CTS Affinity X

Fast action, lightweight and versatile, the CTS Affinity X has deserved its place as the most popular carbon fly rod blank in the CTS collection.

The Affinity pedigree is unmatched – it’s our cornerstone fly rod series, as a result of its superior design, engineering and materials. A single VeroCore™ helical spiral is at the core of each 100% uni-directional carbon fibre (graphite) Affinity X fly rod blank. This type of structure is regarded as the most effective way of maintaining cross-section stability during bending, therefore creating a fly rod that is more responsive and more sensitive. This is not only apparent when casting, but also when fighting a fish and even when setting the hook. Feel the difference with a CTS carbon fly rod blank.

The Affinity X has a powerful butt section, but balanced perfectly with a delicate tip area. This creates a blank that loads smoothly and quickly into a solid mid area, resulting in a fly rod that is ideal for delicate situations, whilst maintaining precision, casting authority and power when needed. This is a high performance carbon fly rod blank with exceptional recovery, that exceeds at creating tight loops and quick casts. 

Affinity X carbon fly rod blanks are highly customisable, and you can configure a rod for any fishing situation. From flats fishing the Bahamas to stalking backcountry trophy trout in New Zealand. Whatever your style or needs, the Affinity X will take you there.

Made in a world-class-facilin Auckland New Zealand. Tested by the most discerning anglers in every corner of the world.

  • Material Grade: Ultra sensitive 57msi high modulus carbon
  • Core: VeroCore™ Carbon Helix
  • Taper: Fast
  • Action: Fast – Extra Fast

 

Model

 Length

 Line

Grain

Butt (mm)

Tip (mm)

Wgt (g)

FN803-4

8'0" 4pc

#3 

100-120

7.5

1.6

24

FN864-4

8'6" 4pc

#4

120-140

8.0

1.6

27

FN865-4

8'6" 4pc

#5

130-160

8.5

1.7

28

FN904-4

9'0" 4pc

#4

120-140

8.0

1.6

30

FN905-4

9'0" 4pc

#5

130-160

9.0

1.7

34

FN906-4

9'0" 4pc

#6

160-190

9.0

1.8

36

FN966-4

9'6" 4pc

#6

160-190

9.0

1.8

44