The 'Black Edition' these are the very same blanks, although there has been some new additions, we have freshened the cosmetics and used the latest black on black components available, however, our rod builders can create your own masterpiece. This cosmetic upgrade to the stock rods has given us the opportunity to fit the new glass fibre reinforced Sea Guide XDPS reel seats and anti-frap tip guides
The meaning of CF-X is explained here.
|Full Range of CF-X Products - Click on the relevant product to see full details|
|13ft Continental||12ft Continental||10ft 3.25lb||CF-X Landing Nets etc|
|13ft Spod Rod||12ft 3.5lb SU||10ft 3lb||CF-X Baiting Poles etc|
|13ft XP Spod Tip||12ft 3.25lb||10ft 3.75lb SMD||CF-X Swift Throwing Stick|
|12ft 4.75lb Spod Rod||6ft 3lb Tree Rod|
|12ft 3.75lb Marker Rod|
The 12ft CF-X marker rod was voted 'Best in Test' amongst 20 other marker rods by Carpology.
In recent years many anglers have shown a preference for using light spod rods as marker rods, the trend has been to use leads of 4 to 5oz. The CF-X Marker is more than capable of dealing with leads of this size and will also cast most regular sized spods, making it a very versatile utility rod indeed. This rod has been given a harsh tip with a progressive butt, helping you to feel every bump and movement transmitted by the lead. In fact it's almost as good as running your hand along the lakebed! As with most purpose designed marker rods, the CF-X Marker has attractive tippet whippings spaced at one and two foot intervals above the top of the reel seat to enable accurate depth finding.
CARPOLOGY - BEST IN TEST - MARKER RODS UNDER £150 - 20 RODS WERE TESTED AND REVIEWED
Featuring a host of features such as the blend of 24, 30, 36 and 40T carbons used to create the distinctive 3K weave, the blank also houses a number of eye-catching details, such as the smart green whippings, 50mm butt ring, stainless steel fittings and ergonomic reel seat which is easily capable of housing the biggest of reels.
Test curve: 3.75lb
Length of rod: 12ft
Depth markers: 12 and 24"
Butt ring size: 50mm
Suggested use: All-round marker rod
Key Tester Comments
John: "This was a nice rod, it looked really good and I particularly like the green whippings. The rod had a lovely feel to it, the tip responded to the bottom really well and the main blank had a nice stiffness to it – yeah, ideal!" Wayne added: "There was a lot of power in the rod and the tip was responsive – a good all-round marker rod." And Ben also agreed, adding it has a good balance and stiffness making it a very good all-round marker rod. Thumbs-up all-round from the Test Team then!
OVERALL THOUGHTS FROM THE TEST TEAM
Adam: "To pick out a rod I'd say the Tackle Box CFX Marker was the one that edges it, although I didn't think there was a lot of difference from the previous rods, so I'd say if you were on a budget, I'd keep to the cheaper rods."
John: "To pick one rod from this bracket, for me, it would have to be the Tackle Box CFX Marker. I found it a responsive, pokey rod, everything just ticked all the boxes really. It looked nice, felt the bottom well and could put a lead a long way."
Ben: "My favourite rod would probably be the Tackle Box CFX Marker. It had the stiffness and the responsiveness that I would be looking for, and like John said, it ticks all the boxes."
Wayne: "You could see a difference stepping-up to the these rods costing slightly more money, especially when it came to the cosmetics and things like the 50mm butt rings. But in terms of my favourite, I'd have to pick out the Tackle Box CFX Marker because all round it felt a really good rod."
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