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Shipping runs $20 for rods, up to 8 feet in length within continental USA.
Rods longer than 8 feet are prohibitively expensive to ship, those models
 are available for store pickup.

HAVING SAID ALL THAT...For a limited time FREE SHIPPING IS INCLUDED ON UC Factory Rods - No Shipping Charges for rods 8 feet and under!

Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. For higher value shipments FedEx will require a signature for delivery - this is for your protection, without this provision there is no recourse for a lost or stolen delivery. You can opt out via FedEx website. Your tracking number will be sent upon pickup by FedEx.  (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)



United Composites-USA, formerly known as Graphite USA is now owned by Randy Penny - Seeker's long time production manager. His team of experienced rod makers represent some of the best in the business. That compliments well with UC, which in the opinion of many, also possesed the best designs and rod making technology and techniques in the rod crafting business. 

Dual Helix Facts: Dual Helix ply construction produces a rod blank that has outstanding resistance to both crushing and twisting. This unique construction technique, adapted from the experience of aerospace activities of the founder of GUSA, is superior to the conventional rod blank "roll-wrap" manufacturing process adopted years ago from the textile industry. Two advantages are readily apparent; firstly the Dual Helix structure keeps the rod round when heavily loaded during casting or fighting a hooked fish, the Dual Helix construction adds extraordinary crush and nick resistance. The second major advantage is the outstanding resistance to twist imparted to the blank through the Dual Helix Design.


UNITED COMPOSITES USA
Factory Built UC RODS!
- New 2017 Models!
Bay Bass, RUS 76HP, and more coming...Mega Bass, Frogger...
Proudly made in the USA!

All USA Graphite and Fiberglass - Top Materials, Top Personnel, Top Designs

This is BIG, a major change coming to the sportfishing scene. It's one of those times a fellow can really smile about a new product. I've been a fan of the old GUSA rod company, firmly believing that their founder had created the best designs in rods that we'd seen in over 50 years time. The firm went through changes, the fellow who ran the firm after the founder retired ran it into the ground and failed to stay true to the designs. Peter Williams, an Australian brought the company back, and back to it's roots - stayed true to the original designs and expanded models incorporating the unique Dual Helix technology for new applications. Peter and his son could not effectively manage the firm from 10,000 miles away, depending upon some Americans to share the same commitment to the product and it's future as he held. That did not prove possible, so he took his time selling the firm trying to find the right match. (Peter still wanted access to the blanks, that was a big part of his business back in Australia). When Seeker Rods was sold, with new ownership and changes... Seeker's old Production Manager Randy Penny moved on as did his very experienced team - He didn't just move on, he bought UC!

UC benefited from the change in ownership by having an owner/operator who lived rods for most of his adult (and adolescent) life. Randy, putting it simply, knows his craft and was the true driving force behind Seeker for the past 20 years. Now he finally has his own firm, and better yet for us fishermen, the best designs in the business. Bold statement there, but it's something easy to prove and demonstrate. For those close by to our shops, stop in and feel for yourself. For those further away, have some trust in my words, I'm quite happy to back 'em up with UC's quality of design and execution. USA produced rods have always been of a higher quality than those produced overseas. The issue has been cost, labor is higher here and high quality materials carry a cost, too. Some other USA firms have gone to foreign supplies (graphite and/or fiberglass), offering lower cost but also lower quality. Some have shifted to lower quality grades of materials from domestic sources. UC blanks use the best USA produced materials in building their blanks - nothing but USA produced materials. (There's Randy - pictured in the UC oven.)

