The Asquith series is the culmination of global cooperation in design, materials, and manufacturing techniques. Built on Shimano’s proprietary Spiral X platform, the Asquith boasts superb power transfer from tip to hand, quick recovery, and increased sensitivity. Designed by world casting champion Steve Rajeff, the Asquith is an exploratory step into the future of rod manufacturing technology. With fast actions, generous power levels, titanium guides, and exceptionally light swing weight, all rods in the series excel in fishing situations where developing high line speed and making precise casts means success.
Used this 9wt on a flats trip to Mexico and could not have been happier with how it performed for targeting the tarpon and snook we were after. Multiple times, we would drift a flat looking in to the mangroves for snook and looking out for cruising tarpon. This rod handled the shorter, more accurate casts into the mangroves and could bomb line the other direction at a tarpon. Expensive, but man, it is fun to fish. Plenty of backbone to handle good sized tarpon and put a stop to a snook trying to bury up in the mangroves.