Anyfish Anywhere Red Label Tournament GBFS PRO MK2 Fixed Spool Surfcasting Rod - 14ft - Casts 4-8oz
Manufacturer code: AA14GBFSPRO | Our code: 124998
Anyfish Anywhere 2 Piece Tournament GBFS PRO Fixed Spool Surfcasting Rod - 14ft. The rod is designed as a stand alone all round fixed spool rod capable of doing what the TMP does, but with a fixed spool. Reel design and use has completely changed the requirements needed in a fs rod since the MK1’s launch. As well as mono, the use of braid has become more popular, so how the rod reacts to it has become far more important, timings with casting and compression of rod will feel totally different, so we needed to reflect that in the MK2 design. Fixed spool angling has come a very long way in five years!
New Alconite rings on both models - as Fuji have changed their Alconites from BMNAG’s to BCMNAG’s. AA have kept the same low stand-off frames the same on both rods, as they worked superbly on the GBFS primarily because the latest spool designs of f/s reels produce smaller coils. Butt diameters and sliding Fuji reel seat stay same at 24mm, as it just feel right.
Now includes a Reducer as standard with each rod, so it’s no longer an additional purchase.
New updated rod bag, to make it far more durable than the MK1, especially as it now has a reducer pocket as well.
Thousands of hours of testing both on and off the beach have gone into the design of each new rod, taking over three years to develop and formulate to this new standard. Because of this, Anyfish Anywhere have decided to produce this new series one rod at a time and by doing this, they can put all their efforts into producing the perfect tool for the job.
UK Sea angling with a fixed spool reel has been revolutionized in the past 5 years by the massive influx of European tackle, with 3 piece Continental style rods for dedicated fixed spool use becoming increasingly popular.
Many anglers have reassessed how they fish and what they fish with and every year more and more fixed spool reels appear at a lot of UK marks.
However, not all areas of our coastline are blessed with golden sandy beaches and zero tide, and if you fish one of those areas using a three piece continental rod things can start to get a bit tricky. Those continental rods, as their name implies, have been designed predominantly for fishing in the Mediterranean and therein lies the problem
The Mediterranean Sea has a tidal range of about 3 feet, so this is what the continental rods are designed for, to cast and fish a very small, almost non-existent, amount of tide with tapered mainlines from .16 -.22mm (6-10Lb) with pyramid leads. The famous Cod and skate mark of Battery point at Portishead on the Bristol Channel has a tidal range of 47 feet, so .4 -.45mm (20-25Lb) mainlines and big grip leads are the order of the day.
So Anyfish Anywhere have designed a rod that can be used around the whole of the uk, and not just a few spots on the south coast: rock, kelp, cliffs, piers & beaches, winter to summer the new 14’ GBFS Pro can handle the lot, just like their other red label rods, but this time SPECIFICALLY for the fixed spool angler.
Where many people go wrong, is in thinking that a fixed spool rod and multiplier rod are designed the same way, they are not.
The differences are huge: the way you hold and load the rod when casting; the feel of the rod is different, as is the way it is held when reeling in, and the pressures on the wrists and arms due to its balance are all taken into account.
Anyfish Anywhere have addressed all these points when designing and making this high end fixed spool rod, from scratch; this rod is not the 13’ 7” Match PRO rung for fixed spool.
This rod, as with all their rods, is simply explained in its name: 14' – the length, GB - British style rod - FS the rod is a fixed spool design - PRO the range it is part of.
One Year Warranty
The Anyfish Anywhere One Year Warranty covers the repair/replacement of any manufacturing faults.
Review by Johnshaw121265
Cant wait to use this rod along with the 2 I got from uttings a short time ago
Review by Colin Nixon
Not a bad blank although the butt section seems fairly heavy for what it is. Would have preferred it built with K guides rather than the black alconites. Overall a decent rod with a good tip.