Rod Assessment – Airrus Rods, Sept 2007

All through the years, I’ve been lucky sufficient to have the chance to personally use and take a look at many manufacturers and kinds of rods. Every one is exclusive in it is personal method and has a personality of it is personal. I’ve used many advantageous rods akin to St. Croix, G. Loomis, Kistler, Daiwa, Shimano and Lamiglas. About 5 years in the past I used to be launched to an organization named Sirrus Rods now often known as Airrus Rods. The corporate was simply getting going and there weren’t too many fashions to select from however resulting from their unimaginable technological breakthroughs and perseverance, they’ve since grown right into a World-Class Firm and have many fashions and kinds of rods accessible. Associates, I’ll forewarn you, these rods will completely blow your socks off! Let me share a number of of my latest experiences with you relating to Airrus rods. I actually hope this may function a suggestion and enable you with the subsequent buy of a brand new rod.

Airrus Achievements:

Co-Matrix 457 Rods…….ICAST 2002 Rod Class “Better of Present”

Out of doors Life……………2003 “Editors Selection” award for greatest baitcast rod.

Spectra ATF Rods………ICAST 2003 Rod Class “Better of Present”

Custom Rods…………..ICAST 2004 Rod Class “Better of Present”

Subject & Stream…………2004 Custom Rod was chosen as #1 for 2004.

Puls-R Rod……………..ICAST 2006 Freshwater Rod “Better of Present”

CO-MATRIX 457 Rod by Airrus

Airrus Rods have at all times been on the slicing fringe of know-how and that is extraordinarily obvious in

every mannequin of their rods. The primary rod I wish to share some details about is the

Co-Matrix 457. The rod I examined was a 7′ Medium Heavy Quick motion casting rod. I used the Model New

Ardent XS 1000 reel with 15LB-Berkley fluorocarbon line. The Co-Matrix not solely has an ample

quantity of energy, however it is usually extraordinarily delicate. This rod is exclusive in the truth that two totally different

manufacturing processes have been used on this one rod. That is how Airrus describes this course of…

“Filament winding, which is used within the decrease part of the rod to offer most hook set and

castability and our proprietary Multi-Modulus tip part, designed to offer the last word mixture

of lure presentation, rod management and sensitivity”. This rod and reel mixture allowed me to make

extremely lengthy solid and nonetheless preserve accuracy as a precedence in addition to management. I used to be utilizing a 5″ weightless

stickworm and permitting it to sink after which bringing it again to the floor once more for the repeated

course of. The Co-Matrix was so delicate that I may really feel each single piece of construction that was

current. That is how a MH 7′ rod ought to really feel in my view! The issue is, to many longer heavier

energy rods really feel like, effectively…. Lengthy heavy energy rods, which isn’t very conducive to an all day fishing


I discovered this rod to be very effectively balanced proper out of the bundle. However, simply in case you could be

utilizing a heavier reel or a lighter reel than I used to be utilizing, Airrus has put a detachable nylon cap within the butt

part of the rod in order that one can add weight to make sure that the correct stability is achieved. I’ll inform

you proper from the beginning, the parents at Airrus have considered about the whole lot and put it to make use of of their

line-up of rods. The deal with of the rod was not like any I’ve ever seen. Airrus calls it the “Consolation

Grip” deal with. The deal with incorporates prime quality Portuguese cork and a cloth known as Hypalon. The

Hypalon part is situated proper the place the hand rests on the rod deal with and is essentially the most delicate and

comfy materials I’ve ever skilled. Airrus makes use of Fuji Hardloy guides with “Idea” spacing

and a Fuji ECSM graphite crammed Nylon 6 reel seat which is a lethal mixture relating to

sensitivity. The Co-Matrix retails for between $94.95 and $125.95 relying on which mannequin you

select. It is accessible in casting, spinning, flip & pitch and crankin’ fashions. There are 19 fashions within the

baitcast sequence and 11 fashions within the spinning sequence. In my view, this rod will sustain with any rod

available on the market costing twice as a lot!

SPECTRA ATF Rod by Airrus

The following Airrus rod I examined was the Spectra ATF spinning rod within the 7′ Medium Energy Quick motion

mannequin. Inside minutes, I may positively see why Airrus received the “Better of Present” in 2003 on the

ICAST Present with this rod. It’s an especially exact and delicate rod. This rod accommodates one other

Airrus know-how breakthrough known as “Selective Sensitivity”. Airrus is the primary firm to ever use

multi-fiber filament winding to a rod clean with the addition of spectra fiber to the filament wound

matrix within the decrease part of the rod clean. Once they added spectra fiber to the matrix, they have been

in a position to dampen the vibrations, which impact casting distance and accuracy, in addition to enhance the rods

sensitivity. This may sound very technical to you and imagine me, it’s. You possibly can truly see the

distinction within the inner building of an Airrus rod by the paint! That is the kind of know-how

that has made me a real Airrus fan. The ATF was a reasonably mild feeling rod, however had loads of spine

to get the job achieved. This rod was mixed with the brand new Ardent S-400M spinning reel with PLine Halo

in 10LB take a look at and the space achieved whereas casting was phenomenal. I used to be throwing 4″ stickworms

wacky-rigged with this set-up. I additionally put this rod to the take a look at by utilizing it as a drop-shot rig and dropping

the burden on the road all the way down to 6LB take a look at. I used to be extraordinarily impressed with the best way the Spectra ATF

carried out in each eventualities! The Spectra ATF additionally makes use of the “Consolation Grip” system of excessive grade

Portuguese cork and Hypalon, but in addition has a 4″ detachable Hypalon butt extension that comes with the

rod. As soon as once more, the Hypalon is situated proper the place your hand relaxation for final consolation and sensitivity.

