Nano Power - progressive bending and power
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- Written by Piotr Czerwiński
During first months of this year I received really nice rod - Dragon Nano Power XT60P Jig 18, 2.45m. t.w. 5 - 18g, it is a new model for 2016.
At the begining, taking into consideration the mark on Nano Power’s blank I treated it like slightly stronger rod for perch for deeper water, using rather bigger lures , eventually when using the drop shot technique. During first “inspection“ out of the water I was surprised by its fast but warm characteristics, which reminds jig rods in the late nineties. Why that association? I think that the reason is obvious. Today jig rods are highly specialized, when years ago we had the universal equipment which could deal with the wide range of lures. When it comes to design and production quality, Nano Power XT60P is a leader among competition. Comfortable and well - thought - out handle, very good balance, decorative silver rings, interesting texture in the lower section of the blank gives artistry which can be found with much more expensive products. Divided handle together with classic black colour of the blankand frapping is a kind of combination of modernity with classic.
I got the rod just before the ide - chub season, that is why I was curious how it would work with range of lures - ultra light and those heavier and if it would meet the requirements when fishing for white predator.
First feature by which I was impresed was great comfort of using the rod. Very good balance together with fast and moderate action what makes your hand not beeing tired even after all day of fishing and castings with 1g wobbler are almost intuitive and precise. Nano Power is perfect for whole range of lures. Wobblers 1.5 - 7 cm, spinners nr 0 - 3, cicadas, spoons and soft lures - without any problem. Usually during spring fishing anglers use more delicate rods, but my number one from last season has been Dragon NanoLite 2.45m, t.w. 3.14g. There are situations when greater power supply is invaulable. During fishing in strongly raised water you can be surprised what 50 cm ide can do in strong current of the river . Yes, we can do it with more delicate rod, but we have to take into the consideration the fact that more ecxciting fight is not indifferent for fish. We have to remember that during that season of the year ides are preparing for srawnig, that is why you should consider slightly different, but safer solution for fish.
In this case, Nano Power is invaluable. On one hand it gives us the possibility of sending light lures, on the other hand smooth and progressive bending with power supply. The fighting of big, strong fish in strong current is exciting, fully controlled and what is more important faster than more delicate rods. Nano Power goes smoothly into progressive bending cushioning all the acrobatic aspriations of our opponent.
Asp, barbel and pikes
Even if at first glance, the rod may not be associated with fishing for silver scales bandit, in reality it turns out to be a perfect solution, taking concrete specifics of the fishery into consideration.
Medium and large lowland rivers are perfect environment for Nano Power, which is very good in such conditions. We do not have to worry about bigger fish, such as asp, barbel and pike, we can boldly use the rod for conscious fishing of these species. Nothing stands in the way for trying to catch fat perch and zander preying inn shallow water. It is only worth to change the spool with line for braid. The rod will imidiatelly change into jig rod with interesting characteristics although deviating from standards. In my opinion, the rod is interesting and very universal alternative for stiff and ultra fast short rods.
It is worth pointing out, that Nano Power rod is available in lengths: 2.13m, 2.28m, 2.45m, 2.60m and 2.75m. Two shorts models will be perfect as little stronger rod for perch for fishing from a boat or as rod for trout on smaller river. 2.75m model is ideal universal for rivers. You should take it into consideration, if you are looking for rod for chub, ide, barbel or light rod for asp.