This range of 5 rods has excellent multi-modulus carbon blanks with an attractive gloss finish. The colour scheme is low key black throughout with a nice old school red tippet to the line clip whipping above the reel seat. Graphics have been kept low key on the underside of the blank - absolutely no offensive bling on these beauties.
Other features include an ergonomic reel seat, full-length shrink rubber handle with a nicely flared casting grip and SiC guides throughout, plus the obligatory ESP moulded line clip on all models apart from the spod and marker rods.
The range of five 12' rods consists of test curves of 2¾lb, 3lb, 3¼lb plus a 3½lb Marker rod and a 4½lb Spod rod.
All of the rods apart from the lighter 2¾lb have 50mm ringing for reduced friction and improved distance casting, you don't often see that on rods in this price category. Here is a brief buyers guide on the range:
A lightweight well-balanced rod with a great fish playing through action. Ideal for short to the medium range yet has enough power to cast a 2½oz lead 100m+. RRP
12' 3lb (50mm)
The perfect all-rounder with a steely action that feels great at close quarters but which is just as effective when casting long distances. Optimum distance casting weight 3oz.
12' 3¼lb (50mm)
A powerful rod designed especially for distance casting whilst retaining good fish playing characteristics to prevent hook pulls around the net. Ideal with leads of 3oz+ and PVA bags.