Vision 'Down Under' Fly Rod

A powerful new rod for Aussie species

by Monday, 17 December 2018

Australia is home to some remarkable and unique fisheries. As part of our angling culture, we have two iconic species: in the north of the country, the barramundi rules, while in the south the Murray cod ignites much passion.
A group of Australian fluff chuckers brought together by their affiliation with Vision Fly Fishing decided that their favourite fisheries deserved a fly rod
to match.
Delivering large and air resistant flies deep into structure is typically what is required to get a strike from a barramundi or a Murray cod, and this is where the Vision Down Under rod really excels.
Prototypes of the rod were tested, talked about at length and fished in a wide range of Australian fishing situations, in both fresh and salt water. Input from the likes of gun angler and salt-water aficionado Gavin Davis, angling identity and outback traveller Ken Smith, and from a bloke who spends a lot of time guiding and fishing for Murray cod (that would be me), came together with the wider Australian Vision team and created a splendid rod, not only for barra and cod but for a lot of other heavy fly
The Down Under is available in an 8'4" 9-weight — a shorter length to suit those who like to fish in tight quarters — and a 9' 10-weight for when you have the space to lay out a longer cast or are fishing from a boat.
The blank of the Down Under rod provides a powerful medium fast action and is built with a blend of low modulus 24 ton and high modulus 38 ton graphite, keeping the weight down but staying strong with the power to turn a large fish away from heavy cover.
The green and gold colour scheme reflects the rod’s Aussie pedigree. Both models have full wells cork handles with comfortable cork/EVA fighting butt, complete with a Mimosa star from the Southern Cross.
The Down Under pairs beautifully with the Vision XLV reel and the powerhouse Big Daddy fly lines. Both rods retail for $495.
Vision Australia: 0402 051759
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