That's the background, now here's the deal. UC is now making Factory Produced Rods! In the past we've taken their blanks and had them custom built for clients (and myself). With the factory now making rods turn around time improves, and since there's only one layer of markup pricing improves for anglers, too. The FIRST production of rods is the UC Elite Composite Series. These blanks feature DUAL HELIX CARBON FIBER plus UNI-DIRECTIONAL E-GLASS composite construction. The use of uni-directional fiberglass is unique to UC's build of these wonderful rods. The proprietary Dual Helix construction prevents "ovaling" of the blank when under load. (Greater Hoop Strength) It makes the rod significantly stronger, and the way the uni directional 'glass is laid down improves the rod's lift. Also, the fiberglass runs the entire length of the rod, just as the carbon fiber does, there is no transition between 'glass and carbon as is the case with most better saltwater rods, so the action is more predictable, strength is greater. These are the lightest rods in the business, with weights as low as 12 ounces! Heck, there's a 50# stick that comes in at about 14 ounces! Their feel is simply amazing, and they have power! Without doubt, feeling these things is believing, fishing these things is a revelation and potentially expensive since you'll probably end up looking to replace your whole collection. Nothing short of amazing.

 

There are four different series within the UC Factory Wrapped line. One major point to bring up. Just because a rod manufacturer uses carbon fiber in building a rod, not all carbon fiber matt materials are the same. There are different grades and different weights (measured in grams per square meter). UC uses carbon fiber which is twice the strength/weight of the other rod manufacturers - double that of Seeker, Calstar, anyone. That's why their recoil is so great in comparison to other rods on the market. UC rods by design are stronger than competing products, and they are stronger by material used. Now, add the heavier and more expensive carbon fiber used to the unique proprietary dual helix construction and you have the finest rods ever produced, bar none.

Challenger Elite - Composite Dual Helix carbon fiber plus Unidirectional Fiberglass. VERY light weight, progressive action - near parabolic in bend. Available with and without reel seat, two versions of most rods, composite seat or dual lock down ALPS aluminum seats. In most basic terms, the CE blanks follow a three pattern build, 2 carbon and one fiberglass.
 

GUSA or US Series - The original GUSA series rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster in action than the Challenger series. The GUSA series rods include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator, Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon patterns in the build, two types of carbon fiber, each almost twice the GSM of competing firm's rods.
 

Challenger Platinum - These are for the hard pullers out there, faster action (meaning you get good flex at the tip and then the rods shut off earlier than the US or CE series). The CP's make use of Dual Helix construction plus uni-directional fiberglass. There is a transition to greater 'glass towards the tip, but the dual helix construction extends butt through tip. Incorporates higher end woven carbon fiber through the mid section of the rod. Five to six patterns are used in the build of the CP series, 1 fiberglass, three different types of carbon in four to five patterns.

The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as the longitudinally oriented fiberglass.
 

Swimbait Finatic -  Dual Helix build, light, thin diameter, power.  Rods feature split grips and fast to moderate/fast actions. These blanks follow the original GUSA designs.


CHALLENGER ELITE
Dual Helix Composite Designs

The first production of factory wrapped include the Elite Composite Series of Dual Helix with uni-directional fiberglass blanks. The rods make use of very good quality braid safe ALPS stainless steel guides, lightweight EVA grips, and composite reel seat. The standard build rods do not have gimbals, if desired you can select the C+ version Challenger Elite rods with metal ALPS seat and gimbal and hypolon grips for $40 upcharge as described below. Please note, we also have most of these models available custom produced by our friend Salty Dawg, cost is higher but there are some upgrades.


8  foot rods are available Deckhand style or with reel seats. Pictured is the Deckhand style grip with Turk's Head.
While we do list the 9 and 10 foot models, please note you really don't want us to ship rods of this length - very expensive, very, very expensive.

Challenger Elite - Composite Dual Helix carbon fiber plus Unidirectional Fiberglass. VERY light weight, progressive action - near parabolic in bend. Available with and without reel seat, two versions of most rods, composite seat or dual lock down ALPS aluminum seats. In most basic terms, the CE blanks follow a three pattern build, 2 carbon and one fiberglass.
 

