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jwm
02-22-2009, 06:14 PM
I got to thinking about all the cool design/construction elements that I see in other industries that would be useful to the fishing industry, a few examples of them already exist but I would like to see more. I'm going to build this all into a post on fishing fury, and wonder if anyone has any input.

Construction

New composite materials, the greener the better.

A great example is the fishing rod made from carrot fibers (http://www.fishingfury.com/20070211/your-next-dream-rod-could-be-made-from-vegetables/), even the new composite Loop Evotec CLW (http://www.fishingfury.com/20090212/loop-evotec-clw-composite-fly-fishing-reel/).

I would like to see a whole series of rods made from hemp. Hemp is an extremely strong material that has been used for thousands of years. More recently Lotus just made a car with hemp composite body work (http://www.gizmag.com/lotus-takes-a-holistic-environmental-approach-with-hemp-based-eco-elise/9625/). I can guarantee you with the right marketing and price these would be flying off the shelves.

Gunmetal / Red Bronze

I've seen a few big deep sea fishing reels that were gun metal, but I'd like to see these brought in to the spinning and baitcaster market. On a side note, these reels should not be painted letting the true beauty of the material show, but could be brushed, blued, or matted. The material is also resistant to salt water which is a plus.

Design

Paint Jobs

Go big or go home. I'm talking about rods and reels painted like hot rods, bright colours, flames, colour fades, metal flake, and most of all simple elegant pin striping!

Back in matte. Black matte with chrome/stainless highlights perfectly classy, probably one of my favorites. Add some pin stripping and you've got a wicked combo.

Nothing to hide. No paint at all, show off the elegant design and raw materials.

The answer is clear. Clear composite materials no questions asked.

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What do you think? Do you have any other design or construction elements you would like to see in the fishing industry?

Woody
02-23-2009, 03:34 AM
I'd like to see more complete set ups that are still top quality...I was looking at the Ugly Stik combo's, I know the rod's aren't the highest quality or the best looking (design wise), but they are still nice rod's. You don't mind paying a few quid for an Ugly Stik but when it comes with a free reel you just know it isn't going to be the best put together bit of kit ever made! Basically i'm saying, if i see a top rod and it comes with a matching reel, i want a lot of work put into the reel as well and not just add any old one as an afterthought!...I don't know if i've made any sense but i know what i mean!

Clive
03-02-2009, 10:28 AM
I really dig the simple machined look like the Calcutta or the Pluton...

http://www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/calcutta-te-dc.jpg

jwm
03-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Both are perfect examples of beautiful industrial design.

Clive
03-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Those are two of my all time favorites.

I would like to see more colourful reels too.

Woody
03-11-2009, 05:16 AM
The only trouble i can see with more colourful Reels is having to find a Rod that matched it...Then you would have to get some matching Braid and Lures as well to complete the look!

Clive
03-11-2009, 01:31 PM
heres some coloured line for you Woody, I know how you like rainbows!

http://www.reel-em-in.com.au/images/B6570_50_LB_JIGGING_BRAID_LARG.jpg

Woody
03-11-2009, 03:38 PM
WHOAAA!.....Imagine trying to get hold of a Rod and Reel the same as that Braid, you'd feel like you were tripping when it was all put together.....You'd also have to have some balls to use it as well, you'd get some right dodgy looks!

jwm
03-14-2009, 11:47 AM
:stop: Let's not forget we're going to fishing, not raving..

Woody
03-14-2009, 01:47 PM
You don't rave while you fish?!...what's the world coming to!