Finally, we are starting to ship out samples of the new 12' Trebuchet Light to some of our dealers.The first phase is to ship blanks to our custom builders. Essentially we have come up with a rod which slots between the existing Trebuchet and the TE Torrix in terms of casting power.We will have some interesting new products, here are a few.: Carbon throwing stick, Trebuchet Light Rod, Ultra Slim light "ST"carp rods in 2 1/2 to 3 lb test curve. They will be offered with an option of cork handles, and the 12' 2 1/2 is a very slender 11.6 mm just above the handle. In a carp fishing world which often tends to focus on distance casting, it is easy to forget that a lot of fish are caught at 100yds or less.And it is a fact that although you may feel you have more control of a hard fighting fish and are applying more pull when you use a stiff rod, a lighter more flexible rod can sometimes beat the stiff rod in fish playing power, as well as having more elasticity to cope with sudden changes in direction.In the "Light" I have built a touch more "springiness" into the butt, and this makes the rod feel very alive.It also makes it a little less demanding on technique and timing.Straight sticks spin the bait less than curved sticks so you get less exploding of soft baits and less lift.
We are pretty unique in the UK in that respect, but by making our hand made British rod blanks available to rod builders gives you the angler, tremendous choice, and also the help and advice of guys that really do know their fishing rods.
The reason for this being that the lighter rod can bend in to a shorter leaver than the same length stiff rod.