Shimano Biocraft fly rods
These fly rods synergise the rod building competence of Shimano
BIOCRAFT FLY RODS FROM SHIMANO SET NEW STANDARDS
Every angler knows Shimano. It is probably the best-known brand in the fishing sector. The company has a worldwide presence and is the top dog in many areas of angling. Over the decades, Shimano has become the epitome of quality made in Japan. With its many innovations, the company regularly sets new standards for fishing rods and reels. Shimano once again proves this with the fly rod series BIOCRAFT XR FLY and BIOCRAFT XTC FLY.
All information about the two fly rod series can be found here:
To produce the blanks of the BIOCRAFT fly rods, Shimano relies on the company's own know-how as well as a number of exclusive carbon technologies, such as:
HPC (High Pressure Carbon)
HPC blanks are subjected to very high pressure during curing. This distributes the resin between the carbon mats very evenly. The result is strong and light blanks with consistent properties throughout.
The Nano Sheet carbon mats used are specially woven so that less resin is required. This results in blanks that are on average 35% stronger and 15% lighter than conventional rod blanks. This creates strong, responsive and lightweight fly rods.
Diaflash, on the other hand, ensures that the butt section of the rod blank does not twist under load. This means that the energy is transferred to the fly line without loss when casting. The direct power transmission is also a great advantage when playing a fish.
Biofibre is an organic fibre that are bonded to the carbon fibres and reinforces them in all directions. This improves strength as well as shock resistance and makes for lightweight rod blanks that have a powerful backbone.
1. SHIMANO BIOCRAFT XR FLY - FIRST-CLASS FLY RODS IN EVERY SENCE
THE RIGHT FLY ROD FOR EVERY SITUATION
The BIOCRAFT XR FLY fly rods have been designed and optimised for specific applications. The many different models cover a variety of fishing situations.
In the range of single-handed fly rods, you will find models for:
- Fly fishing with dry flies and nymphs on small and medium waters
- European Nymphing, light and sensitive
- Fly fishing in Stillwater, whether on natural lakes, reservoirs, or trout ponds
- Fly fishing for pike and other predatory fish, powerful and robust, with which even large flies can be cast well. These fly rods can also be used in salt water without any problems
- Fly fishing for predatory fish from a boat, which are easier to handle due to their reduced length
- Saltwater fly fishing
- Heavy saltwater fly fishing for tuna and other big game fish
Of course, fans of two-handed fly rods also get their money's worth, because the model range of BIOCRAFT XR FLY fly rods also includes:
- Switch fly rods, light and versatile
- Two-handed fly rods, ideal for salmon fly fishing
With this large selection of fly rods for very different and specialised applications, every fly fisherman should be able to find the right model when he wants to buy a fly rod.
QUALITY YOU CAN FEEL
Shimano has put its concentrated knowhow in rod building into the BIOCRAFT XR FLY rod series. And you can feel this quality when you pick up one of these fly rods. The BIOCRAFT XR FLY series blanks are light, responsive and perfectly crafted. They give you the feeling on the water that the rod is a continuous extension of your arm. This is thanks to Shimano's exclusive carbon technologies, which are used to produce the rod blanks of the BIOCRAFT XR FLY series:
- Nano Sheet
All these technologies are used differently depending on the intended use of the rod. This ensures a lot of feeling and precision when casting. At the same time, fly rods are also powerful and have the necessary power. You will feel this superior performance as soon as you pick up a BIOCRAFT XR FLY.
BEST ROD COMPONENTS
Already with the high-quality blanks, BIOCRAFT XR FLY series places itself in the league of premium fly rods. Therefore, it is only logical to maintain this high quality also with the fly rod fittings. Seaguide and Fuji SIC rings are light and robust at the same time. Seaguide reel seats fit traditional cork handles as well as modern Winn polymer handles. With the exception of the heavy saltwater fly rod for tuna, all fly rods in the BIOCRAFT XR FLY series are 3- or 4-section. They are delivered in a velvet case and a hardcase carry tube.
SURPRISINGLY FAIR PRICE
In view of the workmanship and performance, one would expect the BIOCRAFT XR FLY fly rods to be in the high-priced segment. However, the prices of the entire fly rod series are surprisingly fair and affordable for everyone. This makes these fly rods interesting for anyone who wants to buy a fly rod one can rely on but does not want to spend hundreds of euros on it.
2. SHIMANO BIOCRAFT XTC FLY - EXCELLENT FLY RODS AT A SMALL PRICE
With the fly rods of the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY series, Shimano proves that quality fly rods do not have to be expensive. The ideal fly rod for the price-conscious fly fisherman. Value and performance from Shimano at a very competitive price.
SAVINGS ARE ONLY MADE ON THE PRICE!
Despite their aggressive price, the fly rods of the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY series are absolutely reliable. They have been developed and tested just as carefully as all Shimano products. The result is a rod series with a fantastic balance of lightness and power. These fly rods can compete with much more expensive fly rods.
No wonder, with this equipment and workmanship. To produce the rod blanks for the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY fly rods, Shimano also uses exclusive carbon fibre technologies such as:
This reinforces the full carbon blank and ensures strong yet lightweight fly rods. The more powerful models benefit from additional elasticity. This makes it possible to tame even strong and extremely fast fish.
Just as little compromise is made with the blank as with the rest of the components. These are optimally selected for the area of application of each fly rod model. Seaguide and Fuji Alconite guides are light and robust at the same time. Seaguide reel seats harmonise with traditional cork rod handles. However, they also go very well with the non-slip polymer handles of some predator models. Each model of the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY series is delivered in a velvet case. All fly rods of this series are 3- or 4-sectioned and can thus be transported comfortably.
FIND THE FLY ROD THAT SUITS YOU BEST
The individual models of the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY series have been developed for different areas of use. So, you can easily find the right fly rod for your favourite waters and your target fish:
- Classic fly fishing for trout and grayling on small and medium waters with unimagined finesse
- Stillwater fly fishing on lakes and fishing ponds with remarkable casting performance
- Modern nymph fishing with ultra-thin lines
- Fly fishing in salt water with the necessary power reserves
- Fly fishing with large, bushy flies in fresh and salt water, where robust fly rods are a must
The fly rods of the BIOCRAFT XTC FLY are far more than inexpensive entry-level models. Performance and features speak for themselves. Why should you spend more money if you want to buy a fly rod?