Browning Fishing SilaFlex Trigger Rod
In the 1960's, Browning pioneered the development of fiberglass rods... and in so doing, created a legend. Crafted of proprietary Hi-Density tubular fiberglass, a Browning® Fishing SilaFlex Trigger Rod offered the most advanced technology of the day--the ideal blend of light weight, strength, flexibility and sensitivity. Today's SilaFlex is true to the original (if you've owned one, your hand hasn't forgotten the feel!). Same quality blanks, same classic actions, upgraded with hard aluminum oxide guides, premium cork handles and lightweight graphite reel seats for exceptional handling all around.
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I find the lighter/faster tips and the more flexible backbone strength of fiberglass rods just makes the lure run better. As well as make hook setting and retreival much more effecient and risk-free (fiberglass tends not to explode as graphite often can under pressure).
I am not against graphite rods - I own and use several.
I mostly fish bass and pickerel in fast moving, very clear (due to Zebra Mussels) Canadian rivers. You simply can't beat the performance and flexibilty of fiberglass in those conditions. Especially for Smallmouth Bass.