All the rods in this series are made with a strong bottom, a firm top, and with a flat curve in the middle sections of the blanks - a completely new way of designing and developing fly fishing rods. With the action being designed this way, it gives both the beginner and the avid fly fishermen a huge advantage, as the whole blank will be activated on both shorter and longer casts. When cast, it will always keep the top up no matter if it is a short cast or a distance cast. Every single blank in this series is designed to generate a very high line speed when called for, but without losing precision in the deliverance of the fly – a very difficult combination, but we do feel that we have accomplished the impossible with the serenity series.
The serenity series is the world’s first complete series of fly rods, both single and double hand rods, to be produced with the Japanese Fuji K tangle-free and ultra-light shooting guides. These guides are an outstanding improvement when it comes to shooting lines, especially when standing in the water with the line loops hanging down stream.
The rods in the serenity series will be delivered in a black aluminum 2go case, a completely new and cool design for 2017 that is exclusive to salmologic. It is designed so that the rods can be accessed from either end. This travel case also accommodates not just one, but two rods at once, making it ideal for the traveling fly fisherman.
Line wt. 16 grams/247 grains
This rod has a lot of power and makes perfect presentations on both short and long casts. This is the line weight that is perfect for both rifling hitch and medium to small salmon dry flies under clear conditions, especially when you do not want the prey to know that you are there.
Line wt. 18 grams /278 grains
The perfect single hand rod and line class for salmon, sea trout and steelhead. When developing this blank, we had the following in mind – distance, line control, accuracy, sensitivity - and believe me when I say, it is all in this blank; a perfect-balance fishing tool!
By far, my favorite fly rod for dry fly fishing for larger salmon.
Line wt. 18 grams/278 grains
If I should ever be in the situation where I could only bring one rod for salmon or sea trout fishing, then this rod would certainly be the “one”. It is a great length for covering any salmon or sea trout river in summer conditions. It has a perfect line weight to present the flies needed under those conditions.
I have designed and developed many switch rods over the years – in fact, (and some may not know this) it was actually I who invented the switch rod concept and created the switch techniques for salmon and sea trout fishing – but with this new switch rod and the Short-cut heads, it has been perfected!
Line wt. 20 grams/308 grains
During the summer, especially when fishing smaller salmon and sea trout streams, this rod size and line weight will add a lot to your confidence in catching fish. This is the world’s lightest double hand rod because it casts with only 20 grams/308 grains. The balance and the lightness in this rod will enable you to fish more effectively and simultaneously increase the feeling of being invisible. This rod loaded with a Short-cut head feels heavenly.
Line wt. 24 grams/370 grains
On this blank, you can truly feel the blend of new materials used on the serenity series – a blend which reduces the weight in the lower part of the blank but maintains the strength in it. There is no water you can’t fish with this rod and it is always traveling with me. This is a very powerful double hand rod that can present smaller tubes and doubles on light lines and long nylon leaders, with outstanding elegance.
And loaded with a Short-cut sinking head at the same time, it can fish deeper pools with slightly bigger flies very efficiently. Yes, this is indeed a rod size/line weight that can pretty much do it all.
Line wt. 28 grams/432 grains
The 13’0” 28 grams/432 grains serenity is equipped with an action that could be described as fast, but the fact is that it really has a deep short stroke length, where all the power comes from the lower parts of the rod. This type of full-action spey rod will handle sinking lines as if they were floaters – a quality we appreciate in a true salmon rod.We have spent countless hours on this blank due to the fact that 28 grams/432 grains is most likely the best all-round weight for salmon fishing in medium to larger rivers in the summer. At the same time, it is perfect for both steelhead and large sea trout streams as well.
Line wt. 31 grams/478 grains
The action of this short and light salmon rod is very fast and extremely powerful, still it does not compromise the gentleness needed to present and fish the fly. It is mind blowing that such a light rod can possess so much power! A word of caution – this rod is highly addictive, so please try it at your own risk.
Line wt. 35 grams/540 grains
35 grams is a line weight that can cast the biggest of salmon flies – and normally this is hard work. But with this extremely well-balanced, “heavy”-duty 13’6” salmon rod, you can fish for days without losing the necessary focus you need to catch your dream fish.
If there ever was a light and strong double hand rod, then this is the one.