Fast action, lightweight and versatile, the CTS Affinity X has deserved its place as the most popular carbon fly rod blank in the CTS collection.
The Affinity pedigree is unmatched – it’s our cornerstone fly rod series, as a result of its superior design, engineering and materials. A single VeroCore™ helical spiral is at the core of each 100% uni-directional carbon fiber (graphite) Affinity X fly rod blank. This type of structure is regarded as the most effective way of maintaining cross-section stability during bending, therefore creating a fly rod that is more responsive and more sensitive. This is not only apparent when casting, but also when fighting a fish and even when setting the hook. Feel the difference with a CTS carbon fly rod blank.
The Affinity X has a powerful butt section, but balanced perfectly with a delicate tip area. This creates a blank that loads smoothly and quickly into a solid mid area, resulting in a fly rod that is ideal for delicate situations, whilst maintaining precision, casting authority and power when needed. This is a high performance carbon fly rod blank with exceptional recovery, that exceeds at creating tight loops and quick casts.
Affinity X carbon fly rod blanks are highly customisable, and you can configure a rod for any fishing situation. From flats fishing the Bahamas to stalking back country trophy trout in New Zealand. Whatever your style or needs, the Affinity X will take you there.
Made in our world-class facility in Auckland New Zealand. Tested by the most discerning anglers in every corner of the world.
- Material Grade: Ultra sensitive 57msi high modulus carbon
- Core: VeroCore™ Carbon Helix
- Taper: Fast
- Action: Fast – Extra Fast
- Colors: CTS Colou Range
All CTS blanks not listed on our Blank Or Build pages take 4 to 6 weeks to receive. Custom rod production takes an additional 2 weeks.