Stoked features the latest in material patterns and production technology that let us make entry level rods at a totally game changing level. When the development process was over, we were so impressed that we just had to call them what we felt - Stoked. The Stoked series also feature many of the same eco-friendly components as the Elevation, a good incentive for the environmentally cautious angler.
Compared to the Elevation these rods feature a slightly lower modulus carbon 24T/30T/36T vs. 36T/40T which make them easier to cast for the beginner and more forgiving for casting errors. Yet these are light and responsive rods with an action and feel that is associated with rods at a much higher level of performance and price. The rod action is medium fast with a sensitive and stable tip. The bend is progressive down the blank which gives you great feel and you easily connect to the rod for all types of casts.
These High Tech fly reels are inspired by the designelements in our Fario and Vosso reels. We have given eachreel slightly individual features to best suit it's purpose ofuse and to make it match nicely with the rods it is suited for.
Part of the design is unique and can only be achieved by using a die casting method where reels are produced from high precision tooling and then CNC finished before beingcoated with the final finish.The drag system is smooth, precise and well proven overyears. It will give good performance even though it is notsealed. Normal care and maintenance is required whenusing the reels in salt water. There are 3 models availableand they will fit rods from #4 up to 10/11.The 79 and 810 models have a rim cage to stabilize the frame and prevent thin Shooting Lines from getting caught between frame and spool.
The 810 also features extra X-truss supports and has a double 5-spoke pattern both on the spool and the frame.The retrieve direction on the reels is easy to alter and only takes a couple of minutes. FAVO has a Dark Gunmetal semi matte finish onthe frame and spool, with black knobs and details. There are two orange metal plates with GL snake logo on thedrag- and spool release knobs. Reels are delivered in a nylon reel case.
Control 3.0 is a modern WF line with a short head length, featuring a long, continuous front taper backed by a shorter, level belly section that produces a noticeable load in the line. A medium length back taper improves the ease of handling. A further help for the good line control is the 3m long handling line between the back taper and the running line. This section makes it possible to hold a bit more than the head length outside the rod tip without loosing control when you cast.
The front taper is 5,1 meters in a #5 wt and ensures good transition of power and delicate presentations. The belly is 2.0 m and the back taper is 1,8 m, and the main weight of the line is towards the back which makes it load the rod perfectly on all distances. It also has a short back taper that makes the line very suitable for spey casts. Control 3.0 has a buoyant coating for good floatability and is slick and easy to shoot. It has dual colors for easy identification of the transition between head and running line.
The line is fitted with small factory-made loops in both ends and has a printed ID marking about 50 cm up from the tip. Color is a Pale Lime Green head with a Sky Grey shooting line. The head length is 8,75 meters including back taper in the line weight 4-6 and 9,25 meters in line weight 7-8. Available in WF 4-8 Floating. Total length: 25 meters in WF 4-6 and 27,5m in WF 7-8. Control is made with the novice/intermediate caster in mind and has a design that generates high line speed and easy contact with the rod. Learning the double haul is a lot easier with shorter head lines like this.
Control is suitable for fishing with all kinds of flies and are great for both river- and lake fishing. The taper reminds a lot of the Fario Tactical, but is a bit shorter and therefor even easier to manage for all level of casters. This is our entry level fly line with a great price and value, perfect for small to medium sized rivers. It is also a great tool for fishing where you have less space for back casts.