a whole host of species, this rod will take you just about anywhere. Weighing in at a feathery 94gms the combination of light weight, sensitivity, and strength in this 4 weight package is something you just have to cast to believe. this rod is so light – even the scrawniest arms will be able to launch big flies through heavy winds all day long
Discovery NANO Rod is smooth and precise with an intentionally forgiving ‘sweet spot’ that complements widely diverse casting styles, This helps the angler make a full range of close-in and long distance casts that hit the mark with equal ease. Being able to feel exactly what the line is doing through all stages of the cast gives anglers ultimate control so they can make the micro-adjustments needed to place the fly precisely where it’s wanted
The Discovery NANO Fly fishing rods are the best rods we have ever produced. They are beautifully balanced, lightweight with crisp clean actions that provide both superb casting and fish playing characteristics. They are also phenomenally strong thanks to the revolutionary nature of the new Silica NANO material. carbon fiber held together with a resin impregnated with silica nano spheres. This technology is relatively new and proven it produces a material that is significantly stronger and lighter than traditional carbon fiber.
Our Discovery NANO Fly Rods are one of the first fly rods to take advantage of the ground breaking NANO technology in Australia, the most recent evolution in fly rod innovation, uses new materials combined with pioneering manufacturing methods and processes. This technology incorporates an optimized ratio of proprietary resin to high modulus grade carbon fiber.
NANO technology is never more appreciated than when traveling with a single fly rod – the improved impact resistance and strength helps ensure you have a tool that will withstand the worst possible punishment.
Carbon fibers are just that, long thin lightweight strands of carbon that need to be converted into a cloth in order to turn them into a fishing rod.
When making fly rods, each long strand of carbon fibre needs to be held together with a reinforced resin system that provide strength and impact resistance.
This carbon cloth is then wrapped around a mandrel to form the blank and subsequently baked at high temperature, melting the resin to create a full strength fishing rod.
What is Carbon Nano-tube Technology?
Applying Carbon Nano tube, or CNT technology creates a stronger resin distribution system, this helps eliminate any weakness in the blank to create rods with significantly increased strength and improved impact resistance, without adding any significant weight to the blank.
The resulting rods are light, smooth and ultra-strong – a 60% increase in flexural strength and a 30% increase to impact resistance – without any effect on the superb casting performance you come to expect from all our fly rods
Because material is stronger, and less material is required and thus a rod can be lighter than an equivalent carbon fiber model. Weight savings of up to 30% are possible. There are two key advantages provided by silica nano spheres. First is the even distribution of the nano spheres throughout the resin providing equality of strength throughout the blank leading to crisp and clean rod actions. The second advantage is that silica nano spheres resist compression forces better than any other known material. This results in a fishing rod that is at least 60% stronger than a standard carbon fiber rod without interfering with the action. The improved compression characteristic also greatly improves impact resistance and durability.
The latest construction methods includes a process that precisely aligns and positions carbon fiber materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength, delivering extremely efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using state of the art high Compression Molding process, carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment while simultaneously fusing the 30% percent lighter all-carbon fiber inner core.
Discovery NANO rod becomes a true extension of the angler’s arm, It offers a more fluid transmission of energy from the arm to the fly. The eye sees the cast it wants to make and is translated to the hand through the rod instantaneously.”
The fast-action Discovery NANO rod family is intended for all fishing conditions thanks to a list of high-end features.
our speedline blanks have been tested by many pro anglers world wide , and Mike Doutaz from Canada is one of them.
Mike Doutaz started fishing since his teenager time, till now he have been fly fishing over 47 years. Mike also is a professional customer rod builder, have 40 years’ experience on building customer fly rods for the business customers, tackle stores and private customers in Vancouver area, Canada. As a team member of Canadian Coast Guard（CCG） Mike have been serviced for 33 years. And then have been working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada 8 years. As a professional fly rod tester , Mike have been as pro fly rod tester for many brand fly rods selling in North America, he also have been given very high value suggestion to Speedline rods.
following is the email communicatione with him
Richard and I have fished our entire lives, and have been building rods for a combined total of over 80 years. Along with that experience we have had opportunities to cast and fish most of the commonly-seen rods that are available. With the continued evolution of rod design and materials used in manufacturing, we consider most products presently available to be “good”. But in our humble and biased opinion, we consider your Discovery line products to be “great”.
These rods could easily be dressed classily (following our suggestions above) and marketed to compete with any of the top products available here.