Kilwell Fibretube specialises in niche market fishing rod blanks for the world's most discerning anglers.
With over 100 different mandrel styles to work with, we manufacture everything from the finest of Fly rods, through to Spinning, Popper, Jigging, Heavy Salt Water Game and Surfcasting models. Our rod blank experts are experienced fishermen and the designs they produce find favour with anglers in many countries, so if you are a rod builder seeking 'something special' we can help you.
Our innovative blank laminates are complex combinations of materials, tapers and processes:
Fibres: Glass, Aramid, and standard, medium or high modulus Carbon fibres, chosen for the best ratio of stiffness, strength, weight and economy for each application. Fibres are placed in uni-directional, woven or bi-axial layers.
Fibre Direction: Fibres are aligned at several different angles to carry the bending, crushing, shear and torque loads at various points along the blanks.
Resins: Toughened thermosetting Epoxy resin, plain or nano-fibre enhanced for increased toughness.
Mandrels: More than 100 different mandrel models allow us to make fishing rod blanks to suit all fishing styles.
- Patterns: Patterns are developed to fine tune the blank's bend characteristics from tip to butt. Basic principles can be calculated by computer but ultimate casting and fish-fighting properties can only be achieved with the subtle adjustments of our experienced and skilled designers.
- Process: Production processes from pattern cutting to final inspection are carefully controlled to maintain Kilwell Fibretube's long standing reputation as market leaders in fishing rod design and manufacture.
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Our huge range of Fishing Rod blanks is too large to list on this site. Please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.