Cast off your preconceptions of fly rod design—and get closer to the center of the action. The Center Axis may be the most meaningful advancement in fly rod performance since graphite replaced fiberglass all those decades ago.
Warning: Last items in stock!
Cast off your preconceptions of fly rod design—and get closer to the center of the action.
The Center Axis may be the most meaningful advancement in fly rod performance since graphite replaced fiberglass all those decades ago. By closely aligning the center mass of our Litespeed reel with the center axis of our medium-fast action rod, we’ve delevered the mass of the heavier object. The result will amaze you. You’ll feel the pulse of your cast like never before. Don’t take our word for it. Put the Center Axis in your hand. Casting is believing!
The development process In early development, we realized that the larger the line weight and heavier the reel, the more effective the Center Axis concept would be at creating a more balanced, connected feel when casting. The challenge was how to deal with the considerable forces experienced when fighting a heavy fish.
The load path from the fighting butt to the grip needed to be strengthened. We accomplished this by integrating a modular, 3 piece “arch” into the structure, which efficiently transmits load without flexing. But, no matter how effective the Center Axis is at reducing reel-induced inputs, the system can only be as good as the rod it’s fitted to. To that end, we’ve developed rods that seamlessly blend a solid lower section with a crisp, energetic and lively tip, easily and intuitively generating line speed and clean, smooth loops.