Sceptre Kite Rod Winthrop Tip & Slick ButtFeatures:NOTE: I only have 1 more of these slick butt rods left at the special price listed. I am discontinuing the slick butt because I can provide an aluminum butt for the same exact price. Aluminum uni-butts are better than slick butts.
* Winthrop Kite Tip* Aluminum Reel Seat* 15 inch Slick Butt & Gimbal* Release Clip Holder for running & storage 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 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 loosing the kite as well as your release clips, baits, and swivels, not to mention a trophy fish! Our Sceptre Winthrop Tournament Series Kite Rod eliminates that problem through the use of a Winthrop Kite Tip. The Winthrop kite rod tip guide will not break when spectra braided lines, dacron, or swivels are passed through it.
The Sceptre Tournament Series Kite Rod is a full sized kite rod measuring at 36 inches in length, the butt section is 15 inches so the bottom of the kite reel does not touch your gunwales. This professional grade super heavy duty kite rod features an aluminum reel seat that can accommodate the larger electric kite reels. In addition we align our reel seats where the reel tightens towards the butt of the rod. This alignment is imperative when running offshore. Kite rods or any rod, where the reel is tightened from the bottom towards the rod tip WILL become loose when running. This type of reel seat alignment will eventually cause the loss of an expensive reel, or someone getting hurt because the reel came off the rod, causing injury.
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.