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Welkom bij Matrix, het nieuwe Engelse merk voor match- en feedervissers van alle niveaus en recreatievissers die matchmethoden gebruiken.

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  • FRESH:::THINKINGNIEUW NIEUW NIEUW NIEUW

    DE NIEUWE IJZERSTERKE STEALTH-LIKE SUPERBOX 1

    MATRIX HARDWARE INCLUSIEF DE SUPER FLAT ROLLER

    DE ULTIEME METHOD VORM & FEEDER COMBI

    DE ETHOS RANGE BIEDT KWALITEIT & INNOVATIE

    HET NIEUWE MERK VOOR DE WEDSTRIJD-, RECREATIE- EN FEEDERVISSER

    Matrix Consumer Brochure Euro Covers.indd 1 29/05/2012 13:29:15

  • FRESH:::THINKING

    Welkom bij Matrix, het nieuwe Engelse merk voor match- en feedervissers van alle niveaus en recreatievissers die matchmethoden gebruiken.Het gedachtegoed achter Matrix is eenvoudig: het ontwerpen en produceren van materialen die u helpen bij het vangen van meer vis. Materialen die aan uw verwachtingen voldoen, gebruikmakend van de nieuwste methoden, die innovatieve oplossingen bieden met een uitstekende prijs-kwaliteitverhouding.

    Wat gelijk opvalt aan de Matrix product range is een aantal fenomenale producten die een superieur alternatief bieden voor bestaande producten. Dit is wat we fresh thinking noemen. Hoogtepunten zijn de materialen uit veel productgroepen varirend van hengels en bagage tot feeders en kleine voeraccessoires.

    De Carpmaster hengelrange die is ontworpen voor de moderne matchvisserij op commercile wateren, is voorzien van een uniek feederhengel-ontwerp en transportoplossing voor opgetuigde hengels. Sinds hun lancering vorig jaar hebben deze hengels prachtige beoordelingen ontvangen van de hengelsportpers, veel vissers ontdekken op dit moment hoe goed ze zijn.

    De Horizon hengels die speci ek zijn ontworpen voor grote afstanden en in samenwerking met Nederlandse afstandspecialisten zijn ontwikkeld, bieden vissers op groot water fantastische werpeigenschappen gecombineerd met een subtiele drilactie.

    Zitmanden zijn een belangrijke component in de hedendaagse visserij, daarom hebben we de nieuwe Matrix Superbox ontwikkeld. Hij is gebaseerd op de populaire 25mm poten en het sobere zwarte chassis straalt klasse uit. De laden en bakken zijn de

    beste die je ooit hebt gezien. Bij de zitmand is een reeks accessoires ontworpen met de naam Snag-free. Deze

    producten hebben een revolutionair scharnierontwerp waar de lijn bijna niet meer achter kan blijven

    haken. Ook is er een nieuwe rolsteun voor de vaste stok die is uitgerust met een ground spike. Hiermee kun je de rolsteun vlak boven de grond gebruiken, ideaal voor wateren met weinig ruimte achter de stek.

    Als bedrijf dat continu naar nieuwe oplossingen zoekt besteden we speciale aandacht aan de kleinere materialen, de zaken die daadwerkelijk je vangstresultaat kunnen

    benvloeden. De nieuwe Evolution Method Feeders zijn hiervan een schoolvoorbeeld. Ze zijn

    leverbaar in twee formaten en laten je groter haakaas zoals pellets en boilies effectiever gebruiken. De nieuwe Squeeze and Feed voermal die met bijna alle Method feeders kan worden gebruikt, biedt simpelweg de meest effectieve manier om een Method feeder te

    vullen die we ooit hebben gezien.

    Vrijwel alle producten in de Matrix range zijn uniek. Ze zijn door ons ontworpen en getest voor speci eke toepassingen en

    bieden een alternatief voor wat er op de markt beschikbaar is, in veel gevallen zullen ze u meer vis opleveren.

    Matrix fresh thinking.

    Matrix Consumer Brochure pgs 1-21.indd 2 24/05/2012 14:10:18

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    HENGELS INTRODUCTIE

    MATRIX HENGELS

    08 - 11 Carpmaster Hengel Range

    12 - 15 Horizon Hengel Range

    16 - 17 Ultron Hengel Range

    18 - 19 Reflex Hengel Range

    20 - 21 Finesse Vaste Hengel Power X Vaste Hengel

    De Nieuwe Matrix hengel range heeft zeer lovende kritieken mogen ontvangen. De range bevat een breed gamma aan wedstrijd- en algemene visstijlen en is ontworpen voor zowel de Engelse als Europese vissers.Er zijn op dit moment vier ranges. De Carpmaster is ontworpen voor de nieuwste match karpermethoden en dekt alles af van feederwerk op korte afstand tot afstands-Methodvissen en zelfs dobbermethoden.

    De Horizon range is ontworpen voor het feedervissen op grote afstand, voornamelijk op grote Europese wateren waar het werpen van afstanden cruciaal is.

    De Ultron range dekt een breed spectrum van dobber- en feedermethoden af en biedt een perfecte prijs/kwaliteit verhouding, waar de Re ex dobberhengels een zeer ver jnde actie hebben die meer geschikt zijn voor het traditionele stick oat en waggler vissen.

    Tot slot zijn er twee vaste hengels. De Finesse is het vlaggeschip met 13m lengte ontworpen voor internationale wedstrijden waar lengtebeperkingen gelden. De Power X biedt extreme kracht wat hem geschikt maakt voor Engelse visserij op kleine karpers en de zwaardere Europese methoden.

    ZITMAND INTRODUCTIE

    Met zijn matzwarte subtiele uiterlijk, Snag-Free sluitingen en briljante ladesysteem ziet de nieuwe Matrix Superbox 1 er niet alleen fantastisch uit, hij biedt ook fenomenale prestaties.Ter aanvulling op de Superbox 1 is er ook een range aan extra laden en opslagunits plus een fantastische Matrix Trolley die over een revolutionair twin wheel scharniersysteem beschikt. Hiermee kun je de trolley sturen zodat hij makkelijker te manoeuvreren is en het materiaal dat erop ligt horizontaal blijft liggen, zelfs op schuine ondergrond.

    ZITMANDEN

    24 - 25 Superbox 1

    26 Matrix Trolley

    27 Superbox Storage Units

    HARDWARE INTRODUCTIE

    Het gebruik van de juiste zitmand en accessoires is belangrijk als je effectief wilt kunnen vissen, de Matrix range is precies voor dat doel ontworpen. Om op de meeste populaire zitmanden te kunnen passen hebben alle Matrix Seatbox accessoires een 25mm ronde Snag-Free sluiting die voor een eenvoudig instelbare en stevige bevestiging zorgt.De range bevat momenteel een selectie Accessory Arms, Groundbait Bowl Hoops en een Pole Sock, Side Trays en Feeder Arms die later dit jaar verschijnen. Matrix produceert ook een briljante Super Flat Pole Roller in twee maten met een unieke Ground Spike waarmee je hem zonder poten kunt gebruiken perfect voor hoge steile oevers, andere modellen Rollers komen later dit jaar uit.

    De range bevat ook drie brollies waaronder de veelbesproken Space Brolly die een revolutionair baleinsysteem heeft dat voor veel meer ruimte zorgt. Deze is er in twee uitvoeringen en bevat een versie met platte achterkant met de naam X3.

    30 - 31 Seatbox Accessoires

    32 - 33 Super Flat Pole Roller

    34 - 35 Matrix Brollies

    HARDWARE

    LUGGAGE INTRODUCTIE

    LUGGAGE

    De Matrix luggage bestaat uit de Ethos en Azure ranges. Beide worden volgens de hoogste standaarden geproduceerd en bieden sublieme kwaliteit tegen een scherpe prijs.Ethos is onze toprange binnen de luggage voor moderne wedstrijdvissers die innovatieve opslag- en transportmogelijkheden zoeken. Azure is een wat meer traditionele range die kwaliteit combineert met een aantrekkelijk ontwerp tegen een betaalbare prijs. Welke range je ook kiest, je kunt er van uitgaan dat er voor die prijs geen betrouwbaarder product is.

    38 - 41 Ethos Rod & Pole Holdalls

    42 - 43 Ethos Tackle & Bait Carryalls

    44 - 45 Azure Luggage Range

    ACCESSOIRES INTRODUCTIE

    ACCESSOIRESAls vissers begrijpen we volledig hoe kleine zaken als accessoires een enorm verschil voor je vangsten kunnen betekenen.Binnen de accessoires range zul je Method feeders met unieke designs zien die het gebruik van groot aas effectiever maken, en een Mould die zo eenvoudig in het gebruik is dat we ons afvragen waarom we dit niet eerder hebben bedacht.

    Er is ook een range pole pots met felgekleurde verwisselbare deksels waarmee je nauwkeuriger tegen de overzijde kunt voeren. Met een volledige range elastiek producten met de naam Linx kun je je elastiek setups naar kleur rangschikken. De range hoogwaardige vaste hengel dobbers is er voor vrijwel iedere denkbare situatie en we hebben een nieuwe haakrange speciaal ontworpen voor moderne vismethoden.

    Hengels Introductie 6 - 7

    Carpmaster Hengels 8 - 11

    Horizon Hengels 12 - 15

    Ultron Hengels 16 - 17

    Re ex Hengels 18 - 19

    Power X - Finesse Vaste Hengels 20 - 21

    Zitmanden Introductie 22 - 23

    Superbox 1 24 - 25

    Matrix Trolley 26

    Superbox Storage Units 27

    Luggage Introductie 36 - 37

    Ethos Rod & Pole Holdals 38 - 41

    Ethos Tackle & Bait Carryalls 42 - 45

    Azure Luggage Range 46 - 47

    Leefnetten & Landingsnetten 48 - 51

    Accessoires Introductie 52 - 53

    Feeders, Beads & Braid 54 - 58

    Haken 59

    Linx Pole Elastiek 60 - 61

    Pole Dobbers 62 - 63

    Feeding & Storage 64 - 66

    Kleding 67

    Hardware Introductie 28 - 29

    Hardware Accessoires 30 - 31

    Super Flat Pole Roller 32 - 33

    Matrix Brollies 34 - 35

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    STEPHEN STONESATs Bargain Hunter columnist finds top deals

    A very decent budget-priced 11ft 6in two-piece rod which has been built on a lightweight and strong blank. Features include an abbreviated handle, factory-fitted line clip and quality lined guides. Has a test curve of 2.75lb and is suitable for use with mainlines ranging from 8lb to 20lb. Comes supplied with a cloth rod bag.

