Gear Giveaway Contest
The new Diamondback (the company, that is) has come out of the starting gate looking like a winner with three newly designed rod series. The Meeker ($295) is made from super-strong E-glass prepreg, with a soft and forgiving casting stroke and amazing sensitivity. Four models are offered: a 2-piece, 6.5-foot 2-weight; 7- and 7.5-foot 3-piece 3-weights; and a 3-piece, 8-foot 4-weight. They are supple and accurate for the perfect dry fly presentation, with enough backbone to cast small wet flies and nymphs. The 4-piece Flex Series ($250 to $275) consists of eleven freshwater and saltwater models which you can read all about in this issue’s Great New Stuff column on page 28.
The top-of-the-line 4-piece Clout Series ($425) is comprised of eight models: an 8-foot 4-weight, an 8.5-foot 5-weight, and 9-foot 5- and 6-weights. If that sounds like four models instead of eight, it’s because each one is offered in both medium-fast and fast action versions. Clout rods employ the same proprietary Diverse Modulas Design technology as the Flex Series, but add proprietary Core Reinforcement Construction to increase circular or hoop strength and counteract the increased loads repeatedly applied to specific areas of the blank from endless flexing. They also get Diamondback’s exclusive Link Grip, made up of a series of carefully shaped cork rings that allow more feeling of the rod’s internal action and dramatically reduce hand and wrist fatigue during prolonged casting and fish fighting.
The winner of this contest can take his pick of one rod from each of the three series— a Meeker, a Flex and a Clout. See them all at your local fly shop, or contact Diamondback Fly Rods; Tel.: 315-437-5800; E-mail: nate [at] diamondbackfishingrods [dot] com; Web: www.diamondbackfishingrods.com