Weight Loss

Field and Stream - - FIELD TEST -

More and more rods are unimag­in­ably light. Su­per-high-mod­u­lus graphite cer­tainly brings down weight, but man­u­fac­tur­ers are find­ing other ways to shave ounces, in­clud­ing smaller guides, in­no­va­tive reel seats, and split grips.

Take the St. Croix Leg­end Glass. Fiber­glass is a heavy rod ma­te­rial, but with the right com­po­nents and de­sign, the 7-foot 11-inch model is a mere 5.8 ounces.

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