DetailsUpgraded and significantly improved from the original, the Shakespeare Agility 2 XPS Fly Rod excels in performance, built with durable high carbon blanks and with a fast action required when casting heavy lines and big flies.
The XPS in the title, stands for Extra Power Special and this name is given due to the rod’s capability of providing a powerful action that can cast out heavier lines and flies with ease. The XPS models are designed specifically for when you are fishing for hard fighting predators in both fresh and saltwater environments.
The blanks in the Agility 2 XPS utilise a higher grade of 36/40 ton carbon to make the rod diameters much slimmer and lighter in weight whilst also improving strength throughout the entire length of the blank. The stripper guides on both rods are constructed from Zirconium Oxide and the handle is made of AAA cork with an engraved aluminium reel seat.
The 9ft #8 model features a high quality reverse half wells handle.
The 9ft #10 features a full wells handle with an additional fighting handle grip.
The Shakespeare Agility 2 XPS Fly Rod features the same stunning cosmetics as the Agility 2 Fly Rod, finished with an attractive pearlized grey colour and silver detailing throughout.
The Agility 2 XPS Fly Rod is available in a 9ft #8 and a 9ft #10 model and each rod is supplied in a quality cordura tube.
36/40 ton carbon blank
Zirconium Oxide Stripper guides
Engraved Aluminium reel seat
AAA Cork handles
Pearlized grey finish with silver detailing
Supplied in quality cordura tube
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Rod Models Available
Code Length AFTM Sections Transport Length Handle Weight RRP Our Price Availability 1381010 9ft #10 4pc 72cm FW 135g £74.99 £57.99 In Stock 1381011 9ft #8 4pc 72cm RHW 128g £74.99 £57.99 In Stock
Brand Shakespeare Stock Location U-S Rod Sections 4pc Transport Length No Handle Type No Rod Action Fast Colour Pearl Grey
What our customers say..
5 reviews written by our visitors
This rod was purchased for Pollock and Pike, and is my first 'heavier' weight rod. First impressions were good; The rod seems robust and well put together and the carry case is solid. (The first rod sent to me had a squint ring on the tip section and after some brief communication, Angling Active replaced without fuss).
It had it's first outing on the Isle of Skye last week. Fishing from the rocks into moderately deep water, even with my modest casting ability I was able to throw decent sized saltwater streamers an adequate distance. Hooking up to a 3lb Pollock, the rod performed perfectly allowing me to manoeuvre the fish away from a rocky section and also to lift it from the kelp with ease.
For the money, it seems like a very good all round package. I'm looking forward to using it again. Review by Stewart (Created 28/02/2018)
This rod was recommended to me for pike and pollock fly fishing. I pondered for a while about buying it but eventually decided to just get it. I was very pleasantly surprised with rod. Finished to a very high quality and excellent value for money. Cast well and is capable of handling light and heavy lines of various tapers.
If you are thinking of buying a rod and this suits your needs then I fully recommend purchasing it. Review by Thomas (Created 08/02/2018)
- I liked the #10 Agility 2 XPS so much, I bought a second XPS in #8. Cracking rod for the money - oversized line guides, good fixed fighting butt, quick recovery. I'd rate it medium fast, with a bit less backbone than the #10. Looking forward to trying it on sea trout, mackerel, chain pickerel and grilse. Balances well with my Airflo Xceed 10/12 reel; with Angling Active's affordable shooting heads and lines, I can swap out #10-11 shooting heads for full size #8 lines in minutes, using the same reel for both rods....a full saltwater and predator fly-fishing kit for less than the cost of one Sage rod. Review by Eric (Created 09/01/2018)
- Shakespeare Agility 2 XPS Fly Rod at less than £60 or £200 for an alternative that I liked, well obviously as I'm reviewing the cheaper option you know which I went for! Despite having much more expensive rods I have over recent years bought a number of 'budget' rods and while rings may not be quite as nice, or handles finished so prettily I haven't yet regretted a purchase. So this rod, its not cheap its great value. I bought it for pike and bass fishing as I wanted something lighter than #10 for small river and canal work and that would double for mullet fishing when the bass don't show up without being ridiculously heavy. Firstly the delivery was brilliant. I paid a little extra for 24 hour delivery and placed my order at round midday - the rod turned up at 10am the next morning. Can't fault that! Packaging was solid and the decent tube was well protected by bubble wrap. Now this was at work and I haven't got a river anywhere close but as my gear for the season lives in my car, when lunchtime came I went out to the adjacent field and put a reel holding an #8 Rio Intermediate striper bass line on the end. My first impressions are that the rod loads easily, shoots the line accurately and is not to heavy - just as well as I'm ignoring doctors orders to rest my elbow which has tendonitis thanks to a tough day on my 10 weight! Now that's only a very quick 'session' of a few minutes but as I've often found the usability of a rod does not fall significantly short of a rod at 4 times the price. So in summary, trust the order time and trust the rod. Both are great value. Review by Iain (Created 10/11/2017)
- I ordered this rod for striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, landlocked salmon, lake trout and muskie fishing. It's built for the job - a fairly fast action, lots of backbone, and oversize guides that let shooting heads shoot through. It's as light in the hand as a 10-weight can be, and balances perfectly with my AirFlo Xceed 10/12 saltwater reel. And when I really need to lift, the fighting grip is just where it should be. Thanks, Angling Active! Review by Eric (Created 05/05/2017)
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