Buy Description Line Lure Wt. Length Price

The rods in the section below make use of lightweight EVA grips and composite reel seats, with no gimbal. If you prefer, we can build your rod with ALPS aluminum reel seat and hypalon grips and add a gimbal butt. Expect a 3-4 week turn around time for this customized build. Rods below all are set up for conventional reels. If you have interest in spinning guides please order below and bounce us back an email and we'll confirm build time and final pricing.

United Composite Elite RCE700 XL C 12-25 lb 1/2-1 1/2 oz 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 L C 15-30 lb 1-2 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 M C 20-40 lb 1-3 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 H C 30-50 lb 1-5 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XH C 40-60 lb 3-6 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XXH C 50-80 lb 3-8 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE800 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
Conventional Upgrade - ALPS Reel Seat, Gimbal & Hypalon Grips - per rod $30.00
SPINNING VERSIONS - FINALLY!!!
We've been hoping to see the RCE's made in spinning for since we first stocked the conventional rods. Their action is EXCELLENT for use with spinning tackle, a bit softer action, rods load up well, allowing for nice long casts
United Composite Elite RCE700 XL S 12-25 lb 1/2-1 1/2 oz 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 L S 15-30 lb 1-2 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 M S 20-40 lb 1-3 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 H S 30-50 lb 1-5 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XH S 40-60 lb 3-6 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XXH S 50-80 lb 3-8 7 $269.00
Spinning Upgrade - ALPS Reel Seat, Gimbal & Hypalon Grips - per rod $30.00

All Rods Below Are Deckhand Style Rods - without reel seat, corktape wraped handles & Turk's head w/sinecord to support extended use w/corktape handle. If you want these made with reel seat and/or gimbal butt, select option above. Typically rods of this length require neither, deckhand style being much more appropriate.

One point to mention, UC's deckhand rods are skinny in diameter than most other rod makers thanks to their unique use of carbon fiber in the dual helix design. So, if you have had trouble finding a rod skinny enough to fit an Accurate 400N or 500N you've found a match. Since the rods are so skinny some manufacturers reel clamps may require shorter bolts or nuts. Avet has smaller bolts, and we have a fix for other Accurate reels.  For some other manufacturers reels you may have to build up the area where you plan to position your reel. That's easy enough, make use of some heat shrink or an extra wrap or two of cork tape. Alternatively, all UC rods below can be ordered with a reel seat. With a seat, no change in bolts or nuts is necessary, but the rod will weigh a bit more given eva or hypolon grips with seat. There is a trade-off in weight when you move away from a deckhand. This is really only a consideration on the 8 footers, 9's and 10's will have more meat at the area where you'll mount your reel so the standard screws and bolts won't be a problem.

United Composite Elite RCE800 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
The following two groups of 9 and 10 foot rods are not available for shipping
- they exceed standard shipping sizes and are VERY expensive to ship. They are only available at our shops.
United Composite Elite RCE900 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 9 $289.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 9 $299.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 9 $299.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 9 $309.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 9 $319.00
 
United Composite Elite RCE1000 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 10 $319.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 10 $329.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 10 $329.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 10 $339.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 10 $349.00
United Composite Elite CE 900
DEL MAR -
NEW!
40-60 lb 2-8 9 $419.00
United Composite Elite CE 1000
DEL MAR - NEW!
40-60 lb 2-8 10 $449.00

 


 

GUSA U.S. SERIES
Dual Helix

These are the original GUSA designs, dual helix carbon fiber construction - no 'glass in the mix. High quality graphite is used in these rods, like the rest of the UC lineup, but more of it and no fiberglass used for these classics. Hoop strength is created through the dual helix build, so no compression of the blank when under load and far greater durability than ever thought possible on a graphite rod - stronger than fiberglass. These are light for their rating verses other rods, and they are incredibly strong. These are the rods that built GUSA's reputation for strength and lightness. In the fall of 2016 United Composites added this series to their factory wrapped mix as a new series of rods to complement the Challenger Elite, Swimbait Finatic  and Challenger Platinum series rods. As of this writing there are eight different models, old time favorites being produced. This will expand to include additional models as time progresses, but what's offered now are the one's folks have asked to have produced first (Randy will make the 70H I've requested in time...dang, that's one of the nicest 30# sticks I ever fished). The rods are beautifully finished, ALPS dual lockdown seats, metal gimbals, and metallic blue wraps.  Very nice rods, exceptional is a better way to put it.

