Dragon’s Pro Guide X hits the spot
Stunning looks, top performance and quality components have gone into Dragon’s Pro Guide X rods, as TTW reveals.
Polish tackle brand Dragon is very proud of its Pro Guide X series of rods and rightly so.
These rods have made their way into several key markets including the Netherlands, Hungary, Ukraine, Australia and Russia, such is the demand for these versatile products. Over 5,000 units were sold in a 12 month period since the launch.
The Pro Guide X has evolved from Dragon’s original Guide Select rods, where the development team decided to focus on maintaining the same level of sensitivity of the rod and furthermore improve its design.
The connection of the Resonance System, in which the handle is made from stiff graphite, perfectly transfers incredible feel to the angler and also the intensity of the way it receives information from the lure’s behaviour. The design of the series is emphasised by its dark red decorative braids and semi-translucent varnish.
For the components, Dragon decided on a Fuji handle, which partly exposes the blank and Alconite K-series guides were selected according to the KR-Concept, which increases casting ability by reducing the line’s choke point. This system basically improves casting efficiency providing smoother, longer and more accurate casting.
In comparison to the Guide Select series, Dragon managed to significantly reduce the weight of the rod without lowering its durability, therefore ensuring a perfectly balanced rod when matched with a correctly sized reel.
The range consists of a number of rods covering ultralight applications for small perch, baitcasting and heavier work when using large lures for bigger fish.
The rods are said to be a dream to use and feel very comfortable in the hand while casting for long periods of time and, of course, while playing fish.
Pro Guide X Tech Specs
- Fuji Alconite K-series guides selected according to KR-Concept.
- Fuji PTS (spinning equipment) or TVS (casting equipment) reel seat.
- Handles made from second generation “woven carbon” graphite.
- Two-piece, ageless, epoxy varnish.
- Gudebrod threads.