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Looking for an extra edge when salmon fishing?

Updated: June 30th 2017 @ 9:02am

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Leave it to a champion fisherman and a former NASA engineer and Formula One racing car designer to build a better fly fishing rod.

Scott Mackenzie is a former world Spey casting champion and a professional ghillie (guide) for 20 years, working on the River Ness in the Highlands and the Deveron in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Gary Savage is a professor of engineering who has worked with NASA and also with carmakers Honda and McLaren on designs for Formula One racing cars.

"We have taken the best of everything we have learned in Formula One to create the best fly rod ever made."

Drawing on space age expertise and Nobel Prize-winning technology, they say the lightness, strength, and flexibility of the material makes it a "game changer" for all anglers.

"It not only flexes deeply at the beginning of a cast but it straightens again powerfully, which gives you distance, and critically it also retains the vital 'feel' that salmon fishers need to adjust their technique and accuracy."



Don't miss the full story! BBC Scotland's Craig Anderson reports



Craig Anderson, BBC News, May 20, 2016. "Highlands and Islands"

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