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We will have the CND Solstice Series and Spey Trackers lined up at Denver. Our booth is hard to miss - it's the only spey rod maker directly ON the spey pool. We are hard core spey :smokin:

Come check out the first three Solstice Series rods (Greased Line Spey):

13'4" 6/7 4pc IM8
14'3" 7/8 4pc IM8
15'2" 7/8 4pc IM8

These rods are at the top of the heap in terms of casting performance, looks and ruggedness - the complete package. A 'rainforest green' finish and classic fit and trim throughout disguise the space-age material properties, toned down just a touch from the Specialist Series to provide a lightweight "sweetness" in the action that speaks for itself. Yet put a load into the blank and watch the tight loops jump from the hidden power in the IM8 graphite, without even a hint of stiffness or heaviness. These rods have passed our toughness test with flying colors, landing fish much larger than typical for the light summer line ratings throughout the field testing period - they are extremely durable for such balanced and lightweight rods.

Nobuo has really outdone himself with the precise weight and flex balance from tip to butt in these rods, which truly defy their dimensions with their featherlight weight and smooth feel. The first thing you will say when you pick up the 14'3" (CNF-1438GL) is "this can't be over 14ft long" as it feels as light as most 13ft'ers on the market (and some 12's :lildevl:). I noticed during field tests that it casts beautifully with some overhang and a crisp stroke using a lighter line rating (e.g. 6/7 short or mid spey) as it will with a fuller load (e.g. a 7/8 mid/short spey line).

Even the 15'2" feels summer-run light in the hands while having the power to throw spey lines to the backing knot without much ado when the load is pulled into the lower blank with a smooth stroke.

The Solstice Series blanks have the consistent flex balance that makes Nobuo's extensive mathematical calculations (the first development step in every CND rod) worthwhile.

These rods have been extensively field tested as far abroad as the Ponoi, Pacific Northwest steelhead, and cherry salmon rivers in Japan before reaching the highest level of refinement possible.

The Tracker Series is a proven trout spey series that has been proven overseas but is now available in the US and Canada. A 12'2" 5/6 spey action rod is a must for those visiting Kamchatka for wild trout, in fact there is one there now in the most capable hands. The 9'8" 6/7/8 Tracker is as smooth overhead casting a full line as it is spey casting with the over/under handle design.

The Atlantis Series of Saltwater Two-handed Performance rods will introduce an 11ft 9/10wt little brother to the Surf-Tamer, dubbed the "All-arounder". This rod has also been tested in a range of coastal conditions from crosswinds on the Airport Flat on Exuma to Monomoy and Nauset's outer beaches. It's the second of a four part series of designed-for-purpose saltwater two-handers borne from extensive research, not an after-thought of a salmon rod.

There are other rods in R&D right now but I don't want to steal Nobuo's thunder. He is always surprising folks with his designs, myself included!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the show!
 

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Juro,

I would like to know if this show is open to the general public or if you have to be affiliated with a shop/business to be admitted.

Would love to meet up with you if that is a possibility while you are here in the Denver area. Let me know if you are interested.

John
 

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Absolutely would like to hook up. I'll call my coordinator at flyfishingretailer.com and ask about general admission, but I would assume anyone who'll pay admission will be welcomed in the door.

Looking forward to it!
 

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What a fantastic line up of interesting rods! Too bad CND aren´t (yet) available in Sweden!

I´m really interested in long light spey rods. Those rods would be perfect on low summer levels on the Norwegian rivers.
 

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Juro,Fishin fool,

FYI the 'dealer' show is NOT open to the general public. I do suspect that some people do manage to sneak in with advance registration and fake cards.
BN
 

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From a dealers perspective I am sure you are correct! However perhaps we could use a 'staff' member at the booth ;-)

In any case the bar doesn't check cards only ID's and not too often at our age :hihi:
 

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Whistler,Juro

It was my understanding that the show was not open to the general public so I am not surprised at this. I am not sure you would want me as staff in your booth since I am such a sucky caster.

:eek:

Hope we can work it out so I can sneak in and at least buy a couple beers. What are the dates on the show?

John
 

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John -

The show is Sept 17-19. Hope we can hook up.
 

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Fredtrout - the flyshop "Nordisk fiskeutstyr" in Oslo and Bergen has a huge pile of CND rods available. Give Svein a call at + 47 22 17 13 10 and ask him to give you an offer.
 

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Juro,

When will the new rods be on their way to dealers?

Thanks,
David Dornblaser
David -

Thanks for the inquiry. We are already taking orders and will be making some early shipments prior to the trade show but for the most part we are unveiling this series, the speytrackers, a new lighterweight Atlantis, etc... at the Denver Trade Show on September 17-19, 2004.

They would have been made available earlier but I would put it this way... Mr.Nodera is very much a perfectionist and has the passion, experience and mathematics to seek perfection, and so he does. It may cause a little anxiety for guys like me in the short run for me but in the end the effort pays dividends cast after cast on the water. I have never regretted the wait once I received the final results.

What the field testers and I felt in the samples were already way past what I had dreamed of when I joined the chorus of folks begging for a hardcore summer spey tool many moons ago. However Nobuo has found some refinements and added a model and our main focus became the Denver Fly Tackle and Trade show as it is with pretty much all manufacturers.

Here's what you will find about our Solstice Series:
  • they are featherlight, defying their length. You won't believe the lengths marked on them until you measure them
  • they are silk-smooth with a weight balance and flex-profile that is precisely calculated and modeled mathematically before prototyping
  • they are unexpectedly powerful for such lightweight with a deep reserve of power, great tip casting, mid-power finesse, and a deep load rocket launcher all in one. This is a result of the IM8 graphite composition used exclusively by CND in the Specialist and Atlantis series, super-light power with feel.
  • They are extremely durable, tough as nails and lives up to our standards of "hardcore spey". The first set (one of each model) made it through rigorous field testing around the world literally, battling monster atlantics, steelhead and other gamefish
  • they're beautiful rods with a unique 'rainforest green' finish and premium components throughout their 4-pc construction

I am really amazed with this series, as were the folks at Golden Gate where we previewed them, Sandy River, Seattle, Easter claves, etc - and I am confident you will too.

Drop me a PM and I will let you know when dealers in your area are getting them in, or if I can get my samples back from the Skeena in time I will see if I work something out for you. They fared very well on the Ponoi just before getting shipped north.

Frankly I can't wait to get them into stock, I don't get to spend as much time as I'd like with them either :wink:
 

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Juro,
Wanted to let you know that if you need a ride from the airport to your motel I would be happy to pick you up and drop you off. Let me know if that is something you would like to do.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and tossing a couple cold ones back.
By the way, I just viewed you new video on the upriver snake cast and it is way cool. Good video too.
John
 

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How much does a feather weigh? ;)

Seriously, I am not sure at this point after the final optimization from Mr.Nodera. However, I will find out very soon and let you know.

Keep in mind that the overall weight of this 6/7 is very light to start with, but the balance and flex profile make the rod feel even lighter. I am confident that you will notice this immediately when flexing and casting this rod.
 
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