    Slim and featherweight lure and spinnerbait rod which has a great playing action and oers great value for money, even at its full price! Suitable for use with artificials weighing between 20g and 80g, it is built on a lightweight carbon blank boasting a matt grey finish, and has quality reel fittings and Foxs brilliant SLIK line guides.

    The best price I could find on this real looker of a 12ft deadbait rod, which has a cork/Duplon handle, super-strong double leg Hardlite guides, a carbon line clip and a hook keeper ring. Two-piece construction for easy transportation already rigged up and a forgiving action to limit damaging soft deadbaitson the cast. Comes with a rod sleeve and rod bands.

    More than 30 per cent o this classy little rod which is capable of punching out lures up to 70g in size thanks to its well-balanced blank and smooth middle-to-tip action. Has SIC double-leg guides, a cork-tipped handle, braid safe underslung tip ring (to help prevent wrap-arounds and line shear during the cast), a Fuji DPS reel seat and screw-down front handle. Comes with a worldwide extended warranty.

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE I TESTING THE MATRIX CARPMASTER 1OFT FEEDER

    MATRIX CARPMASTER LEFT ME DROOLING

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    LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG

    CLASSY LOOKS, GREAT PRICE

    HIGH QUALITY FITTINGS

    John Wilson Mirage Pike Rod (Price: 19.98)

    Fox Warrior 8ft Pike Spin Rod (Price: 39.99)

    Shimano Purist 2.75lb Deadbait Classic(Price: 104.99)

    Greys Prowla 10ft Platinum Lure Rod (Price: 81.91)

    TACKLETHE WEEKS BEST

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    Available: www.reelshing.co.uk Tel: 01656 650604

    Available: www.tacklediscounts.co.uk Tel: 0845 2990602

    The predator fishing season is now in full swing, with several huge pike to a best of 33lb featuring in the pages of Angling Times this week. Ive been on the lookout for deadbait and lure rods currently on offer at brilliant bargain prices.

    GRAND DESIGNSLATEST ANGLING BOOKS

    THE WEEKLY LOOK AT TACKLE INNOVATIONS FOR 2011

    Thanks to Pure, you can now keep bang up-to-date with the football scores, or listen to your favourite music in crystal-clear digital, and without breaking the bank either.These latest two oerings are absolutely ideal for anglers. The Pure ONE Mini is small and light and provides hours of portable listening when fitted with the optional rechargeable

    ChargePAK (available at an additional cost of around 25).It also oers FM reception, an

    input socket so you can plug in your iPod, up to 16 presets, a headphone socket and a USB socket for future upgrades. The Pure Move 2500 is a pocket-sized digital radio thats packed with loads of great features. It has a sleek aluminium fascia, mirror finish casing, recessed controls and

    the latest in-ear headphones. The supplied rechargeable ChargePAK M1 battery provides up to 14 hours listening per charge.* The Pure ONE Mini costs 44.99, while the Move 2500 has a retail price of 89.99. More info at www.pure.com

    Any specimen anglers hunting for books to while away the long winter nights should take a look at this trio. Reflections: Highlights from an angling life is written by all-rounder and talented artist Chris Turnbull. Covering his successful pursuit of all the main coarse species down the years, the absorbing warts and all 240-page hardback includes dozens of Chriss paintings, prints and illustrations.Also from Harper Angling Books is Lost in a Quiet

    World, written and illustrated by lifelong angler Paul Cook. Based on Pauls childhood diaries, the

    principal subject matter is carp fishing (before mass-popularisation). It is an engrossing read, which serves as a refreshing reminder of the fascination that all anglers share in the learning of their craft at an early age. Both books are priced at 30: more info at www.harperanglingbooks.co.ukFinally, Phil Smiths new

    book, Targets Set and Achieved, follows the Coventry-based big-fish angler in his single-minded quest for new personal bests of all species. The book costs 26: more info at www.philsmithangler.co.uk.

    For pure sounds on the bank

    Three books for a winters read

    STILLWATER MIRROX 12FT 2.75LB CARP RODS

    If youre looking for a set of performance carp rods without the premium price, then check out these new Mirrox rods from the Stillwater range.Manufactured using quality full carbon blanks, theyre capable of casting rigs and PVA bags impressive distances, while also retaining a great fish-playing action, even at close quarters. Theyre also superbly finished with quality fittings throughout, including a gunsmoke reel seat, collars and butt cap, plus

    double-legged lined guides and

    minimal, classy cosmetics. An anti-slip butt grip helps you to really put some power into your casts, and the large butt ring aids long-range casting too.UKCarp magazine editor Steve Broad was so impressed with the deal he took them out for a special on-the-bank test.

    Read his verdict in next months UKCarp inside AT on November 1.In a special launch oer,

    Stillwater has not only

    cut the price of each rod down from 59.99 to 39.99, but is throwing in a third rod for FREE to any angler who buys a pair. That means you get a complete set of three matching 12ft 2.75lb carp rods for just 79.98.Call 0871 716 1678 or

    order online at www.chapmansangling.co.uk or www.gofishingoers.co.uk

    PERFORMANCE WITHOUT PRICE

    STYLISH AVID CLOTHINGConstructed using quality heavyweight cottons, the new Avid clothing collection is sure to prove popular. The college-style hoodies include a rather eye-catching little blue number, while for the more staid carpers among you there is a specialist old-school stalker-style version. A stylish classic cotton T-Shirt and matching green baseball cap complete the range.Prices: Hoodies 29.99, T-Shirt 12.99, Cap 6.99.

    SUPER-SAFE BACKLEADSDesigned to pin down the reel line between the rod tip and terminal rig, Korda Intelligent Back Leads boast an all-new

    specially-formed eye, which allows them to be

    instantly fitted on the line.

    They can now be set to stay

    on by simply pushing the clip down into the silicone tube. A super-slick plastic material ensures that they always glide smoothly to the lakebed, while the anti-snag design means they are super safe in the case of becoming snagged. Available from 0.25oz up to 1.5 oz. Price: 4.60.

    UNIQUE GROUNDBAIT

    Nash Fish Frenzy Talapia groundbait is a soft-textured, easy-to-mix groundbait that is a proven winner for cold-water Method feeder tactics. The unique, low-fishmeal content recipe contains a finely-ground blend of special Talapia pellets, as well as a secret mix of high-leakage attractants that are designed to produce an aggressive feeding response from all fish species including F1s and bigger carp. Has superb fast-melt-down properties. Price: 5.50 per 2kg bag.

    QUICKBITE

    Finding a Daiwa Tournament Pro 12ft/13ft Feeder was hard enough even before Steve Ringer won silver in the Feeder World Champs, but Banbury Gunsmiths has half-a-dozen currently in stock. Ring Dan on 01295 265819.

    BY MARK SAWYER [email protected] is the first look at what I strongly believe could be the best range of short-to-medium-distance commercial feeder rods ever to have been produced.The 10ft Matrix Carpmaster Feeder is the longest blank in the four-rod set, which has been built using a unique method that eliminates the need for a mid-blank joint. Obviously there are joints two of them in fact, otherwise we would be looking at a one-piece 10ft rod a great idea, but highly inconvenient.However, both joints are placed on the blank in such a way that they have very little inuence over the rods actual performanceand boy does it perform!Firstly, lets look at the handle segment. This has been built with a 34cm length of carbon section, which is nished with a male spigot, which in turn ts into the single mid-section. Basically, its an elongated dolly-butt, but the length is crucial to the rods ease of storage, as well as adding to its casting potential.The second joint is straightforward enough, and has been formed to accommodate special Carpmaster quivertips (there are four available in the range from 0.75oz through to 2oz).These bespoke quivers are slightly shorter and slimmer in diameter than most standard

    ones, but blend into the Carpmaster blanks playing curvature so eortlessly that the jointed area is virtually undetectable.The positive consequences of having such a long single section in front of you are, at rst, pretty much unnoticeable. The rod feels crisp and light, and maybe even a bit too tippy for a feeder rod. A quick pull-round on the tip reveals a very impressive semi-parabolic action, with a seamless sh-playing hoop that shows no sign of at spotting. But all this is secondary when it comes to what happens when you actually start shing with this innovative little rod. Lets start with casting. The tip speed the 10ft blank is capable of generating is nonsense for such a short rod and really does belie its diminutive stature. My guess would be that, at a push, the rod would be capable of casting a 30g-plus gram feeder 50 metres with ease.Bite registration on the shortened quivertips really does have to be seen to be believed. For those that have experienced savage takes when using braided mainlines with feeder rods the Matrix Carpmaster delivers the same rod-wrenching bite indication only with monolament on the reel!Next comes the blanks playing action its sweeter than dipping a sherbet-coated lolly into a jar of syrup before covering it with sugar, and will leave you drooling for more. Forget about non-lock-up parabolic actions, this rod re-writes the playing action book, and has the capacity to handle anything from a small F1, right through to a 20lb lump with equal aplomb.

