Recently announced from Bug Slinger, is a new product line: fly rods. Branching out from their current lines of soft goods, these one-piece fly rods, manufactured by Lamiglas, are crafted from 3M Powerlux™ Resin and are designed specifically for the saltwater angler. The Bug Slinger fly rods come in a standard 9-foot length with line weights of 8-12, and retail from $425-$495.
From the press release:
“We’ll place our new Bug Slinger™ Fly rods, with the new 3M™ Powerlux™ Resin, up against anything and be highly confident of the outcome. Smooth, long, effortless casts with perfect balance and control. These are powerful, 1-piece, saltwater specialty fly rods with a backbone tough enough for big tarpon and wily bonefish. 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites feature a revolutionary technology that contains nano-sized spheres of silica so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, creating a matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables designers to develop rods that are not only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive. A custom machined aluminum reel seat with woven carbon fiber insert anchors the natural black polished graphite blank.”