GUSA or US Series - The original GUSA series designed rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster in action than the Challenger Elite series. The GUSA series rods include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator, Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon patterns in the build. The carbon fiber used to build the GUSA series rods is twice the strength (almost double the GSM) of the carbon used on other rods like Seeker and Calstar - nearly double the weight. That provides much faster recoil than a Grafighter, energy is loaded up and released faster. Much like Calstar's design progressed rod performance beyond fiberglass in the late 1990's, so too does the manner in which UC's rods are built and the material used in their production significantly improves performance for fishermen today.
 

 
Buy Description Length Line Test Action Price
Tilefish Jr 7'6" 25-40# Extra Fast $297.00
76 HP* - New Model 7'6" 30-50# Fast $320.00
Predator 7'6" 50-80# Fast $320.00
Monster 8 ft 30-60# Moderate $320.00
Tilefish* 8 ft 30-60# Extra Fast $320.00
Wahoo - best for jigs 8 ft 50-80# Moderate $320.00
Predator - best for bait 8 ft 50-80# Fast $320.00
Monster - store pickup only 9 ft 30-60# Moderate $359.00
Monster - store pickup only 10 ft 30-60# Moderate $375.00
 

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*Tilefish blank also used to produce the Swimbait Finatic RUC711XH model.


CHALLENGER PLATINUM SERIES
Dual Helix, Fiberglass Transition - Composite Design

The Challenter Platinum Series (CP) from United Composite has long been one of my personal favorites. Here's the background, the CP series was originally designed by Peter Williams from United Distributing in Australia. It was exclusive to the Australian market until Peter purchased UC and allowed me to buy blanks, which we turned into custom rods. Now that Randy Penny owns the firm he also saw the benefit of bringing these blanks to market as finished rods - THANK GOODNESS!

Here's why we like the CP's so much, and what's different about this series in comparison to the US and Elite Series from United Composites (formerly known as Graphite USA). The CP series rods make use of upgraded carbon fiber, again used in the proprietary dual helix form, AND uni-directional fiberglass. The rod transitions to 'glass at the tip. These rods are not nearly as light as the US and Elite series - they are more like a fiberglass Calstar in terms of weight - but they are strong, hard pulling, high use and abuse fishing rods. The blanks are the strongest made in my opinion, nothing else on the market like them in terms of design and inherent strength given the production materials and design. For light weight, go Elite -  no doubt about that. But for the most demanding conditions the CP's are the best in the business in terms of lifting power and overall strength. These rods are also a bit "faster" in terms of their bend. The Elite's offer a bit more parabolic action, and that's great for many  applications and most fishermen. The CP's are faster, put a bit more power in your hands and more control of the fish on the other end of your line, too. For the experienced angler who really likes to leverage a fish, the actions of these rods will be helpful in accomplishing greater control, but you will be a greater part of the fight since your strength comes more into play. That's one aspect of a faster action rod to consider.


Challenger Platinum (CP) series rods utilize Dual Helix Graphite technology and transition to Fiberglass composite through the tip section. Rods in this series were only available in Australia in the past, now factory wrapped in metallic red,  too! For the heavier action rods, this design provides greater strength, lift, and forgiveness.) - Note, factory rods will not have the fish logo as is pictured above which shows off the woven carbon fiber used in the CP series..

 

Challenger Platinum (CP) Series - note the woven graphite (click on the images for a better view)

The CP series make use of Alps aluminum reel seats and gimbal, Fuji Stainless Steel guides (in black anodized finish) and hypalon grips. Deckhand style rods are also available in three line class ratings - these come only in corktape with Turk's head and no gimbal. Quality of components is very high, as would be expected on rods of this caliber. We'll see a few more models as time rolls on, and note that these models can all be made at a 6 1/2 foot length if desired.