    Its dicult to write enough eulogies about this rod, it really is that good. Take my advice; be it a case of beg, steal or borrow, you need to have a few hours on the bank with this dreamy little wand Im positive youll be just as impressed as I was. RRP 134.99 SSP 119.99

    under-gunned, and didnt have enough casting power. But once I had gotten used to it, I was surprised at just how pokey it was, and I found myself being able to launch a feeder a fair old way.What really surprised me though, was just how positive the bite indication seemed to be, with every fish seeming to rattle the tip right round, it was very impressive indeed. The rods playing action was completely flawless, and perfect for carp. And

    although I have never been a big fan of short rods, it felt as though it would handle anything from the smallest to the biggest of fish with no danger of a hook-pull.Would I buy one? Well, although I thought that the rod was well worth the money, personally I would have preferred it with a much longer handle (18 inches), so maybe I wouldnt invest, unless I could get it fitted with an extention piece.

    This weeks Have your say Angling Times reader is Raymond Poll, who hails from North London. Ray is a lifelong angler who enjoys club matches as well as pleasure sessions on a variety of venues.

    At first I thought that the rod was a little bit

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    THE ROD WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED

    Beg, steal or borrow one to try

    The rod delivered a seamless fish-playing hoop that showed no sign of flat spotting.

    The rod handles anything from a small F1 to a 20lb lump.

    PURE DIGITAL RADIOS

    November 11 match shing 99

    UP CLOSE

    Matrix is the all-new brand with

    all-new ideas, and was shown

    to me in its entirety by the man

    responsible for it Mr Ricky Teale.

    Most of you will know or know of

    Ricky, but for those who dont hes been

    a formidable name in the trade for many,

    many years. And, hes

    responsible for a great deal

    of the developments that

    present themselves before

    your very eyes when you

    visit your local tackle

    shop. So, whats new

    about these rods and what

    makes them different

    from those sitting in your

    holdall already? I wanted

    to nd out.I joined Ricky on the

    banks of the famous

    The Glebe complex, in

    Leicestershire, with the

    primary focus of the day being to shoot

    a Matrix DVD. However, this gave Ricky

    and me the chance to have a proper

    chinwag about the brand and each of the

    new products thatll be hitting the shops

    soon.The Carpmaster range of ro

    ds is

    mightily impressive and with three

    versions available, at eight, nine and

    10 feet in length, it was immediately

    apparent these are tools designed

    to cater perfectly for the modern

    commercial-water angler.

    Our shing on these venues has

    changed considerably in recent times,

    with tactics like the Method feeder

    becoming more and more dominant.

    These three rods cover all the tip shing

    MATRIXCARPMASTER 8, 9 & 10FT RO

    DSAlex Bones gets an exclusive r

    st look at three of the short feeder rods on offer

    from a new brand set to take match shing by storm!

    RRP: 8FT: 134.99 9FT: 139.99 10FT: 134.99

    Website: www. shmatrix.com

    al

    you could think of, from the shorter

    version of the three for little lobs and

    underarming on the pole line to the 10ft

    model thatll chuck a loaded feeder 35 to

    40 metres with ease. In brief, this range

    precisely covers the vast majority of

    commercial-water tip shing that we do.

    Anyway, Id watched

    Ricky catch a few sh on

    the rods while we were

    lming, but I was itching

    to have a go myself.

    Eventually I managed to

    get him off his box so I

    could have a chuck and

    catch a couple.Its often hard to describe

    a rod until youve had a go

    with it yourself; its more a

    feel thing than something

    you can effectively

    describe.As soon as I cast Rickys

    feeder out I could tell the difference. I

    could punch it perfectly straight, down

    exactly the same hole every cast with

    no fuss, thanks to the power in the butt

    section.Dont think that these are to

    ols solely

    for carp, though; theyre soft enough for

    skimmers and other silver sh that can

    play an oh-so-vital part in your catches

    during winter.However, Ive saved one of

    my

    favourite points till last. As soon as I

    clapped eyes on these rods I noticed the

    extended distance between the butt ring

    and reel seat. Whats the thinking behin

    d that?

    I asked Ricky, who then proceeded to

    dismantle the rod to pack it away and

    it all became clear. While the rings have

    been placed in the optimum position to

    get the best from the blank, the position

    of the butt ring is placed to align with

    your reels spool for transportation

    very neat, and one of those brilliant ideas

    that proved to me that Ricky has thought

    about little other than setting this brand

    up to be a very serious contender.

    Theres also a very clever little

    component referred to at the moment

    as the plug. This basically does away

    with any bands to secure your made-up

    rods together. All you do is push the

    designated sections into the recesses and

    twist to lock in place.

    There are many other products

    available in the Matrix range, from other

    rods, feeders and moulds to luggage,

    a seatbox and accessories. As you read

    this the gear will be hitting your local

    stockist.

    A net of sh

    caught by Ricky Teale and me

    while lming the Matrix DVD.

    Very well thought out rods!

    The plug does away

    with rod bands for

    transportation.Carrying your rods ready-made is a doddle with Matrix.

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    ONTWIKKELING & REVIEWS

    Om Matrix in staat te stellen producten te ontwerpen die geschikt zijn voor de speci eke eisen van vissers door heel Europa, hebben we een zeer actieve afdeling voor productontwikkeling. Zij vormen de directe link tussen onze ideen en onze fabrikanten en zorgen voor perfecte controle over het ontwerp en de uiteindelijke kwaliteit van alle Matrix producten.

    PRODUCT ONTWIKKELINGBijna alle producten in de Matrix range zijn vanaf nul ontworpen volgens onze Fresh Thinking loso e. Het proces start met een idee voor een nieuw product waarmee je effectiever zou kunnen vissen, vaak voortkomend uit discussies met topvissers. Dit idee wordt vervolgens gevisualiseerd door ons ontwerpteam en gespeci ceerd voor maximale prestaties. Hierna worden initile prototypes gemaakt voor het testen, aangepast en opnieuw getest tot we volledig tevreden zijn met de prestaties voor we het in productie nemen.

    Het resultaat is een range producten die je een vooruitstrevende oplossing bieden. Hengels die

    niet alleen sublieme werp- en drileigenschappen hebben maar ook makkelijk te vervoeren zijn. Feeders die zijn ontworpen voor groter haakaas omdat vissen in wedstrijdwateren steeds groter groeien. Een Method voermal die een gevulde method feeder loslaat met een simpele knijpbeweging in plaats van dat hij moet worden losgetrokken. Een brolly die meer ruimte biedt dan een standaard brolly ontwerp.

    Deze producten zijn allen het resultaat van ons eigen ontwerpteam dat nauw met vissers samenwerkt om de allerbeste oplossingen te produceren voor match- en feedervissers.

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    STEPHEN STONESATs Bargain Hunter columnist finds top deals

    A very decent budget-priced 11ft 6in two-piece rod which has been built on a lightweight and strong blank. Features include an abbreviated handle, factory-fitted line clip and quality lined guides. Has a test curve of 2.75lb and is suitable for use with mainlines ranging from 8lb to 20lb. Comes supplied with a cloth rod bag.

    Slim and featherweight lure and spinnerbait rod which has a great playing action and oers great value for money, even at its full price! Suitable for use with artificials weighing between 20g and 80g, it is built on a lightweight carbon blank boasting a matt grey finish, and has quality reel fittings and Foxs brilliant SLIK line guides.

    The best price I could find on this real looker of a 12ft deadbait rod, which has a cork/Duplon handle, super-strong double leg Hardlite guides, a carbon line clip and a hook keeper ring. Two-piece construction for easy transportation already rigged up and a forgiving action to limit damaging soft deadbaitson the cast. Comes with a rod sleeve and rod bands.

    More than 30 per cent o this classy little rod which is capable of punching out lures up to 70g in size thanks to its well-balanced blank and smooth middle-to-tip action. Has SIC double-leg guides, a cork-tipped handle, braid safe underslung tip ring (to help prevent wrap-arounds and line shear during the cast), a Fuji DPS reel seat and screw-down front handle. Comes with a worldwide extended warranty.

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE I TESTING THE MATRIX CARPMASTER 1OFT FEEDER

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    CLASSY LOOKS, GREAT PRICE

    HIGH QUALITY FITTINGS

    John Wilson Mirage Pike Rod (Price: 19.98)

    Fox Warrior 8ft Pike Spin Rod (Price: 39.99)

    Shimano Purist 2.75lb Deadbait Classic(Price: 104.99)

    Greys Prowla 10ft Platinum Lure Rod (Price: 81.91)

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE

    MATRIX TACKLETHE WEEKS BEST

    Available: www.tacklebargains.co.uk

    Available: www.lathams-shing.co.uk Tel: 0843 2891757

    Available: www.reelshing.co.uk Tel: 01656 650604

    Available: www.tacklediscounts.co.uk Tel: 0845 2990602

    The predator fishing season is now in full swing, with several huge pike to a best of 33lb featuring in the pages of Angling Times this week. Ive been on the lookout for deadbait and lure rods currently on offer at brilliant bargain prices.

    GRAND DESIGNSLATEST ANGLING BOOKS

    THE WEEKLY LOOK AT TACKLE INNOVATIONS FOR 2011

    Thanks to Pure, you can now keep bang up-to-date with the football scores, or listen to your favourite music in crystal-clear digital, and without breaking the bank either.These latest two oerings are absolutely ideal for anglers. The Pure ONE Mini is small and light and provides hours of portable listening when fitted with the optional rechargeable

    ChargePAK (available at an additional cost of around 25).It also oers FM reception, an

    input socket so you can plug in your iPod, up to 16 presets, a headphone socket and a USB socket for future upgrades. The Pure Move 2500 is a pocket-sized digital radio thats packed with loads of great features. It has a sleek aluminium fascia, mirror finish casing, recessed controls and

    the latest in-ear headphones. The supplied rechargeable ChargePAK M1 battery provides up to 14 hours listening per charge.* The Pure ONE Mini costs 44.99, while the Move 2500 has a retail price of 89.99. More info at www.pure.com

    Any specimen anglers hunting for books to while away the long winter nights should take a look at this trio. Reflections: Highlights from an angling life is written by all-rounder and talented artist Chris Turnbull. Covering his successful pursuit of all the main coarse species down the years, the absorbing warts and all 240-page hardback includes dozens of Chriss paintings, prints and illustrations.Also from Harper Angling Books is Lost in a Quiet

    World, written and illustrated by lifelong angler Paul Cook. Based on Pauls childhood diaries, the

    principal subject matter is carp fishing (before mass-popularisation). It is an engrossing read, which serves as a refreshing reminder of the fascination that all anglers share in the learning of their craft at an early age. Both books are priced at 30: more info at www.harperanglingbooks.co.ukFinally, Phil Smiths new

    book, Targets Set and Achieved, follows the Coventry-based big-fish angler in his single-minded quest for new personal bests of all species. The book costs 26: more info at www.philsmithangler.co.uk.

