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GRP2 DH 11' Rods

Quick Overview

Our GRP2 line of two handed rods is a result of more time on the water than behind the desk. We wanted to produce gear that not only performed as well or better than anything else we've tested, but that was durable enough to make us feel comfortable taking week long expeditions without a backup rod. By listening to the feedback from our reps, guides, and customers and mixing it with what we know about rod design and experience on the water we finally feel confident we've dialed it in with our GRP2 line, and we are confident that you will agree.
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Our GRP2 line of two handed rods is a result of more time on the water than behind the desk. We wanted to produce gear that not only performed as well or better than anything else we've tested, but that was durable enough to make us feel comfortable taking multi week expeditions chasing chrome through the Northwest without a backup rod. By listening to the feedback from our reps, guides, and customers and mixing it with what we know about rod design and experience on the water we finally feel confident we've dialed it in with our GRP2 line, and we are confident that you will agree.

Featuring our full flex fast action, these rods are extremely responsive and accurate while maintaining a flex you can feel into the butt section for maximum feel. We designed the blanks with a composite blend of intermediate and high modulus Japanese Toray Carbon to not only give increased strength, but to achieve the feel and action that is unique to these rods. They are fast and responsive when you want them to be, but forgiving as well. They are designed to perform equally well casting as they are for fighting fish.

Instead of adding dead weight by sanding and painting the blank we adjusted the taper and left the blanks unsanded. This results in 0% dead weight and increased strength and while decreasing overall weight. It also looks really nice! The stripping guides are black oxidized stainless steel, and the snake guides are an ultra light black oxidized stainless steel which decreases the swing weight in the upper portion of the rod. Black thread wraps with green and silver accents set the rod off, because it should look as nice as it feels, and the anodized aluminum reel seat on the Steelhead Switch and Salmon Switch make them saltwater worthy. The Trout Switch has a rosewood burl reel seat which is not recommended for use in salt water unless you regularly rinse your gear.

Whether you are drifting bobbers or swinging flies, the GRP2 Switch Rods are geared towards spey casting but are also light enough to cast overhead when lined up correctly. The blend of carbon allowed us to achieve a wider grain window, and they are equally at home with a fast paced stroke and a long light scandi head as they are with the slower paced sustained anchor casts when lined up with a bulky skagit head and the longest and heaviest of sink tips.

We strongly recommend pairing them up our new "Send It" line systems which are developed specifically for this line of rods by world champion caster Mikael Blomberg of MKB designs. They are a hybrid between ultra short modern skagit lines and classic scandi design. They are absolutely effortless to cast, and allow for a wide variety of fishing styles. Most importantly they allow for both a fast sink rate and unbeatable presentation, allowing you to get big intruders down to winter steelhead with the same line used to present size 14 stoats tails to atlantic salmon in the shadowy shallows.

Physical Weight
Trout Switch 4/5 - 4.85 oz
Steelhead Switch 6/7 - 5.45 oz
Salmon Switch 8/9 - 5.95 oz

Grain Windows
Trout Switch - 225 to 350
Steelhead Switch - 325 to 475
Salmon Switch - 450 to 625

All rods come backed by our Lifetime Warranty

All rods come with a rod sock and hard cordura rod tube

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