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Fly Rods: More Carrot Dangling

July 15, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

As we first noted back in February, a Scottish company has been working with carrot cellulose to produce fly rods that are even lighter than graphite. Now some more details are out, including the fact that the new rods, which are 70% Curran fiber (the carrot stuff) and 30% graphite, have actions more similar to fiberglass rods, since the fibers have the ability to stretch further before they fail.