The small water DART features a short-range fast action for chasing wary trout in still and clear water, close quarters, or obstacle-ridden streamsides. Specifically designed to drive precise loops under the branches of a willow while still providing delicate presentations and delightful feedback to the angler. The KonneticHD materials combined with performance-friendly fast action gives fishermen the ultimate competitive advantage against highly selective trout. The 0-4wt models at 7’6″ provide the backbone of this family with ultra-light performance, while the shorter model in a 3wt provides a specialty tool to the angler looking for accuracy in extremely confined areas. The lightest, most precise casting small water rod ever made, the DART is destined to become a cherished tool in the trout fisherman’s quiver for years to come.
- KonneticHD Technology
- Sapling Green blank color
- Bronze primary thread wraps with Gold trim wraps
- Fuji ceramic stripper guides; Ultra-light hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
- Super Plus snub-nose, half-wells cork handle
- Vera wood insert with Bronze anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
- Tan rod bag with Brown logo and model tag
- Portobello colored powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage Medallion
Designed specifically for small-water and tight quarters exploratory missions. Whether you are throwing tiny dries to small mountain Brook Trout with the 076-3, or bow-and-arrow casting the 476-3 with big foam into log jams searching for that trophy Cutthroat, the DART family has the right tool for the job.
ACCURATE DELIVERY OF SMALL FLIES
With a “close-quarters fast action” design, the DART is capable of high line speeds at close range. Easy loading in the bottom end and highly responsive towards the tip, the DART is able to quickly produce a narrow loop form that precisely delivers your favorite small stream flies.
CASTING AMONGST OBSTRUCTIONS
The short physical length of the blank offers the angler the opportunity to tuck into even the most overgrown creeks. Fallen timber and arching willow brush are no match for the compact build of the DART.
LIGHT, STEALTHY PRESENTATIONS
The easy-loading bottom end of the DART allows for unmatched sensitivity in hand. With minimal fly line out of the rod tip, anglers can feel the load throughout the entire casting stroke, allowing for extremely delicate presentations in close.
KonneticHD Technology is the next era in performance graphite rods. Optimizing our graphite-to-resin ratio, we have created a higher density (HD) fiber composite, resulting in lighter, stronger blanks which deliver unmatched recovery, energy transfer, and line/loop control. Building upon proprietary construction techniques developed for Konnetic Technology, KonneticHD gives us an elevated platform to achieve new levels in rod design.