Diamondback Rod Co.
"A Die-hard Trout Angler’s Dream Rod"
If we could sum up the Diamondback’s new Clout rod in one sentence, this would be it: A diehard trout angler’s dream rod. Designed specifically for accurate casts, subtle mends, and that perfect blend of power and finesse, we have totally tricked out this fishing stick.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Clout is the distinct and minimal style LINK Grip. Diamondback’s new LINK Grip combines aesthetic appeal fused with industry leading functionality and innovation. The LINK Grip allows anglers the ability to do something they have never been able to do before - cast the blank, not the cork. An angler is connected to the fly rod through the grip, and much of "how a rod feels" immediately develops from this first rod-user handshake. Diamondback's LINK Grip allows more feeling of the rod's internal action, balancing comfort with sensitivity and control.
The LINK Grip's reduces the great amount of pressure needed to hold the rod due to its design, and in turn dramatically reduces hand and wrist fatigue even during extensive casting and fish fighting. When you add the hook setting advantages, increased sensitivity, versatility, and comfort….it’s a hands down difference from traditional cork that begs to be picked up.
The Clout is designed utilizing two unique manufacturing applications, Diverse Modulus Design (DMD) and Core Reinforcement Construction (CRC). The result is a powerful, smooth casting rod with refined stiffness, recovery speed and structural strength.
It features a ruby red painted blank with matching wraps and silver trim, while each ferrule has distinct diamond shaped alignment marks. Fitted with thin diameter stainless hard chrome snake guides and titanium strippers with Nano Light inserts. The distinct open framed diamond cut aluminum reel seat and Diamondback branded high quality cork grip. All Clout rods come in a Diamondback embroidered heavy duty cloth bag and a graphite rod tube.