Guideline Exceed Fly Rods Now in Stock!

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The long awaited replacement for the much acclaimed ACT4 rods from Guideline has arrived in stock! The guys at Guideline have put a lot of time into the new Exceed rods, taking design cues from the best and most popular Guideline fly rod models of the last decade, then remastering them into one of the best performing Mid Price range rods ever produced. With eleven single hander, three Switch rods and four double handed rods this range offers a great choice of lengths and line ratings.
The best features from the last decade of Guideline rods
Each rod has its own unique mix of Japanese carbon, making it possible to generate the tiny, subtle tweaks required to bring out the most from the new tapers. The great experience of Guideline chief rod designer Leif St√§vmo, together with the superb manufacturing skills from the factory engineers has resulted in a range of rods that are sure to put a big smile on the faces of many fly anglers around the world. These rods even surprised the Guideline crew with their performance, exceeding all expectations. Hence, the name of these rods – Exceed…
Slingshot feel to the single hand rods
The Guideline Exceed single handed rods have collected inspiration and action curves from the popular Fario rods, a smooth, yet powerful action that accepts a wide variety of casting strokes and styles. The 9'6'' and 10' rods have evolved through several sample generations and revisions. The final result is rods that have a character of their own - fast, yet offering a surprising and very positive “Slingshot” feel during the cast. This will also be highly noticeable during any kind of Spey cast. These rods work very well with both the 4cast lines and the new longer bellied Experience lines from Guideline.
The unique Exceed Switch rod
The Guideline Exceed Switch rods come in three line weights and are great tools for the angler that wants the best of both worlds. The popular LPXe Switch rods lend part of their action curves to these rods and Guideline then started making small changes here and there to get to the final action. Unique to these rods is the lightness and the slightly shorter butt and full wells handles. This brings out the very best performance from the blank during both single and double handed casting and ensures a very effective and exact stroke, when needed. Building the rods in this way make them so much more alive and fun to fish than the typical, slightly heavy and either extremely soft (regressed action) or stiff Switch rods, so common on the market today.
Amazing value Exceed Salmon rods
The four new Guideline Exceed double handed rods are inspired by the bestselling Le Cie Rods and make up the range for the Salmon, Sea Trout and Steelhead angler. The 12' and the 12'9 rods are newcomers to the Guideline length range and have immediately shown themselves to be very well suited to many European Rivers. The two longer models will feel equally at home in British Columbia’s Steelhead Rivers as in Norwegian and Scottish Salmon waters. These two rods almost carry the same fast, overdrive kick as their better known “Big Brothers”, LeCie and LPXe and will be a superb rod for the more budget minded angler. Exceed Rods are manufactured exclusively with Japanese High Modulus Carbon cloths and the multi- modulus manufacturing process produces strong, lightweight blanks with low diameters and great balance. The 13'7'' rod was highly recommended in a recent Trout and Salmon magazine rod review.

The new Guideline Exceed can be purchased now from Glasgow Angling Centre both online and instore or come and try one on our casting pool - you will be very impressed!