Exclusive trout spinning rods, produced in limited series and designed for the true masters of trout spinning.
In the following lines you will be able to discover all the exceptional characteristics of the Trout-Master® Sangone rod, but I immediately warn you that the Trout-Master® are not rods for everyone.
Although trout is widespread all over the world, the brook trout spinning market has never been much considered by fishing rod manufacturers.
In fly fishing, trout fishing is a true art. Perhaps it can be said that fly fishing was born with the intention of catching trout and salmon, even if today it has also been converted to other species.
This type of fishing for many is a true cult, a step back in time, an ancient tradition, full of charm.
If in the world of fly fishing there are many artisanal products of the highest level to satisfy the most demanding fishermen, the same cannot be said in spinning fishing.
This is demonstrated by the fact that the market is chock full of low- and mid-range commercial equipment.
The Trout-Master® are the only true rods of excellence for trout spinning, to experience the same tradition and cult of fly fishing through spinning.
For this reason, Trout-Master® spinning rods are made with no expense spared, with the aim of possessing the fundamental characteristics to deal in the best possible way with the Italian and European streams and the trout that populate them.
You will have a rod in your hands that will allow you to return to your origins and experience stream fishing in an incredible, unique and rewarding way.
A rod that only a true master of this fishing will be able to appreciate.
If you haven't achieved a certain experience, which only comes with time, Trout-Master® rods are not for you.
Those who decide to tackle stream fishing do so because they are fascinated by this type of environment, by nature, by the woods that surround it, by incredible landscapes.
Trout fishing is the final goal, but the context, the modality and the contact with nature is a fundamental part of the process.
Stream fishing is an art, only those who understand and fully master it know that the micro details make the difference.
Fishing with a rod designed exactly for those who are able to exploit its potential is an experience for very few.
Of course, you can also fish with a 30 euro rod, but the pleasure you get from fishing with a Trout-Master® rod is unique.
To be able to make the most of the potential of the Trout-Master® rods you must be able to master and exploit a tool of the highest technical level that was created only for true enthusiasts.
The Trout-Master® are difficult rods, suitable only for experienced, truly expert anglers, not who believe they are ...
For those who have great respect for fish, for their life, for the environment in which they are a guest.
For those who love the fight with the fish and know how to complete it correctly. Which very few are able to do.
Even those with years of experience will initially find it difficult to manage the lures and cast, in the extreme sensitivity of the rod, in its handling.
It will take experience to understand the limitations of the rod and match it with the right lure for the right situation.
You will have to wait for it with patience. The production capacity is a few rods a year, waiting is the only way to have a hand-made tool in a limited series in your hands.
But when you learn how to use it, when you have the right confidence, you will never be able to go back.
One last thing...
We are strong supporters of catch & release and a true fan of this fishing always respects his prey.
Trout-Master® spinning rods are unique. Not everyone will have the pleasure and privilege of owning one, if you don't understand this philosophy our rods are not for you.
If, on the other hand, you are a true Trout Master then you have found the rod that will change your life as a trout fisherman.
Having said that, you should know that most of the rods on the market are Chinese products of very low quality, often rebranded with "famous brands" and sold on average between 250 and 70 euros (but there are also rods below these figures).
The real value of a € 100 rod is around € 10/15. Which in economic terms is equivalent to the value of the apex ring (tip) of a Trout-Master® rod.
Despite being convinced of the contrary, those who choose this type of rod are buying a product with a very low quality / price ratio.
This happens because there is no real knowledge of the market.
It is natural that those who have always fished using low or medium range rods, have only this type of rod as the only parameter of comparison.
Which are great for fishing, just like a Swatch is great for reading the time, but it is undeniable that having a Patek Philippe on your wrist is a completely different experience.
It is not only an advantage in terms of prestige, but between a cheap rod (100/150 euros) and a Trout-Master® rod there are technical differences that allow you, in reality, to improve your fishing performance.
If you are reading these lines it means that you are looking for the best, a Trout-Master® rod of the highest level.
The main problem is that the high-end trout spinning rods are of Japanese origin, with some very rare rods made in the USA.
In Italy, apart from Trout-Master®, there are no other top-level products.
But it is in Italy that the best trout spinning rods must be born, the home of stream fishing.
