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Avid Carp 12ft Rod & Shimano Ultegra XTD Combo 2

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  • Built on a top-quality carbon blank
  • 50mm butt ring
  • Abbreviated handle
  • Anti-frap K Series rings
  • Subtle graphics
  • Line Lay: Aerowrap II + Super Slow 5 Oscillation
  • Body Material: XT-7
  • Bearings: 4+1
  • Spool Material: Cold forged aluminium double E.I.
  • Waterproof Drag: Yes
  • Handle: Single machined aluminium


Brand Shimano
Rod Length (ft) 12ft
Rod Length (m) 3.66m
Type of Fishing Carp

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The DSK is a true casting tool, that's sure to take anglers to entirely new distances. Featuring a unique blend of 46 ton and 30 ton carbon made with the finest Toray pre-preg materials, this is one rod that will take your breath away. The combination of materials gives the DSK their signature action, which is sure to awe you as it gets that dream catch.

Made in accordance with Fuji K Series rod guides with 50mm butt ring these are used to increase casting distances and reduce frap ups, so there's no need for any more frustration with your long distance angling. The DSK comes with a BDPS Fuji reel seat the first choice for many custom built rods. This gives you that assurance of quality that just simply isn't met by a great many other rods on the market.

The 1k weave carbon wrap gives the rod a look that matches its distinctive hand-built finish. The abbreviated Japanese shrink wrap handle saves weight and helps increase casting distances - every aspect of the?Avid Carp?DSK Rod has been catered to please those anglers who want results.

Made from Toray carbon, which is widely considered the best available globally. This is a high-tensile strength modulus carbon fiber engineered by nanotechnologists to provide the optimum balance of strength, speed and lightness. It is used in satellites, racing cars, racing bikes and aeronautics. You'll find Toray fiber used on the wings of a Boeing Airbus, so it's the perfect addition to any fishing rod.

Each rod is matched on a frequency machine, which measures how quickly the rod recovers to a stable position after a long cast. The fast-action Toray material offers maximum recovery of the blank following compression, so you can be assured that this is one quality rod that's been tested and verified as worth your time.

The DSK has a powerful parabolic action, which means under full compression the whole blank kicks back with full force upon release of the lead. There is a definite kick point in the butt that will help the angler cast their rig much further when the rod is compressed correctly.

The Moment of Inertia (MOI) balance in the Avid Carp DSK rod comes later in the cast, designed to suit the most powerful casting techniques. As the MOI comes later in the cast, it maximizes blank recovery, so you can be sure of results that, with the right?bait?and line, will leave you speechless.

Because of how the butt of the rod is built it means all energy used by the angler through their hands will result in a faster transfer of energy through the blank. So even those anglers with a poor technique just need lots of grit and determination, and with this can still see great results.

What does DSK mean?

  • D - Distance. These rods are built to hit the horizon and beyond - say goodbye to restriction!
  • S - Speed. The Toray fibers are immensely fast, so you can be sure of a quick, responsive reaction from your rod.
  • K - The rod features the incredible K series rings that really help to improve your casting range.

Ideal for both novices and veteran anglers, the DSK Rod does exactly what it says on the tin, delivering a fast, responsive elegant action that is sure to please. Being light and easy to handle, you can carry this or fit it snugly in your?barrow?on the way to the bank with the rest of your gear, confident in the knowledge that you're on your way to a truly amazing angling experience.

Established in 1921,?Shimano?is a Japanese based company that started life creating cycling equipment, but diversified into the production of top quality fishing reels in 1970. As a company, Shimano UK, it is uniquely concerned with taking measures to preserve the planet's delicate ecosystem. It believes that fishing, as an outdoor, nature driven sport, is integral to this preservation. When you buy from Shimano you can be sure that the environmental impact of the product has been carefully considered, from conception to production.

The Shimano Ultegra XTD SPOD is a big pit reel which is specially designed for spodding or marker float fishing for carp. Great to pair up with that three?rod?set up, this spod reel ensures all that you need for spod methods rather than an over-complicated reel.

Adjusted to be perfect for spodding, Shimano geared the XTD Spod with 5,2:1 ratio, meaning a better retrieval speed of 124 cm per winch. There are three line clips to perfect the?line?lay which is assisted with the Aerowrap II and Super Slow 5 Oscillation from Shimano's technology.

The Ultegra SPOD XTD also sports a shallow spool because less line capacity is needed for spodding. There is also no spare spool to cut on expense for the angler and the body material is made from XT-7 with a spool material of forged aluminium double E.I. This not only provides a waterproof drag system but means it is capable of withstanding the miserable coldness of UK fishing in the cooler months.

To make this a comfortable reel, Shimano has gives the single machined aluminium handle an egg type knob instead of T-type for more grip.

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