The X rod’s all-new fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop - creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.
Every year we get a chance to cast the "new stuff" with our Sales Rep George Cook. He had in his arsenal several of the new X rods, including the 590, 5100 and 896. What impressed me the most is how easy these rods load and deliver the line at short distances. Yes, these rods are fast, powerful, and light. But unlike most fast rods on the market, you can feel the X rod load on shorter casts. In reality, the average fishing distance is under 40 feet. The X, to me, is the best of both worlds. It's sensitive enough for short, delicate presentations. But, when you need to go long for the hero cast, the X delivers like a loaded spring, effortlessly sending your line into the next county.