Ask any fishing enthusiast what the best rods in the world are, and 9 out of 10 times they will froth like a simmering pot, raving over exotic carbon fiber. Carbons are light, reactive and infinitely variable in size, shape, material properties and strength. He gets all the credit these days.
But carbon is like tomato sauce – it’s more than the tomatoes and where they were grown. The way you do it and what you put it on more.
As longtime fishermen (and pasta addicts), we are experts at finding the ingredients to make ideal carbon for any business we can envision. As such, we add a healthy dose of soul to our homemade 46 ton Toray Japanese fiber recipe. With premium hand-selected Portuguese 5A cork in a split handle with an Evolve Soft Touch seamless reel seat.
To be clear, the Envy Black’s fiber is light and stiff enough to satisfy the most selective angler. Not to mention the Fuji K frame guides with zirconia inserts. We are not afraid to brag that our fishermen have won quite a few derbies. But these days “light, strong and stiff” is easy. What takes more thought and care is to obtain a perfectly tuned cone for a specific application to the technique.