For years, according to many users, Guide Select are the best spinning rods available on the market, in as much as you can feel the catches and work of the bait. These strong, yet sensitive and robust spinning and casting rods, made in an innovative style, underwent several, significant, pre-season 2014 changes:
- reduction in weight as a result of the new design of graphite boom elements;
- improving the balance of the rod through the reconstruction of the blank;
- better ergonomics due to elongation by 2 cm of boom;
- new design of inscriptions.
This is certainly the first in the history FUSION of Resonance System with a boom that is made of rigid graphite, perfectly conveying the acoustic wave. Impressions which a spinning angler receives are incredible and the intensity of the received information concerning the work of the bait or fish attack is comparable to, impossible to achieve in practice, keeping one hand on the blank while fishing.
What is also new is CONCEPT itself, the way of creating specialized equipment. Test data derived from a group of several Team Dragon members, when translated into more technical language, have been delivered to the main constructor in the factory. Fixed assumptions for the entire series were the construction of the blank in the concept of SLIM DESIGN and relatively thick blank walls, increasing its resistance to mechanical damage. In this way 29 blanks have been designed. Seven of them are available in two rigging versions (spinning and casting), hence the series has a total of 36 models.
The distinctive, innovative, and elegant is also the DESIGN of these rods - matte blanks, matte cover of the grip components made of so-called wooven carbon and metal components in titanium color.
The blanks of GUIDE SELECT rods feature the following mats by Japanese company Toray:
- basic material of blanks: high-modulus graphite 62 mln PSI;
- graphite with increased rigidity 40 mln PSI;
- graphite 30 mln PSI in the core of the blank.
Finishing Components of SELECT GUIDE series are:
- Fuji Alconite guides v butt rod made of graphite "carbon wooven" of second generation
- Fuji DPS handle (spinning rigging) or ACS (casting rigging)
- binary, ageless epoxy varnish for wrapping leads
- threads for wrapping leads by American company Gudebrod
Guide Select Vertical Jig i Travel Jerk
It is in a sense "series in the series". Their blanks are one pieced, and have a different design (STM). STW technology (Super Tigh Wind ®) results in a very small internal bore of the blank, and the wall thickness significantly greater than in the conventional spinning rods, with the same outer diameter of the blank. Thanks to the combination of STM with the one-piece construction we received exceptionally slim and lightweight rods with tremendous power and resistance to mechanical damages, virtually devoided of weak points. This allowed for the extension of the casting and significantly influenced the properties of rods. We are confident that pike anglers fishing with larfe soft baits and jerks will love. A model up tp 100 grams is also suitable for cod with a jigging technique. It's not a mistake, these are the first rods allowing for convenient and effective fishing for pike, zander and cod. Both models in the series are offered in a rigging version for a reel and a multiplier. The possibility of disassembling a boom significantly facilitates the transport of these rods, especially on trips by plane
Dragon: "We are a group of professional anglers, specialized in every fishing meethod. Our goal is to test tackle distributed by Dragon in the most extreme conditions in order to improve its quality and durability from year to year. We believe that our efforts will give you opportunity to use the tackle matching top world standards".