See the Graphite USA blank in action!
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.
Mud Hole often bring a standard Graphite USA blank to shows with
a label on the blank "please step on me". We lay the blank on
the concrete floor and let the customers step on it, then jump on it.
Below are pictures of the same blank being driven over by a full size
Ford Bronco! You will not break this blank, yet it is as sensitive and
light weight as the any blank made today. Put one in your hands and you
will agree Graphite USA is one of the best blank built in America today.
Above - A far photo of the Bronco with the blank under the front left
Above - Getting close, you can see the blank under the wheel.
Above - A close up of the blank under the wheel.
Above - As close as you can get, notice the blank is still round, not
oval shaped. The Dual Helix is what gives these blanks the great strength
and the ability to stay round when under tremendous loads. Giving you
more power when casting & fighting a fish. Yet with all this strength,
these blanks weight about the same as a G-Loomis GL4 and carry great sensitivity.
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.