The carp fishing community is increasingly embracing short, retractable butt carp rods for a more lightweight and mobile fishing approach. Tackleuk (2002) Ltd, with its FCA authorization (815735), offers a range of these rods, notable for their sleek Japanese rubber handles or classic cork options. The rods, made from part-telescopic carbon fibre, boast a super-slim matt black design and offer a blend of power and sensitivity, ideal for casting or playing large fish.
The manufacturing process of these rods is complex, integrating Japanese 40t and 30t carbons with a resin content below 25%. This results in lightweight yet robust rods, perfect for the demands of modern match angling. The Riot range offers budget-friendly options without compromising on performance. For larger catches, feeder rods with two carbon quiver tips (1oz and 2oz) are available, ensuring versatility and effectiveness.
Among the top choices, the Sonik Insurgent Carp Fishing Rods – 2020 Model stand out, building on the success of other retractable-butt carp rods by Sonik. Nash Scope rods are another excellent choice, especially for tackling the larger carp species in fast-flowing rivers. For those who prefer shorter rods, the 9ft option with its soft progressive action is ideal for smaller fish like F1s. The rods’ high modulus Japanese carbons ensure they are lightweight yet durable, meeting the evolving needs of anglers.