Assuming that each country (or almost) would need a specific rod for habits and type of water, there are some specializations.
For example, Americans make fantastic rods for bass fishing, their specialty. The American trout rods, on the other hand, are not the best. This is because the American fisherman, in addition to having different waters and trout, also has other needs and above all different preferences compared to the European fisherman.
American rods are too powerful and too stiff, have little sensitivity and are very heavy. In the United States, brook trout fishing is a marginal and little practiced fishing of low interest.
The result is that in order to save and speed up, drums derived from bass fishing are used, which are not very suitable for trout fishing.
Something good, on the other hand, comes from Japan, a country that greatly appreciates brook trout fishing and where some micro producers have developed specific rods for this fishing.
The limit is that they remain rods designed for the Japanese market, they are often Trout Area rods readjusted to the stream, too short, practically all are under 1.80 cm, a serious little known problem (in this regard you can find a dedicated article here).
Since there are not many alternatives, they are mistakenly taken as a reference for a good trout rod.
In fact, among the hundreds of "trout spinning" rods on the market, those really born for this type of fishing can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Most are trout area rods (stems born for other fishing and adapted to the trout area) that are once again adapted and used (wrongly) to fish in streams, just add the term "Native" or "Stream" or similar stuff and automatically become "torrent rods" and "yardstick" for this fishing.
On the contrary, there are rods (even very expensive ones) that are inserted as trout rods in a generalist catalog (including that of international brands) and are extremely rigid even in ultra light sizes.
Or, in the worst cases, they are conceptually wrong rods for this kind of fishing.
In fact, the most common and serious errors of the rods on the market are always the same:
- handle too short
- barrel too short
- wrong action
- heavy and rigid stem or on the contrary exaggeratedly parabolic
The reasons why all these choices are wrong for this kind of fishing has been explained in our guide, which you must read, even if today you don't have the budget to give yourself a Trout-Master® rod.
Trout-Master® rods are conceived and designed to be used in Italian streams, according to our tradition, according to the type of water you can encounter most frequently and in relation to the size of fish that populate them.
No expense has been spared to make them, because those who want these fantastic rods are a highly experienced fisherman who loves to fish with extremely refined equipment.
If you can only have a Trout-Master® rod, the SANGONE is the rod you have to give yourself.
The Sangone is the perfect rod for ultra-light fishing in small Alpine and Apennine streams or during low-flow periods, which allows you to tackle most situations, including lakes.
The design of this rod is focused on the search for maximum sensitivity and fun in the combat phase even with fish between 20 and 30 cm in size, which represent most of the catches you will make in the stream.
The first thing you will notice while holding it is the extreme lightness and perfect balance of the rod.
The launch will be difficult and even the best and most precise will need to get familiar with the Sangone; being a unique rod you will never have cast with such a precise tool.
But you'll have to get carried away.
As you retrieve, you will feel every single contact with the bait. Stones, backdrop and even leaves. This feeling will blow you away because even if you think you are used to the sensitivity you perceived with your old rod, whatever it is, the Sangone is on another level.
You will miss many via ferratas anticipating them. It's like switching from a 56k modem to ultra-fast fiber.
Once the moment of capture has arrived, you will finally have a rod that will make you have fun even with trout of 20/25 cm ... we hate rods that do not bend during the fight.
What if by chance I meet the record specimen?
Do not worry. Although the Sangone looks like a thin and delicate rod, despite a diameter at the base of only 6 mm, it has an incredible power reserve.
With the Sangone wild specimens of Marmorata and Fario of all respect, fish of 65/70 cm were caught. In the hundreds of hours during the tests a Hucho of about 80 cm was also hooked but unfortunately the fight ended with the unhooking under the shore.
Although not designed for this, the Sangone responded perfectly in every phase of the fight, allowing to overcome the brutal strength of the giant trout.
Remember that the Sangone was born with the aim of being a sensitive and fun rod, not to face battles with large predators, but when fishing in a stream the size variable is always present.
You will have fun with small trouts and in case of casual encounters you will be able to face record specimens.
The Sangone has been tested in all conditions and has brought fish weighing several kg to shore even in strong currents with high water flow, but this is not its realm. If you are looking for large fish from the valley floor, the right rod is REGINA .