    For pure sounds on the bank

    Three books for a winters read

    STILLWATER MIRROX 12FT 2.75LB CARP RODS

    If youre looking for a set of performance carp rods without the premium price, then check out these new Mirrox rods from the Stillwater range.Manufactured using quality full carbon blanks, theyre capable of casting rigs and PVA bags impressive distances, while also retaining a great fish-playing action, even at close quarters. Theyre also superbly finished with quality fittings throughout, including a gunsmoke reel seat, collars and butt cap, plus

    double-legged lined guides and

    minimal, classy cosmetics. An anti-slip butt grip helps you to really put some power into your casts, and the large butt ring aids long-range casting too.UKCarp magazine editor Steve Broad was so impressed with the deal he took them out for a special on-the-bank test.

    Read his verdict in next months UKCarp inside AT on November 1.In a special launch oer,

    Stillwater has not only

    cut the price of each rod down from 59.99 to 39.99, but is throwing in a third rod for FREE to any angler who buys a pair. That means you get a complete set of three matching 12ft 2.75lb carp rods for just 79.98.Call 0871 716 1678 or

    order online at www.chapmansangling.co.uk or www.gofishingoers.co.uk

    PERFORMANCE WITHOUT PRICE

    STYLISH AVID CLOTHINGConstructed using quality heavyweight cottons, the new Avid clothing collection is sure to prove popular. The college-style hoodies include a rather eye-catching little blue number, while for the more staid carpers among you there is a specialist old-school stalker-style version. A stylish classic cotton T-Shirt and matching green baseball cap complete the range.Prices: Hoodies 29.99, T-Shirt 12.99, Cap 6.99.

    SUPER-SAFE BACKLEADSDesigned to pin down the reel line between the rod tip and terminal rig, Korda Intelligent Back Leads boast an all-new

    specially-formed eye, which allows them to be

    instantly fitted on the line.

    They can now be set to stay

    on by simply pushing the clip down into the silicone tube. A super-slick plastic material ensures that they always glide smoothly to the lakebed, while the anti-snag design means they are super safe in the case of becoming snagged. Available from 0.25oz up to 1.5 oz. Price: 4.60.

    UNIQUE GROUNDBAIT

    Nash Fish Frenzy Talapia groundbait is a soft-textured, easy-to-mix groundbait that is a proven winner for cold-water Method feeder tactics. The unique, low-fishmeal content recipe contains a finely-ground blend of special Talapia pellets, as well as a secret mix of high-leakage attractants that are designed to produce an aggressive feeding response from all fish species including F1s and bigger carp. Has superb fast-melt-down properties. Price: 5.50 per 2kg bag.

    QUICKBITE

    Finding a Daiwa Tournament Pro 12ft/13ft Feeder was hard enough even before Steve Ringer won silver in the Feeder World Champs, but Banbury Gunsmiths has half-a-dozen currently in stock. Ring Dan on 01295 265819.

    BY MARK SAWYER [email protected] is the first look at what I strongly believe could be the best range of short-to-medium-distance commercial feeder rods ever to have been produced.The 10ft Matrix Carpmaster Feeder is the longest blank in the four-rod set, which has been built using a unique method that eliminates the need for a mid-blank joint. Obviously there are joints two of them in fact, otherwise we would be looking at a one-piece 10ft rod a great idea, but highly inconvenient.However, both joints are placed on the blank in such a way that they have very little inuence over the rods actual performanceand boy does it perform!Firstly, lets look at the handle segment. This has been built with a 34cm length of carbon section, which is nished with a male spigot, which in turn ts into the single mid-section. Basically, its an elongated dolly-butt, but the length is crucial to the rods ease of storage, as well as adding to its casting potential.The second joint is straightforward enough, and has been formed to accommodate special Carpmaster quivertips (there are four available in the range from 0.75oz through to 2oz).These bespoke quivers are slightly shorter and slimmer in diameter than most standard

    ones, but blend into the Carpmaster blanks playing curvature so eortlessly that the jointed area is virtually undetectable.The positive consequences of having such a long single section in front of you are, at rst, pretty much unnoticeable. The rod feels crisp and light, and maybe even a bit too tippy for a feeder rod. A quick pull-round on the tip reveals a very impressive semi-parabolic action, with a seamless sh-playing hoop that shows no sign of at spotting. But all this is secondary when it comes to what happens when you actually start shing with this innovative little rod. Lets start with casting. The tip speed the 10ft blank is capable of generating is nonsense for such a short rod and really does belie its diminutive stature. My guess would be that, at a push, the rod would be capable of casting a 30g-plus gram feeder 50 metres with ease.Bite registration on the shortened quivertips really does have to be seen to be believed. For those that have experienced savage takes when using braided mainlines with feeder rods the Matrix Carpmaster delivers the same rod-wrenching bite indication only with monolament on the reel!Next comes the blanks playing action its sweeter than dipping a sherbet-coated lolly into a jar of syrup before covering it with sugar, and will leave you drooling for more. Forget about non-lock-up parabolic actions, this rod re-writes the playing action book, and has the capacity to handle anything from a small F1, right through to a 20lb lump with equal aplomb.

    Its dicult to write enough eulogies about this rod, it really is that good. Take my advice; be it a case of beg, steal or borrow, you need to have a few hours on the bank with this dreamy little wand Im positive youll be just as impressed as I was. RRP 134.99 SSP 119.99

    under-gunned, and didnt have enough casting power. But once I had gotten used to it, I was surprised at just how pokey it was, and I found myself being able to launch a feeder a fair old way.What really surprised me though, was just how positive the bite indication seemed to be, with every fish seeming to rattle the tip right round, it was very impressive indeed. The rods playing action was completely flawless, and perfect for carp. And

    although I have never been a big fan of short rods, it felt as though it would handle anything from the smallest to the biggest of fish with no danger of a hook-pull.Would I buy one? Well, although I thought that the rod was well worth the money, personally I would have preferred it with a much longer handle (18 inches), so maybe I wouldnt invest, unless I could get it fitted with an extention piece.

    This weeks Have your say Angling Times reader is Raymond Poll, who hails from North London. Ray is a lifelong angler who enjoys club matches as well as pleasure sessions on a variety of venues.

    At first I thought that the rod was a little bit

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    THE ROD WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED

    Beg, steal or borrow one to try

    The rod delivered a seamless fish-playing hoop that showed no sign of flat spotting.

    The rod handles anything from a small F1 to a 20lb lump.

    PURE DIGITAL RADIOS

    TESTING THE MATRIX CARPMASTER 1OFT FEEDER

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    IYCF January 25 February 22, 2012 73

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    company Matrix mixes finesse with power

    to beat

    shy bites and land surprisingly large match

    carp

    CARPMASTER 9FT FEEDER (SSP 124.99)

    MATRIX is a new British name

    in coarse angling that were

    going to hear a lot more about

    in coming years.

    Aimed at match and pleasure anglers on

    commercial pools, rivers and canals, Matrix

    boasts a comprehensive range of kit running

    from a sophisticated seatbox to swivels.

    Three rod ranges are on oer Carpmaster

    for commercial venues (RRPs from 134.99

    to 159.99), Horizon long-range feeder rods

    (189.99-225) and general-purpose float and

    feeder Ultron rods (119.99-134.99).

    With air and water temperatures diving and

    bites on the commercials becoming scarce, I

    liked the sound of the lightweight, compact,

    Carpmaster 9ft Feeder to test, and this

    unusual rod turned out to be a winter winner.

    An unusual configuration means you get a

    short, 65cm (2ft 1in) butt section, the main

    1.62m (5ft 4in) fish-playing rod blank and

    two, long, very fine push-in glass quivertips

    rated at 0.5g and 0.75g. Plug these together

    for a sensitive 2.7m (9ft) quiver rod capable of

    showing the smallest bite and fish reel lines

    from 3lb to 8lb on the commercial carp pools.

    The main advantage of this configuration is

    that the whole of the rods lovely fish-playing

    action comes from a single section that plugs

    directly into the short butt. Because theres no

    joint in this piece, technicians can engineer

    the perfect playing action with a balance

    between shock-absorbing upper bend to

    protect fragile hooklinks and power lower

    down the blank to stop big match carp.

    The main disadvantage is that its not as

    easy to transport the rod ready made-up in

    a sleeve, as it would be with a rod of two equal

    length sections. The rod is supplied with a

    unique EVA

    Transport Holder Block which the short butt

    and long main section plug into for transport

    but Im not a fan of this set-up. Ill continue to

    use the red elastic bands the postmen insist on

    slinging on my drive every morning.

    Fishing a 5lb reel line and 0.13mm diameter

    (4lb 12oz) hooklink with breadflake on a size

    12 hook I caught carp to 6lb in a thoroughly

    enjoyable session on a tough, bitterly cold day.

    The ultra fine glass quivertips show every

    movement but even with the heavier 0.75oz

    tip in place the strong undertow on the long,

    oblong-shaped test pool kept pulling them

    right round, even though I normally like to

    fish a fairly slack tip in winter (pics below).

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    weighing up to 1oz at up to 25m range, when

    you really need to pick out the bites, its a good

    un! Contrary to its fragile appearance, it will

    also happily land carp into double figures.

    There are also 8ft and 10ft versions.

