Master Nymph Bellator VII PF1 11′ (P = Power – F = Fast Action) Euro Nymphing Rod.
As we have said for many years “Competition Breeds Innovation” which is where our main motto “Inspired By Competition” comes from. It’s the same in pretty much any industry that you look at. Our rods are the result of a life long involvement in competitive fly fishing. Throughout our entire design process, we utilised our competitive experience along with our close contacts in the international competition fly fishing world to create rods that are beyond perfect for competition angling, ticking off every single box that was required for this exciting sport. As Euro Nymphing becomes more popular around the world, many anglers have realised that you don’t actually have to be a competitor to be able to use the very best rods in the world.
When you combine countless decades of American carbon fiber composite innovation with countless decades of rod design experience and decades of competitive angling experience the results can be quite shocking…..
When this blank rolled off our machinery the reaction was something that I don’t think we shall ever forget! Normally speaking lightweight 11ft rods have various “flaws” such as an uncomfortable swing weight, they are tip heavy, they droop considerably through the length of the blank, they don’t recover quickly enough and quite frankly they just don’t feel right, this blank is something that has never before been achieved in this length!
This rod is designed from the ground up to be the ultimate Euronymphing product. The mandrels were designed in house right here in Washington state and manufactured in California to our specifications. The carbon fiber material and resins are selected specifically for this rod. The action is designed utilizing decades of top level competition experience. Every single part of this rod with the exception of the cork used to style our proprietary grip taper, is hand built in the USA using only fully made in the USA components.
The whole range of Bellator VII Euronymphing rods are painstakingly built by hand here in Washington State, and our builders use an incredibly small thread wrap finished with a beautiful copper highlight and a special epoxy compound to maximize weight relief on each of the single foot REC Recoil guides.
All Bellator VII models feature our very own in house designed and fully built in the USA custom reel seat which is built using 7075 grade aluminum and finished using a type 3 anodizing process.
The REC Recoil components used on all of our specific Euronymphing rods are finished in stealthy black pearl and are treated with a PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating.
PVD is a process in which a solid material is vaporized in a vacuum and deposited onto the surface of a part. These coatings are not simply metal layers though. Instead, compound materials are deposited atom by atom, forming a thin, bonded, metal or metal-ceramic surface layer that greatly improves the appearance, durability, and/or function of a part or product, in the case of fly rod guides, it greatly improves “shootability” and durability which in turn protects not only the actual guide itself, but also your fly line and leader!
The Bellator PF1 11′ does more than check every single box in the Euronymphers requirement list….
- Super lightweight and perfectly balanced blank
- Custom in house designed and built in the USA reel seat
- Fully designed and manufactured from start to finish in the USA
- Fast adaptive action for pin point accuracy, recovery and overall deadly presentation
- Proprietary taper flor grade cork grip which greatly reduces fatigue and aids in sensitivity and bite detection
- Lighting fast recovery
- Incredibly light “in hand” feel
- Hand sanded, unfinished carbon fiber blank
- Super flat guide wraps
- PVD coated single foot REC Recoil guides, stripping guide, tip top guide and single foot hook keeper
- Comes with a hand made in the USA custom rod bag featuring the Master Nymph shield logo
- Made in the USA 7075 grade aluminum rod tube finished in our celestial black coating
- Comes with our Master Nymph branded rod wipe cloth to help keep your prized possession clean after each use