On Trout-Master® rods you will never find the recommended casting or other data as you find on commercial rods. The only thing you will find is the name of the rod.
We have preferred to indicate in the description which are the ideal outlets for Sangone and in what type of waters to use it.
The reason for this unique choice is due to the fact that reporting the casting is a summary indication of the rod's capabilities.
Don't worry, along with the rod you will also receive enclosed documentation and a metal plate with serial number and technical information, including the castable weight limit. But nothing will be reported on the barrel.
It's up to your experience to figure out what to throw and what not.
You will have already understood that the Sangone is a rod for light, fine and ulta-light fishing, so let's start with the ideal baits:
- rotating between size 0 and 2 (Mepps type)
- sinking minnows with a blade up to 5 cm (Rapala countdown type)
- floating minnows up to 7 cm (Rapala original floater type)
- spoon up to 4.5 gr.
- lead-free silicone lures up to 2/3 gr.
- jig heads weighing less than 1.5 gr.
- streamer up to 2 gr. (or shorter than 6 cm)
As you can see, the term casting is very approximate. While the information you find here is essential to understand how the rod behaves.
The waters indicated for the Sangone are those with little current or the areas that at certain times of the year the stream has a low water flow.
If you fish in the valley with heavy spoons or generous minnows the Sangone is not good.
If you fish at times of the year or in streams where the flow of water is high (fast current and lots of water) the Sangone is not good.
The reason is simple, the Sangone is not good for handling heavy baits or those that resist in the water.
I'll give you a clear example. If you get to a slow hole with little current and cast a Mepps 2 you can fish well. If the same Mepps 2 launches it in current but the range is modest you are at the limit of the rod's capacity.
If, on the other hand, the current is strong the rod works badly and you will need a Mepps 1.
Another example, if you fish with a rubber and a leaded head of 3 gr. you will have no problems in casting but you will encounter problems in animating your rubber as the rod does not manage that kind of movement well if there is excessive weight (on the contrary it handles very well the very light rubbers / lures).
It works, fishing you fish there, but you will be less reactive, you will lose sensitivity and you will struggle to manage the bait.
It is not a generalist rod. It is not a rod that works "fine" with a little bit of everything. It is a rod for capable anglers, experienced anglers.
It does not work when used incorrectly, but it works perfectly when used in its optimal range.
Using it correctly you will find extreme advantages when you have to manage the movement of very light baits, which you would have difficulty animating well with a normal and common rod.
Whenever you look for the extreme you create limits in some areas. The all-round rod does nothing good and hurts everything.
Sangone is a scalpel, you can't cut salami on it, but you can be very precise when looking for extremely light approaches.
These are the pros and cons of owning a super specialist rod.
Why then a few lines above did I recommend the Sangone as an "all-around" rod?
Simple, if you frequent the streams, in most of the fishing season you will find the ideal conditions for this rod.
The torrent , especially in the highest part, is by definition a watercourse characterized by extreme variability of flow, with alternating violent floods and limited or zero flows.
Most of the fishing season the stream has a limited reach and with the Sangone you can tackle it with the best techniques and lightest presentations possible. Techniques that blend perfectly with the type of environment.
Micro minnows, spinflies, mini tires, flies and small spoons are the exits for this precise, sophisticated and ultra sensitive rod.
For all other trout spinning situations we have developed other rods for other environments, lures and techniques.
The great attention to detail requires that all Trout-Master® rods have Fuji Titanium Torzite guides
The choice of these rings is not only aesthetic, but above all functional and allows you to obtain many advantages.
Despite the high cost, which to give you an order of magnitude can exceed 30 euros per ring, compared to the Sic rings that are used on the 250/350 € rods (medium range), the Titanium Torzite rings allow you to:
- use thinner threads
- increase the casting distance
- lighten the rod while maintaining a more natural action
The very few know that the rings allow you to reduce the diameter of the line allowing you to fish huge fish with very thin lines.
90% of anglers tend to fish with oversized lines, this is because they use cheap equipment, starting from the line itself up to the rings.
A fine line allows longer casts, increases the number of bites in a disconcerting way and allows you to deceive the larger trout because of the greater naturalness and less visibility.