Whenever you add the butt part on the rod, this lets you throw your lure even farther by utilizing the

two-handed casting methodology for extra leverage. The nylon butt cap can be integrated into this rod for

weight and stability functions and the Spectra AFT makes use of Fuji Alconite guides on the “Idea” spacing

as effectively. The reel seat offered elevated sensitivity as Airrus makes use of Fuji ECSM uncovered clean seats. I

would put this rod up in opposition to ANY rod available on the market and the unimaginable half is the rod solely value

$149.95. I’ve paid over twice that quantity for rods that have been far inferior to the Spectra ATF. The

Spectra sequence include 5 casting fashions and three spinning fashions to fit your fishing wants.

PULS-R Rod by Airrus

The following rod within the Airrus household I had the pleasure of testing was the Puls-R Sequence. It is stunning

deep maroon coloration had me starring at this rod for a while earlier than I even put a reel on it. The eye

to craftsmanship that Airrus places into every rod in each sequence is just superb. One does

not discover this type of high quality elsewhere. I came upon that the Puls-R Sequence went even one step farther

and as soon as once more, Airrus has developed a completely new idea in rod constructing. Charles at Airrus Rods

would clarify the method as such, “The Puls-R is the newest in excessive efficiency Composite rods from

Airrus and represents a rod constructed with the newest in state-of-the-art Multi-Fiber Filament winding

mixed with the newest advances in Carbon Fiber Nano Tube epoxy resin techniques”. That is most

positively one of the best of each worlds in a single rod. It additionally occurred to be essentially the most delicate rod I’ve ever

laid my palms on. Within the decrease portion of the rod clean, graphite fibers are mixed with a brand new S2

glass fiber at a ratio of 1 fiber of glass for each one and a half fibers of graphite. I examined the 6’9″

Medium Heavy Energy with a quick tip within the casting mannequin. I paired the Puls-R with the Model New

Ardent C400 baitcaster (holy smokes!!!) with 12 LB PLine Halo, tied on a spinnerbait and I used to be off to


The very first thing I observed was the unimaginable sensitivity that was mirrored by the deal with. You

see, this rod doesn’t use materials like cork or Hypalon on the deal with just like the aforementioned rods do.

The Puls-R rod deal with is a full contact grip that’s internally fused to the clean. It is like you’re holding

on to the megaphone finish of a one-piece unit. It was like I used to be holding a customized constructed rod that was made

only for me! I may really feel every flip of the spinnerbait blade and each piece of construction as I used to be sluggish

rolling the spinnerbait in. The Puls-R had a really quick and delicate tip, however loads of spine once I

set the hook and wrestled the 5 1/2LB largemouth out of a thick mattress of weeds. The Puls-R is by far the

most “Pristine” rod I had ever used! To make issues much more prime notch and customized, Airrus makes use of a

proprietary break up reel seat to make sure the utmost rod-hand contact in addition to locking wraps on the

single footed guides. The guides they use on the Puls-R are tremendous onerous light-weight double swagged

guides with TiCA inserts and body which implies that your inserts is not going to fall out or crack anymore.

The Puls-R is accessible in 5 casting fashions and three spinning fashions. The rod retails for $249.99, which

is an absolute steal for the standard and craftsmanship that the Puls-R possesses. The rod is a slight bit

heavier than I anticipated, however it was NOT a problem because it balanced extraordinarily effectively. There are 5 casting

fashions accessible and three spinning fashions to greatest fit your functions.

I actually cannot consider something unfavorable to say relating to the Airrus rod line-up. I’m conscious that

it is a product evaluation, however these rods are actually superb! I can not provide recommendation as a result of these advantageous of us

at Airrus have mastered rod constructing on a futuristic stage. The one small element is that a number of fashions are

barely heavier than anticipated, however that was not an issue in any respect contemplating the intelligent balancing system

Airrus has integrated within the butt part of their rods. Under are a number of particulars that stick out in my

thoughts as actual positives relating to the Airrus line of rods.

1.Unbelievable consideration to element.

2.Unmatched craftsmanship.

3.The most recent and best innovative know-how mixed right into a revolutionary fishing rod.

4.Stunning flawless cosmetics.

5.Mammoth casting distance is achieved all through the Airrus sequence of rods.

6.Very reasonably priced! Lower than half the worth of opponents with an inferior product!

7.Probably the most pristine and delicate rods I’ve ever laid my palms on. Every any each rod from Airrus

8.makes you are feeling like you’re utilizing a customized made rod.

9.A plethora of fashions accessible to suit any finances, approach, model or fishing scenario.