The lightweight, perfectly balanced, blank can accommodate the most delicate of precision flicks on an intimate venue, all the way through to a 35+ wrap blast on a lake of'Gigantica' proportions. This is ideal model if you want one set of high-end rods that will do it all.
Danny Fairbrass: I've been using a heavier version during field testing, but it's nice to go back to the 12ft 3.5lb rods as they are the all-rounders, if you want to fish anywhere from one yard to 140 yards, with pinpoint accuracy, then these are the ones. The 4lb version of the 12ft rod is designed as a long-range casting tool, but for those who don't want to step up to a longer rod. It is incredibly powerful, and some anglers will find it easier to fully utilise this than they would do with a longer rod, and whilst it is an out-and-out casting tool, it still retains some degree of fish playing action as well and is by no means a'broomstick'. Very fast recovery, super-fast taper, very lightweight and easy to move through the air, the handle is the right length, ceramic tip ring designed for use with braid, good up to around 140 yards (in testing Terry Edmonds cast it 51 wraps with a medium spomb).
Danny Fairbrass personally designed this rod by adapting one of his favourite blank designs - shortening both the tip and butt slightly to create a 12ft 6in. Rod with a slightly higher test curve of 4lb. This rod is incredibly powerful and is designed as a long-range casting tool first and foremost - it is quite possibly the most powerful rod in the Kaizen range, and unless you prefer the extra six inches that the 13ft model provides, it is the best choice for an extreme range rod.If you prefer a 13ft rod and want something that can be used to blast a rig towards the horizon, but which also has a forgiving enough tip that it is nice to play fish on and is equally at home casting leads accurately at less extreme ranges, then this 3.5lb test curve model is definitely the one for you. Unless you're looking for a real extreme range tool, then this is the one that most people will go for in 13ft. Out of the whole range, this rod achieved the longest casts during testing, measured at over 200 yards and using a 4oz lead with a 15mm hookbait and rig. It's rated at 3-5oz casting weight but has been optimised for use with 4oz leads. If you're looking for the ultimate, high-end casting rod and nothing else really matters, then this is the model for you, but it will take practice and technique to achieve the best results from it.
Super tensile high-grade Japanese carbon. Fast tapered profile blank for higher compression strength. Low glare matt paint finish. 50mm butt guide with 16mm tip ring on all models.
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