If you are unfamiliar with the incredible potential and benefits of fine thread, I recommend that you read this GUIDE
The problem is that the fisherman's experience is gained with mediocre rods and reels, not having had the opportunity to try sophisticated equipment it is difficult to understand the benefits that entail during fishing.
The most common idea is that the technical sector is marginal, that the difference is made in 99% by the fisherman. We always tend to underestimate the help that rods and reels (or equipment in general) of the highest level can give, and we often remain convinced that there is no difference and the result is mainly due to experience.
How many times have you heard the phrase: "when trout eats, eats, does not look at the brand or the wire!"
A phrase that contains only the obviousness of the fact that when the fish is apathetic and still, getting it to bite requires not only experience, but also the correct equipment.
Only way to eliminate the "coats" (fishing without catches).
In reality, it is the details that make the difference at a certain level.
To become better you need superior products, there is no other variable.
This is one of the most common mistakes, which happens above all to those who have a lot of experience and are convinced that they do not have to learn anything more. Staying "still" is the worst way to approach fishing.
With Trout-Master® rods you can use a finer line thanks to the use of Torzite (in addition to the help derived from the type of carbon of the blank and the particular arrangement of the rings).
As you can see from laboratory tests, Torzite increases wire life by 400% compared to SIC.
You therefore understand that using a fine line on rods with SIC rings becomes counterproductive and limits you in your fishing action and choice of line, decreasing the chances of catching.
But this is not explained to you by anyone.
Continuing with a magnification under the microscope you can see how the surface of Torzite has very few grooves compared to SIC, which has a more irregular surface, the main cause of damage and wear of the wire.
The accuracy of the Torzite mirror finish is even higher than that of SiC, used only on commercial rods worth at least 2/300 € (imagine the uneven surface of the other rings of the 4-penny rods).
Since the friction resistance with the line is extremely low, the Torzite not only preserves the protection capacity of the line, but also the recovery is always smooth, avoiding annoying dragging noises.
The Trout-Master® rods are a concentrate of the best technologies, and that is why we have adopted the Torzite R rings as soon as they came out on the market.
Now you will discover the enormous advantage that this technology brings you directly in terms of results in fishing.
It happens so many times that after a fight the line breaks in the last phase, when the trout is practically at the landing net, but with the last tail it breaks everything.
The sorrow of seeing a trout go away with wire and hook in the mouth is a lot. Then anger also takes over because maybe it was a huge specimen, a record, the capture of life.
All the reasons why this happens are well explained in the GUIDE, but in detail, if the thread is new and perfect, the cause is due to the rings.
It happens more often than you can imagine that the thread touches the frame of the ring. It happens for example when the barrels are very bent and there are few rings and / or they are roughly spaced according to the curve of the barrel. Or at the end of the battle, when the rod is raised to invite the trout into the landing net, a very narrow angle is formed between the tip and the wire which causes the wire to touch the metal part and suddenly break.
This problem is solved with the Torzite F rings, which protect the wire from contact with the ring frame.
There are very few rods in the world that fit this incredible ring, Trout-Master® fits them.
The advantage of the Torzite rings is also found in the shape that has more rounded and rounded corners.
These details are only visible by zooming in on the ring section, but they make all the difference.
Difference that is perceived both in the number of catches being able to use a much thinner line, both in casting distance, and in fishing pleasure.
The particular shape of the Torzite rings allows the contact between the ring and the wire to be distributed over a larger surface.
Thus obtaining a "softer" and more linear contact angle, less angular. The advantage? Simple.
A larger contact surface means a reduction in contact pressure, less overheating and a lower possibility of cutting the wire, increasing its duration and resistance.
The combination of all these tricks will allow you to fish with infinitesimal lines managing to manage fish that until before were unthinkable to land with a 0.12 Nylon.
The advantage of using fine threads is almost unfair, but it ALWAYS makes a difference.
A thin line allows a better presentation of the lure, less visibility and longer casts (which we will see in the next paragraph).
With traditional rods the use of thin lines is impossible, but the technical qualities of the Trout-Master® rods allow you to dare where it is impossible for others.
No rod builder will ever give you this information, but no rod builder makes rods that match the Trout-Master®.
We leave nothing to chance and all our choices derive from years of experience in the production of trout spinning rods.
And also in this case the choice of Torzite allows another advantage, that of increasing the range of the launches.
