The ABU Veritas has been one of our favourite rod patterns over the last few years. In 2018 it looks even better than ever with key improvements to guides, grips and taper dynamics. This is a sensational rod to turn to for all spinning work and soft baiting or fishing microjigs.
This is the brief and even somewhat understated description of the rods from their distributors:
Veritas rods combine a 30 ton construction with SubLayer Armor™ for uncompromising strength and sensitivity in a lightweight, balanced design.
Fuji components feature throughout the Veritas range. Fuji KR guides with Alconite
inserts and lightweight Fuji reel seats.
The Veritas balanced design is completed with a hyper tactile Ultralon EVA grip system for improved ergonomics and overall sensitivity.
In-The-Field long term tackle test
My Veritas 2 in action on another big snapper that fell for a GULP soft bait
I have used the Veritas rods from generation 1 onwards, and without doubt they have been a favourite, accounting for a huge number of big snapper, decent kingfish and many other species mostly hooked on soft baits.
The trademark, and very attractive (in my opinion) white blank makes this rod stand out distinctively from traditional dark carbon models.
The heart of a rod is more than just looks though, and my infatuation has been with the light weight, smooth action and delicate feel that this blank offers.
How is this blank so light and supple? Top secret production methods using carbon nano-fibre technology that effectively allows the blank walls to retain strength without bulk.
Early models had very flimsy guides, and that has now been rectified by specifying only the best from FUJI.
Another pet peeve from early models, was a reversed rod seat that placed the rod hand fingers directly on the reel seat thread when in use.
This too has been rectified with all new grip layouts that work like a treat. The Veritas spinning rods sport a reasonably short butt section that works well when seated on a kayak or small boat by not getting in the way and catching on body or life vests.
The Veritas range is available from microjig to surf caster with many options in between.
Priced at an extraordinarily competitive rate considering the performance, this rod will remain as one of my all time go-to options.