Primal is the latest brand to come from Manic Tackle’s house of brands. These fly rods deliver a high premium performance and finish quality in a customised range designed for New Zealand anglers at an affordable price. The range is intended to make a fantastic upgrade option for anglers looking to take the next step, having got into fly fishing with an entry level package.
For those who enjoy the technological aspects of fly rods, at the heart of all Primal rods is a helical core of nano matrix prepreg. In simple terms the first layer at the core of the fly rods is built using off-axis fibres that give incredible hoop strength as well as torsional stability. This makes the rods not only strong but means they cast a very smooth tight loop with very little tip bounce and exceptional tracking. Less sideways movement of the rod blank while casting means more accurate, smoother casting.
The RAW freshwater series of fly rods feature an ultra high modulus prepreg of 65 and 57 MSI fibres held together with an extremely strong nano resin. This resin is so strong that the resin content can be reduced to half of the amount normally used by competitors. This reduces weight and increases the amount you feel through the blank.
The rods are fitted with customised machine cut skeletal reel seats with double locking rings and stabilised timber inserts. The stripping guide is a titanium framed SIC and the guides are custom light wire single foot guides. The rod actions are fast while still maintaining enough feel to drop a tiny dry at close range off the rod tip.
The RAW freshwater rod range includes an 8'6" 4-weight, with 5, 6, 7 and 8 weights which are all 9' long. All of the rods are 4 piece.
The MEGA saltwater series rods are built to handle aggressive saltwater predators from New Zealand kingfish to Australian permit and right through to all the different species available in the tropics. Once again, the improved tracking of the rod will maximise your chances when chasing saltwater fish species with clean, powerful and accurate casting.
The 57MSI blanks have optimal wall diameters to maximise lifting power without compromising the rod’s casting ability. The reel seats are fully machined aluminium with titanium SIC stripper guides and corrosion resistant snake guides.
The MEGA saltwater series rods are all 4-piece, and come in 8, 9, 10 and 12 weight, all in 9 ft.