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EFTTEX Awards: Biocraft XR punches well above price point


The Biocraft XR range contains the most technically advanced fly rods ever produced by Shimano and are said to provide a remarkable combination of casting performance, fishing practicality and value.

The full 25-rod range covers all situations from ultra-light nymphing through to saltwater tuna fishing.

Light, responsive and perfectly finished, the Biocraft XR punches well above its price point and is a serious challenger to some of the high-priced American competitors.

The high modulus blanks feature HPC, Biofibre, Nanosheet and Diaflash in different blends. This combination results in lightness and finesse where it is required in the stream and lightweight models and controlling power and peerless casting performance in the powerful and double-handed rods.

As an added advantage, almost all are three- or four-piece for better transport. Fittings include SeaGuide and Fuji SiC guides to ensure lightness combined with strength and SeaGuide reel seats which blend perfectly with traditional cork handles.

Every rod comes in a velvet bag and hard case carry tube.

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