    Strangely, both cost an identical 119.99,

    compared to the 124.99 for the 9ft model.

    Daves verdict Smashing, sensitive comm

    ercial rod that

    more advanced anglers will get results from.

    www.fishmatrix.co.uk

    The rods lovely fish-playing action comes from a single section

    that plugs directly into the short butt

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    Matrix Carpmaster Feeder rod in detail

    The Carpmaster has a short butt

    and a long middle section, plus tips

    Lookout for the new logo. You're

    going to see a lot of this on the bank

    The two supplied tips are super-

    sensitive for hard winter work

    ...but within three minutes tow on

    the lake had pulled it round to this

    The rod is supplied with a unique

    EVA Transport Holder Block

    I cast out to 25 yards and put the rod

    on the rest like this with no tension...

    Even the heaviest 0.75oz quiver

    proved a little soft in the heavy tow

    For a fragile looking blank this rod is

    capable of stopping very big fish!

    New name, bright future

    72 IYCF Issue 255

    IYCF January 25 February 22, 2012 73

    The 9ft Carpmaster Feeder from new Britis

    h tackle

    company Matrix mixes finesse with power

    to beat

    shy bites and land surprisingly large match

    carp

    CARPMASTER 9FT FEEDER (SSP 124.99)

    MATRIX is a new British name

    in coarse angling that were

    going to hear a lot more about

    in coming years.

    Aimed at match and pleasure anglers on

    commercial pools, rivers and canals, Matrix

    boasts a comprehensive range of kit running

    from a sophisticated seatbox to swivels.

    Three rod ranges are on oer Carpmaster

    for commercial venues (RRPs from 134.99

    to 159.99), Horizon long-range feeder rods

    (189.99-225) and general-purpose float and

    feeder Ultron rods (119.99-134.99).

    With air and water temperatures diving and

    bites on the commercials becoming scarce, I

    liked the sound of the lightweight, compact,

    Carpmaster 9ft Feeder to test, and this

    unusual rod turned out to be a winter winner.

    An unusual configuration means you get a

    short, 65cm (2ft 1in) butt section, the main

    1.62m (5ft 4in) fish-playing rod blank and

    two, long, very fine push-in glass quivertips

    rated at 0.5g and 0.75g. Plug these together

    for a sensitive 2.7m (9ft) quiver rod capable of

    showing the smallest bite and fish reel lines

    from 3lb to 8lb on the commercial carp pools.

    The main advantage of this configuration is

    that the whole of the rods lovely fish-playing

    action comes from a single section that plugs

    directly into the short butt. Because theres no

    joint in this piece, technicians can engineer

    the perfect playing action with a balance

    between shock-absorbing upper bend to

    protect fragile hooklinks and power lower

    down the blank to stop big match carp.

    The main disadvantage is that its not as

    easy to transport the rod ready made-up in

    a sleeve, as it would be with a rod of two equal

    length sections. The rod is supplied with a

    unique EVA

    Transport Holder Block which the short butt

    and long main section plug into for transport

    but Im not a fan of this set-up. Ill continue to

    use the red elastic bands the postmen insist on

    slinging on my drive every morning.

    Fishing a 5lb reel line and 0.13mm diameter

    (4lb 12oz) hooklink with breadflake on a size

    12 hook I caught carp to 6lb in a thoroughly

    enjoyable session on a tough, bitterly cold day.

    The ultra fine glass quivertips show every

    movement but even with the heavier 0.75oz

    tip in place the strong undertow on the long,

    oblong-shaped test pool kept pulling them

    right round, even though I normally like to

    fish a fairly slack tip in winter (pics below).

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    weighing up to 1oz at up to 25m range, when

    you really need to pick out the bites, its a good

    un! Contrary to its fragile appearance, it will

    also happily land carp into double figures.

    There are also 8ft and 10ft versions.

    Strangely, both cost an identical 119.99,

    compared to the 124.99 for the 9ft model.

    Daves verdict Smashing, sensitive comm

    ercial rod that

    more advanced anglers will get results from.

    www.fishmatrix.co.uk

    The rods lovely fish-playing action comes from a single section

    that plugs directly into the short butt

    ON-THE-BANK TESTMatrix Carpmaster Feede

    r

    Matrix Carpmaster Feeder rod in detail

    The Carpmaster has a short butt

    and a long middle section, plus tips

    Lookout for the new logo. You're

    going to see a lot of this on the bank

    The two supplied tips are super-

    sensitive for hard winter work

    ...but within three minutes tow on

    the lake had pulled it round to this

    The rod is supplied with a unique

    EVA Transport Holder Block

    I cast out to 25 yards and put the rod

    on the rest like this with no tension...

    Even the heaviest 0.75oz quiver

    proved a little soft in the heavy tow

    For a fragile looking blank this rod is

    capable of stopping very big fish!

    New name, bright future

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    shy bites and land surprisingly large match

    carp

    CARPMASTER 9FT FEEDER (SSP 124.99) prote

    ct fragile hooklinks and power lower

    down the blank to stop big match carp.

    The main disadvantage is that its not as

    easy to transport the rod ready made-up in

    a sleeve, as it would be with a rod of two equal

    length sections. The rod is supplied with a

    unique EVA

    Transport Holder Block which the short butt

    and long main section plug into for transport

    but Im not a fan of this set-up. Ill continue to

    use the red elastic bands the postmen insist on

    slinging on my drive every morning.

    Fishing a 5lb reel line and 0.13mm diameter

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    STEPHEN STONESATs Bargain Hunter columnist finds top deals

    Quality chubbing tool for all but the biggest rivers. Forgiving 1.25lb tc

    standard top plus 2oz spliced-in quivertip for slower stretches. Handles

    lines from 3lb-7lb, and can be used with centrepin or fixed-spool reels.

    Almost a third o this two-piece 10ft wand. Equal length sections make it

    easy to carry already made up. Progressive through action and supplied

    with two tips (one carbon and one glass). Also boasts a cushion reel seat

    fitting, lined guides and a cork/hyperlon handle not bad for under 30!

    If small rivers are on your radar, take a look at this pencil thin, ultra-light

    little gem made from the finest IM6 carbon. Three super-fine push-in tips,

    quality handle, titanium oxide lined guides and a superlative action!

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE I HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAIWA TRADE SHOW

    FOR 2012

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    LOTS FOR LITTLE MONEY

    SMALL-RIVER PERFECTION

    J.W Young 11ft Avon Quiver

    (Price: 49.99)

    Shakespeare Mach 1 XT Quiver

    (Price: 29.49)

    Okuma Solitron Quiver 9ft Feeder

    (Price: 39.99)

    TACKLETHE WEEKS BEST

    No more flat spots thanks to Matrix

    Available: www.anglingdirect.co.uk Tel: 01603 400870:

    and www.lathams-shing.co.uk Tel: 0843 2891757

    Available: www.poingdestres.co.uk Tel: 02380 510077

    Available: www.chapmansangling.co.uk Tel: 0871 7161678

    Its now entering primetime for chub fishing on the rivers, as

    the capture of the seasons first 8lb specimen this week has

    proved. Ive been searching for quality, little Avon tip rods

    between 9ft and 11ft, perfect for spotting bites from those

    crafty chevins. Check out this cracking trio of deals

    I N T E RV I E W

    EXCITING NEW CONCEPTAngling Times asked the man behind the new

    Matrix brand, Ricky Teale, to tell us what makes

    the new Carpmaster feeder rods special.

    Traditional short rods of up to 10ft have a

    single joint in the middle of the blank. The new

    Matrix rods have the joint just above the handle,

    enabling the blank to achieve as near a perfect

    action as is possible with a short rod.

    We have always followed tradition with the

    construction of short rods, but when you think

    about how the blank flexes, the centre joint is

    positioned in totally the wrong place with

    regard to casting power and fish-playing

    action. The one problem with odd jointed rods

    is that they are dicult to transport.

    However, our unique adaptor block now

    makes it possible to carry the rods around

    ready made-up. Each section is held straight

    and firm, without rod bands, and the parallel

    section configuration even prevents the

    quivertips from bending over, added Ricky.

    This week Angling Times can at last exclusively reveal one of

    the best-kept secrets in the tackle trade, the amazing new

    carbon concepts that areMatrix Carpmaster Rods.

    This all-new six-rod float and feeder series has been

    designed by former Preston Innovations front man Ricky

    Teale for modern match methods on commercial waters.

    The 8ft, 9ft and 10ft feeder rods reveal a contemporary

    build pattern never before seen on any modern-day rod.

    The unique design of the blank eliminates the need for a

    traditional central joint, and although the rods do have a

    spigoted area, it is positioned just above the handle. This

    results in a rod without flat spots, because the joint is no

    longer aected by the blanks curvature when placed

    under stress. These rods are said to oer a much-improved ca

    sting

    distance and fish-playing action over traditional

    two-piece blanks. All the feeder rods also come with a

    revolutionary EVA transport holder block which keeps

    the sections parallel and does away with the need for

    rod bands.The 11ft and 12ft Matrix

    Carpmaster Float rods have a

    more normal two-piece

    construction and are built on

    high modulus carbon blanks

    finished o with top grade

    guides and fittings. Both

    rods have semi-parabolic

    actions which help to avoid hook-pulls and line

    breakages. The 11ft version has the perfect

    action for close to medium-range pellet waggler work, while the 12ft rod has slightly more power for longer casting.All six of the

    unique Matrix Carpmaster rods should be available before the New Year, and with prices starting at 119.99 and going up to 139.99, I would expect them to sell like hot cakes.

