If we could sum up the Diamondback’s new Clout rod in one sentence, this would be it: A diehard trout angler’s dream rod. Designed specifically for accurate casts, subtle mends, and that perfect blend of power and finesse, we have totally tricked out this fishing stick.
The first thing you’ll notice about Diamondback’s new Clout rod is the distinct and minimal style grip “LINK Grip.” Diamondback’s new LINK Grip combines aesthetic appeal together with industry leading functionality and innovation. The LINK Grip gives anglers the ability to do something they have never been able to do before…..cast the blank, not the cork. An angler is connected to the fly rod through the grip. Much of "how a rod feels" immediately develops from this first rod-user handshake. Diamondback's LINK Grip allows more feeling of the rod's internal action, balancing comfort with sensitivity and control.
The LINK Grip negates the great amount of pressure needed to hold the rod because the fingers settle between the carefully shaped cork rings. Hand and wrist fatigue are dramatically reduced even during extensive casting and fish fighting. When you add the hook setting advantages, increased sensitivity, versatility, and comfort….it’s a hands down difference from traditional cork that begs to be picked up.
The Clout rod is designed utilizing two unique manufacturing applications, Diverse Modulus Design (DMD) and Core Reinforcement Construction (CRC). DMD is the precise application of a variety of pre-impregnated composite fibers in controlled configurations to finely tune and balance the rod, while Core Reinforcement Construction (CRC) is a remarkable rod construction system to bolster blank structure, thereby increasing the circular or "hoop strength" of the rod without piling on added weight. The result is a powerful, smooth casting rod with refined stiffness, recovery speed and structural strength.
Clout rods feature a ruby red painted blank with matching wraps and silver trim, while each ferrule has distinct diamond shaped alignment marks. Fitted with thin diameter stainless hard chrome snake guides and titanium strippers with Nano Light inserts. The distinct open framed diamond cut aluminum reel seat and Diamondback branded high quality cork grip. All Clout rods come in a Diamondback embroidered heavy duty cloth bag and a graphite rod tube.
FEATURES: Diamondback “Diverse Modulus Design” (DMD)
Diamondback “Core Reinforcement Construction” (CRC)
Diamondback “LINK GRIP”
Ruby red blank, matching wraps and silver trim
Diamond shaped alignment marks
Thin diameter stainless snake guides
Titanium stripper with Nano Light inserts
Distinct diamond cut aluminum reel seat
Diamondback branded high quality cork
Embroidered rod bag
Distinct graphite tube