Saltwater Rods

Usage & Safety Guide

The range of Cono-flex rods has been specifically designed to suit the many different fishing venues available around the coast. The rods are examined and tested before leaving the factory and should give good and reliable service.

In the event of breakage, rods should be returned to the dealer from which they were purchased, then to:

Conoflex Ltd, 9 Sybron Way, Crowborough TN6 3DZ and must be accompanied by the original sales receipt.

Most rod breakage's are due to misfortune or maltreatment, we therefore recommend the following precautions are observed:

  1. Rods should have spigot joints and connector reinforcement areas whipped for full structural strength. If a reducer is to be used ensure the bottom 4" of the butt is whipped. Use only Conoflex reducers.
  2. Make sure that the tip of the rod pushes ALL the way into the butt, leaving only the 3/8" step visible, BEFORE casting. If the fit is too tight return the rod to your tackle dealer for advice.
  3. Take care that your line is not wrapped around the tip ring when preparing to cast, a lot of rods are broken because of this happening. Even top casters are caught out.
  4. DO NOT use your rod to pull out snagged end tackle. When fishing in rocks, kelp or boulders use "rotten bottom" rigs. In the event of snagging, point the rod at the snag, wind in and pull back along the axis of the rod, putting the stress on the line and not the rod.
  5. DO NOT use the top-of-the-range rods to learn to pendulum cast, where timing is critical. Errors can lead to "bird's nests" and hitting the ground with the lead, both of which can subject the rod to extreme stress.
  6. Match fishing rods are not designed for tournament casting!
  7. DO NOT use your rod to lift big fish up rocks, piers or cliffs. Use a drop net, hand line or lifting pole.

N.B. Any fault in the rod which may have occurred during transport and could lead to breakage will be evident after a few casts. If a fault is evident the rod should be returned promptly to the tackle dealer.

Finally, please look after you rod, wash it down and dry it after every fishing trip and store it in a rod bag.

Thank You

Carbon Rods

Never over stress your rod in one spot. This can happen when setting the hook, playing a fish close to the shore or dead lifting a fish onto the beach.

As rods approach the vertical, more of the load is carried on the tip, as the rod passes vertical and goes effectively 'behind' the angler all carbon rods risk tip failure.

Rods are designed to handle stress over the entire length of the rod


Avoid fishing during electrical storms. Carbon rods are good conductors!

When bringing a fish to the beach a general rule is to leave as much line out as the length of the rod. Raise the rod to guide the fish towards you, be careful not to raise the rod tip behind your head.

At the final moment slack off the line quickly catch the line with your hand and hand-line the fish ashore.

This will avoid over stressing the tip and possible breakage.


Sybron Way, Millbrook Industrial Estate, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3DZ.
Tel: 0871 2711180, Fax: 01892 664178
International Tel: 0044-1892-664388