If you are looking for a fast action, light weight, and super strong rod that can still protect fine tippets..............then this is your rod! Designed by competition fly anglers for any fly angler looking to improve their catch rates. The new GLADIATOR competition rod, is one of the fastest, strongest, and lightest nymphing (also commonly called Euronymphing or Euronymph) rods on the market. Down locking reel seat allows for better balance and lighter reels to overall reduce weight. This rod was designed to be extra light weight and they absolutely hit a home run. This is one of the lightest 10 ft fly rods on the market period. With this rod your accuracy will drastically improve due to its quick rebound, your hook up rates will increase due to its speed, and its extra soft tip will save your light tippet. The strong butt in these rod will turn those bigger fish and its light weight will flat out amaze you. Pair these rods with our matched GLADIATOR reels for that perfect balance and our Elasti-core competition fly line for extra forgiveness on those aggressive hook sets.
Comes with carbon fiber rod tube and rod bag.
Awsome all around rod
If your looking for a nymphing rod that can hold its own against rods more that twice its price, the Gladiator is for you. I've primarily used this rod to euro-nymph, but with a quick leader change it turns into one of the best rods I've ever used to sling a dry fly. That right, leave your competition level line on the reel and go after those rising trout. Having caught multiple trout over 20" on the Gladiator, it brings big fish to the net with ease while the soft tip has no problem protecting 7x tippet.