The fast action rod that changed it all.
The Tailwind features a highly refined fast recovering, yet deep flexing action that is unlike any other rod available. The Tailwind is remarkably light in the hand, only 72 grams for the 5wt, quick loading and powerful, loads at 10 feet but will throw 80 feet plus with ease, and has unmatched line feel. The Tailwind is such a revolutionary rod that when people first cast it they often say something like, “That’s a really nice medium action rod, but I need a faster action to build line speed and cast distance”. Then, as they stretch out more line, their faces light up as they feel the rod respond perfectly, continue to push line and build line speed, and easily make longer casts than they ever have before and with less effort!
“The Tailwind is the finest 5 weight I’ve ever fished for our rivers”
– Josh Greenberg. Gates Au Sable Lodge, Grayling, MI
The key to the Tailwind’s revolutionary performance is a highly evolved new for 2017 graphite pre-preg coupled with a radical approach to taper design. Additionally, the McFarland Transition Ferrule System eliminates dead spots through the ferrules. The result is a combination of line feel, lightness, and line speed never before experienced. Since its debut a couple years ago, the Tailwind was an instant favorite of experienced guides and flyfishers worldwide and the revised version for 2017 is even more amazing.
In addition to superior performance, the Tailwind’s finish work, cork, and presentation grade components far exceed anything available on a production rod.
Cast like you have a Tailwind!