Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod
By: The Angler
“Choose your weapons and let the fight begin.” I remember this phrase from some show that I watched a long time ago. I am not sure if that was how arranged fights took place back in the day but if they did, what would be your weapon of choice? Let’s say you are taking part in a duel. Will you choose a rough and tough looking gun, or would you choose the gun that is an elegantly crafted piece of art?
[ but this does not mean that the rod can just take the pressure of an elephant… ]
Of course, whichever weapon you choose is up to you. The “James Bond” type will most like choose the elegantly crafted gun, whereas the “Billy the Kid” kind will likely go for the rough and tough looking gun. The Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod is an elegant looking jigging rod that is designed for those who prefer sporting elegance as compared to sporting loud; James Bond’s choice of rod.
EVA with a hint of artificial cork.
The Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rods are lightweight graphite rod built using a tough and strong blank infused with nanotechnology. What this means is that the graphite used is made using nano size carbon atom molecules that are more compact as compared to the normal carbon graphite sheets. Being more compact means that there are lesser and smaller gaps in between each atom. Okay, let us just cut the science parts away.
To put a long story short, the nanotechnology built blank is stronger and tougher as compared to other blanks built the usual way; but this does not mean that the rod can just take the pressure of an elephant. There are limits too. Just that the limits are further as compared to the usual blank. And it is lighter, and I like lighter.
High quality components comes built in.
No, the above is not French. Anyway, the Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod comes in glossy black blank with black, metallic blue, gold, and silver thread windings. The washer rings are metallic candy blue (some call this colour electric blue). The grips are EVA with two tiny sections of artificial cork that add to the cosmetics of the rear EVA grip. All these put together brings about an elegant looking rod.
Small sections of carbon fibre wrap on the blank as well as the reel seat’s lock nut adds to the sportiness of the Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod. All these together with the size and design of the components chosen for the rod gives it an elegant sporty look.
Fuji reel seat ensures a good grip on reels.
The balance of the Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod is awesome. The rod is really well balanced. At a horizontal fishing position, the weight balances out when held at the reel seat. This is great especially for jigging rods as that is where the anglers holds when jigging.
Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod comes with high quality Fuji guides which are both lightweight and able to take on the torture from friction of fishing lines especially braided lines when fighting big and hard fighting fishes. Holding the reel in place is a high quality reel seat by Fuji that provides for a good grip on fishing reels used.
Fuji guides are lightweight, strong, and they come with ceramics that dissipates heat fast and can handle super-lines.
To Buy Or Not To Buy
Now that is the question. If you are looking for an elegant sporty looking, quality fishing rod, with a tough and lightweight nanotech blank; the Abu Garcia Salty Fighter 2 Jigging Rod is certainly a rod to consider. It is not a loudly designed, it is like a subtle killer. Again James Bond comes to mind. Perhaps I should go re-watch some of the Bond movies.