The HORIZON XRS was first introduced in 2007 after the staff members at Frontier Fly Fishing designed the rod specifically for stillwater trout fishing and for fishing on the Vaal River for smallmouth yellowfish. The rod features a very fast action made from 40 ton graphite. The rod is immensely powerful and strong. The XRS was designed as the top performance rod in the HORIZON stable of rods for anglers looking to put the heat on a trophy stillwater trout or to turn the head of a big smallmouth yellowfish. The XRS is finished in a dark olive colour with a reverse half Wells grip made using AAA quality cork. The stripping guide is made from silicone carbide while all snake guides are hard chrome. Guide wraps are Gudebrod thread coated with epoxy. The reelseat is made from nickel silver with an imbuya insert. The XRS is in a four piece configuration and comes in a cloth bag and Cordura covered tube.