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Sunray ZERO

£390.00 £450.00
10'6" - 11'6" twin tip convertible #0 fly rod


The rod that changed fly fishing. The grey area between Tenkara and Fly Fishing. There are 2 models. One is all black with black grip. The other is traditional flor cork.

 

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The delicacy of Tenkara with the distance and fish playing ability of Fly Fishing. A solid tip taken from Coarse Match fishing to allow very long pick ups and extreme control. There is no more sensitive tip technology than solid carbon. Match fishers have known it for years. This rod will land fish on tippets down to 0.80mm. With the power to land fish up to double figures. This rod will ship in August 2018. You are PRE - ORDERING the rod to guarantee being the first to own from the first batch of 50. We know it's a big thing to buy a rod you've never cast and won't get immediately. We have never had a customer report anything other than extreme satisfaction after receiving a pre-ordered rod. You are in safe hands.

You will get £60 discount for pre orders. You are guaranteed delivery from the first batch of fly rods that changed light line fly fishing....forever.

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Proved to be a revelation.

My first tests were on my local small still water, a U shaped canal-like water with a distinct flow & very well educated, challenging rainbows. In four short sessions targeting visible cruising fish I caught over 30 rainbows up to 3lb. Most fell for a size 18 Black Gnat, but some took a size 24 Buzzer Pupa or a size 30 CdC Midge, generally on 0.09mm tippet. The rod bent down to the handle & soaked up the surging runs & head shaking; furthermore it subdued the fish relatively quickly despite the fine tippet. This rod will handle sizeable fish! At 10’ 6” it cast superbly with a Micro Nymph line & 11’ leader/tippet, also performed well with a French Leader & a 1 weight Micro Thin Jeremy Lucas line. At 10’ 6” in calm conditions I was amazed at how far I could cast a 2.5 weight (Japanese scale which is 0.26mm/0.010” diameter/1x/10lb breaking strain) fluorocarbon level Tenkara line (over 20’ of line plus 3’ of tippet beyond the rod tip), accurately targeting cruising rainbows.

My first trial on a river was on a desperately low & clear Yorkshire Derwent in bright sun with a tricky downstream breeze. I fished the rod at 10’ 6” with a 0.55mm diameter micro nymph line & 11’ leader/tippet with a size 20 Black Gnat or a size 20 CdC IOBO Humpy as there were clouds of Dance Flies & the few risers were taking them. The rod performed flawlessly providing accurate casting & super delicate presentation, which resulted in 14 wild brown trout being landed. Later I used the same setup to fish a size 24 CdC Midge to some very fussy fish feeding on Aphids in the slow, smooth sections on one of West Yorkshire’s industrial rivers resulting in 17 wild brown trout up to 14” being landed. Once again presentation & accuracy were superb & I could repeatedly cover the rising fish, without spooking them, until they finally took my offering.

In conclusion, in my opinion, the 10’ 6” configuration is an absolutely superb (probably the ultimate) ultra-light line rod for dry fly or Euro Nymphi...

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Updated Review of Sunray ZERO rod

At Wansford Lake today testing the Sunray ZERO weight rod at 10' 6" & 11' 6" with 32' of 2.5 weight (0.26mm/10lb/1x/0.010") level fluorocarbon Tenkara line plus 1m/3' of tippet & size 20 Black Gnat/size 24 IOBO Humpy/size 26 Buzzer Pupa targeting cruising rainbows at Wansford Lake. At both lengths it cast up to 22' of fluorocarbon beyond the rod tip with ease (in calm conditions). At 11' 6" accuracy was OK, but at 10' 6" it was pinpoint accurate. For the super-light line enthusiast this rod is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! No photos of fish as the water is getting warm & I wanted them back in good shape, but 14 rainbows up to just under 3lb landed in just over 2 hours. At 10' 6" I've also found it to be superb fishing a Micro Nymph line with 12' leader & small dry flies on a range of rivers.

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Initial Test of Zero weight rod

Tom sent me the Sunray ZERO weight rod a couple of days ago to test & I've been trying it out on my local small still water with a range of lines including tapered French Nymph leaders, level 0.285mm diameter Fluorocarbon Tenkara line & 0.55mm diameter Micro Nymph line for both dry fly & small nymphs/buzzers. The finish is superb, matt black blank, comfortable, slim handle at 10" long, quality fittings, excellent alignment markings at the ends of each section. At 11' 6" I must confess that so far I've found it a bit too soft & wobbly, but at 10' 6", although very soft actioned, it is crisp & feels like a super-light version of the superb Sunray Jeremy Lucas 10' 2 weight rod. At this shorter length I could accurately target cruising rainbows with tiny (size 24 buzzers) or dry flies (size 30 CdC Midges or size 18 Black Gnats). My favourite setup so far is the 10' 6" configuration with a Sunray Micro Nymph (0.55mm level) line & a 10' to 12' leader made up of a 7' taper from 0.43mm to 0.2mm, plus 3 to 5' of tippet (0.13mm to 0.09mm) which casts a surprisingly long way with pin point accuracy & incredible delicacy. In 3 short sessions I've landed 25 rainbows up to well over 2lb, with no breakages even on 0.09mm tippet. For the light-line enthusiast this rod in its shorter length is absolutely superb. I'll be testing it further on rivers over the next week or so & will update this initial review. Such a shame that Tom wants this rod back!!!! Looks like I'll have to raid my Piggy Bank!!!!!!