CAPE FEAR ROD BLANKS
NEW LOWER PRICES & NEW MODELS FOR 2002




Three Models to Select from:

Bluewater Series Blanks
Big Game Fly Series Blanks
Live Bait Blanks
Advance Tech Blanks

Hextek� Construction Technology What it is:

  • Internal I-beams instead of scrim for hoop strength
  • All Uni-Directional Fiber
  • Engineered Spine

Why it's better:

  • Improved Power to Weight Ratio over tubular construction
  • Improved Sensitivity over tubular construction
  • Improved Durability over tubular construction

What Hextek� technology is:

The hexagonal shape of Hextek� technology is only a small part of the construction technology that brings so many performance benefits to fishing rods. The internal I beams and the all (100%) unidirectional fiber alignment are key aspects of the technology that are not possible in conventional tubular manufacturing. This allows us to construct a rod with no bi-directional fibers or scrim. This gives Hextek� rods more power per weight than tubular construction and also enhances sensitivity as we have no fibers running across the blank to inhibit vibration transfer. We can also place different materials where they perform better. For example, on our Bluewater and Live Bait rods, we use fiberglass for the compression-side T. This allows us to have Fiberglass in compression and Graphite in tension, which creates our superior thin wall thickness and light weight. This cannot be done in tubular construction. .

The interior I beams of our Hextek� technology, coupled with its 100 percent straight fiber alignment, produce a rod that is superior in strength and durability. Cape Fear Rods are produced by placing fibers in a linear fashion from rod tip to butt. This straight fiber alignment increases modulus, or rod stiffness.

Tubular rods, in contrast, are made by wrapping material around a circular base. Tubular rods have bi-directional fibers that inhibit laminate strength (when compared to a same-weight, same-material Cape Fear rod).

Hextek� technology's high fiber content and 100 percent linear fiber alignment create a state-of-the-art rod that is lightweight yet exceedingly powerful, durable and nick-resistant.

With 100% fiber alignment, our rods transfer vibrations more effectively to the angler. In contrast, the bidirectional fibers of a tubular rod (when compared to a same-weight, same-material Cape Fear rod), dampen vibrations by dispersing them in many directions. Hextek� technology enables us to produce blanks with one of the lowest resin contents in the industry. Less resin in the laminate means that less energy is absorbed and more is transferred to the angler. These new rods will enable you to feel bites like never before and still give you the durability and power to lift heavy fish.

The hexagon and its interior members produce a crush-resistant rod that is warranted not to break under normal conditions. When tested against same-weight, same-materials tubular rods, Cape Fear Rods rated 260% stronger in a crush test. Hextek� technology produces a crush-resistant rod because the rod's interior members prohibit cross-sectional deformation. In contrast, hollow tubes often fail because they warp or buckle.

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Another trademark of Cape Fear Rod's Hextek� technology is an engineered spine. The engineered spine restricts the flexing action to one plane of the rod's hexagon, insuring casting accuracy and preventing rolling when fighting a fish. Because each of our rods' six T-sections can be customized, Hextek� technology represents a major breakthrough in manufacturing. Separate rod sections can be constructed with different materials and to precise specifications, enabling us to create a level of performance unattainable in traditional rod construction.

Why Cape Fear Rods are better:

Sensitivity for Offshore Fishing
In offshore fishing the word sensitivity did not apply to rods until Hextek� and Cape Fear Rod Company introduced the Bluewater Series. Conventional tubular manufacturing cannot make a rod that is durable enough to withstand the strain of offshore fishing and have the light weight and vibration transfer ability to compete with our sensitivity. This sensitivity has manifested itself in many important ways, including superior hook-set ratios and the ability for the angler to apply pressure at critical times due to their ability to feel what the fish is doing.

Sensitivity for Light Tackle
Many anglers feel that Cape Fear's enhanced sensitivity is the greatest attribute of Hextek� technology. The fibers in a Hextek� blank run straight down the blank which allows for no resistance in the transfer of vibrations. Even the very best tubular rods have scrim which runs across the blank and inhibits vibrations.

Power
Our enhanced power-to-weight ratio makes it much easier on the angler to generate the strength needed to put large fish in the boat. Hextek� technology's 100% longitudinal fiber alignment produces more linear power for fiber weight than tubular construction. We are also able to correct for compression forces which often cause tubular rods to fail in high stick situations.

