A.Jensen Merlin Switch Flyrod #7 10ft
Danish design, Scandinavian knowledge!
A near perfect combination of performance and design!
The Merlin is a switch rod build with AHT technology and it resulted in a very light and extremely well casting rod for the smaller rivers or light line low water summer fishing.
The test fishermen just loved this rod for performance and design as well. Despite its low weight and finesse action it has a lot of power for handling big fish and casting sinking lines.
These two rods has in a very short time gained almost cult status among specialist flyfishers in both Europe and along the banks of North American steelhead rivers. The reason being its unique combination of power, elegance and performace.
As one of the test guys said: “It’s like the craziest combination of Charlize Theron (elegance and beauty) and Mike Tyson (brute power) in one blank – I don’t know how else to describe it!!”
At A.Jensen we just love this description...
The blank is beautiful deep olive colored, with matching olive thread tipped with Gold. American SIC shooting guides and high quality Hard Chrome double leg Snakes and top guides. Oversized quality guides for maximized line travel when casting long lines. The handle is made of the highest obtainable Portuguese cork and the reelseat is made in aircraft graded aluminium with olive tinted hardwood
- 45 Tons graphite
- Advanced Helical Taper technology
- Top quality Portuguese cork handles
- American SIC Stripping guides
- Beautiful skeleton reel seat in aircraft graded Aluminium and Hard wood
- Super Hard Chrome Double leg snakes and top guides
- Dots for correct and easy assembling of rod parts
- Lifetime warranty (rod registration needed)
- Supplied in Cordura rod tube
Length AFTM Rec. Shooting head weight Pcs. Weight Handle
10’ 7 20-22 g
11’ 8 22-24 g
About A.Jensen Flyrods
ONE OF THE TRADE MARKS OF THE A. JENSEN RODS IS THE TIME WE SPEND ON EACH MODEL, BEFORE IT ENTERS THE MARKET. WE WILL RATHER TAKE ONE YEAR EXTRA WITH THE TEST TEAM AND DESIGNERS, THAN FORCE PRODUCTS INTO THE MARKET, THAT WE DON’T HAVE FULL CONFIDENSE IN.
WE DESIGN OUR RODS, BASED ON A PRACTICAL ANGLE TO FLYFISHING. FIRST OF ALL WE ARE FLYFISHERS OURSELF, AND WE WORK WITH THE AIM TO MAKE GREAT EQUIPMENT, IN ORDER FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE MORE EFFECTIVE FISHING, AND MOST IMPORTANT MORE JOY IN FLYFISHING.
BY OUR TERMS A FLY ROD IS NOT JUST A CASTING TOOL, BUT A TOOL FOR FISHING.
By that we mean that it should handle both the casting and the joy of fishing and playing a fish at the same time.
Beside that we wanted to create rods, that are able to cast both long lines and shorter lines with full control, as this is one of the crusial aspects of flyfishing. With many modern flyrods you only get the rod properly loaded, with a lot of line outside the top, and only from that point on will you cast with full control. We want our rods to load with short lines, but still be able to cast long lines.
In order to achive what we want we make a so called “compensated tip”, meaning a tip that loads quickly. One could make the top of softer material, but then you get a rod action, that feels strange when casting.
Instead we use “Advanced Helical Taper” technology and thereby creating a rod, where the top of the rod loads quickly, without beeing soft. The “Advanced Helical Taper” technology means changing and opening the angle of the helical wound graphite towards the top. By using the same material, and still under the same amount of tons of pressure as the rest of the blank, we get a rod, that performs with a unique balance.
The quick loading top has many benefits. When fishing shorter lines, such as when fishing dries and nymphs, you will have more accuracy and control.
When fishing stillwaters, both lakes and salts, you will with much ease be able to shoot the first meters of line, as the rod actually cast the line right from the first false cast. There is no “waving” the rod, to get so much line out, that the rod actually loads and casts. Your casting strokes will be more balanced, as you get a rhythm right from the start of the cast. It will simply put feel more easy. On top of that the rod is a light and sensitive instrument, and an absolutely joy to play a fish on. This brings us back to the where we started – We want to make a fishing rod, not just a casting rod.
All A.Jensen fly rods are covered by a 2 year warranty.
This covers defects due to craftmanship or materials.
If the rod is damaged, please send the rod and the original receipt (received when you buy the rod) to your dealer.
If the damage is covered by the warranty, the rod will be repaired or replaced.
After 2 years, or in case of the damage is not caused by defect due to craftmanship or materials, each part will be charged at a price equal to the recommended retail price divided by the amount of part. Meaning a part from a 4 piece rod cost ¼ of the recommended retail price of that rod.
Important: The warranty only applies to the original owner and the owner must be able to present the original receipt of the purchase. Resold rods are not covered by this warranty.