Challenger Platinum - These are for the hard pullers out there, faster action (meaning you get good flex at the tip and then the rods shut off earlier than the US or CE series). The CP's make use of Dual Helix construction plus uni-directional fiberglass. There is a transition to greater 'glass towards the tip, but the dual helix construction extends butt through tip. CP's incorporate higher end woven carbon fiber through the mid section of the rod. Five to six patterns are used in the build of the CP series, 1 fiberglass, three different types of carbon in four to five patterns.

 

 

CHALLENGER PLATINUM SERIES
ORDER MODEL TEST RANGE LENGTH ACTION PRICING
United Composite RCP70ML-C 12-20 lb 7'0" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCP70M-C 15-25 lb 7'0" FAST $339.00
United Composite RCP70MH-C 15-30 lb 7'0" FAST $344.00
United Composite RCP70MHF-C 15-40 lb 7'0" EXTRA FAST $349.00
United Composite RCP70H-C 20-40 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70HF-C  30-50 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70HP-C  50-80 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70XH-C  50-100 lb 7'0" FAST $405.00
DECKHAND STYLE - CORKTAPE WITH TURKS HEAD - 8 FOOT LENGTH
United Composite RCP80MH-CT  20-40 lb 8'0" FAST $359.00
United Composite RCP80H-CT
(excellent wahoo stick) 
30-50 lb 8'0" FAST $415.00
United Composite RCP80HP-CT   50-80 lb 8'0" FAST $415.00
 


CHALLENGER EXTREME & CHALLENGER EXTREME BLUE WATER
BOAT AND TROLLING RODS

In the same family as UC's Rail Rods, the Challenger Extreme boat rods offer superior Dual Helix technology blanks to ensure the highest strength and greatest durability. Equipped with a hypalon forgrip, slickbutt rear grip and gimbal, these rods will get a lot of use by any private boater. The rods feature a stunning black base wrap with red and silver detail securing the ALPS S-6 Deep Pressed frame ring guides. The mid-range Type II rods feature American Tackle rollers (offering more clearance than other commonly used rollers - more range of use given knot diameter, wind-ons, etc). Rods are available in the standard black finish or by special order white finish. The standup boat rods feature ring guides, the RCE trolling rods are also built upon the same Dual Helix composite blanks, but feature an all aluminum ALPS UniButt and rollers.

Wrap colors are as pictured left. First production was done in metalic blue, but that's not the plan going forward. There are three groups of rods in this series, all geared to the needs of private boaters. The first are boat rods, heavy duty ring guides with slick butts (again note that the wrap color is as pictured left rather than the blue shown below). The next group of rods make use of ALPS roller guides and uni-butts (straight or curved). The last group of rods make use of the same butt options, straight or curved, and AFTCO Wind-On guides. Those rollers are LARGE, can handle the largest knots and lines without issues.

Challenger Extreme series rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as the longitudinally oriented fiberglass.  

 

-sorry, haven't
shot this one yet...
Group I Slick butt with Heavy Duty Ring Guides.
Image shows blue threadwork, that is not the final production version which use different guide wraps. These are also available with hypolon on the rear grip.
Group II straight UNI-butt w/ALPS rollers
Group III curved UNI-butt
w/ALPS rollers - pictured above
 
Group IV Straight or
Group V Curved UniButt both with Wind-on Guides

 

