I built the first of my Prowler jerkbait rods back in 1994 new lures have come
on the scene demanding new techniques. There has been a swing to longer and stiffer
lure rods in some circles, there have also been advances in rod making materials
and fittings too. Time to take another step forward.
sat down and looked at the features I wanted in my dream lure rods: lightweight
but strong blanks with fast actions; top quality fittings; and a distinctive (but
not garish) finish. Simple! I then looked at the lures that I am using most often
these days and decided that three rods would cover the majority of my needs.
Axiom series has met my requirements, and has proved itself by landing me pike
to over twenty-nine pounds within weeks of the final pre-production blanks landing
in my eager hands. Their fast actions make for effortlessly long and accurate
casts, and their light weight makes a long day's casting less fatiguing. They
also look pretty smart too.
All in all,
Axiom lure rods are truly practical and aesthetically pleasing tools for the discerning
AXIOM ROD SPECIFICATIONS
To complement the British made carbon
blanks I have not skimped on the fittings, and genuine Fuji components
are used throughout. MNSG silicone carbide (SiC) rings have been
selected for their semi-low profile, light weight, super smooth
These rings feature a "wrap-around"
frame that helps protect the SiC inner from accidental damage.
To give the rods a subtly distinctive look the rings are whipped
with dark blue thread tipped with metallic sapphire to complement
the smooth-ground blue coloured blank. A stainless steel hook
keeper is fitted as standard.
NB When my current
stock of Axiom blanks runs out blue blanks will no longer be available.
Blanks will be Ultra Matt, standard thread colours will be dark
blue tipped with metallic Electric Blue. Photos to follow soon.
The standard handle comprises
a black winding check in front of the four and a half inch flared cork foregrip,
slim contoured cork and black rubber Fuji butt cap giving thirteen and one eighth
inches overall behind the latest style, black hooded, Fuji trigger reel seat.
are no garish graphics on these rods, just a few hand lettered words in white
ink. As with all my rods I build to order only. Build time is a minimum six weeks
on all Axiom rods.
All stated casting
weights are simply a guide to a rod's capabilities.