United Composites Challenger Xtreme Rail Rods

United Composites

  • Dual Helix composite heavy duty blank
  • Hypalon foregrip with 3M cold shrink
  • Black on black with red, blue and silver trim triple wrap
  • Heavy Duty Fuji BHBNG black stainless guides
  • ALPS black aluminum CAH reel seats

$480.00$578.00

No one knows more about building rail rods than Randy Penny, he’s the guy behind the 2×4’s and other rods which revolutionized the SoCal’s long range sportfishing scene.  Peter Williams and his son originally made the designs for the UC rail rods in 2012. Randy added a couple new wrinkles to the patterns once he arrived on scene. These are composite designs incorporating a lot of material given their intended application. Dual Helix carbon fiber build, longitudinally oriented Fiberglass, heavy Fuji triple footed guides, 3M rail pad over the grip (protection plus non-slip feature), triple wrapped, etc. All come with gimbals and cap.

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Model
Length
Action
Line Rating
Lure Weight
Price
RCX 70 Raptor
7 ft
Fast
50-80lb
N/A
$480.00
RCX 70 Centaur
7 ft
Fast
60-100lb
N/A
$484.00
RCX 70 Viper
7 ft
Fast
80-130lb
N/A
$489.00
RCX 70 Invictus
7 ft
Fast
100-150lb
N/A
$512.00
RCX 70 Gladiator
7 ft
Fast
150-Unlimited
N/A
$522.00
RCX 76 Raptor
7 ft 6 in
Fast
50-80lb
N/A
$520.00
RCX 76 Centaur
7 ft 6 in
Fast
60-100lb
N/A
$526.00
RCX 76 Viper
7 ft 6 in
Fast
80-130lb
N/A
$534.00
RCX 76 Invictus
7 ft 6 in
Fast
100-150lb
N/A
$561.00
RCX 76 Gladiator
7 ft 6 in
Fast
150lb-Unlimited
N/A
$578.00

The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build – like the CP’s they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as  longitudinally oriented fiberglass.

7 and 7 1/2 foot length, it wasn’t long ago that we considered anything longer than 6 feet impractical for cow fishing. But times have changed and rod designs have progressed.  The length is related to the manner of fishing, use of the rail as a fulcrum.  In general, while a longer rod usually has better casting properties for distance, that’s not the rational for these rods. They are made to fish the rail, especially as you get into the vertical game on a big fish.  The longer rods are more suited to the bigger boats, boats with wider rails like the Excel, RP and Rooster. The shorter 7 footers will load up better on the smaller boats, like the American Angler.  Having said that, there’s another distinction between the two lengths, the longer rods have more material in ’em, the butts are larger diameter which requires more material in their build.  The 7 1/2 footers can fish the heavier recommended lines, while the 7 footers will load up better at the lighter drag settings. For example a Raptor at 7 feet does best at 60# and 20-22 lbs of drag while the 7 1/2 footer will fish 80# with say 24-25 lbs drag. You have a bit more leverage in a standoff at distance with the shorter rod, and more lift at vertical on a bigger boat with the longer rod.

The new UC Rail Rods are quite frankly the best in the business, made by the guy that came up with the original concept while working for another USA rod making firm. The guides are Fuji’s strongest, made as a rail rod should be, with some protection on the foregrip – in this case 3M’s product which is darn expensive and effective (far better than XWrap or a slippery plastic material). Reel seat is from ALPS with dual lockdown for added security. The best blank, excellent execution on the build – custom quality in that regard and they are value priced since the factory wants to get these out on the water.

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MODEL LENGTH ACTION LINE PC
RCX70 RAPTOR 7’0” MOD-FAST 50-80 1
RCX70 CENTAUR 7’0” FAST 60-100 1
RCX70 VIPER 7’0” FAST 80-130 1
RCX70 INVICTUS 7’0” FAST 100-150 1
RCX70 GLADIATOR 7’0” FAST 150 – Unlimited 1
RCX76 RAPTOR 7’6″ MOD-FAST 50-80 1
RCX76 CENTAUR 7’6″ FAST 60-100 1
RCX76 VIPER 7’6″ FAST 80-130 1
RCX76 INVICTUS 7’6″ FAST 100-150 1
RCX76 GLADIATOR 7’6″ FAST 150 – Unlimited 1

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