CHALLENGER XTREME
GROUP 1 Boat Rods - General Purpose
CHALLENGER XTREME STAND-UP RODS - Ring Guides,
Hypolon grips front and rear.
United Composite RCX-55XH-C 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $319.00
United Composite RCX-55XXH-C 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCX-60XH-C 50-80 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $326.00
United Composite RCX-60XXH-C 50-100 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $332.00
GROUP 1 Boat Rods - General Purpose
CHALLENGER XTREME STAND-UP RODS - Ring Guides,
Slick-Butt
United Composite RCX-55XH-C 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $319.00
United Composite RCX-55XXH-C 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCX-60XH-C 50-80 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $326.00
United Composite RCX-60XXH-C 50-100 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $332.00
GROUP II - Primary Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME TROLLING RODS - ALPS
STRAIGHT UniButt and American Tackle Rollers
United Composite RCX-54XH-STRAIGHT UniButt 30-50 lb 5'6" MODERATE $489.00
United Composite RCX-54XXH-STRAIGHT UB 50-80 lb 5'6" MODERATE $494.00
United Composite RCX-54XO-STRAIGHT UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE $499.00
United Composite RCX-54XOS-STRAIGHT UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $509.00
GROUP II - Primary Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME TROLLING RODS - ALPS CURVED UniButt  and American Tackle Rollers
United Composite RCX-54XH-CURVED UB 30-50 lb 5'6" MODERATE $499.00
United Composite RCX-54XXH-CURVED UB 50-80 lb 5'6" MODERATE $504.00
United Composite RCX-54XO-CURVED UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE $509.00
United Composite RCX-54XOS-CURVED UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $519.00
GROUP IV - Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME BIG GAME RODS - AFTCO Straight UniButt & upgrade
AFTCO Wind-on Rollers
United Composite RCX-40XH-UB 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $759.00
United Composite RCX-40XXH-UB 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $769.00
United Composite RCX-40XO-UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE-FAST $779.00
United Composite RCX-40XOS-UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $799.00
GROUP IV - Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME BIG GAME RODS - AFTCO CURVED UniButt & upgrade
AFTCO Wind-on Rollers
United Composite RCX-40XH-UB 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $769.00
United Composite RCX-40XXH-UB 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $779.00
United Composite RCX-40XO-UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE-FAST $789.00
United Composite RCX-40XOS-UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $809.00
 

 


UC XTREME SERIES RAIL RODS

No one knows more about building rail rods than Randy Penny, he's the guy behind the 2x4's and other rods which revolutionized the SoCal's long range sportfishing scene.  Peter Williams and his son originally made the designs for the UC rail rods in 2012. Randy added a couple new wrinkles to the patterns once he arrived on scene. These are composite designs incorporating a lot of material given their intended application. Dual Helix carbon fiber build, longitudinally oriented Fiberglass, heavy Fuji triple footed guides, 3M rail pad over the grip (protection plus non-slip feature), triple wrapped, etc. All come with gimbals and cap.  

The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as  longitudinally oriented fiberglass.

XTREME SERIES RAIL RODS
UNITED COMPOSITES RAIL RODS! NOW IN PRODUCTION - RODS NOW ARRIVING!!!

Rods feature a very nice 3M rail pad on the foregrip, appropriate guides and power superior to all other rail rods on the market. LIGHTER WEIGHT, BETTER CASTING LIGHTER TIP, GREATER LIFT AND POWER - Made by the fellow who created the original 2x4 Super Seeker - if he says these are the best rail rods ever produced, believe it.