If you look at the image below you will see that for the same size the Torzite compared to the SIC has a wider hole.
This allows, with the same ring size, to increase the casting distance.
The "quick" and simple answer is that the bigger the ring, the less the line "bangs" against it during the cast, thus decreasing the friction which slows down the force and consequently decreasing the distance. This is why spinning rods are always equipped with a large initial "ring".
At this point it is logical to think that it would be enough to simply put a larger ring in SIC and the problem is solved. For example, instead of mounting a 7 in Torzite, choose an 8 in SIC.
But no, because you would have another problem, the weight. At the same size, the Torzite ring is smaller and therefore lighter.
The last big advantage of the Torzite is the weight, which on an exclusive rod must be reduced to a minimum.
Weight reduction is ensured by these 3 features.
Torzite is 40% lighter than SIC and this is an advantage right from the start.
The second reason is that the Torzite with the same ring size is much thinner, this allows you to mount a smaller ring but with a through hole of identical dimensions to the SIC one.
This further reduces the weight.
The third reason is due to the fact that the Torzite rings are mounted on a Titanium frame which is an extremely resistant metal (more than steel) and incredibly light.
For the Trout-Master® Sangone we used Fuji AT Titanium Torzite single-bridge guides, the lightest guides ever produced by Fuji, in combination with the Fuji Titanium Torzite KT
Titanium has another advantage, that of never rusting, remaining eternally beautiful.
It is also more resistant to the stresses of torrential environments, where it is not uncommon to hit the barrel against a rock or a tree.
Both titanium and Torzite are much better suited to withstand accidental blows.
In any case, you will find the details of the Trout-Master® rod guarantee below
You have already read a few lines above how the rings used on the Sangone help reduce the weight of the rod.
But now I want to talk to you about the other features that have made it possible to reduce the weight of the Trout-Master® Sangone to just 97 gr.
Maybe this value in itself will not seem the lowest ever seen (our lightest rod weighs 70 gr, 30% less), but in reality it is incredible, because in these 97 gr. we have not given up on finishing to save weight.
The Trout-Master® Sangone is finished with meticulous details, details that are beautiful to look at but that add grams.
An example? The EVA handle would have been lighter than the cork, but the cork is "warmer" and pleasant to the touch.
Even on the reel seat we could have filed other grams but it would have gone to the detriment of the classic appearance of the rod and the connection with the chestnut woods.
The Sangone rod has been designed to have particular characteristics but also a very precise aesthetic that recalls the woods, 80s spinning rods, and mountain environments.
Can we make it lighter? Of course! You will see it lighter only in special editions.
In order to obtain 97 gr we have paid attention to high technology without depriving the barrel of the aesthetic components of value.
For example, we used a special transparent diamond paint for the ligatures and for the barrel, which reduces the weight by 25% compared to traditional paints as well as increasing the surface hardness by reducing the amount applied with the same finish.
The real incredible starting point is the carbon blank, which weighs only 15g. thanks to the technologies you will now see.
|A unique computerized zigzag fiber weaving technology developed exclusively after five years of research and testing to create a blank with truly amazing actions and considerably superior sensitivity. The design of the zigzag pattern and the cutting technology itself differ substantially from traditional straight-line cutting methods.|
|NanoForce technology that goes one step further and combines ResinFix with the strongest and lightest silica nanofibers, the so-called nanowires developed for NASA. They are the strongest nanofibers in the world, 12 times stronger than carbon fiber, 15 times stronger than high-strength steel. Trout-Master® is currently the only fishing rod manufacturer to use these nanowires for elite rods. Due to the high price and limited supply of nanofibers, NanoForce can only be found in our top-of-the-range series.|
|Trout-Master®'s original ArteX technology introduces an unconventional blank shaping technique, using state-of-the-art computer equipment to help distribute stress across the entire blank. ArteX allows you to build and model rods with virtually no weaknesses. Although practically imperceptible to the eye, the shape given to the rods via the ArteX method is constantly tested to increase durability, strength and sensitivity for incredible sensitivity. Trout-Master® rods are all manufactured using ArteX technology.|
This extraordinary ultra hi-end technology is based on a recently discovered light as air material called Microlattice. It is literally the lightest material in the world, yet incredibly stiff and strong at the same time. The filiform inclusion of Microlattice fibers intertwined with NanoForce creates blanks with mechanical properties that allow lightness, flexibility and incredible resistance. Virtually weightless and extra fast AirLight ™ rods are the best choice for miraculous precision on extreme distance casting.