Strength and Durability
For light tackle fishing, our terminal strength and durability are very important features. The internal I-beams create a rod that does not fail due to nicks and abrasion like sensitive graphite tubular rods. In fact, a Hextek� technology blank can accept considerable abrasion without trouble. If you have seen our hacksaw demonstration you know that already. The Hextek� product is also much stronger in high stick situations. The rods are designed to handle large fish but also produce sensitivity and finesse for light lure fishing.

Accuracy
The Engineered Spine enhances casting accuracy in ways that tubular rods cannot duplicate. The spine keeps the rod on one plane as it delivers the lure or bait to the target and keeps torsional forces from sweeping the tip off target. The gives anglers, particularly bass fishermen, a more accurate rod than one that can be produced by tubular manufacturing.


The Bluewater Series introduces an entirely new dimension to offshore fishing - sensitivity that allows you to feel the bite like never before. Hextek� technology combines strength previously unavailable in a graphite rod with sensitivity never before found in offshore fishing. These new rods give you far greater control over a live bait or natural bait bite, and still give you the durability and power to lift heavy fish. Unlike any other rod on the market, the Bluewater Series features an engineered spine made of fiberglass (the rod's remaining five planes are made of graphite). Because fiberglass is more flexible under a load and can withstand greater strain than graphite, our ability to place fiberglass directly on the compression plane creates a rod with tremendous lifting ability and faster actions than ever before offered in offshore rods.

Model #

Rod Type

Butt
(inch)
Tip
(1/64's)
Weight
(oz)

Length

Line Class

Action

Price

Qty
Add to Cart

BW1625-TSU63B

Trolling Stand Up

0.645
9.5
5.5

6'3"

16-25-lb.

BWFP

$169

NEW!
BW1625-TSU70B

Trolling Stand Up

0.645
9.5
5.5

7'0"

16-25-lb.

FAST

$169

NEW!
BW2030-TSU58B

Trolling Stand Up

0.687
10.5
6.84

5'8"

20-30-lb.

BWFP

$169

BW2030-TSU63B

Trolling Stand Up

0.687
10.5
6.84

6'3"

20-40-lb.

BWFP

$169

NEW!
BW2030-TSU70B

Trolling Stand Up

0.687
10.5
6.84

7'0"

20-30-lb.

BWFP

$169

BW3050-TSU58B

Trolling Stand Up

0.779
11
6.85

5'8"

30-50-lb.

BWFP

$169

BW3050-TSU66B

Trolling Stand Up

0.779
11
6.85

6'6"

30-50-lb.

BWFP

$169

BW5080-TSU56B

Trolling Stand Up

0.815
14.5

9.5

5'6"

50-80-lb.

BWFP

$179

BW5080-TSU51B

Trolling Stand Up

0.815
14.5
9.5

5'1"

50-80-lb.

BWFP

$179

BW80130-TSU51B

Trolling Stand Up

0.815
14.5
9.5

5'1"

80-130-lb.

BWFP

$179

SPINNING RODS

BW1425-SP70B

Heavy Spin

0.693
9.5
5.34

83"

14-25-lb.

Fast

$169

BW2030-SP66B

Heavy Spin

0.650
9.5
6.3

77"

20-30-lb.

Fast

$169

BW2030-SP70B

Heavy Spin

0.650
9.5
6.3

83"

20-30-lb.

Fast

$169


Big Game Fly Fishing is one of the hottest, fastest growing sports in the country. It is a sport of adrenaline, big fish, big rods and kneeknocking excitement. Whether you're fly fishing for tuna, shark or billfish, you'll want the muscle of Cape Fear Rod's Hextek� technology at work for you. Our design team's saltwater roots, coupled with our state-of-the-art technology, have enabled us to create a series of Big Game Fly rods with the durability and butt strength to punish big fish - without undue strain on the angler. Conventional wisdom states that the fly rod angler should not bring the rod over 90 degrees when fighting a big fish. This enables the angler to put pressure on a fish without risk of breaking a thin-walled rod. Yet this method has several drawbacks. It creates a longer fulcrum point, which causes unnecessary strain on the angler. It also limits the amount of line retrieved because of the short span in the up-cycle of the pumping motion. Cape Fear Big Game Fly Rods, in contrast, have the strength and durability to lift big fish without sacrificing castability. Our 14, 15/16 and 17/19 weight models all feature a casting tip made for moderate distance casting of big flies, a gentle transition mid-section to cushion tippets, and a rear section that performs like the short stand-up rods employed by conventional tackle anglers. Consider the strength, durability and weight attributes of our Hextek� technology and our Big Game Fly Guide Edition rods will be your only choice for offshore fly fishing. THIS BLANKS ARE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY.

