Quote: Originally Posted by Big Dave
When we (Advanced Fishing) decided to make available one piece rods, we knew there would be challenges. First, cost, and second was distribution, how could we keep the cost down and still get product from the UK to everywhere it needed to be in the USA The easy part would have been to not worry about the cost and just pass it onto the consumer. But we didn’t want to do that. What we want to do is continue to make not only high performance rods, but want to do it a fair price as well. The Nor’easter is that rod. These are not as someone suggested, just 2 piece rods glued together. They are an engineered build that when completed ends up virtually seamless. There is no noticeable tip over ferrule or exposed spigot joint. Everything is engineered and internal to the rod. Ryan and I, as well as some pro staffers have shown some of the original prototypes to tons of fishermen as well as shops to look at and demo. The bottom line was not one person ever questioned whether the rod was a 2 piece rod. And those were just the prototypes. The new ones are even better. I am not going to go into detail on the engineering of these rods online but these rods are just awesome sticks and worth taking a good look at. If some find it trend setting that’s ok with us. We have no problem being the first to the market with this rod. And we back it 100%
I have a few questions.
Before assembly how long are the individual pieces?
Are the individual pieces all assembled by the same people once they reach our shores or are they shipped around to different shops and builders in two pieces and assembled by them?
And is it fair calling these a "One piece rod" when by your own admission they appear to be a bonded two piece rod?
Quote: Originally Posted by lureman
The new one piece 11ft. NOR'EASTER RODS will be available Sept. 12, at the Fisherman Magazine Surf Fishing Show