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The Kaizen Platinum range of rods has been built to a very high specification using the best components, but Korda understand that some anglers like to personalise their rods exactly how they want them, and so they have made the range available in the form of blanks.
This means that you can get your favourite rod builder to build your Kaizen rods to your own set of specifications – whether you want a full cork handle; a particular type of rod rings; different coloured whippings; personalisation such as your name; or even a particular type of reel seat (rather than the Fuji DPS 20 that is used on the factory models).
All of the blanks in the range are built on a fast-tapered profile mandrel – meaning that the taper of the rod consistently goes all the way from the butt to the tip, and this produces rods with a very ‘tippy’ action, with pretty much all of the flex being towards the tip end, although of course when under extreme pressure such as casting, the rod will still bend all the way through to some extent.
This type of action allows for better power transfer and the generation of very fast tip speeds, which in turn allows you to cast further than you would be able to with a blank that didn’t have this action. That action also allows much faster line pick-up as well, and whilst most of the bend is in the tip, the power is transferred progressively enough that the blank will absorb the lunges of a big fish at close range without fear of it causing hook pulls, and ensures that it is still a pleasure to play fish on any of the Kaizen rods.
If you prefer a 13ft rod and want something that can be used to blast a rig towards the horizon, but which also has a forgiving enough tip that it is nice to play fish on and is equally at home casting leads accurately at less extreme ranges, then this 3.5lb test curve model is definitely the one for you. Unless you’re looking for a real extreme range tool, then this is the one that most people will go for in 13ft. Recommended casting weight: 2-4oz.
The blanks in this range will cover pretty much any angling situation, with the lightest model being perfectly suitable for fishing at closer range, but where you want the power to control and stop a big carp if you need to, plus have the ability to chuck a rig a long way if you need to. Right through to the 4lb models which are specialist long range tools and have the ability to put a lead and rig incredible distances when in the right hands – as demonstrated by the likes of Terry Edmonds and Darrell Peck, where measured casts in excess of 200 yards have been achieved and which featured in Korda Long-Range Masterclass chapter, filmed at Iles3 in France.
- Manufactured in UK.
- Blank made from ZERO90 Carbon.
- Fast Tapered High Profile Blank.
- Blank is finished in durable clear matt paint.
- Butt Internal Dia: 16.98mm.
- Tip External Dia: 2.42mm.
- Supplied in a cloth rod bag.
- This rod can be customised to your requirements in our in store Rod Building Workshop – Please contact us for details.
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