GEAR RODS Posted Jul 05, 2016 By: WorldFishingNetwork.com Staff Fenwick Expands World Class Fly Rod Offering From short 3-weights to long 8/9-weights, Fenwick fly rods are available to fit just about any angler's need Fenwick World Class Fly Rods (Photo courtesy of Fenwick) In 2015, Fenwick introduced the World Class family of high-performance fast-action fly rods and the reception by fly anglers has been great. Fenwick is expanding the line up to offer more versions from a 7-foot 3-weight to a 13-foot, 6-inch 8/9-weight. The new fly rod will be a part of the 2016 ICAST New Product Showcase in July. World Class fast-action blanks are built with 3M Powerlux 500 technology and composites. The rods are more powerful and lighter due to the high concentration of nano-sized spheres of silica combined with high modulus graphite fibers. Cork – AAA grade – is used for the reverse half-well split grip on the 3 to 6-weight models and the extended full well handle on certain models. Double-handed World Class rods measure from 11 feet, 6 inches to 13 feet, 6 inches. The rods also feature a secure, exotic hardwood reel seat design. The butt cap is laser engraved with the Fenwick logo. Eighteen new models are added to the original 11. All World Class fly rods are either four or six-piece and delivered with custom Fenwick cloth-covered rod tube and bag. Suggested retail for the Fenwick World Class Fly Rod ranges from $299.95 to $499.95.