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Volition 10' #7 V2

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Med / Fast unsanded freshwater / saltwater fly rod


Welcome to the Volition. An unsanded, natural finish fly rod that allows the inherent beauty of carbon to show.

  • K series anti tangle strippers.
  • Natural, unsanded blank.
  • Flor cork handle super shaped.
  • Premium quality, no frills reel seat.
  • Spigot and ferrule style joints.
  • Alignment dots.
  • Hook keeper.
  • Saltwater proof.
  • Premium quality cordura tube.
  • Very little thought needed to cast consistently well.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Design info

    A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances. Normally, blanks are sanded to remove imperfections which can lead to varying wall thickness. Then they are painted which can add weight and stiffen the blank. Making a cosmetically perfect unsanded blank is as good as it gets in blank manufacture. It allows the carbon to bend naturally and maintains the strength of the carbon. We also think it's very beautiful.

    A sensitive tip with a progressive mid section. What does that mean? Total control over loop shape. Zero tip bounce on back casts. Extreme accuracy. The action is designed to help beginner / intermediate casters by maintaining tip control. For advanced casters the rod steps up a gear, engaging the butt section and allowing for extreme distance in wind without sacrificing accuracy.

    K series anti tangle, angled strippers reduce the angle the line travels when hauling, reducing friction and adding yards to casts. Super shaped flor cork and composite resolves add 'sharpness' to your grip allowing feel through your fingertips. A no nonsesnse saltwater reel seat locks down hard on reels, eliminating annoying side wobble. Rubberised butt caps protect the rod against boats, gravel and sand. Smoked grey snakes and a hexagonal cordura tube complete this high end casting and fishing tool.

    Designed by Tom Bell, an ex-instructor who dedicated 12 years of his life to perfecting his casting style, after already fishing & casting for 30 years. "I wanted a rod that I could paint loops with, as though I was painting a ceiling with a brush...a rod that made me want to fish #7's and #8's again. A rod that said no to the fast action trend. A rod that I could pull a 20lb fish in off the Midfjardara or the Rio Gallegos but also a rod that I could happily target 2lb stockies with at stillwaters. This rod action combined with the low friction guides & Microslik range of lines is a life's work for me. I spent 8 years being asked to give my opinion on thousand pound outfits. I don't know one that could even be compared to the Volition and Microslik low friction lines."

    Delivery times & Shipping cost

    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER £100
    1-3 Days Signed for UK Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £3.50
    Rods - FREE
    3-7 Days Tracked or Signed EU Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £6.00
    Rods - FREE
    7-10 Days Worldwide Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £8.00
    Rods - FREE

    Lines, Leaders, Set Ups, Maintenance & FAQ's

    Q. Are you making any other lengths and weights? A. Yes. Jeremy Lucas has designed a 10' #2 version called the Volition JL. Specifically designed to cast dries & nymphs. Available in June. In July and August we will have 9' #5, 9'6" #6, 9' #8 and 9' #9 versions. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out more.
    Q. What lines should I use? A. Any fly line will work. However, the action, guide spacings and type of guides used are optimised for our low diameter lines. Any Microslik line will be the very best option. The Marsden Hi Viz & Thermocline Sink are weighted perfectly for the Volition too. All our lines are perfectly weighted to match the action of the Volition. We've made 2 price ranges of lines available also, making the Volition and Sunray line combo a profoundly high performing outfit available to the working man.
    Q. What weight should I buy for my rod? A. If you have a #6 rod, buy a #6 line for instance.
    Q. How do I maintain the rod? A. It is guaranteed for life. A wipe with a damp cloth will keep it clean. Keep the joints clear of grit and the rod bag dry. 
    Q. What is the carbon strength? A. 40 tonne.

    Customer Reviews

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    C.G.
    Very Impressed

    I decided to pick up the volition 7 weight after seeing Tom's video on youtube stating he believed this was the best 7 weight rod potentially on the planet. I have been on a quest to find a perfect 7 weight rod for the past two years....I have tried and sold them all...Greys gr70, sage x , hardy zepherus, airflo airlite v2, orvis recon and many other cheaper rods trying to find that elusive 10 foot 7 weight rod that I am happy with.

