The Bluewater SG series meets this challenge with a hybrid blank that uses carbon fiber towards the tip and a double helix of S Glass roving throughout the blank. You deliver the fly with speed and accuracy using the carbon fiber portion of the blank. Then, when the angler’s hooked up, the superb strength of the S Glass kicks in effectively shortening fighting lever and allowing the angler to apply the lifting force necessary for world records. Even the lightest rods in the series will dead lift ten pounds at 90° without stress.