Friday, February 11, 2011

Wright and McGill Signature Fishing Equipment

For 85 years Wright & McGill Co, has been considered a leader in the production of high quality sport fishing equipment. Whether your passion is dry flies on mountain streams or salt waters charged with beefy redfish, Wright & McGill bring experience and creativity to their craft.

From the mosquito lagoon in Florida a tournament champion angler sought out Wright and McGill in hopes of creating a light and sensitive rod and reel combo. The S-Curve technology Blair Wiggins Signature Series Rods and Sabalos reels are the result of that salty search.

The rod blank is made of a T-glass core wrapped with carbon tape and a layer of high-density graphite. Lightweight stainless steel guides with zirconium rings won’t crack or groove when used with the new braided lines. A custom split cork foregrip allows for fingertip access to the rod blank, providing more sensitivity to fish strikes, and an oversized rod butt won’t rub anglers wrong.

“I asked the designers at Wright and McGill to bring me a rod that would not spook fish in clear, skinny water, and they came up with the Flats Blue camo my rods are painted with,” Capt. Blair Wiggins said. The blue color is said to blend in with the sky when viewed from a piscatorial perspective, giving anglers added stealth when in close proximity.

The signature rods come in seven different models and can be matched with any of the four different Sabalos spinning reels. The reel’s all aluminum body will sneer at saltwater corrosion and the ultra smooth front drag system utilizes a dual disc system. The spare spool for the reel is also made of aluminum, further demonstrating the Wright & McGill quest for quality.

When Wiggins was in the Lowcountry in August for the filming of an episode of his Addictive Fishing television show, he demonstrated the S-curve signature rods. “These new rods are super-light but the carbon and Kevlar wrap makes it super strong,” Wiggins said. “The benefit of a light rod is that you can cast artificial lures with it all day and not get fatigued.”

“With the split cork foregrip you can put your thumb right on the rod blank if your rod is upright while jigging,” Wiggins said. Fishing with Captain Champ Smith Wiggins caught a 34-inch redfish, which is the size that earned Wiggins the name Mogan Man.

His Mogan Tour is visiting different locations of Dick’s Sporting Goods, his retail partner, to show the Flats Blue camo rods to his fans. Wright and McGill produces the fishing equipment that Wiggins uses, and Wiggins supplies the likeable personality that makes this combo the reel deal. Click here to view the commercial.

PhotosByJeffDennis: The split foregrip allows fingertip feel with the rid blank; Blair and Jeff with a Lowcountry redfish; Blair returns the drum to the estuary

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