Avid rods and Ma­trix box

It’s ‘four yesses’ for Avid’s lat­est Curvex range

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

BIG-carp brand Avid con­tin­ues to come up with very in­no­va­tive prod­ucts, and these four new Curvex rods are bang on the mark, of­fer­ing the mod­ern carp an­gler some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent from the norm.

Team­ing an al­most ‘old school’ through ac­tion with mod­ern ma­te­ri­als, these rods – com­ing in three lengths and four test curves – of­fer an in­tense fish-play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that al­lows the an­gler to feel ev­ery shake of the head.

The non-lock­ing ac­tion doesn’t sit that well with cast­ing to the hori­zon – but when you hook a big fish you can bat­tle it with to­tal con­fi­dence.

Even so, these two­piece rods have more than enough grunt for all but the largest of open wa­ters.

It’s sim­ply a mat­ter of match­ing their 10ft, 12ft and 13ft lengths and 2.75lb, 3lb 3.25lb and 3.5lb test curves to your needs.

You can use them with smaller hooks, lighter hook-lengths and thin­ner di­am­e­ter reel lines with­out hav­ing to worry about hook pulls or painful part­ings of the way when your quarry makes a last-minute bolt for free­dom.

There’s no doubt that fi­nesse pays when the wa­ter cools and clears, and for that rea­son alone the Avid Curvex will ap­peal to any­one wak­ing up to frost on their bivvy and grass crunch­ing un­der­foot.

The ‘bend, and then bend some more’ ac­tion will also prove use­ful when big fish need to be played through weedbeds, or reeled in with wash­ing lines of loose weed in tow.

De­spite its best ef­forts you’ll be able to keep a big fish mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion with­out fear of break­age.

Other key fea­tures in­clude orig­i­nal Fuji reel seats with Ja­panese shrinkwrapped han­dles, lightweight SiC guides through­out, anti-frap tip guides to pre­vent crack-offs, and 50mm en­larged butt guides on the 12ft and 13ft mod­els.

All in all, these rods have the X Fac­tor! It’s ‘four yesses’ from us! Price: 10ft, 3lb test curve £139.99 All oth­ers in the range £149.99

“An in­tense fish-play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that al­lows the an­gler to feel ev­ery shake of the head”

ANTI-FRAP TIP GUIDE The shape of the guide legs pre­vents even heavy line from wrap­ping around the tip. FUJI REEL SEAT Orig­i­nal screw-down Fuji hooded reel seat of­fers se­cu­rity and clas­sic looks. The two-piece Curvex rods come in three lengths (10ft, 12ft and 13ft) and four test curves (2.75lb, 3lb, 3.25lb and 3.5lb). DU­PLON HAN­DLE GRIP The shaped Du­plon hand grip stops your hand from slip­ping on the cast even when it’s wet. SiC GUIDES Six lightweight ce­ramic-lined SiC guides, 50mm butt guides on the 12ft and 13ft mod­els.

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