    Essentially most rods I have tried end up hurting your wrist as they are all so bloody fast so you have to get a fair amount of line speed going to get the most out of the rod. But in honesty I have never found them fun to use...

    There is a real fine balance between having a rod which casts like a cannon into the wind but can also be fun to catch a 2lb stockie rainbow on. I was never able to find that rod until now....

    The volition is everything that Tom says it is....it's a bloody fun rod to fish....light as a feather and the rod bends so its still a ton of fun to play a fish on. I went to a local still water this past weekend and it was blowing a hooley (22+mph) and paired with the artic silver 7wt line I was able to get my fly out to the fish with very little effort and after 4-5 hours fishing I had very little arm or back fatigue to content with.

    This was awesome and in my humble view the sunray volition is the dogs bollox and an amazing fly rod

    I'm thinking about picking up the EL GUAPO or the short head fly line to really make wind casting even easier.

    I'm well impressed finally after trying about 10 different rods I have found something that gets a thumbs up from me

    Cheers

    Chad

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    C.G.
    Amazing Rod I Am Well Impressed

    I decided to pick up the volition 7 weight after seeing Tom's video on youtube stating he believed this was the best 7 weight rod potentially on the planet. I have been on a quest to find a perfect 7 weight rod for the past two years....I have tried and sold them all...Greys gr70, sage x , hardy zepherus, airflo airlite v2, orvis recon and many other cheaper rods trying to find that elusive 10 foot 7 weight rod that I am happy with.

    Essentially most rods I have tried end up hurting your wrist as they are all so bloody fast so you have to get a fair amount of line speed going to get the most out of the rod. But in honesty I have never found them fun to use...

    There is a real fine balance between having a rod which casts like a cannon into the wind but can also be fun to catch a 2lb stockie rainbow on. I was never able to find that rod until now....

    The volition is everything that Tom says it is....it's a bloody fun rod to fish....light as a feather and the rod bends so its still a ton of fun to play a fish on. I went to a local still water this past weekend and it was blowing a hooley (22+mph) and paired with the artic silver 7wt line I was able to get my fly out to the fish with very little effort and after 4-5 hours fishing I had very little arm or back fatigue to content with.

    This was awesome and in my humble view the sunray volition is the dogs bollox and an amazing fly rod

    I'm thinking about picking up the EL GUAPO or the short head fly line to really make wind casting even easier.

    I'm well impressed finally after trying about 10 different rods I have found something that gets a thumbs up from me

    Cheers

    Chad

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    A.S.
    The right tool for the job

    I've been fishing with the Volition 10' 7wt for a couple of months now and I have to say it has been a fantastic rod for trout fishing out of a boat. It feels like a proper 7 weight with lots of power in the bottom half of the rod, which is great for longer casts and pulling stubborn fish up from the bottom. But the thing bends sweetly in the top half, giving great feedback and cushioning to protect your tippet.

    I sometimes hear fellow fishermen talk about using progressively using lighter and lighter rods to do the same things they used to do, like there's some kind of honour in catching the same fish in the same way on a lighter rod. Some of this has to do with the fact that rods have gotten stiffer and stiffer over the years (your old 6 weight is now re-badged as your new 4 weight, etc.), but some of it is just about a strange pissing contest about outdoing your fellow angler. What a waste of time...

    This 10' 7wt is exactly what you want to be using when you're throwing large streamers, teams of wets and heavy nymphs for trout. It's the right tool for the job. Of course you can do those things with a lighter rod and the right line, but why make things harder than they have to be? This rod has the back bone to handle that kind of fishing with ease. I'm sure it will be great fun for light saltwater use over the summer too.

    Overall I'm very impressed with the feel and the quality of this rod. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a powerful, yet sensitive fly rod for trout or light saltwater use. Well done Sunray.

    J
    J.G.
    Effortless Distance

    Paired with the Microslik Short Head, this rod is a delight to cast and handles fish with ease.
    With this setup, distance is effortless.

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    E.A.
    beautiful, fun

    beautiful, fun