We have been working for a long time on a compact rod built to our own specification.
Having had so many requests to rebuild other compact rods already on the market, we knew that we could make our own, in a popular and durable build style, to rival any others.
The compact rods feature a retractable butt section, enabling a smaller pack down size – 128cm for the 10ft models.
The short rod popularity over the last few years can not be ignored, they are popular for good reason. Versatile and easy to store, the short rod revolution has well and truly taken hold.
Our Pace Compact is the result of using our build expertise and component knowledge to their full potential, crafting a responsive, durable rod capable of performing in the most demanding situations.
The Pace Compact rods feature an understated and durable matt black blank finish. Designed to be low glare and compliment the handle build, the matt black finish looks fantastic.
As standard, the rods are fitted with a full length slim duplon handle, with the Cotswold Rods signature accent of stealth cork to edge the front flare.
The duplon offers great grip, both for casting and when tucked under the arm whilst fish playing.
The front flare offers a comfortable and ergonomic grip.
We have built the handles at the optimum length. This ensures comfort and improved casting.
We have used our black 18mm DPS reel seat – the perfect size to fit all popular modern carp reels.
Guide choice for the Pace Compact was easy – we use a 40mm SeaGuide M-Style ring set, with antiwrap tip guide.
The guides have a tough, black finish, and as they feature no ceramic inserts, are very light and extremely tough!
In front of the reel seat, we have fitted a carbon line clip, whipped on the right hand side.
The whippings in front of the reel seat area are inlaid with two turns of dark olive thread, to add a small touch of detail and set these apart from the rest.
The Pace Compact rods will release mid November 2019 and will have an introductory price of just £119.
Matching luggage will be available, hand crafted by the experts at Custom Carp products.
A matching net is currently going through the finishing stages of development.