    OUR BEST RODS FOR 15 YEARS

    OUR BEST RODS FOR 15 YEARS

    OUR BEST RODS FOR 15 YEARSBY MARK [email protected]

    Tackle giant Daiwa has cause to be

    proud as it unveils new gear for

    2012 at the companys first trade

    show of the season.Leading the way in innovation are

    the 11ft and 12ft Tournament Multi

    Match Float/Feeder rods that have been

    designed by the legendary Japanese rod

    builder Nori Watanabe specically for

    the UK commercial angler.The rods seamlessly convert between

    oat and tip modes by means of a

    special spigot joint in the middle of the

    blanks top section. This allows for

    the application of either a tubular

    (oat) tip or quiver (feeder) tip section. Twin-topped

    blanks have an impeccable build quality

    and action thanks to unique new

    non-twist torque carbon and Mega-top

    quivertip material, proving conclusively

    that innovative rod design matches

    versatility with performance. However, perfection comes at a price,

    because owning one will set you back

    375 for the 11ft version, or 399 for the

    12ft model.

    Daiwas new Float/Feeders

    With prices from as little as 199 for the entry level 11m TDXR, climbing to under 1,000 for the superb top-of-the-range 16m

    XR5 model, each pole is

    supplied with a very attractive spares package. When launched, the new range is my hot tip for

    being among next years best-sellers.

    Image Ballistic ReelsA little bit more in touch with price reality

    for the UK angler than the Branzino is

    these new Ballistic range of reels.

    Available in three sizes 2500, 3500 and

    4000 they look and feel suitable for all

    types of heavy float and feeder/lead

    tactics. They oer fast retrieve rates of 6.0

    and 6.2:1 and all run on seven ball-bearings

    and feature Daiwa Digi Gear, helping to

    make them smooth and powerful.

    Price 199.99

    D50 SeatboxIf youre short on space but big on

    tackle, this super new compact

    D50 seatbox will be just the ticket.

    The petite space-saver has a

    detachable cassette with two large

    sliding side drawers and an under

    tray. Additional winder space is

    underneath the padded pole seat.

    With a sturdy aluminium frame, it

    comes with a system of arms that

    can be used to accommodate

    keepnets, bait waiters and feeder

    arms. Price 99.99

    TDXR Poles

    This demure little spinning

    reel may look like a standard fixed-spool model but is in fact the

    jewel in the crown of Daiwas extensive range of

    high-end Hyper Exist Branzino reels. It will set

    you back a cool 700 and

    so I doubt that many will be

    sold in this country. But it is

    a tackle tarts dream reel!

    Branzino Hyper Exist Reel

    New Daiwa Pole FloatsNot exactly a new product from the Daiwa

    stable, this super-versatile range of pole

    floats still caught my eye. The DP series

    features eight modern body patterns all

    have wire and carbon stems, and are finished

    o with hollow high-viz bristles.

    Price 1.50

    Non-twistThe carbon blanks resist twisting with both float and feeder tips in place.

    Feeder TipThis fits seamlessly into the top section of

    the rod, making it a versatile tool for the commercials.

    Daiwas trade show did not disappoint in terms of innovation.

    CorrectionTwo weeks ago we featured Daiwas new

    Interlastic Puller Kits, or at least so we

    thought. Unfortunately a glitch in our

    system meant we actually ended up showing an image of a Digital

    Drop-O Alarm, rather than the new top kits. Plus, the eagle-eyed

    among you would have noticed that the Daiwa Joint Aligner also

    shown was referred to as being labels that tell you the recommended

    laccy strength, and obviously this is not the case.

    The new Joint Aligner

    Puller Kits

    BREAKING NEWS

    GOFISHING.CO.UK

    Both rods have semi-parabolic actions which help to avoid hook-pulls and line breakages

    The rods seamlessly convert between float and tip

    Tournament/Team Daiwa NetsThese brilliant Daiwa keepnets in

    Tournament (metal) and Team

    Daiwa (plastic) ringed models were

    developed by Steve Ringer. At 2.5m

    or 3m long, they feature strong

    aluminium top rings, pull-through

    handles for easy weighing, and

    twist lock adjustment.

    Prices: Tournament 79.99-

    84.99; Team Daiwa 64.99

    -69.99

    Mega-top QuivertipDaiwas amazing new quivertip material can be bent into the most ridiculous shapes without breaking or splintering. This will put an end to any fears about line getting wrapped around the tip and snapping. A superb innovation.

    However, both joints are placed on the blank in such a way that they have very little inuence over the rods actual performanceand boy does it perform!Firstly, lets look at the handle segment. This has been built with a 34cm length of carbon section, which is nished with a male spigot, which in turn ts into the single mid-section. Basically, its an elongated dolly-butt, but the length is crucial to the rods ease of storage, as well as adding to its casting potential.The second joint is straightforward enough, and has been formed to accommodate special Carpmaster quivertips (there are four available in the range from 0.75oz through to 2oz).These bespoke quivers are slightly shorter and slimmer in diameter than most standard

    with this innovative little rod. Lets start with casting. The tip speed the 10ft blank is capable of generating is nonsense for such a short rod and really does belie its diminutive stature. My guess would be that, at a push, the rod would be capable of casting a 30g-plus gram feeder 50 metres with ease.Bite registration on the shortened quivertips really does have to be seen to be believed. For those that have experienced savage takes when using braided mainlines with feeder rods the Matrix Carpmaster delivers the same rod-wrenching bite indication only with monolament on the reel!Next comes the blanks playing action its sweeter than dipping a sherbet-coated lolly into a jar of syrup before covering it with sugar, and will leave you drooling for more. Forget about non-lock-up parabolic actions, this rod re-writes the playing action book, and has the capacity to handle anything from a small F1, right through to a 20lb lump with equal aplomb.

    Its dicult to write enough eulogies about this rod, it really is that good. Take my advice; be it a case of beg, steal or borrow, you need to have a few hours on the bank with this dreamy little wand Im positive youll be just as impressed as I was. RRP 134.99 SSP 119.99

    This weeks Have your say Angling Times reader is Raymond Poll, who hails from North London. Ray is a lifelong angler who enjoys club matches as well as pleasure sessions on a variety of venues.

    At first I thought that the rod was a little bit

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    THE ROD WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEEDThe rod handles anything from a small F1 to a 20lb lump.At first I thought that the rod was a little bit

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    THE ROD WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED

    I N T E RV I E W

    EXCITING NEW CONCEPTAngling Times asked the man behind the new

    Matrix brand, Ricky Teale, to tell us what makes

    the new Carpmaster feeder rods special.

    Traditional short rods of up to 10ft have a

    single joint in the middle of the blank. The new

    Matrix rods have the joint just above the handle,

    enabling the blank to achieve as near a perfect

    The 8ft, 9ft and 10ft feeder rods reveal a contemporary

    The 8ft, 9ft and 10ft feeder rods reveal a contemporary

    build pattern never before seen on any modern-day rod.

    build pattern never before seen on any modern-day rod.

    The unique design of the blank eliminates the need for a

    The unique design of the blank eliminates the need for a

    traditional central joint, and although the rods do have a

    traditional central joint, and although the rods do have a

    spigoted area, it is positioned just above the handle. This

    spigoted area, it is positioned just above the handle. This

    results in a rod without flat spots, because the joint is no

    results in a rod without flat spots, because the joint is no

    longer aected by the blanks curvature when placed

    longer aected by the blanks curvature when placed

    under stress. These rods are said to oer a much-improved ca

    sting These rods are said to oer a much-improved ca

    sting

    distance and fish-playing action over traditional

    distance and fish-playing action over traditional

    two-piece blanks. All the feeder rods also come with a

    two-piece blanks. All the feeder rods also come with a

    revolutionary EVA transport holder block which keeps

    revolutionary EVA transport holder block which keeps

    the sections parallel and does away with the need for

    the sections parallel and does away with the need for

    rod bands.rod bands.The 11ft and 12ft Matrix The 11ft and 12ft Matrix

    Carpmaster Float rods have a Carpmaster Float rods have a

    more normal two-piece more normal two-piece

    construction and are built on construction and are built on

    high modulus carbon blanks

    finished o with top grade

    guides and fittings. Both

    rods have semi-parabolic

    actions which help to avoid hook-pulls and line

    breakages. The 11ft version has the perfect

    action for close to medium-range pellet waggler work, while the 12ft rod has slightly more power for longer casting.All six of the

    unique Matrix Carpmaster rods should be available before the New Year, and with prices starting at 119.99 and going up to 139.99,I would expect them to sell like hot cakes.

    November 11 match shing 99

    UP CLOSE

    Matrix is the all-new brand with

    all-new ideas, and was shown

    to me in its entirety by the man

    responsible for it Mr Ricky Teale.

    Most of you will know or know of

    Ricky, but for those who dont hes been

    a formidable name in the trade for many,

    many years. And, hes

    responsible for a great deal

    of the developments that

    present themselves before

    your very eyes when you

    visit your local tackle

    shop. So, whats new

    about these rods and what

    makes them different

    from those sitting in your

    holdall already? I wanted

    to nd out.I joined Ricky on the

    banks of the famous

    The Glebe complex, in

    Leicestershire, with the

    primary focus of the day being to shoot

    a Matrix DVD. However, this gave Ricky

    and me the chance to have a proper

    chinwag about the brand and each of the

    new products thatll be hitting the shops

    soon.The Carpmaster range of ro

    ds is

    mightily impressive and with three

    versions available, at eight, nine and

    10 feet in length, it was immediately

    apparent these are tools designed

    to cater perfectly for the modern

    commercial-water angler.

    Our shing on these venues has

    changed considerably in recent times,

    with tactics like the Method feeder

    becoming more and more dominant.

    These three rods cover all the tip shing

    MATRIXCARPMASTER 8, 9 & 10FT RO

    DSAlex Bones gets an exclusive r

    st look at three of the short feeder rods on offer

    from a new brand set to take match shing by storm!

    RRP: 8FT: 134.99 9FT: 139.99 10FT: 134.99

    Website: www. shmatrix.com

    al

    you could think of, from the shorter

    version of the three for little lobs and

    underarming on the pole line to the 10ft

    model thatll chuck a loaded feeder 35 to

    40 metres with ease. In brief, this range

    precisely covers the vast majority of

    commercial-water tip shing that we do.

