The Mackenzie FX1 Fly Rod could be remembered as one of the biggest game changers in fly fishing history. This unique fly rod is aiming to become the world's most advanced fly rod as the FX1 is first to be manufactured from Graphene, a Nobel Prize winning material that has revolutionised carbon-composite engineering and looks set to do the same for fly rod strength and durability.
The FX1 Fly Rods set a new benchmark in fly rod technology and are phenomenally strong and durable, designed to provide consistent performance time and time again. Professor Gary Savage,contributor to the NASA space shuttle and the success of three formula one drivers and three constructors World Championships was key in the development of these remarkable fly rods. He is a renowned expert on composites and product design and worked together with the Mackenzie design team to craft and incorporate Graphene into FX1 technology to produce the most advanced fly fishing rod the world has ever seen.
Graphene, is about about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel and 15 times stronger than a diamond. This gives the rod outstanding strength and durability unmatched by previous carbon technologies. Graphene is also the thinnest and lightest material known to man which gives theses rods an ultra lightweight and flexible body. When you hold the FX1 in your hand and gently shake, the flex will be visible right down to halfway along the blank, indicating a medium action rod but the recovery astonishingly is less than a second. This ultra fast recovery provides speed within the rod, and in the hands of a capable caster, with the speed comes the great distance you are able to achieve when casting.
The huge advantage of incorporating Graphene through the use of an autoclave provides the rod with impeccable strength and within nearly any fishing scenario this rod will be virtually unbreakable (within reasonable limits of course). The FX1 Fly Rod is going to lead the way in which fly rods are made and Mackenzie FX1 should be recognised in angling history for this innovation.
Mackenzie have not held back when it comes to the additional components that compliment this ground breaking blank. Fuji SIC, ultra smooth silicon carbide coated stripper guides, Titanium snake eyes and a custom made Alps reel seat with a high quality, Portuguese cork handle outfit the blank to the highest standards. Cosmetically the rod does not disappoint, with a modern yet premium design that makes this rod instantly recognisable. It has a stunning matte black and carbon finish with contrasting orange highlights throughout.
The Mackenzie FX1 Fly Rod is available in a 15ft #10 with a 4 piece construction and is supplied in it’s own, aluminium rod tube.
Designed in the UK
Uses Nobel Prize winning material Graphene
Constructed with FX1 technology
Exclusive auto clave cured blank
Custom made Alps reel seat
Titanium snake eyes
Fuji SIC, ultra smooth silicon carbide coated stripper guides
High quality Flor grade Portuguese cork handle
Beautiful aluminium rod tube