Everything about this series is new. Guideline have built these rods from scratch to offer the best balance between cost and performance. The results are a series of entry to intermediate level Euro nymph/light dry fly presentation rods that offer an amazing experience.
The Guideline LPS (Light Presentation Series) are Euro nymph/light dry fly presentation rods that offer an amazing experience. Built from high-modulus 36/30 graphite materials with reduced resin content, weight has been kept at a minimum with an impressive balance (for rods of this length and price). Action curves have been developed and refined together with two of the very best Euro Nymph anglers in UK: Alex Jardine and Lewis Hendrie to suit the competence level and casting style of beginner to intermediate anglers.
The action can be described as a "forgiving" Medium/Fast Flex that tolerates operator errors without sacrificing performance when loaded in the correct way. Tip sections are rigid, yet soft enough to manage very thin Euro style leaders down to 6 or 7x without risking too easy break offs. Super fun rods to cast, operate and to play fish with. The downlocking reel seat, positions the reel as close to the butt as possible to give optimum balance and sensitivity for nymphing. Handles are slim reversed half wells, tapered towards the blank to let you smoothly slide that index finger onto the blank for maximum strike detection.
LPs 962 - This model is ideally suited to small streams and rivers where accuracy and stealth are key. It allows anglers to fish the lightest of tippets with confidence. The model picks up even the subtlest of takes.
LPs 993 - This model is a perfect all-rounder for small streams to big rivers. It is capable of handling light tippets and strong fish with ease. The length and weight of the rod help anglers to control flies for long periods of time without tiring.
LPs 1004 - This model is designed for those targeting predominantly bigger rivers and fish, where bigger flies and better fish handling capabilities are important. Like its lighter equivalents, it still offers excellent bite detection and the ability to use light tippets.
- Slim reversed half wells handles.
- Black matte downlock reel seat with a small EVA fighting butt and light weight wooden spacer.
- One small "non-tangle style" stripper guide.
- Hard chrome single leg guides as we find them light strong and interfering marginally with the blank action.
- Hook keeper.
- Translucent olive/brown rod colour with matching wrappings.
- Delivered with rod bag and a lightweight rod tube.