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Volition 9' #5

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Mid flex, deep action un sanded freshwater fly rod.

Reminiscent of the Sage Xp, with a bit of Loop Cross S1 and Scott Radian thrown in, in terms of action. A rod that can throw a line an incredibly long way but still fish short and light. Common in the entire Volition range is the way the tip and mid sections feel connected. So it makes it harder to tail casts and put slack in the presentation unless it's intended. A beautifully smooth action that loads progressively the more you ask of it instead of buckling at the join between tip and mid section. Both a casters tool and a fishers go to choice. This rod is the product of all our favourite rods from over 40 years.

  • K series anti tangle strippers.
  • Natural, unsanded blank.
  • Flor cork handle super shaped.
  • Premium spec reel seat.
  • Spigot and ferrule style joints.
  • Alignment dots.
  • Hook keeper.
  • Hardwood insert.
  • 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 and butt. 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 good 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 allowing feel through your fingertips. A classic silver plated reel seat locks down hard on reels, eliminating annoying side wobble. A hexagonal cordura tube complete this high end casting and fishing tool.

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

    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. The Microslik International or Arctic Silver International is perfect for all your floating 5 weight work. Use the El Guapo for heavier stuff.
    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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    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

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    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.

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    N.L.
    Uber Confident!

    I bought the Volition 10' #7 blind and it exceeded all expectations, so pre-ordering the 9' #5 was a no brainer. I know it doesn't wrap till March but the site keeps requesting a review. Great brand confidence, sufficient to pre-order and cough up for not one, but two rods (pre ordered the #2 too) before they're even made is about a good a review or recommendation as any rod will ever get.
    My only concern is regarding the expanding SUNRAY range, as it means I'm gonna have to spank the overtime to get Glass, Tenkara, Spey, divorced.....etc