Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5
Volition 9' #5

Volition 9' #5

Regular price £449.00 Sale price £399.00 Save £50.00
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A full bending, easy to use rod with the ability to cast great distance when needed.

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What it's for

  • Dry fly, nymph & streamer fishing. River and lake.
  • #5 floating fly lines, midge tip & full sinking lines to 4 ips
  • Tippets down to 0.12mm
  • Solid lake & river work with teams of spiders or nymphs 
  • Breezy dry fly work without sacrificing accuracy
  • Rapid fire streamer work from drifting boats
  • Calm day International salmon & sea trout fishing
  • Trout & Salmon up to 20lb  

What it's not for

  • Super delicate Euro nymph fishing
  • Fast sinking fly lines

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      Our goal was to beat our 3 favourite 9' #5 rods. They were;

      • Sage XP
      • Loop Cross S1
      • Hardy Swift Mk 1 (9' #4 - a #5 nowadays)

      The rod had to be schizophrenic. It needed to be a 3 weight one day and a 6 weight another day. Sometimes in the same day. We broke it down. The goals:

      • No hingeing between the mid and tip section (what kept the Cross S1 from the top spot)
      • Bend into the handle
      • Load very short and become a 3 weight when needed
      • Cast very long distances with lures when needed
      • Feel like a parabolic full flex rod
      • Cast into Icelandic winds (this was just for Tom!)
      • Protect light tippets
      • Handle long heads and distance casting strokes 

      Stats

      • Weight : 101g
      • 4 piece unground natural carbon blank
      • K series anti friction strippers
      • Balanced full flex action 
      • Birds eye maple wood reel seat
      • Anodised aluminium reel seat with anti jam threads
      • Alignment dots
      • Aluminium tube
      Lines

      For larger fliesuse the Short Head. You can cast short and long with this head. It has a compact head which loads the Volition 9' #5 deep and quick. The results are explosive. When all that energy unloads and fires the 33' head out, bigger flies and teams of flies with long leaders travel far simply because of line speed.

      If you need extreme distance combined with fine control, then use the Long Head. Designed for smaller lures, bushy dries, plume tips, buzzers & nymphs. The 49' head feels like casting a 35' head because of the lack of friction on the coating. Friction is the number 1 killer of fly casting perfection in our sport.

      If you want to fish lures & streamers deep in lakes or rivers, use the El Guapo Streamer.  It's designed for firing streamers from drifting boats & quick fire lure fishing on stillwaters. It will load as short as 5' and fire another 40' out in 1 false cast. It's a rocket but it doesn't land heavy. We make float, float / inter, inter / s2 / s4.

      Leaders

      Use Straight 'n' Soft tapered leaders. They are the only leaders on the market that don't coil. They aren't shiny and they lay dead straight. They are a dull matt grey colour at the butt section and clear at the front.

      Small stillwater buzzer setup

      14' total leader length consisting of;

      Onto the end of the tapered leader tie;

      • a 7" dropper
      • 5' down to the point fly
      • Water knot for droppers
      Flies

      • Dropper fly : sz 16 black spider (very sparse dressing and light wire hook)
      • Point fly : sz 14 skinny red buzzer with orange cheeks
      Use Hybrid for droppers. Designed for World competitors, it's fluorocarbon coated nylon that doesn't get weaker when wet. Wet knot strength is the variable competitors look for. It's very easy to tie unlike fluorocarbon.

      Fast firing streamer setup

      • Short Head #5 Float / Inter
      • Grinner knot to fly line welded loop
      9' total leader length consisting of;

      • 9' 0X Straight 'n' soft tapered leader
      Flies

      • sz 10 rubber legs or snake fly

      Customer's experience

      Adrian Chambers Manchester UK

      - Got the rod on Wednesday, tried for the first time this morning. It was magic, plenty of feel and even I could put out plenty of line with good presentation. The conditions were a bit grim, flat calm, humid no breeze at all. I was using the skinny line and was putting out close to 60 foot with turnover which is damned good for me at the best of times. Managed to land 5 on pulled sedge patterns and moved quite a few more. The rod was great, plenty of feel both casting and playing fish. If a 6 weight appears on the site I'll have to have one of those as well.

