This new series arrived too late to test but has some features of note. It covers freshwater and near-shore saltwater fishing assignments and consists of eight spinning and six triggerstick casting models. Built of IM8 graphite, the rods have Hardloy-type titanium frame guides in an elliptical shape. Compared to standard round configuration, this slightly oblong shape is said to speed line flow and avoid any line slap against the blank. Contact: Fin-Nor (954-966-5507).