    Anyway, Id watched

    Ricky catch a few sh on

    the rods while we were

    lming, but I was itching

    to have a go myself.

    Eventually I managed to

    get him off his box so I

    could have a chuck and

    catch a couple.Its often hard to describe

    a rod until youve had a go

    with it yourself; its more a

    feel thing than something

    you can effectively

    describe.As soon as I cast Rickys

    feeder out I could tell the difference. I

    could punch it perfectly straight, down

    exactly the same hole every cast with

    no fuss, thanks to the power in the butt

    section.Dont think that these are to

    ols solely

    for carp, though; theyre soft enough for

    skimmers and other silver sh that can

    play an oh-so-vital part in your catches

    during winter.However, Ive saved one of

    my

    favourite points till last. As soon as I

    clapped eyes on these rods I noticed the

    extended distance between the butt ring

    and reel seat. Whats the thinking behin

    d that?

    I asked Ricky, who then proceeded to

    dismantle the rod to pack it away and

    it all became clear. While the rings have

    been placed in the optimum position to

    get the best from the blank, the position

    of the butt ring is placed to align with

    your reels spool for transportation

    very neat, and one of those brilliant ideas

    that proved to me that Ricky has thought

    about little other than setting this brand

    up to be a very serious contender.

    Theres also a very clever little

    component referred to at the moment

    as the plug. This basically does away

    with any bands to secure your made-up

    rods together. All you do is push the

    designated sections into the recesses and

    twist to lock in place.

    There are many other products

    available in the Matrix range, from other

    rods, feeders and moulds to luggage,

    a seatbox and accessories. As you read

    this the gear will be hitting your local

    stockist.

    A net of sh

    caught by Ricky Teale and me

    while lming the Matrix DVD.

    Very well thought out rods!

    The plug does away

    with rod bands for

    transportation.Carrying your rods ready-made is a doddle with Matrix.

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    13/10/2011 16:09

    Fishing a 5lb reel line and 0.13mm diameter

    (4lb 12oz) hooklink with breadflake on a size

    12 hook I caught carp to 6lb in a thoroughly

    enjoyable session on a tough, bitterly cold day.

    The ultra fine glass quivertips show every

    movement but even with the heavier 0.75oz

    tip in place the strong undertow on the long,

    oblong-shaped test pool kept pulling them

    right round, even though I normally like to

    fish a fairly slack tip in winter (pics below).

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    weighing up to 1oz at up to 25m range, when

    Fishing a 5lb reel line and 0.13mm diameter

    (4lb 12oz) hooklink with breadflake on a size

    12 hook I caught carp to 6lb in a thoroughly

    enjoyable session on a tough, bitterly cold day.

    The ultra fine glass quivertips show every

    movement but even with the heavier 0.75oz

    tip in place the strong undertow on the long,

    oblong-shaped test pool kept pulling them

    right round, even though I normally like to

    fish a fairly slack tip in winter (pics below).

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    thanks to Matrix

    EXCITING NEW CONCEPT

    action. The one problem with odd jointed rods

    is that they are dicult to transport.

    BREAKING NEWS

    GOFISHING.CO.UK

    Both rods have semi-parabolic actions which help to avoid hook-pulls and line breakages

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    weighing up to 1oz at up to 25m range, when

    you really need to pick out the bites, its a good

    For fishing small bombs and micro feeders

    weighing up to 1oz at up to 25m range, when

    you really need to pick out the bites, its a good

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    CO.UK AND GET ANGLING TIMES FOR 1 WHEN YOU SUBSC

    RIBE

    EXPERIENCE THE MATRIX EFFECTAcross-the-board excellence for the match angler

    1 MATRIX SUPERBOX 1Designed with a minimalist, stealth,

    matt-black chassis that simply oozes

    class, the drawer and tray units are

    some of the best engineered examples

    you are ever likely to see on a seatbox.

    It is loaded with unique features such

    as snag-free knuckle joints that

    prevent line from getting tangled up in

    the mechanism. Clever snag-free

    fittings also make the seatbox a doddle

    to load into the back of your car, as it

    requires a lot less space than normal.

    This brilliant new box should be

    available early in the New Year.

    Price 420

    2 REFLEX MATCH RODSThese three top-quality float rods for

    matchfishing feature top-end

    high-modulus carbon blanks with crisp

    tip actions suited to all silverfish on a

    wide range of venues.The Reflex Match Special model has

    a more powerful action for bigger fish.

    Prices from 149.99 to 159.99

    3 IN-LINE HOOPED METHOD FEEDERThe Matrix range is not just about rods,

    luggage and seatboxes how about

    some of the best Method feeders ever?

    The in-line design conforms to all

    fishery rules, and a quick change

    feature allows the feeders size and

    weight to be changed in seconds.

    Hoops around the rim hold groundbait

    and pellets securely without inhibiting

    the use of large hookbaits.

    Price (all sizes) 1.99

    4 SPACE BROLLYThis brollies unique fibreglass rib

    system is much stronger, lighter and

    more stable than those found on a

    traditional metal-armed model.

    The shortened arm oers far more

    headroom than any conventional brolly

    and increases the area of protection.

    Price 69.99

    5 MATRIX TROLLYA remarkably clever tackle transporter

    features a double wheel set-up with a

    pivot suspension, enabling the barrow

    to be steered more easily than a fixed

    wheel model. Pneumatic tyres make

    for easy pushing, and a waterproof

    carry bag is fitted to the rear.

    Price 129.99

    6 ULTRON RODSMatrix Ultron rods oer a fine blend of

    choice, quality and value for money.

    Built on carbon blanks, with cork/EVA

    handles and quality guides, the five-rod

    series oers to deliver performance

    over a wide range of styles.

    Prices from 99.99 to 124.99

    7 ETHOS LUGGAGEDesigned for modern match anglers,

    the Ethos luggage range will store and

    transport rods, poles, accessories and

    bait in style and safety. All eight luggage items in this

    top-end range have been

    manufactured from a tough 840D

    polyester fabric and feature robust

    zips, stitching and protective

    reinforcing on key wear areas.

    Prices from 7.99 to 89.99

    BY MARK SAWYER [email protected]

    Matrix is the latest name to hit the

    fishing tackle market place and

    these rods, trolleys, brollies, feeders

    and luggage items from a British

    company look all set to match the film

    of the same name in terms of impact!

    Aimed squarely at the match angler,

    the thinking behind the brand is simple

    enough to provide tackle that is

    designed to help users catch more sh.

    This week Angling Times lifts the lid on

    some of the exciting and innovative new

    products that Matrix will be bringing out

    at the start of the New Year. Already, the ingeniously designed

    Carpmaster range of feeder rods, which

    were unveiled exclusively on these

    pages, is proving to be a hit. And judging

    by the response from anglers as well as

    the angling trade, the new brand looks to

    be nailed on for further triumph.

    REVIEW I NEW RANGE FROM A BRITISH COMPANY

    14 AnglingT mes TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 VISIT WWW.GREATMAGAZINES.

    CO.UK AND GET ANGLING TIMES FOR 1 WHEN YOU SUBSC

    RIBE

    EXPERIENCE THE MATRIX EFFECTAcross-the-board excellence for the match angler

    1 MATRIX SUPERBOX 1Designed with a minimalist, stealth,

    matt-black chassis that simply oozes

    class, the drawer and tray units are

    some of the best engineered examples

    you are ever likely to see on a seatbox.

    It is loaded with unique features such

    as snag-free knuckle joints that

    prevent line from getting tangled up in

    the mechanism. Clever snag-free

    fittings also make the seatbox a doddle

    to load into the back of your car, as it

    requires a lot less space than normal.

    This brilliant new box should be

    available early in the New Year.

    Price 420

    2 REFLEX MATCH RODSThese three top-quality float rods for

    matchfishing feature top-end

    high-modulus carbon blanks with crisp

    tip actions suited to all silverfish on a

    wide range of venues.The Reflex Match Special model has

    a more powerful action for bigger fish.

    Prices from 149.99 to 159.99

    3 IN-LINE HOOPED METHOD FEEDERThe Matrix range is not just about rods,

    luggage and seatboxes how about

    some of the best Method feeders ever?

    The in-line design conforms to all

    fishery rules, and a quick change

    feature allows the feeders size and

    weight to be changed in seconds.

    Hoops around the rim hold groundbait

    and pellets securely without inhibiting

    the use of large hookbaits.

    Price (all sizes) 1.99

    4 SPACE BROLLYThis brollies unique fibreglass rib

    system is much stronger, lighter and

    more stable than those found on a

    traditional metal-armed model.

    The shortened arm oers far more

    headroom than any conventional brolly

    and increases the area of protection.

    Price 69.99

    5 MATRIX TROLLYA remarkably clever tackle transporter

    features a double wheel set-up with a

    pivot suspension, enabling the barrow

    to be steered more easily than a fixed

    wheel model. Pneumatic tyres make

    for easy pushing, and a waterproof

    carry bag is fitted to the rear.

    Price 129.99

    6 ULTRON RODSMatrix Ultron rods oer a fine blend of

    choice, quality and value for money.

    Built on carbon blanks, with cork/EVA

    handles and quality guides, the five-rod

    series oers to deliver performance

    over a wide range of styles.

    Prices from 99.99 to 124.99

    7 ETHOS LUGGAGEDesigned for modern match anglers,

    the Ethos luggage range will store and

    transport rods, poles, accessories and

    bait in style and safety. All eight luggage items in this

    top-end range have been

    manufactured from a tough 840D

    polyester fabric and feature robust

    zips, stitching and protective

    reinforcing on key wear areas.

    Prices from 7.99 to 89.99

    BY MARK SAWYER [email protected]

    Matrix is the latest name to hit the

    fishing tackle market place and

    these rods, trolleys, brollies, feeders

    and luggage items from a British

    company look all set to match the film

    of the same name in terms of impact!