The new UC Rail Rods are quite frankly the best in the business, made by the guy that came up with the original concept while working for another USA rod making firm. The guides are Fuji's strongest, made as a rail rod should be, with some protection on the foregrip - in this case 3M's product which is darn expensive and effective (far better than XWrap or a slippery plastic material). Reel seat is from ALPS with dual lockdown for added security. The best blank, excellent execution on the build - custom quality in that regard and they are value priced since the factory wants to get these out on the water.
The Rail Rods are made on UC's strongest blanks, more graphite material used than any other - and it's the good stuff. Dual Helix construction of course. These are their best, the industries best, and they are priced aggressively. Two lengths offered, 7' and 7'6". You will find the tips light, great for casting a bait, and then the power comes on - plenty of it! Great lift, better than any other rod of this type made. The new UC Rail Rods will indeed become the standard by which all others are compared.
ORDER MODEL TEST RANGE SUGGESTED
APPLICATION
LENGTH ACTION PRICING
United Composite RCX70 RAPTOR 50-80 lb 60# 60-80# 7'0" MOD-FAST $455.00
United Composite RCX70 CENTAUR
-here now... 
60-100 lb 80-100# 7'0" FAST $460.00
United Composite RCX70 VIPER 80-130 lb 130# 7'0" FAST $465.00
United Composite RCX70 INVICTUS 100-150 lb
UNLIMITED
130# High Drag 7'0" FAST $486.00
United Composite RCX70 GLADIATOR  150+
SUPER UNLIMITED
>130# 7'0" FAST $495.00
United Composite RCX76 RAPTOR 50-80 lb 80# 7'6" MOD-FAST $493.00
United Composite RCX76 CENTAUR    60-100 lb 100# 7'6" FAST $499.00
United Composite RCX76 VIPER 80-130 lb 130# 7'6" FAST $506.00
United Composite RCX76 INVICTUS 100-150 lb
UNLIMITED
130# High Drag 7'6" FAST $532.00
United Composite RCX76 GLADIATOR SUPER UNLIMITED >130# 7'6" FAST $543.00
 

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SWIMBAIT FINATIC
BY UNITED COMPOSITES
NEW MODELS ADDED!

For the Inshore Enthusiast, we've received the new Swimbait Finatic series rods from United Composites, the much desired UC 711's are coming off the line. UC has expanded the offerings of 711's, adding some heavier models to the line in recognition of use of some much larger and heavier swimbaits now being used by some Calico Bass anglers here on the West Coast. As well some of our East Coast Tilefish guys will find the heaviest model VERY interesting for their unique fishing style.  In 8 foot form this is called the TileFish, but here they're going to be used tossing the largest and heaviest lures to calicos, might see some wahoo duty too.  UC Dual Helix designs on all rods in this series. The 711 has almost cult like status for those fishing bass, it really was my own first introduction to UC (in those days GUSA) rods - and the memory stuck. Wonderful pieces, skinny diameters, excellent and well thought out actions.

 


How capable are the Swimbait Finatic rods?
Picture above provides a good answer with this lucky angler taking a very nice wahoo
on a new 400 series Komodo and United Composites Swimbait Finatic 711MH rod. Congrats Sonny!

 

 
Buy Description Price
United Composites USA RUC711L
 12-20 lb. line 3/8-2 1/2 oz lures
$249.00
NEW Model
United Composites RUS Bay Bass
 10-20 lb. line 3/8-1 oz lures
(feels to me like it will handle up to 2 oz jigs just fine)
$249.00
United Composites USA RUC711M
 15-30 lb. line 1-4 oz lures
$249.00
NEW Model
United Composites MEGA Bass
 15-30 lb. line 1-6 oz lures
$249.00
United Composites USA RUC71MH
 15-40 lb. line 2-5 oz lures
$249.00
United Composites USA RUC711H
 30-40 lb. line 3-6 oz lures
$259.00
United Composites USA RUC711XH
30-60 lb. line 4-10 oz lures
$279.00

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* United Composites Warranty: All United Composites USA Factory built rods come with a five year limited warranty which covers materials and workmanship. The specific details of the warranty program is spelled out on UC's warranty card which accompanies each rod, and is also posted on UC's website.

Here's my personal take on rod warranties - Over the past 15 years I've yet to see a factory defect on a rod that resulted in breakage. (Exception -  New Version Seeker Hercules, black blanks - these are "crackers" but then again they are not made by the old Seeker team - they've all left with the change in ownership) I have not broken one of my own rods...with one exception which was entirely my fault ("high sticked" a small fish and broke the tip). I have seen misuse result in a broken rod, primarily due to guys either "testing" their rod with a friend incorrectly holding a rod's tip or they have put a vertical load on a rod (pointing a rod straight up and then pulling straight down on line under load). Rods are made to load up in the horizontal plane, not vertical. This is the same for ALL manufacturers and folks fishing rods need to understand what constitutes misuse. Manufacturers generally have tried to support their clients, but costs are costs and the result of rod breakage and warranty coverage is simply higher costs for everyone. Overseas there's no such thing as a rod warranty, and honestly it makes sense. All rods can be broken if one tries hard enough or misuses their gear. Folks really should be accountable for their own bad judgments and errors - personal opinion...


