Makes Graphite USA the Best Choice?
GRAPHITE-USA's proprietary "Dual Helix" ply construction produces
a rod blank that has outstanding resistance to both crushing and twisting
when compared to the competition. The weight & sensitivity of
the GUSA blanks will be comparable with a G-Loomis GL4 but yet offer unmatched
strength & durability. Breakage of these blanks is unheard of due
to the Dual Helix construction.
THE DUAL HELIX IN ACTION. Click here to view photographs
of a Ford Bronco driving over a Graphite USA blank without damaging the
GRAPHITE-USA's unique construction technique, adapted from our
experience in aerospace activities, is superior to the conventional rod
blank roll-wrap manufacturing process adopted years ago from the textile
GRAPHITE-USA's two advantages are readily apparent.
GRAPHITE USA's Dual Helix structure keeps the rod round when heavily
loaded during casting or fighting a hooked fish. When unconventional blanks
are subjected to heavy bending loads, they have a natural tendency to
start to go oval because they lack helical reinforcement designed to resist
A rod that starts to ovalize is no longer as stiff as it was when round
and will fail by buckling if the line pressure is not backed off. This
problem does not occur with GRAPHITE-USA's Dual Helix reinforced blanks.
In addition to the phenomenal bending strength,the Dual Helix construction
adds extraordinary crush and nick resistance, making GRAPHITE USA's blanks
the most durable on the market today.
GRAPHITE-USA's second major advantage is the outstanding resistance
to twist imparted to the blank thru the Dual Helix design. When casting
here are sidewise loads introduced when the fly line is moved out of the
fore and aft vertical plane by winds or casting actions. These side loads
during fore and aft casts will twist the guides of a rod that does not
have Dual Helix resistance to twist. This twisting deflection is not recovered
in the fore and aft casting stroke as casting energy but is lost. Torque
loads from twisting rods account for much of the casting arm discomfort
and lack of precise fly line directional control.
All GUSA blanks are available
in colors - Hunter Green, Cobalt
Blue & Red
for $15 additional. Call to ordered colored blanks
or add to the comments section of the order form.