Iridia Float Rod

$699.99
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Coming soon November 2020!  LIMITED EDITION ONLY.

Each Iridia float rod is a one of a kind, hand crafted by a master rod builder using the finest components to deliver a truly unique float rod for the discriminating float fisherman.

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With it's stunning construction in beautiful Titanium Chrome finish and premium components, discriminating float fishermen finally have a custom build available in a full production rod.  

The Blood Run Tackle Iridia float rod uses the most durable and lightest weight line guides available.  These guides are up to 10% lighter than the next closest line guide frame and are constructed of 100% corrosion proof solid Titanium. These guides are specifically for spinning/centerpin float rods from ultra-light to medium power to cover all reel and rated line size applications.

The 100% Titanium Y guides have the proper and most efficiently designed angular frame that provides added strength to make this the highest performing spinning/centerpin guide to date.  The custom beveled and hardened guide inserts makes these one of the lightest and highest performing guides available.  Each guide insert is tumbled in custom sized media to smooth out all edges to provide the lowest possible friction when float fishing with Blood Run Tackle Floating Mono mainline.    There are no finer 100% Titanium float rod guides available.

In addition, the elevated line guide design provides for zero line contact with the rod blank in wet and windy conditions, and combined with the standard size 8 line guide as the final tip guide, float fishermen can expect a low to no ice buildup condition even in below freezing conditions.  The extra large tip guide (no tip top) eliminates all line contact with the blank, resulting in super smooth drifts and zero hang ups.

Both blanks are constructed with a proprietary blend and modulus positioning of BR7 and BR8 Graphite materials.   This results in a thin walled high modulus (stiffness) blank that can capture and release energy quickly....in super light weight form.  The 4 piece construction carries a blank weight of only 3.5 ounces which is among the lightest of all 4 piece 13' float rods of this graphite construction.  The blank is extremely sensitive to angler direction, allowing for precision float control and line mending, while still providing backbone to muscle even coastal fish.    It's 12lb leader rating is huge for a blank of this lightweight and responsive construction.

The 2 piece 11'6" rod blank is perfect for smaller tributaries, tight cover, or boat fishing, where casting and storage space are a challenge.   The 2 piece construction carries a blank weight of only 3.1 ounces.

The rod is finished with premium grade custom Portuguese cork handles with Ultralite aluminum reel seats with woven graphite inserts.   Each set of cork grips are hand picked, hand assembled, hand lathed and individually unique on each rod in finish, thickness and design.   A truly unique, custom, one of a kind handle configuration on each rod, no two rods are the same.

A limited lifetime warranty is available which protects against manufacturing defects and unexpected damage to rods during transport.   The warranty is available for $100 and covers individual rod sections only (excluding custom butt sections) that may suffer damage.  Limit (2) rod section replacements per lifetime, warranty can be purchased at any time.

If you are interested in a custom build with a personalized cork and thread combination, please contact us via our contact page.

Made in the U.S.A.

  • LENGTH: 13’0″
  • PCS: 4
  • LEADER WT: 6-15LB
  • LURE WT: 1/4-5/8OZ
  • TIP ACTION: FAST
  • BLANK POWER: MEDIUM
  • TOTAL WT: 7.3 OZ
  • CUSTOM HAND-LATHED PORTUGUESE CORK GRIP
  • WOVEN GRAPHITE WINDOW ALUMINUM REEL SEAT
  • SOLID TITANIUM HIGH FRAME GUIDES
  • LENGTH: 11’6″
  • PCS: 2
  • LEADER WT: 6-10LB
  • LURE WT: 1/4-1/2OZ
  • TIP ACTION: MODERATE FAST
  • BLANK POWER: MEDIUM LIGHT
  • TOTAL WT: 6.8 OZ
  • CUSTOM HAND-LATHED PORTUGUESE CORK GRIP
  • WOVEN GRAPHITE WINDOW ALUMINUM REEL SEAT
  • SOLID TITANIUM HIGH FRAME GUIDES

 

 

12 Reviews

5/5
Grant P Jan 12th 2019

1/10/19

I finally got my hands on an Iridia with a fixed seat and custom cork from a dealer in New York. Awesome rod! Great looks with the custom cork handle with burnt burl accents. The titanium guides are sweet, so far I like the absence of the tip top it does seem to collect less water that can freeze. Very responsive blank, not overbuilt like some production rods out there. It took me a while to find one, but I am glad I waited. Very happy with my purchase!

5/5
Adam Scheflet Oct 22nd 2018

10/12/20

I picked up my Iridia float rod at an authorized dealer and have been very happy with my purchase. This is a custom build in a production rod no doubt. Minus fancy threadwork of which I am not a fan, the custom cork handle and aluminum reel seat is great looking and positioned perfect for my float fishing style. This is a very lightweight rod which is easy to use for long sessions, can handle both salmon and steelhead. A great rod, looking forward to purchasing another when the new custom cork grips come out.

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