The Falcon Cara T7 rods represent a major step forward, outfitted with streamlined, anti-grooving Fuji Alconite Concept guides. Sleeker, lighter, corrosion-resistant S-4 stainless steel frames hold rings made with a new generation of Alconite ceramic that is lighter and 80 percent stronger than aluminum oxide. A diamond polishing process makes the guide inserts smoother, increasing casting distance and preventing grooving with small-diameter, low-stretch braided line. Falcon applies a thicker flex coat to protect the guide wraps from damaging rays from the sun. The Cara T7 series supercede previous Cara casting, Cara spinning and Cara Reaction models but the heart of the new series remains Falcon's American-made F120X blank, a proprietary weave of high modulus graphite praised for its balance of sensitivity and durability.