    Aimed squarely at the match angler,

    the thinking behind the brand is simple

    enough to provide tackle that is

    designed to help users catch more sh.

    This week Angling Times lifts the lid on

    some of the exciting and innovative new

    products that Matrix will be bringing out

    at the start of the New Year. Already, the ingeniously designed

    Carpmaster range of feeder rods, which

    were unveiled exclusively on these

    pages, is proving to be a hit. And judging

    by the response from anglers as well as

    the angling trade, the new brand looks to

    be nailed on for further triumph.

    REVIEW I NEW RANGE FROM A BRITISH COMPANY

    Sinds de lancering van Matrix vorig jaar hebben veel van onze nieuwe producten lovende kritieken gekregen van vooraanstaande journalisten voor hun kwaliteit en innovatie.

    WAT DE PERS ZEGT OVER MATRIX PRODUCTENOm eerlijk te zijn is dit niet de reden waarom we die spullen maken, we maken ze zodat vissers betere resultaten behalen. We realiseren ons echter dat veel vissers zich laten leiden door reviews en zien ze als bewijs van kwaliteit. Om die reden zijn we trots dat veel van onze nieuwe producten zo goed worden ontvangen door onafhankelijke experts.

    Als je onzeker bent over Matrix omdat het een nieuw merk is, wees gerust en bedenk je dat ondanks dat we pas kort bestaan, we zeker een onuitwisbare indruk hebben gemaakt bij mensen die in een maand meer materiaal voorbij zien komen dan de meeste vissers in een heel leven.

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  • HENGELS INTRODUCTIE

    MATRIX HENGELS

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    08 - 11 Carpmaster Hengel Range

    12 - 15 Horizon Hengel Range

    16 - 17 Ultron Hengel Range

    18 - 19 Reflex Hengel Range

    20 - 21 Finesse Vaste Hengel Power X Vaste Hengel

    De Nieuwe Matrix hengel range heeft zeer lovende kritieken mogen ontvangen. De range bevat een breed gamma aan wedstrijd- en algemene visstijlen en is ontworpen voor zowel de Engelse als Europese vissers.Er zijn op dit moment vier ranges. De Carpmaster is ontworpen voor de nieuwste match karpermethoden en dekt alles af van feederwerk op korte afstand tot afstands-Methodvissen en zelfs dobbermethoden.

    De Horizon range is ontworpen voor het feedervissen op grote afstand, voornamelijk op grote Europese wateren waar het werpen van afstanden cruciaal is.

    De Ultron range dekt een breed spectrum van dobber- en feedermethoden af en biedt een perfecte prijs/kwaliteit verhouding, waar de Re ex dobberhengels een zeer ver jnde actie hebben die meer geschikt zijn voor het traditionele stick oat en waggler vissen.

    Tot slot zijn er twee vaste hengels. De Finesse is het vlaggeschip met 13m lengte ontworpen voor internationale wedstrijden waar lengtebeperkingen gelden. De Power X biedt extreme kracht wat hem geschikt maakt voor Engelse visserij op kleine karpers en de zwaardere Europese methoden.

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  • CARPMASTER HENGELS

    De Carpmaster modellen zijn ontworpen voor de modernste match methoden op commercile wateren en kunnen dankzij de positie van de ogen en een uniek transportblok eenvoudig opgetuigd worden vervoerd.

    De Carpmaster 8, 9 en 10 feederhengels hebben een uniek ontwerp dat de verbinding elimineert in het hengeldeel waarmee de vis het meest wordt gedrild, en bieden zo meer controle.

    DE KORTE HENGEL REVOLUTIE

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    EENVOUDIG TRANSPORTCarpmaster hengels kunnen eenvoudig opgetuigd worden vervoerd. Het transportblok houdt de delen parallel aan elkaar en stevig op hun plaats zonder dat bandjes nodig zijn

    Hart van het systeem in het transportblok. In elkaar zetten van een Carpmaster hengel is eenvoudig. Verwijder de hengeldelen van het transportblok.

    Alle feederhengels hebben een kort achterste deel die simpel op het middendeel kan worden geplaatst. Hiermee is de sluiting uit het belangrijkste drilgedeelte van de hengel gehaald.

    De haakring heeft een plat ontwerp zodat je haak, wartel of feeder bead er eenvoudig aan kan worden bevestigd.

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    CODE OMSCHRIJVING AVP* GRD001 Carpmaster Feeder 8ft 139.99GRD002 Carpmaster Feeder 9ft 144.99

    CODE OMSCHRIJVING AVP* GRD020 Carpmaster Tip 3/4oz 19.99GRD021 Carpmaster Tip 1.0oz 19.99GRD022 Carpmaster Tip 1.5oz 19.99GRD023 Carpmaster Tip 2.0oz 19.99

    CODE OMSCHRIJVING AVP* GRD005 Carpmaster Feeder 10ft 144.99

    CODE OMSCHRIJVING AVP* GRD006 Carpmaster Method 12ft 159.99

    CARPMASTER 8', 9 FEEDER Ontworpen voor afstanden tot 25m

    Ideaal voor de Method op vaste hengel afstandof op kleinere wateren

    Lichtgewicht, sterke dubbel- en enkelpoots ogen

    Korte handgreep voor eenvoudig manoeuvreren

    Inclusief 0,5oz en 0,75oz verwisselbare tips

    Lijnklasse 4lb 8lb.

    CARPMASTER 12' METHOD FEEDER Werpt Method feeders tot 80m

    Langere handgreep voor betere werphefboom

    Grote gecentreerde ogen voor betere werpprestatiesmet lijnen vanaf 8lb

    Inclusief 1,0oz en 1,5oz verwisselbare tips

    Lijnklasse 4lb 12lb.

    CARPMASTER TIPS Reservetips vor Carpmaster Feederhengels

    Identiek aan de meegeleverde tips

    Glasfiber constructie voor betere overgang van de actie

    CARPMASTER 10 FEEDER Ontworpen voor afstanden tot 40m

    Langere handgreep voor steviger worpen

    Middelgrote dubbel- en enkelpoots ogen

    Kurk/EVA handgreep met soft-touch reelhouder

    Inclusief 1,0oz en 1,5oz verwisselbare tips

    Lijnklasse 4lb 8lb.

    CARPMASTER HENGELS

    CARPMASTER HENGELSSinds hun lancering in 2011 is de Carpmaster range een enorm succes. Ze zijn gebouwd voor de modernste vismethoden en volgens de hoogste standaarden, wat ze betere viseigenschappen geeft en makkelijker te vervoeren maakt. Deze uitstekende feederhengels hebben een unieke verdeling dat een los kort deel heeft voor de handgreep en een ndelig middendeel waar de quivertips ingaan. Hiermee verdwijnt de sluiting uit het drilgedeelte van de hengel wat ze een veel betere drilactie geeft. De korte achterdelen geven ze ook meer kracht dan normale korte hengels en zorgen dat je er nauwkeuriger mee kunt werpen en grotere vissen beter onder controle krijgt.

    Algemene Kenmerken High modulus carbon blank

    Semi-parabolische drilactie

    Optimale handgreeplengte voor werpen en drillen

    Hoogwaardige ogen met ideale verdeling voor transport

    Kurk/EVA handgreep met soft-touch reelhouder

    EVA tansportblok houdt alle delen parallel voor gemakkelijk opgetuigd transport

    Verwisselbare tips passend bij de hengelactie

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    LENGTE VAN DE HANDGREEP - Carpmaster hengels hebben handgrepen van verschillende lengtes, specifiek voor hun doel.

    REELHOUDERS - Soft-touch specifiek ontworpen reelhouders hebben allemaal een naar beneden schroevende kap voor comfortabel gebruik.

    HAAKRING - De scharnierende haakring is eenvoudiger in gebruik dan conventionele vaste versies.

    HIGH MODULUS BLANK - De Carpmaster blanks hebben allen een semi-parabolische actie voor optimale drilkenmerken.

    OGEN - Feeder- en dobberhengels met sterke en lichtgewicht geleideogen.

    FEEDER TIPS - Alle feeder tips zijn afgestemd op de hengelactie en getaperd om beetregistratie te maximaliseren.

    CARPMASTER KENMERKEN

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    CODE OMSCHRIJVING AVP* GRD003 Carpmaster Float 11ft 149.99GRD004 Carpmaster Float 12ft 144.99

    CARPMASTER 11 & 12 FLOAT (2-DELIG) High modulus carbon blank

    Semi-parabolische drilactie voorkomt lossers en lijnbreuk

    2-delige constructie voor eenvoudig opgetuigd transport

    11 model is perfect voor korte- en middellange wagglervisserij

    12 model heeft iets meer power voor krachtigerworpen en gebruik met wagglers, pellet wagglersen splasher wagglers

    Lichtgewicht dubbel- en enkelpoots ogen gepositioneerd voor optimale actie en eenvoudig transport

    Kurk/EVA handgreep met soft-touch reelhouder

    Lijnklasse 11 3lb 8lb.

    12 3lb 10lb.

    De Carpmaster Float 11 en 12 hengels dekken alle matchmethoden voor de dobbervisserij op karper af, van korte afstand met lichte wagglers tot splasher wagglers op afstand.

    *Adviesverkoopprijs. E.&OE. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

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  • HORIZON HENGELS

    Matrix Horizon feederhengels zijn ontworpen voor het feederen op extreme afstand op groot water, en kunnen overweg met zware feeders. Alle modellen hebben een kort achtereind met een extra lange pensluiting die voor meer werpvermogen onderin zorgt en de blank slanker maakt.

    De midden- en topdelen zijn langer dan bij standaard 3-delige hengels en geven een soepele drilactie en maximaliseren de tipsnelheid bij verre worpen.

    POWER ACTION INDICATION

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    Horizon hengels zijn eenvoudig opgetuigd te vervoeren. Het transportblok houdt de delen parallel en stevig op hun plaats zonder de noodzaak van hengelriempjes.

    Het handgreep