|For really big improvements you have to start from the beginning. ResinFix ™ technology addresses one of the earliest and most important steps in blank creation: the curing process. Our unique ResinFix® technology involves a complex high-pressure curing process that evenly distributes air while uniformly solidifying the resin matrix. While normal curing ovens inevitably leave tiny air bubbles trapped inside the resin, which could cause premature loss of blank stiffness, ResinFix ™ offers us a unified structure and barrel that will retain its original properties much longer. long. This technology also reduces weight and improves performance.|
|It is the process we use to increase the contact between the blank and the handle of the barrel. This allows you to better perceive the contact with the bait and the vibrations transmitted from the rod to the hand. The sensitivity is extreme and incredibly fast in transmission.|
The handle is made using 3 different materials; cork, aluminum and chestnut wood.
Chestnut wood is an insert that creates the base of the reel seat, we use chestnut because it is a typical wood of the woods on the edge of the stream, extremely resistant to humidity.
The dark color is given by a particular treatment, we burn the wood to make it more robust and long-lasting, then we treat and work it to make it smooth to the touch and pleasant to hold.
Nice to look at, it also gives a classic touch to the barrel.
On the hand-shaped wooden insert to house the foot of the reel, the two rings in anodized aluminum, practically eternal, are fixed, which are used to lock the reel by means of a screw ring.
A safe and reliable fastening system.
The rest of the handle is "split", made of white cork, in combination on request with dark cork inserts and black aluminum finishes.
We conclude with the ideal combination of the reel. Argument that is almost never highlighted but which is of fundamental importance.
Trout-Master® rods are designed to excel with a narrow range of reels.
Maybe it may seem like a marginal thing to you, also because it is likely that you will hear about this topic for the first time. Or maybe you know it's important because of weight balance (true).
But it is also important to know that the choice of the size of the rings and their position is influenced by the reel used. This is why we provide you with this fundamental indication, which no rod builder gives you.
Shimano is the partner we have chosen in combination with the Trout-Master® rods.
For the Trout-Master® Sangone the perfect reel is the Vanquish in size 2000, with a weight of only 145 gr. allows the ideal balance of the barrel.
Valid alternatives are reels with a maximum weight of 180/185 gr. in size (Shimano) 1000 and 2000 or with reel diameter between 40 and 45 mm
This is the tip for getting the perfect match.
Now that you understand what kind of rod you have in your hands, let's move on to the advantages.
First we eliminated the supply chain.
No resellers, no steps that raise the price. We give you something we cannot delegate. The exclusivity of having a Trout-Master® rod and the shopping experience you will receive with the rod is unmatched and cannot be entrusted to others.
This is why we have decided to avoid any intermediary. You can get your Trout-Master® directly from the Atelier.
You are becoming one of the lucky owners of Trout-Master® and this entails many advantages, starting with the delivery, which can be either directly at your home or with us, with an event dedicated only to you, organized directly on the stream.
And not only that, because in addition to the rod you will also receive exclusive gifts, designed for you who are a true trout fishing enthusiast.
All Trout-Master® rods are numbered and registered with a certificate that guarantees their authenticity.
Each certificate is matched to the name of the owner to guarantee the certainty of the origin of the rod in case of second-hand sale to protect both you and the new owner.
Trout Master Club members access numerous benefits and have priority regarding limited editions, in detail you can see what it is here.
The manuscript that contains all the teachings to transform you into the best trout fisherman ever.
Dedicated exclusively to trout spinning fishing.
All Trout-Master® rods have a 10 year, extendable lifetime warranty.
We believe in the quality of the product and in the components used, which is why the guarantee is 10 years.
The warranty covers only breakages due to construction defects. Accidental damage is excluded, but insurance can be included to cover accidental damage as well.
You have the exclusive opportunity to participate in the GMT (Grand Master Tour), this is an experience reserved only for owners of a Trout-Master® rod. You will discover the details only after you have joined the Trout-Master® world.