According to the company, the fly rods have the traditional feel of glass fiber with the fast recovery of graphite.
According to the company, the fly rods have the traditional feel of glass fiber with the fast recovery of graphite.

Lingrove, which makes components made with biocomposites, has made a fishing rod which has been nominated for the Unsurpassed Innovation Award at the upcoming CAMX composites show.

The rod is made of Ekoa, which is linen fiber pre-impregnated with bioepoxy from post-industrial sources. Ekoa, which was originally developed by the company, is available in dry fabrics, pre-pregs, as well as cores and resins. Ekoa has been used in a variety of applications, including musical instruments, such as a ukulele and a guitar, as well as sports equipment, including a bicycle frame and a lacrosse stick.

According to the company, the fly rods have the traditional feel of glass fiber with the fast recovery of graphite.  

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