This UL spinning rod is unique and has no peers. It is a superb carry-in trout rod and will go as remote as you can take it.
- Length: 7’10”
- Pcs: 4+
- Lure Weight: 5-20gr
- Action: Fast-Progressive
- Power: Ultralight
The S710 is the perfect all-round ultralight spinning rod. It is packable and an excellent choice for lake and stream fishing for trout and char. This rod will handle the lightest lipped plugs and spinners. Spoons and similar hardware up to 20 grams go long when the rod is configured with the long butt section. The S710 packs down to approximately 50cm. A zip case is included.
Sometimes we fish with conventional gear. Sometimes conditions and certain situations favor it. Like so many others we know, we like the flexibility. We can cover a lot of water and it’s every bit as serious as when we fish with fly.
We started fishing Seatrout on the Scandinavian coast nearly 30 years ago. Back then our friends in Denmark were building their own spinning rods from carbon/glass composite fly rod blanks. They knew exactly the action they wanted and it apparently wasn’t available in a factory-made spinning rod.
When we decided to build a few Reliant conventional rods for the coast, we had specific criteria in mind. Naturally we thought back to this light, parabolic action everyone wanted. We also wanted to build them so that we and all our friends would want to fish with them. Finally, we knew we had to build them with the same quality and attention to detail found in modern fly rods.
There are very few two-piece fly rods remaining on the market today. Blank and Ferrule construction has advanced to the point that 4-, 5- and 6- piece rods perform just was well as those with fewer sections. We knew we had to make our conventional rods following the same formula. The problem to solve was the handle. Coast anglers want a long rear handle and we quickly figured out that the more sections our blanks had, the less room we would have to work with for the handle design.
Revolutionary “S” model
The first “S” models all featured interchangeable “+” handle extensions to create different overall handle lengths. The screw-connection is unique to Reliant rods and is fail-proof. The main reason for the “+” butt extension was always to move the first ferrule away from the end of the handle. This allows for a multi-piece rod with a long-handle without creating a weak-point at the front of the grip. Only Reliant multi-piece Spinning and Casting rods offer this feature. The short butt extension was actually an afterthought to give folks who fished from the boat or a float tube a shorter handle alternative.