Max says: We recently got these rods in for a full-page review and after a little play I simply knew that I had to have a go with them. I coupled them with the Tournament ISO reels from the Daiwa stable and got fishing.

Having used them for about three months now, I literally take them everywhere. They are 3.75lb test curve but they have no broomstick feel about them. The first thing that strikes you is how light and thin the blank is. The unique AGS carbon guides hugely reduce the blank’s overall weight.

The lack of weight does feel unnerving at the start and it makes the rods feel fragile, but after giving them some real punishment I have no reservations using them. Tip recovery is fast too, the rods go from full compression to poker straight super quick. This definitely helps increase your casting distance. All the fixtures and fittings are kept subtle and the rods look great, which is always a plus point.

There are 3lb, 3.25lb and 3.75lb options, with the 3.75lb in both 12ft and 13ft versions. I know they are very highly priced and not to everyone’s budget, but if you want a set of rods that have pushed the boundaries of carp rod design, then these are worth a look.

www.daiwasports.co.uk

Price: From £680

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