Angling Times (UK)
SHIMANO AERO X1 13FT FLOAT ROD
WHAT THEY SAY: This quality three-piece carbon rod has a highly responsive action that picks line up from the water quickly and cleanly, making it ideal for float work on running water. Features include Hardlite intermediate guides that prevent line from sticking to the blank, a full-length cork and EVA handle, and a maximum casting weight of 20g to add to its versatility. WHAT WE SAY: If this rod is half as good as the other Shimano Aero X1 models that we’ve seen, it’s likely to be worth every penny and perform to a very high standard.
We’re looking forward to our on-the-bank test with this float rod in the next few weeks.
Price: £59.99, www.shimano.com