      Willy Lewis Yorkshire UK
      - You have done it again. I loved the 7wt Volition with your anorexic lines. It's presentation was like a 5 weight and went a mile. Now with your new 5wt Volition I can send my skinny little 5wt line a mile and present it like a 3wt. It will become my go to rod. With a 225grain OPST Commando head it is a laugh a minute as well. Great, great rod.

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      Note 

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      Speak to Tom (+44) 01772 603524  at any stage of your order through to delivery confirmation for any questions.

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      Fly Rod Warranty

      Your rod is guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner.

      30 days return policy

      If you are unhappy with a fly rod for any reason, you can return it within 30 days. We are happy to refund even if you have taken the plastic off the handle. 

      The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. Please use a 1st class signed service.

      Fly Line Warranty

      Your fly line is guaranteed for 1 year for the original owner.

      If you have bought a line and not taken it out of it’s original packing within 30 days, you can return it for a full refund.
      The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. Please use a 1st class signed service.
      We refund shipping up to £5 for UK fly lines, small parcels and £12 for International fly lines & small parcels.

      For rods we refund shipping up £12 for UK parcels and £45 for International parcels.
      Returns
      If a product does not perform as expected please send it back for inspection. The address for returns is:

      Sunray Fly Fish Limited
      293 Moor Road
      Croston
      Leyland
      LANCS.
      PR26 9HP
      Our fault

      If a product is faulty you will receive either a replacement like for like product or a full refund. The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. 

      Not our fault

      If we find that the product has either no fault, or that the fault came from improper use, the item will be returned to you after you have paid return shipping. We will send you a simple PayPal invoice for the return shipping cost.

      Don’t panic!

      We have been fishing all our lives. We know what is user error and what is not. We are also very fair people. Our default position is to refund and it is rare that a fault has been so clearly assessed as user error that we were unable to refund.

      Customer Reviews

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      j.s.
      Volition 9' #5

      first time out with this rod last weekend was a joy to use, casts with ease even in the very windy conditions. loved it

      A
      A.S.
      Volition 9’ #5

      This truly is a very good rod. Myfirst impression when opening the package was the quality rod tube and a pleasant surprise at how the rod looks, elegant and classy!
      Most importantly it casts effortlessly and with the Stuart Croft micro floating line it seems like the perfect set up .
      I always fish with a smile on my face but this rod has made ithat smile bigger

      V
      V.
      Best trout weapon

      What a beautifull rod! Very nice finish and design, this rod is also so light with 77g. The action is awsome and match perfectly with the Jeremy Lucas line in 5 weight. You have a lot of feel close and you can throw all the line with ease. The feel of an Epic carbon with the power of an Hardy wraith.

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      a.c.
      Proper rod

      Got the rod on wednesday, tried for the first time this morning. It was magic, plenty of feel and even I could put out plenty of line with good presentation. The conditions were a bit grim, flat calm, humid no breeze at all. I was using the skinny line and was putting out close to 60 foot with turnover which is damned good for me at the best of times. Managed to land 5 on pulled sedge patterns and moved quite a few more. The rod was great, plenty of feel both casting and playing fish. If a 6 weight appears on the site I'll have to have one of those as well.

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      W.L.
      Sublime

      "You have done it again. I loved the 7wt Volition with your anorexic lines. It's presentation was like a 5 weight and went a mile. Now with your new 5wt Volition I can send my skinny little 5wt line a mile and present it like a 3wt. It will become my go to rod. With a 225grain OPST Commando head it is a laugh a minute as well. Great, great rod.

      From the ridiculous of the Volition with a Commado head to the sublime of the JL 2wt. Easy, accurate casting with an ability to present the fly perfectly.

      These two rods are the equal and better of many on the market at twice the price and more. I'm busy saving my pocket money for the 12ft 6in double hander. I reckon with its pedigree it will give Sage's Dark Star a run for its money and that was about the best rod made to date.

      All I can say is thank you.

      PS Thanks for the ultra fast delivery, it meant I could get on the river for our opening session.