and News: Agutters 11ft Split Cane Carp
MIV Specialist Carp Rod. written by Tom
o'Reilly. I've always felt that
a 10 foot MKIV rod lacked a little in
versatility. It is a design classic for
which its modern forerunners have a lot
to thank it for. Yet for float and
floater carp fishing I've felt it needed
a little extra height to help whip the
end tackle out.
I was very interested when Agutters said
that they do an eleven foot version. I've
two of their standard ten foot MKIV's,
which are brilliant, both as ledgering
and stalking rods.
|The eleven foot
version came four weeks after I'd made the order.
The finish on the rod was excellent, the tight
intermediate whipping looked stunning and the
varnish was well applied. On some modern-made
split cane rods the builders quite often coat the
ring whippings with an epoxy resin. I do not like
this, it looks clumsy and ugly, and more in
keeping with a state of the art kevlar rod than a
traditional split cane. Agutters, I'm thrilled to
say, don't use this method, they just coat the
rod with several layers of yacht varnish.
|The rod has
performed as good as it looks, and it's
surprising how that extra foot gives a greater
casting distance to my carp float fishing work.
It also gives a greater control and accuracy to
|The rod is now
a favourite of mine, and I use it virtually every
time I go fishing as I can use it for ledgering
as well, in fact I've just ordered another to
make pair! I wonder what a twelve footer would be
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