Interview of co-
ORIENT: This is a very capacious question and there are a lot of plans for 2018. I want to dwell more specifically on the future novelty which is the carp rod Iva 13' 3,5LB. All the forces are thrown on its series production now. This is very important for us since with its release we can fully form our own concept of rod design which, depending on the power distribution over the rod’s blank, is divided into three types:
"Full Drive" – provides the most uniform power distribution throughout the rod’s blank;
"Butt Drive" – in contrast to the Top Drive, has a more powerful Butt Section;
"Top Drive" – as opposed to the Butt Drive, has a more powerful Top Section and a softer Butt Section;
We hope that thanks to our design concept and basing on casting styles, individual features and physical capabilities, as many fishermen as possible will be able to choose the most suitable fishing rod for themselves!
We have already developed and put into series production rods of the Butt Drive concept -
We have constructively increased the power of the Top Section and made a softer Butt Section in Iva 13’ 3,5lb. This will allow making the most effective distant casts along a shorter arc and with any length of a line overhanging. The Butt Section also plays a very important role in this design: thanks the structural features, it's easier to impart the maximum acceleration to the Top Section (like a whip work), and quickly stabilize it after a cast. Another characteristic feature of Iva is the absence of a 50 mm guide on the Butt Section. Having removed the guide and having made a softer Butt Section, we have achieved synchrony in the work of the Top Section -
The second novelty is 10’ Astra 3,5LB. It’s a rod, designed in the Butt Drive concept, appropriate for stalking and boat fishing lovers. It will be an exquisite but at the same time rod with a huge potential for extreme tasks solving.
I deeply hope that we will manage to introduce an updated 13’ 3,5LB Galax, – it will be a budget-
And definitely our another recent development -
We also came out with an updated version of one of our most popular models -
If to speak about our far-
ORIENT: I associate it with several factors. First of all, we develop all the rod models by ourselves. We perform the whole cycle -
ORIENT: To my mind the rods line Bestia is the most comfortable in work (casting/playing a fish) and not only for beginners. There are rods in this line with different stiffness, but I would advise to choose Bestia 13 3,5LB. It is comfortable to cast and to reel a fish in with it. Unlike our other models it does not require any special physical and technical training in casting, as well as the experience and skills in playing a fish. If the budget is limited, it is better to take a closer look at sales of this model on the secondary market or at the previously produced rod Galax 12.6 ' 3,5LB. You can also wait for the updated rod Galax 13 3,5LB release.
ONHOOK: How did you come up with the idea of rods and Throwing Sticks production? It is very complicated from the technological side. What prompted you to do that?
ORIENT: It happened of its own accord. In near past we were general representatives of the English firm Sonik. We have very actively tested not only their products, but almost all the models of their rivals as well. We put everything under the microscope, so to say. We studied various nuances in the design concept of blanks, made a simplified stand for checking the rods under loading and introduced an innovative arrangement of guides on a rod's blank. It was later copied by Famous brands. We conveyed all our thoughts to the management of the firm and even began to negotiate on the production of our rod under their brand. But the company unexpectedly broke the contract with us and went for another firm and a multi-
The rods Chameleon 13 ' 3,5lb and Galax 12.6" 3,5lb became our first models. They were produced under the control of a former representative of a famous British company in Korea. Well, and afterwards -
ORIENT: The thing is that I have no regular rods. I try to use different rods at competitions and while fishing. It allows not only to test the prototype in combat conditions, but also to compare it with other models. Such an approach helps a lot in the final improvement of a rod. I have almost given up fishing, now only tests and work take all the time.
ONHOOK: And finally tell us please about the fish of your dream, capture of which still stands fresh in memory.
ORIENT: This question appeared to be the most difficult to answer. I had to bring back to memory all my performances and fishing since 2005. Probably, the most intriguing and joyful for me was hooking a carp weighing 18,970 kg at competitions in Vysokopolye, Ukraine. It was a large fish format and we almost lost all hope for getting prizes. The miracle happened about an hour before the end of the competition. Biting -