The New Abu Garcia Conolon Fishing Rod
By: The Angler
When it comes to Conolon fishing rods, we are looking at a series of rods so well established it calls walking on the moon its little brother. I do not mean Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. The Conolon fishing rod series appeared on earth a few years before NASA shot astronauts to the moon and having them first stepped on its cratered surface covered with moon dust. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon at 02:56 UTC on 21 July 1969.
[ The Conolon rods have for long been the sex symbol of anglers…. ]
While it is not crystal clear when the first Conolon series of rods made it to earth, what we know is that Conolon rods were dated before 1965. Fibreglass rods were all the rage then. We are talking off a time where ABU was AB Urfabriken, Garcia was Garcia Corporation, and Conolon was then Conolon Corporation.
Here is a video on the Garcia Conolon Fibreglass Fishing Rod History – Mitchell Reel Museum.
Fast Forward To These Times
The Conolon rods have for long been the sex symbol of anglers. Rods back in the day felt muscular, weigh more, and yet they can certainly bend really well while the pressure put on fishes were somewhat “cute” instead of mean. Well, some rods did provide meanness but they were fat and muscularly thick. They were so fat that one could here the singing of an Italian soprano belting out at the opera.
Comes with an Extra High Density Carbon blank.
That may be the case then since those were the heyday of fibreglass rods. As carbon graphite became cheaper to manufacture; slim became the new sexy. Abu Garcia’s Conolon rod series followed suit. It has shed its fat and weight becoming slim and sexy; not to mention lightweight yet strong and powerful.
This latest Abu Garcia Conolon rod series comes with an EHDC blank. EHDC is short of Extra High Density Carbon. So what does this mean to you? In simple term it simply means that the Conolon rod is made to give fishes a very hard time. The rod is built tough and comes with a powerful back bone ready to battle and pull up hard fighting finned gladiators.
To all monster fishes, beware of the new Conolon rod. Abu Garcia’s newest Conolon rods do indeed feel like a weapon to tame monsters. They are solidly built and they do feel that way. They come well balanced and its EHDC blank has a good constant power curve that provides anglers with the ability to put constant pressure on hard fighting monster fishes.
Rear EVA handle engraved with the Abu Garcia Brand.
Although the Abu Garcia Conolon is a modern rod, it retains a classic look; a message to all that this is one of Abu Garcia’s heritage and not just merely another rod. It comes with a metallic black blank, black and silver guide winding threads, silver rings, black high quality EVA fore grip, and black and red high quality rear EVA grip with the Abu Garcia logo engraved on it.
So, should you get the newest or latest Abu Garcia Conolon rod? Well, if you are looking for a new monster killer then this is one rod to consider. If you are a collector and appreciate rods with heritage, the Abu Garcia Conolon rods is one of Abu Garcia’s heritage rod series that has seen mankind’s first walk on the moon. How’s that for heritage.