KILWELL XANTU 9’6” # 8 WEIGHT ROD REVIEW

Recently I was offered the use of a Kilwell Xantu 9’6” # 8 weight, four piece fly rod to evaluate and review on behalf of Active Angling NZ. Kilwell has been making high quality rods continuously in New Zealand for a very long time and most anglers at one stage or another have cast, or learned to cast with, a Kilwell fly rod. The Xantu … Continue reading KILWELL XANTU 9’6” # 8 WEIGHT ROD REVIEW

ROD REVIEW – LOOP BOOSTER PREDATOR 8’8″

I got a chance to play with the Loop Booster Predator 8’8″ # 9 weight fly rod on my favourite estuary this morning and was very impressed. For a low price point rod ($ 499) it represents excellent value for money. Initially I was somewhat sceptical that a comparatively short rod could cast a # 9 weight line with ease and this was further reinforced … Continue reading ROD REVIEW – LOOP BOOSTER PREDATOR 8’8″