Fantastic new range of rods by Drennan -The Acolyte!
All of these rods are in stock and will be sent post free next day delivery - go to our online shop page to order direct via paypal - or if preferred give us a ring on 01425 461038 and we can take your order over the phone!
Andy has featured these rods in his Anglers Mail Essential Knowledge articles recently
The Acolyte Ultra boasts an exceptionally slim, high modulus carbon blank. The 13ft model weighs just 4.75oz while the longer 14ft model is just 5.25oz and actually better balanced than most 13ft models! Paired with a compact float fish reel, the rods tends to sit up in the hand at an angle above horizontal, making them a joy to fish with all day. They have been designed principally for reel lines from 2.5lb to 4lb+, which is roughly 0.12mm to 0.18mm diameter monofilament. The blank feels very rigid and has a light, crisp action with little or no bounce for really excellent line and float control. At the same time, the tip action is soft enough to act as a gentle shock absorber, cushioning the strike and preventing hook pulls. This allows ultra-light hooklengths below 1lb (0.08mm) to be fished with coinfidence.
Acolyte Ultra 13ft £179
Acolyte Ultra 14ft £189
The 15ft Acolyte Ultra has that all-important extra length so vital for improved line and float control. It is particularly suitable for river fishing, as the crisp tip section offers supreme line control with stick floats, wagglers and bolo floats. The extra length of this three-piece rod is also a great asset when tackling deeper swims. Despite being 15ft the super slim and featherweight blank still only weighs approximately 5 3/4oz (163g), which makes it lighter and better balanced than many manufacturers’ 13ft models! It is perfectly complimented with reel lines from 3lb to 5lb (1.4kg to 2.3kg) and hooklengths from 4lb (0.15mm) right down to 11/2lb (0.09mm). The 15ft Acolyte Ultra is designed with the connoisseur in mind who wants the very best when it comes to long float rods!
Acolyte Ultra 15ft £199
Acolyte Plus 13ft & 14ft Float Rods Stepped-up versions of the existing 13ft and 14ft Acolyte Ultra float rods and designed to Alan Scotthorne’s exacting requirements.Both still feature super-slim blanks but pack extra strength to punch out larger floats and control quality fish like carp, tench and chub easier. They are perfectly matched with reel lines from 4lb to 6lb+ and hooklengths from 3lb (0.13mm) to 5lb (0.16mm). A forgiving tip section combined with a progressive middle helps to absorb every lunge while keeping hook pulls to an absolute minimum. Weighing on average, just 150g and 156g respectively, these rods are a joy to fish with all day! Designed in conjunction with five-time World Champion, Alan Scotthorne Slightly stepped-up versions of the already popular Acolyte Ultra rods Still exceptionally slim! Still amazingly lightweight! Available in 13ft and 14ft lengths Traditional three-piece construction Full SiC guides throughout Full cork handle with Fuji DPS reel seat Hook retaining ring 13ft Acolyte Plus weighs just 150g 14ft Acolyte Plus weighs just 156g Great for punching out larger wagglers, sliders and stick floats on natural waters Great for pellets wagglers and loaded missile-style wagglers on commercials Crisp action picks up line extremely well on the strike Designed for handling fish of all sizes but with extra backbone to deal with bonus carp, chub, tench etc Impressive parabolic action ensures these rods will still cushion lighter hooklengths.
Acolyte Plus 13ft £179
Acolyte Plus 14ft £189
Drennan Acolyte Carp Waggler 11ft & 12ft Exquisite two-piece waggler rods that are purpose designed for today’s modern commercial fisheries! The Acolyte Carp Waggler 11ft is a great choice for short to medium range work on commercial fisheries with wagglers and pellet wagglers up to around 10g. A short 11ft rod is more convenient for repeatedly casting out shallow float setups. It also offers exceptional control when playing fish close in to speed up the netting process. A shorter setup can also be a big asset in tight swims. The super-slim blank weighs just 4 1/2oz (128g) and is matched perfectly to reel lines from 4lb to 6lb+ (1.8kg to 3kg+). It has enough backbone to accurately punch out a waggler and is crisp enough to quickly pick up line on the strike. Crucially, it also has a progressive playing action that deals with quality fish and soaks up every lunge. The two-piece construction means that it can be left made up in a Rod Sleeve and conveniently assembled or packed away in seconds. The Acolyte Carp Waggler 12ft is the perfect tool for general float fishing on commercial fisheries. This versatile rod can be effectively used at close range with small to medium wagglers and pellet wagglers but can also be employed much further out with loaded floats right up to 20g. It is best complimented with reel lines from 4lb to 7lb+ (1.8kg to 3.2kg) while the super-slim, high modulus carbon blank weighs just 4 3/4oz (135g). It has a progressive playing action that soaks up any sudden lunges during the fight and offers plenty of control close in at the all-important netting stage. It belies plenty of power for subduing quality fish from 2lb to 10lb with ease. The two-piece construction means that it can be left made up in a Rod Sleeve and conveniently assembled or packed away in seconds.
Acolyte 11ft Carp Waggler £149
Acolyte 12ft Carp Waggler £159