- Compression Tape Core: Provides increased circumferential strength on the internal base layer, the building blocks for a superior fishing rod blank.
- Woven Fiberglass Mesh Layer: Creates a lightweight underlying support layer providing tensile & compressive strength, these properties insure optimum performance.
- Uni-Directional Carbon Fiber: This non-woven layer features all fibers running in a single, parallel direction. This concentrated fiber density provides the power and backbone.
- Woven Nano-Fiber Mesh Layer: This secondary lightweight mesh enhances the underlying tensile and compressive strength reinforcing the action and power in each rod.
- Uni-Directional Carbon Fiber: A secondary non-woven layer creates the final support layer that reinforces all underlying layers to insure the overall structure and support needed in a true catfish rod.
- Synthetic Polymer Film: A final layer is applied to harden the fibers and proved a smooth finish that seals and protects the composite core.
Rod power is the strength of the rod, (also known as power value or rod weight.) This is the amount of pressure you must apply to make the rod bend.
Rod power ranges from ultra-light to heavy. Different species of catfish or different techniques call for different fishing rods. Heavier power rods require more weight or pressure to bend them, while lighter power rods bend more easily under the same amount of weight or pressure.
In most situations, a medium (M) or medium-heavy (MH) power rod will be preferred for channel catfish, and for blue or flathead catfish a medium-heavy (MH) or heavy (H) power is most often preferred.
Rod action is determined from the position at which the fishing rod starts to bend when a load is applied to it.
Fast action rods will bend mostly in the area around and nearest to the tip of the rod (the last third).
Moderate action rods bend a little deeper through the blank so you have flexibility in the tip and middle of the fishing rod.