The Mackenzie FX1 is the first double-handed salmon rod to use graphene, a Nobel Prize winning material that is set to revolutionise carbon-composite engineering.
Mackenzie have taken the best of their rod design experience along with Professor Gary Savage’s (former Formula One World Team Champion and one of the world’s leading experts in carbon and composites) world leading knowledge in carbon composite technology to build what they believe to be the best fly rod ever made.
Graphene is incredibly strong and the FX1 blank is impregnated with a resin that incorporates a graphene weave. We tried the rod in less than ideal conditions and found that it flexes well during the cast and recovers powerfully. The fast recovery makes it easier to cast further with little effort. The Mackenzie FX1 blanks are built entirely in the UK using a unique process. A high pressure Auto Clave, a machine normally used to make parts for the motor racing and aerospace industries, removes more air , than the normal rod making process, creating a much stronger blank, which means the FX1 is extremely strong, durable and won’t soften or lose performance over time.
With the new FX1 Graphene rod we are at the forefront of global design and composite engineering using new materials being developed for aircraft 7 to 10 years in advance.
The Mackenzie FX1 is available in a 13 ft 8 wt, 14 ft 9 wt and 15 ft 10 wt and is a 4 piece rod.
The rod can handle all lines from longer traditional Spey lines to short Scandi and Skagit shooting-heads.
- Uses Nobel Prize winning material Graphene
- Constructed with FX1 technology
- Exclusive auto clave cured blank
- Custom made Alps reel seat
- Titanium snake eyes
- Fuji SIC, ultra smooth silicon carbide coated stripper guides
- High quality Flor grade Portuguese cork handle
- Beautiful aluminium rod tube