CharkStraps & CharkWraps

Two new items from us, not necessarily the most creative or revolutionary products we've ever come up with, but nonetheless they are useful and they are a bit different than what's available from others.

Our RodWraps are an upgrade from the StickJackets we've carried for several years. We've made ours a bit larger in diameter so that they will accommodate larger saltwater guides, even larger spinning guides. The StickJackets were really made for freshwater use, sized accordingly but we used their spinning models for our application. Now we've got 'em made our way. We've reinforced the top with a leatherette end piece and metal grommet which can be used to hang rods, and we've increased the diameter to allow your rods, even those using larger AFTCO wind-on roller guides or larger size spinning guides to fit. The Wraps are about 5 feet in length, will extend down the rod into the handle material of most rods. They are not made to cover the entire rod, only that portion it's designed to protect - the blank, the finish, the guides.

These wraps are all that I've been using now for the past few years. I like the fact that I can use them for storage protection, travel protection as well as leave 'em on my rods on the boat. They are breathable and they don't absorb moisture. So, they help me protect my rods when they're bundled up once the fishing is over. On most long range trips out of San Diego, you move your rods onto the boat and off the boat all bundled up. They may stay that way overnight on the boat as well. For a cloth sock, that's no good. So, you can write off any protection of the rod. With these things you do get that protection when you need it most. I even leave them on my rods when I get home. I'll spray off the rod wraps while still on the rod, loosening any accumulated saltwater in the process. Then I'll take off the wraps, clean the rods more thoroughly and allow them to dry. Use of a cleaner like Penn's Rod and Reel cleaner for that, and you've got things in great shape for your next trip and your gear will stay in new condition.  The Wraps are 5 feet in length.

The other product we have for rod organization are our CharkStraps. These are great for bundling your rods together for transport or storage. You can secure up to a half dozen rods with these things. Nice thing about ours verses some others, they are made from a softer foam/rubber material so they'll never scratch up your rods. Unlike some similar products I've seen, we made it a point to include three different sizes (which makes sense since you'll use all three at different positions on your bundled rods from the tip to near the reel seat). So, you get three straps, all with Velcro through their length to handle most any size bundle of rods you'll be totting, from 2 to 6 or more rods.

 

Buy Description Price
CharkWrap rod protection - BLACK $9.99
CharkWrap rod protection - RED $9.99
CharkStraps - 3 piece rod bundling straps $6.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Black Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $29.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Red Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $29.99


Cork Puppy

A lot of West Coast fishermen use deckhand style rods, rods with a corktape grip wrap instead of making use of a more typical reel seat with a hypolon or cork handle. The corktape deckhand rods are preferred by long-cast guys - jig fishermen, and those desiring a longer rod and longer casts. Additionally, the deckhand rods allow the fisherman to mount the reel using a rod clamp in a more custom, more comfortable and balanced position, again aiding in longer casts. One drawback of this type of handle/grip is that the reel clamp tends to dig into the cork over time. Applying that clamp's pressure over a larger area reduces the grind on the cork and allows for a more secure mount. The Cork Puppy solves the mounting problem quite well. They fit the majority of rods, and reels made. If your intent is to mount a reel (that has a rod clamp) to a deckhand rod, this product just might be a necessity. There are three sizes, measured by the rod's diameter in the area you intend to mount the reel. It's made of machined 6061-T6 aluminum with type II anodizing.

 

Buy Description Price
Cork Puppy 25mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 28mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 31mm Black $24.99

 

  

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