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.
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.
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.