Carbon fiber is made by heating and transforming a synthetic fiber to create one that is made purely of carbon and so is both lighter and capable of handling heat stress. Carbon fiber is tough, strong, and durable. When further coated with a gloss, they look great as a covering. Carbon mods are famously used in high-end vehicle upgrades. They look great and can protect surfaces from impact. There are other industries that are interested in using carbon fiber for beauty.
Whether you need a sheath or a better plastic for a fishing reel cover, check out what types of products that carbon fiber is being turned into. It is not as sophisticated as straight nanotube fibers, but it is strong and heat resistant because it has already been turned into mat of carbon strands. Woven correctly and set with enamel, they look incredible and offer even better protection.