9’ CQ (Close Quarter) 3.50lb T/C – 3 equal sections
A mobile angler will always be looking for opportunities where fish are hard to reach or trekking into remote swims with light yet practical kit and this where this new CQ rod is designed to make an impact. Mobility from Century implies transportability, lightness, power and playability and the way the 9’ CQ has been constructed addresses these vital functions from the outset of the rod build. Firstly the design has been built from scratch and we have managed to bring lightness and power yet still deliver a unique playing action from a 9’ 3 piece travel rod which can act as a replacement for your main 12’ carp rods when needing to travel light. The other scenario could be to use a 1x or 2x CQ rods as a margin stalking rod to complement your main carp rod setup if heading away on a barrow loaded weekend trip. Finally we know there is demand from anglers to use a shorter rod when abroad and using this 3 piece version from a boat is a perfectly suited match.
This model is designed with enough power to tame fish that sulk or rush for cover and just do not want a trip to the bank. We have called this rod a close quarter rod and undoubtedly it succeeds in this area but it also has a range that will surprise many. The butt section stores and releases energy via a taper lock joint into the mid-section and generates surprising tip speed – given the short overall length. This interaction between butt and middle section overcomes many of the inherent problems associated with other travel rods. Generous guide diameters particularly in the upper section (size 16 tip guide) caters for dense weed venues and avoids line choke when fewer guides are fitted on a shorter rod.
To accompany this 3 piece rod will be a 3 rod padded case which has been designed in conjunction with Thinking Anglers. This will allow you to protect your rods and reels during transit and also accommodates the CQ landing net on outside of the case to provide you a full angling package that can be stored safely out of sight in the boot of your car.