We caught up with Scott Mackenzie at the EWF Fly Fishing Show in Munich last week and asked him what he and the Mackenzie team will be bringing along with them to the 2018 Sportfish Reading Show.
Scott Mackenzie Q & A
What will you be bringing to the Sportfish Reading Show this year?
We’ll be bringing a huge range of Mackenzie products to the show, including the whole set of our new FX1 rods including new single-handers and a great selection of six-piece double handed rods designed for the travelling salmon angler. As well as our brand-new models, we’ll also we bringing our full range of the ever-popular Atlas and DTX fly rods.
In addition to our rods we’ll have the complete set of our new G3 fly lines, including new skagit, Spey and Phased Density 5 shooting head lines – a ground-breaking advancement in sunk-line technology.
Is there a product you’re particularly excited about?
Our new range of single–handed fly rods is already proving to be extremely popular with our customers and we can’t wait to show them to visitors at the Sportfish show.
What makes them so special?
These rods utilise graphene, a Nobel Prize winning material that is set to revolutionise carbon-composite engineering. We’re seriously excited about this new material as it’s the strongest and lightest on the market, meaning we have the ability to create the ultimate fly rod. Here at Mackenzie we’re pioneering the use of graphene in fly rods. As well as making rods lighter and stronger, it also enables us to manufacture rods with incredibly quick tip recovery, enabling you to achieve greater accuracy and distance with less effort.
What else are you looking forward to seeing or doing at the show?
We’ve recently signed up Paul Procter to Mackenzie and he’ll be giving show visitors an entomology masterclass on both days along with Charles Jardine. It’s going to be great to have Paul here as part of the Mackenzie team, helping us to connect with trout fishermen visiting the Sportfish show and demonstrating our new graphene trout rods.