Recently released, these Kodex Carp CX rods from 30Plus are built using pencil-thin high modulus carbon blanks and are finished with the type of fittings that you would normally expect to find only on rods well over the £100 mark.
These include 50mm butt guides, shrink butt grips, F-Grip reel seats and an anti-frap tip guide to help prevent snap-offs when going long on the cast.
The cosmetics are subtle and understated, giving the look of a custom build, and you certainly won’t have much to grumble about if you’re sat behind three of these beauties.
It would have been nice if 30Plus had included line-clips on the rods, but if you do like using these you can simply attach one of the numerous universal versions available.
So how did they perform? The 2.75lb test curve model will comfortably cast leads of 2.5oz-3oz over 70 yards. But if you are expecting to be fishing at longer range using heavier leads or PVA bags, then the 3lb test curve model would suit you better.
A 3.5lb Spod model is also available. For more information visit www.specimen30plus.com