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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    The company are now at a cross roads in their development stage of the root vegetable derivatives - all kinds, not just carrots.
    But rather than make finished goods such as fishing rods, it appears they are marketing the granular raw materials for use in a whole range of different products instead such as paint additives, concrete, makeup, food and various composites.

    They claim it is twice as strong as Carbon fibre when impregnated with specialised resins? but without any comparable specifics on weight and strength, it's impossible to verify what is being claimed.

    The potential could be huge or it could be just a 'carrot dangler', I'm pretty sure it's not, but as anyone who has spent time being involved in the development of a product of some versatility will surely know; an obvious question would arise in the Marketing department... what market and products should we aim for first, and what direction should the company go?
    The versatility of such a product might suggest 'everywhere' - and by virtue 'nowhere' fast - so the obvious answer would be to simply sell the raw material (MFC) to various manufacturers instead: Curran®

    N.B We're not into manufacturing fishing rods but if we were, I'd certainly want to look into it and also composites and durable sustainably sourced/biodegradable packaging materials might be of some interest too.

    Edit. Search Google for "Microfibrillated Cellulose" for more info

    Last edited by laguna; 16-12-2019 at 03:00.

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Graphene is the material of the future for the ultimate rod but given that the few rods available are fly rods costing from £500 to £1,000 maybe we won't see a match rod just yet.

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    When I mentioned ‘Carrot fibre’ earlier I was not joking, it was being discussed in its early stages by engineers back in 2007 and it was not an April fools joke either, here’s an article of news referring to this on the Herald newspaper:

    Why your next fishing rod could be made of carrots | HeraldScotland

    It certainly doesn’t appear to have progressed a lot although I have read elsewhere about a couple of fly rods that were made out of carrot fibre.

    Does anyone have any more info regards Carrot fibre fishing rods? or was it (as I suspect) not such a breakthrough as it was first thought?

    Keith
    I am only half sure there was a discussion about this some while ago on here and a picture of said carrot rods were on offer. Not sure but I think it was an advert.

    PS-I wonder when carbon fibre rods will take over as traditional fishing
    Last edited by markg; 16-12-2019 at 09:01.

  4. #24

    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    I think Century have brought out a Graphene lure rod as well.

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Cant understand,why do you need a graphene lure rod,carbon ones are light,responsive and thin in profile,trying to develop something tbat isnt really needed imv...

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Century also have a range of Graphene carp rods for around the £500. Just the thing if you want to be one up on your neighbour. Suppose to be lighter but seeing that the rod will spend 99% of its time sitting in a rod rest does weight matter when it will have a big heavy reel attached.

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet View Post
    I think Century have brought out a Graphene lure rod as well.

    Century have "Graphene" carp rods too. However, the reality is that they are carbon rods with the addition of a small amount of graphene. I dread to think what a rod or reel made with a significant amount of graphene might cost.

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    Wow, I feel old looking at these.
    I started with a tank wireless mast made up as a 2 piece, cork handle, about 8' I seem to recall in the mid 50's..Didn't catch with that either!
    No, before someone asks,I don't want to buy one! Alec
    ps. On the graphene front Daiwa seem happy to have carbon rods which are dearer than some graphine carp rods

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Very,very true...

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    Default Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    Not sure everyone's overly enamoured with the carrot thing...








































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