Mackenzie DTX have teamed up with Professor Gary Savage, former Formula One World Team Champion and one of the world’s leading experts in carbon and composites to bring to market what has to be regarded as the most advanced fly rod ever made! With Professor Savage's help, Scott Mackenzie and his team have designed and built a world first - a fly rod incorporating a new super material called Graphene! You can see and try the new Mackenzie FX1 Graphene Salmon fly rod for yourself at our Open Weekend Event on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2016 where they will be shown to the public for the first time!
Mackenzie FX1 flyrod is the first double-handed salmon rod to use Graphene, a Nobel Prize winning material that is set to revolutionise carbon-composite engineering. Discovered at the University of Manchester in 2004, Graphene is the strongest and stiffest material known to man. It is up to 300 times stronger than steel, even stronger than diamond, and 30 times stronger than Kevlar - the material used for bullet proof vests! Graphene recently revolutionised the tennis world after Head launched a new tennis racket using the material, now used used by Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
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Scanning Tunnel Electron Micrograph of Graphene Nanotubes - red dots are carbon atoms!
Mackenzie FX1 rod blank is impregnated with this resin incorporating a weave of this new Graphene nanotube material. The rod flexes deeply during the cast and recovers quickly and powerfully. This fast recovery makes it easier to cast further with little effort, yet retains the 'feel' that is so important in a Salmon fly rod, especially if your casting is not on top form.
FX1 rods are extremely strong and durable. With these new manufacturing processes, the new Mackenzie FX1 Graphene Salmon rods are at the forefront of global design and composite engineering using new materials and techniques currently being developed for aerospace applications 7 to 10 years in advance everyone else!
Mackenzie FX1 range will be available from late-March and will initially include 13 ft 8 wt, 14 ft 9 wt and 15 ft 10 wt models, covering almost any situation the Salmon angler will find in the UK and abroad. The rods have been designed to handle all types of lines, from longer traditional Spey lines to short Scandi and Skagit style shooting-heads. The rods themselves are made in the UK, and feature the very best craftsmanship and fittings money can buy! Top grade Portuguese cork handles have been specially chosen and are made to a length and style to allow casters of all styles and abilities to use the rod in comfort.
FX1 rods from Mackenzie for yourself at the Glasgow Angling Centre Spring Open Weekend on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2016 and you will also get the chance to try one out with Scott Mackenzie himself or one of his rod design team! We will also be taking pre-orders from today with the new FX1 rods coming into stock around the end of March 2016.
Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!