Model #

Butt
(inch)

Tip
(1/64's)

Weight
(oz)
Lenght

Line Rating

Pieces

Action

Price

Qty
Add to Cart

BGF14GEB

0.65
5.5
4.34
93-1/2"

14

1

BWFP

$279

BGF15/16GEB

0.67
5.5
4.66
93-1/2"

15/16

1

BWFP

$289

BGF17/19GEB

0.72

6
4.94
93-1/2"

17/19

1

BWFP

$299

 

With thousands of dollars at stake each time you enter a kingfish tournament, don't you want every competitive advantage available? Cape Fear's Live Bait Series gives you that advantage. Built with the superior performance power of Hextek� technology, Live Bait's 70 and LT are the most advanced rods tailored specifically for the tournament kingfish angler. To design the Live Bait rods, Cape Fear Rod called upon the expertise of many of kingfishing's top competitors. The result is a high-powered tournament rod that combines superior strength with an extra fast action to insure a vicious strike and solid hookset. In addition, the Live Bait rods feature flexible, smooth transition for the finesse necessary to keep small hooks in the fish, and the butt strength needed for heavy lifting. Double-foot Fuji guides give the Live Bait rods an added edge in durability for 2001.

Model #

Rod Type

Butt
(inch)
Tip
(1/64's)
Weight
(oz)

Length

Line Class

Action

�Price
Qty
Add to Cart

LB70B

Live Bait 70

0.73
6
5.35

7'

16-25-lb.

Extra Fast

$169

LBLTB

Live Bait LT

0.675
5.5
4.66

7'

16-30-lb.

Fast

$169

NEW!
LBKFB

Live Bait
King Fish

0.675
5.5
4.66

7'

16-30-lb.

Fast

$169


Thinking of purchasing a light tackle, spin or plug rod this season? To get the most for your money, you'll want to wait for Cape Fear Rod's newest innovation.

Model #

Rod Type

Butt
(inch)
Tip
(1/64's)
Weight
(oz)

Length

Line Class

Action

Lure Weight

Price

Qty Add to Cart

NEW!
ADV138-53B

Medium

0.55
5.5
2.36

77-1/2"

4-12-lb.

Fast

1/8-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV140-66B

Medium

0.55
5.5
2.36

77-1/2"

6-14-lb.

Fast

3/16-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV140-70B

Medium

0.55
5.5
2.7

83-1/2"

6-14.-lb.

Fast

3/16-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV158-66B

Medium Heavy

0.65
5.5
2.96

77-1/2"

8-17-lb.

Mod-Fast

1/4-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV158-70B

Medium Heavy

0.65
5.5
3.21

83-1/2"

8-17-lb.

Mod-Fast

1/4-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV159-66B

Medium Heavy

0.65
6
2.96

77-1/2"

8-17-lb.

Fast

1/4-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV168-66B

Medium Heavy

0.57
6
2.96

77-1/2"

8-17-lb.

Fast

1/4-3/4-oz.

$169

ADV168-70B

Medium Heavy

0.57
6
2.79

83-1/2"

8-17-lb.

Fast

1/4-3/4-oz.

$169

NEW!
ADV170-70B

Medium Heavy

-
-
-

7'-0"

10-20-lb.

Fast

1/2-1 1/8-oz.

$169

NEW!
ADV170-80B

Medium Heavy

-
-
-

8'-0"

10-20-lb.

Fast

1/2-1 1/8-oz.

$169

ADV174-66B

Medium Heavy

0.67
6
3.28
6'-6"

12-25-lb.

Extra Fast

1/2-1 1/2-oz.

$169

ADV174-70B

Medium Heavy

0.67
6
3.74

7'-0"

12-25-lb.

Extra Fast

1/2-1 1/2

$169

NEW!
ADV174-80B

Medium Heavy

-
-
-

8'-0"

12-25-lb.

Extra Fast

1/2-1 1/2

$169

NEW!
ADV175-70B

Medium Heavy

-
-
-

7'-0"

14-25-lb.

Extra Fast

3/4-3 oz

$169

NEW!
ADV175-80B

Medium Heavy

-
-
-

8'-0"

14-25-lb.

Extra Fast

3/4-3 oz

$169


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