The stiffness due to the tip action assists long distance casting
The 3.75 lb test curve lets you cast lead sinkers up to 130 g over 150 m
When this 100% HM carbon fibre rod bends, you can feel its great strength
Thanks to our UV headlamp, the MOON CONCEPT tip is visible in the dark
- Fast action - Casting weight: 3.75 lb
- Length 3.90 m
- Dismantled rod length 2.01 m.
- Number of sections: 2
- Weight: 460 g
- SEAGUIDE starting rings 50 mm, 30 mm, 20 mm, 16 mm, 12 mm, and 12 mm in tip.
- Braid resistant rings / 3 anchor brackets
- Adjustable reel seat
- The tip of the MOON CONCEPT lights up in contact with UV rays (recommended for use with the MOON CONCEPT headlamp)
A TOP TIP ACTION ROD
Known as "fast action. The tip action of the X'trem-9 390 allows it to bend through the last third of its length to the tip. The rod's action is reduced, making the main body of these rods quite stiff.
This means that the rod's action is reduced, i.e. it bends less when a fish pulls on it. The advantage is that the stiffness enables long distance casting.
FULL POWER AHEAD
The test curve of your rod is a gauge of two different but complementary characteristics:
- The ability to resist a tension force similar to wrestling with a fish.
- The rod's ability to cast a weight over a certain distance.
The 3.75 lb power enables you to cast up to 130 g over 150 m and reel in fish of all sizes with ease.
Carp rod lengths of between 11 and 13 FEET are more suited to carp fishing from the bank
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROD FOR YOUR HEIGHT
It is often said that the longer the carp rod, the further you can cast. But it is mainly your size (and your centre of gravity) that determines how far you cast. For example, if you are less than 1.70 m tall (5'7"), you will find a 13-foot rod less comfortable than a 12-foot rod. It will shift your centre of gravity towards the upper part of your body.
Which means it will take more effort to use.
YOUR ROD BLANK
The term blank refers to the main part of a fishing rod, made of carbon or fibreglass, for example. For some of our rods, we use the term HM carbon (High Modulus). Put simply, the modulus (expressed in tonnes) is the weight to stiffness ratio of the carbon. The higher the modulus, the lighter the blank, and the more resistant it is to constraints such as the force exerted by a fish during the fight.
The perfect balance for casting far (Part 1)
Two things are needed for long casts: equipment and technique. Regarding equipment, the winning combination is:
1. A rod with power between 3.25 and 3.75 lb
2. Reel: Choosing a reel with a long-distance spool is essential to enable the line to release and gain additional metres. .
The perfect balance for casting far (Part 1)(Part 2)
3. The choice between monofilament or braid is entirely a question of personal preference. Whichever you choose, you will need a small diameter such as 28/100 for maximum casting distance.
4. When allowed, you can put on 3 m of braided 30/100 leader. As the braid has no stretch, all the energy of the cast will be transmitted via the rod, not taken up by the line.
Before casting, check that the joints are properly assembled. A poorly inserted spigot is the main cause of rod breakage.
Casting with a dry leader increases the risk of breaking your line. To avoid this problem, you can dampen the body of the line before casting.