When selecting a kite rod most anglers tend to select an inexpensive rod. Reasoning dictates that since the rod is not going to be used to fight a fish, the least expensive choice is best. The weakest point of most kite rods is the rod tip guide. The passage of the braided line together with swivels will immediately begin to eat away the metal of the rod tip guide. Eventually, the line will go through the metal creating a rough surface that will break the line. The breakage of the kite line, while the kite is in flight, may result in losing the kite as well as your release clips, baits, and swivels, not to mention a trophy fish! Our Sceptre PRO Tournament Series Kite Rod eliminates that problem through the use of the solid stainless steel Winthrop Kite Tip. The Winthrop Kite Tip is by far the strongest kite tip ever manufactured, solid stainless steel tip with no welds. The Winthrop tip guide will not break when spectra braided lines, dacron, or swivels are passed through it.
The Sceptre PRO Tournament Series Kite Rod is a full sized kite rod measuring at 36 inches in length, the butt section is 14 inches so the bottom of the kite reel does not touch your gunwales. This tournament grade super heavy duty kite rod features an aluminum uni-butt that can accommodate any size electric kite reel. The aluminum uni-butt features ferrules that tighten the reel towards the gimbal, which prevents your electric reel from coming loose from the rod during long tournament hauls in heavy seas. We use aluminum uni-butts from Stuart Industries or American Tackle. Click on PICTURES Tab above for larger pictures of our kite rod.
When I designed our entire line of Sceptre Tournament Series Fishing Rods I took all these known flaws out of the equation. My focus was to build a line of tournament tuned fishing rods of impeccable quality. Sceptre tournament-quality performance-driven rods will exceed your expectations.
* 14-inch Aluminum Uni-butt* EVA Foam Grip* Release Clip Holder for running & storage* Winthrop Stainless Steel Kite Rod Tip