First look at Preston’s first carbon seat box and more new kit for 2018!
Stunning cutting edge carbon seatbox heads impressive latest tackle line-up
THIS week the Angling Times cameras had an exclusive sneak peek at just a few of tackle giant Preston Innovations’ new-for-2018 products.
Top of many matchmen’s ‘must have’ wish lists will surely be the firm’s stunning new Absolute carbon seatbox – which looks set to re-write the seatbox design and construction manual.
Surprisingly, Prestons is also phasing-out its popular Carbonactive Mini Plus range of carp rods in favour of the new top-end Carbonactive Supera range, all of which are said to have
CARP LANDING NETS
THE square-framed Latex meshed net will land carp over 20lb. It’s available in 18ins, 20ins and 22ins versions. The Match F1 net has a fine mesh bottom which allows it to be used with bait bands, Quick Stops and hair rigs without snagging problems. This one comes in 16ins, 18ins and 20ins diameters. greater all-round flexibility.
Newly released reels look to be the ideal foils for the new Supera rods, and indeed our initial impressions are that these new Centris models are the best yet to come from the Preston Innovations stable.
They have a stylish aesthetic, winding power to burn, and are jam-packed with top-end technical features. They will be available in three body sizes.
Shown below are Angling Times’ sneak peeks at the best of Preston Innovations’ new kit for 2018. Prices for many of these products are yet to be confirmed.
STORM SHIELD TRAY
PRESTON’S Storm Shield Side Tray will keep your bait in top condition, whatever the weather.
The large wipe-clean EVA tray features a telescopic support arm so you can adjust the angle of the lid to suit. Additional internal pockets can be used for tackle items or a mobile phone. A 30mm extending support leg is a neat and genuinely useful feature.
CENTRIS MT REELS
NEW Centris NT match reels feature long-lasting titanium carbon rotors, titanium shafts and compact full aluminium bodies in three sizes.
Powerdrive worm shaft gearing delivers super-slow oscillation and 5.0:1 enhanced winding power, making the Centris suitable for all types of match fishing. All reels are supplied with a spare spool.
ABSOLUTE 36 BLACK EDITION BOX
THIS Absolute seatbox is based around a low-slung frame with 36mm legs, and saves weight over previous Preston models. The footplate and winder tray cassettes are secured by spring loaded quick release pins. Other key features are a spirit level, ‘Mag Lok’ clips throughout, and interchangeable colour tabs for the winder trays. A deluxe padded seat includes a handy shallow side drawer.
Two 36mm threaded end-capped legs will hold pole socks, tulips, rod rest heads or any other off-box accessories. Stable mudfeet have a clever tilting mechanism that allows them to adjust to any and every type of terrain. END-CAPPED LEGS MUDFEET