Totally new materials, a sturdy focus on environment and a new mindset for designing the ultimate rods for saltwater- and predator fishing: The LPX Coastal are truly remarkable! An uncompromised rod series made for hardcore fishing with streamers after trophy trout, seatrout hunting along coastal shorelines or your dream trip to tropical destinations. Thanks to the new building technique, we can make longer rods with the same feeling of a shorter one.
The new materials and carbon layup create extremely “light tip rods” that gives us the possibility to extend the rod while maintaining the fast acceleration throughout the casting stroke. The lighter blank also reduces fatigue to the wrist and feels like a 9ft when you cast. All in all, same properties as the 9ft length but with greater reach. This is the reason for making our 5-6-7 weight rods in 9’3” length. The extra 3”/7,5cm length adds extra margin between the water and rod tip. This brings better line control when casting, especially when you are wading. We strongly mean that these 9’3” rods aren’t any more affected by wind than regular 9’ rods. Forcing a rod through the wind is more of an issue when rods reach lengths of 10’ and over and become more tip heavy.
The 8-10-12wt rods are kept at 9ft in order to fight the larger fish these are made for and to keep down the pressure on the wrist with these heavier lines. These rods are also more targeted towards the tropical angler that often fish from a boat and doesn’t need the extra reach. Read more about the Pros and Cons of 9’3” vs. 9’ length in Coastal Flyrods in our blog. The action is fast with a quick recovery. Compared with our previous saltwater models the LPX Coastal rods are lighter, crisper, livelier and feature a slightly deeper curve. This makes them easier to cast and more tolerant to raw force or excessive wrist movement which we often use “accidentally” while trying to achieve the longest casts.
If you want to read more about this subject please check our Blogpost by Leif Stävmo - LPX Coastal – why 9’3” in length? via this link >>>
The new LPX Coastal is the result of 3 years intense research and sourcing to find the optimum and best available solutions for both performance and a “greener” technology in every single component and part of the rod. The advanced carbon layup in these rods features C.A.P Technology (complex axial pattern) paired with a unidirectional carbon fiber structure for maximum strength and low weight. Unidirectional carbon fiber fabric is a type of carbon structure that is non-woven and features all fibers running in a single, parallel direction for maximum strength lengthwise. In a Complex Axial Pattern (CAP) prepreg layers are placed at varying angles to each other to maximize strength and stability in all directions. The properties and technical specifications of the materials used in these rods are the next level up from those used in our groundbreaking Elevation Series. Spectacular performance and strength despite an incredibly low weight.
9'3" #5 & #6: The ideal tools for use on calm days on the open coast or in sheltered bays and coves where you need to present small shrimps and fry to cruising feeders that will spook easily. These rods have a crisp and very responsive action that casts nice and tight loops and manages fishing with delicate tippets thanks to a sensitive and well-balanced tip area.
9'3 #7 & 9' #8: The allrounders for coastal flyfishing in Europe. These rods are built to manage larger flies, stronger winds and lines/shooting heads that sink when needed. The low swing-weight and great connection between tip and handle, make them a joy to cast and work during long sessions. The actions are quite fast, but with maintained feel of the load down towards the bottom third of the rod when you challenge them and power up your cast.
9ft #10 & #12: The two heavier models in the Coastal Series lend themselves extremely well to either Sea fishing for Halibut, Pollack and Tuna, or for Tropical fishing targeting, Permit, Jacks, Tarpon and other Gamefish that roam in warmer waters. These rods are strong, yet very light and are built to have enough power to fight big fish efficiently from the bottom part of the rod, while maintaining a good casting action through a more tolerant and flexible top half.
THE MORE ECO FRIENDLY DETAILS
- C.A.P M4.0 Technology (Complex Axial Pattern) based on multiple layering of 40T and 36T materials.
- Eco Friendly PP shrink tape.
- No grinding of blanks.
- Super Grade cork grips and fighting butts with formamide-free EVA endings.
- Eco-Friendly, low VOC Epoxies used for assembly and rod coating.
- Stripper guides are full Titanium with Zirconia Super Lightweight inserts. #5-7 have singleleg rings, #8-12 have regular snakerings.
- Rod Bag in recycled Polyester.
- Low diameter, 50 mm rod Tubes made from PP (Polypropylene) with recycled polyester tube fabric.
- Tube uses YKK new NATULON zipper that is 89% chemically recycled polyester.
- No plastic sleeves on grips.
- All rods are 4-piece.
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