Rise Fishing introduced a several high performance, budget friendly fly rods last week at ICAST in Orlando. The In-Stream and Green Series were available at the show casting pond for trout focused anglers. Spey casting aficionados have access to the Blackwater Spey and Switch rods, just look for a wider lane on the ponds to really push the limits of these rods. The Balance and Level Series are both key players in the performance-budget friendly category but most anglers will be anxious to test the Level X.
The Level X Series is designed to deliver high-level line velocity for advanced fresh and saltwater fishing scenarios. The fast-action, 4 piece rods have full wells cork handles, fighting butts, saltwater safe reel seats and over-sized guides. Designed by serious blue water anglers, they are made for hardcore anglers who appreciate a rod with some backbone and fish stopping power.
Rods are paired with the 3-Tand TX, TF or T-series Big Game sealed Series reels. The Big Game series reels have 18 pounds of drag for hot saltwater fish. Reels are lined with Cortland model lines that match each rod while finding the perfect flex point.
Rise Rods mission is to create the best fly rods possible at a price that doesn't discriminate. No one is harder on gear than guides, so we've worked with world class fly fishing guides to help sculpt our rods and put them to the true test of fishing them hard! Thousands of days on the water have led to the design of our first two series of rods and this philosophy will never change, as we develop new series in the Rise line up. We have a passion for fly fishing we'd like to share, and we think everyone should have affordable access to the sport.