When it comes to fibreglass fly rods, there’s no company in the world that knows them better than we do. We pioneered the production of uni-directional fibreglass fly rods in the mid 2000’s, and we’ve been at the forefront of glass innovation ever since.
If, like us, you’re hooked on technology, then you’ll appreciate what’s in the Quartz DNA. You’ll value our commitment to specifying and sourcing the very best materials, the ongoing investment in design, and the relentless commitment to quality.
Quartz is synonymous with the highest quality, most premium fibreglass fly rod blanks available. We’re shaping the glass of the future with our new CrystalGlass™ collection – giving you the lightest, liveliest, strongest fibreglass fly rods on the market today – and uniquely Made in New Zealand.
A HISTORY OF QUARTZ
CrystalGlass TurboTaper™ – our new range of Quartz TurboTaper™ (TT)s is specifically targeted at heavier line weights and saltwater fly application. The Quartz TT series uses a turbo-charge design concept to create a more dynamic, faster rod with exceptional power. Aptly named the ‘turbo’ because it delivers extra power when needed, the TurboTaper™ is a CTS innovation that speeds up a rod taper, injecting more power in the butt of the rod, while keeping the tip area nice and agile.
Gen II CrystalGlass™ – with a 12% increase in Modulus and Strength from our previous generation CrystalGlass™. Designs are continuously refined based on field test information and in-house laminate testing.
We introduced our proprietary CrystalGlass™ material – an extremely high grade uni-directional S-Glass with amazing clarity. CrystalGlass™ offers the highest strength and response-to-weight ratios of any glass rod on the market. Compared to S3 glass, ourCrystalGlass™ fibre has a specific modulus 4% higher than S3 glass fibre and a flexural strength 11% higher than comparable S3 laminates.
Introduced new Super Low Resin System. A resin system 25% lighter than industry standard. Increased laminate Modulus and Strength by 13% over previous S-Glass laminate system.
We moved to an S-Glass material with a glass scrim. The move from E-Glass fibre to our new S-Glass system, saw a flexural modulus increase of 25% and a flexural strength increase of 21%.
We moved to a Uni Direction E glass with a glass scrim, to improve cosmetic appearance, and allow blanks to be painted in any colour, including translucent finishes.
We introduced Uni-Directional E glass with a carbon Helical core employed on our carbon rods.
CTS introduced our first range of glass fly blanks. These were built on the commonly used woven E-Glass materials, widely used in fishing rod manufacture and still widely used in many glass fly rods today.