Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
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- High-modulus graphite blank
- Fast tip with a soft action
- Ideal for handling even the lightest lures
- Premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts
- Unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC™ inlays
- Split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum
- One of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere
Like the fine old finesse rods of the past, an Elite Tech spinning rod brings a sense of comfort and purpose to your fishing. Still, every model pits today’s most advanced materials and ergonomic designs against those wily trout. Its high-modulus graphite blank has a fast tip with a soft action (ideal for handling even the lightest lures), and features premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts. The unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC inlays that impart the familiar feel of a fly rod for outstanding control, while the split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum. Altogether, this is one of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere!
Hidden Handle Design
Unique insert eliminates underhand gaps, creating a comfortable, familiar, and very responsive feel that’s similar to gripping a fly rod.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by pchbluejeans 7'6" Light
I am a big fan of Shimano and 98% of my gear is made of Shimano high end reels and rods. But I needed a longer light power 2pcs rod that Shimano doesn't carry to fill in the gap. It never crossed my mind before to go with Fenwick and it took me awhile to convince myself and after reading numerous review about this River Runner. I finally ordered the 7'6" Light 2pcs online and tried it in the next weekend throwing light jigs and spoons. The rod surely can cast, the tip is sensitive, not whippy, the grip is excellent, the hidden seat is something new to me but it is a good stuff. Like other reviewers have written, this rod can handle not only trout but bigger fish. I had a small12" trout hitting my spoon and it felt like a freight train hitting it. You will know for sure when you have a strike. Note: Make sure you set the hook hard because of the light parabolic action of this rod. I think this would be a great rod for drop shot as well.
Great rod for 1/2 the price of Shimano Cumara Spinning. But Shimano is still my main line up and this Fenwick is a secret weapon for when things need to go finesse and light. The Fenwick River Runner is no Shimano Cumara, but you can count on it and buy it with confidence. I surely going to get a second one.
April 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fpaulsen 6 ' 8 " U / L
This rod paired with a Stradic CI4 1000 is the best trout outfit i have used . I have also caught bass on this up to 6 lbs. and many crappie . This gear is a little pricey but well worth it .
March 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NConlybowhunter Hands down one of my FAVORITE fishing rods!
For trout fishing aside from using a fly rod, this is THE BEST in my opinion compared to any spinning tackle on the market. I own two versions of this rod and can't put it down during fishing season. I own the 7'2 L and 6'2 SL and sore lip trout and every other fish in between every time out. The sensitivity on this rod is exceptional but still has enough strength to handle bass. I've used both from bream to trout to bass and they hold up great. The hidden handle is extremely comfortable and gives you a full grip compared to other rods that leaves you with a gap where the reel seat is located. The guides are super slick and smooth and allow for great release of line for greater casting distances. I can cast a trout magnet up to if not over 20 yards with these rods compared to my other light tackle spin rods. The tac on the rods is a major plus when your hands get wet, it provides even better grip so you wont lose your rod. I highly recommend this rod if you are serious about using light tackle on big fish. You will not be disappointed.
March 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichardES 6' 8" UL River Runner
Just took delivery of my 5th Fenwick rod, I have 1 fly rod & 3 other spinning rods. My 1968 5'6" FF55 spinning rod is also an UL, but rated at 1-4 lb test line. One other reviewer states his 6'8" is a true UL with a backbone. I agree with the backbone, but would say this rod leans some to the light catagory as is my 6'6" Fenwick Eagle GT rating.
I have not fished with this rod yet. But being a retired packaging engineer, I wrote Fenwick the day the rod arrived. I complained that the 2 plastic zip ties securing the rod to 1 of the 3 panels of the triangular shipping carton could possibly damage the rod if an impact happened to this panel. I did find 2 issues that I explained to Fenwick.
One was the line guide at the end of the 'female' spigot rod end was bent, it was not perpendicular to the rod by about 3/16". The other was the 3rd guide from the tip was bent too, it's angle to the rod was dif than the other guides, and after closer examination, had little epoxy opposite the windings.
I fixed both problems myself by some gentle bending & a reinforcement of epoxy in several locations. I inspected the entire rod using an inspection 5X power eye piece. Dispite these 2 problems, this IS a quality rod!! The metalflake colors are a sight to see under 5X. The factory epoxy on the windings are smooth and accurate. So I still gave the rod a 5, it deserves it. And it will fish as good as my other 4 rods have!
February 20, 2012
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