For iceTackle* 2018 Leeda is pleased to introduce an extensive new range of sea fishing rods under the ICON brand.
The FXD series of rods is designed to provide high-end performance to anglers who prefer to use fixed spool reels. Covering a multitude of fishing situations and aimed squarely at the angler who wants versatility for multi-species fishing, these rods bare all the hallmarks of being tested from coast-to-coast in the UK.
Two levels of specification sit under the FXD banner; the FXD Sport series and the FXD Elite. Both feature spliced tip technology to offer amazing power low down for casting while retaining sensitivity and fish-playing prowess thanks to the a solid carbon tip.
Manufactured from Torayco® carbon and outfitted with Fuji K guides throughout and a Fuji reel seat, these rods offer a new level of specification at a price range that is within reach of serious sea anglers.
The Sport series have an optimum casting weight of 80-180g, whereas the Elite rods cast up to 200g and offer a higher degree of power for all-out distance work. To suit the demand for this longer style of ‘continental’-inspired rod design, ICON is offering 4.2m and 4.5m options.
An ergonomic, rubberised grip offers superb grip and the butt features screw-in weights (totalling 118g) that are split to allow the user to create a balance that’s perfect for their casting style.
The FXD rods are just a small part of a larger launch from the brand, as brand manager Dan Bennett explained; “The ICON brand has found a lot of fans in recent seasons, especially the M-sport rods, and we’ve looked to capitalise on this with this new series of rods. ICON is a brand in its own right now and to establish itself further in an exciting sector of the angling market, we believe these rods will set a new standard and give dealers a product that not only delivers in the user’s hands but offers great pricing options as well.”
Register now to see the full range of new ICON launches, only at iceTackle 2018.