Guru Aventus rods
GURU has, for a long time, been one of the biggest manufacturers of terminal tackle. So we were incredibly excited when the company announced in March that it was venturing into the rod market. The rods were unveiled for the first time at The Big One Show in Farnborough and for those eagerly waiting to get their hands on them, the wait is almost over. They should be hitting the shops during August. The Aventus range made its official UK debut at an invitation-only dealer event at Partridge Lakes in Cheshire, and IYCF was on hand to get a closer look. There are six rods in the range – 11ft and 12ft Float, 10ft and 11ft Feeder and 12ft and 13ft Distance Feeder. Priced between £375 and £450, these are top-end rods, but those willing to splash the cash won’t be disappointed. The rods ooze quality and boast several innovative features. For example, each rod has a slightly longer handle than usual to aid casting, while finger grips are an excellent addition. The reel seats on the Float rods are extremely slim for extra comfort when using labour intensive tactics such as the pellet waggler, and the guides on all rods are built to prevent line wrapping around them.