CATALOGUE 2008

T H E B E N C H M A R K I N R O D B U I L D I N G .

Quality and Design in total harmony
Our model – nature...
Innovations and state-of-the-art technology are successfully designed in line with examples from nature. Therefore, for the design of our fishing rods we have used the example of the flexible fibre development of dynamic muscles and resistant, supple plants. We have implemented their principle perfectly using the latest materials such as carbon, kevlar or special fibre glass and a specially-developed composite technology – the HT CrossWinding composite technology.

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…the standard for the development of our fishing rods.
With a tremendous reserve of power with low weight, unlimited resilience and an ideal curve of action which enables the rods to "work" consistently from the tip to the butt. Our philosophy "from fibre to strength" – translated: through fibres to stability– makes SPORTEX the standard for high-tech fishing rods.

SPORTEX Fishing Rod Programme 2008
We have further developed and extended our fishing rod programme for the 2008 season on the basis of our existing programme. Individual rod series have been expanded at the request of our anglers and new rods designed for successful angling methods. They are all in conformity with the worldwide recognised SPORTEX tradition with their unique action character and their high quality and fine finish. Each rod fully meets the claim and tradition of SPORTEX: uncompromising quality up to every single fibre!

You can recognise SPORTEX rods by their unmistakable look.
Diagonally CF cross braces incorporated in the blank bundle high-strength carbon fibres into a dynamic power package like a living organism. This cross winding, the trademark of all SPORTEX rods, is not a superfluous decorative winding, but a well thoughtout construction, which guarantees strength and quality.

Content:
Tradition, innovation und high-end Black Arrow Brillant Carp KEV Rod Series Spinning rods CARBOFLEX Spinning rods Zander rods Carp rods Team Waller Game- and Coarse Angling Rods Boat, Pilk and Sea Rods Boat, Spinning and Jerk Rods Special rods Rod Cases 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-27 28-29 30-31 32-35
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Tradition, innovation and high-end technology:
What one should know about fishing rods:
Rod material:
The fishing rod is one of man's oldest hunting tools. In Europe these "fishing rods" were still made out of willow, hazelnut or juniper until about 150 years ago. Since at the time fishing reels had not been invented, they could only be fitted with a line the same length as the rod made out of braided hemp or silk with which the bait was presented, either sunk or dipped. Quote:
For our stretches of water only one-handed fishing rods are recom mended whereby fly and maggot fishing rods can be guided freely in your hand like a whip.

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Rod action
One of the most important criteria of a fishing rod is its bending performance – the action. For practical angling use, as a rule rods with semiparabolic action are the right choice.

HT CrossWinding

SPORTEX Rods
As a result of our HT- rossWinding C blank winding technology SPORTEX rods have a semi-parabolic action which guarantees rod speed, casting precision, stamina and feeling with maximum energy transmission. We combine this semi-parabolic action with a purposeful tip action in our special rods such as TEAM WALLER, our contact rods for Zander and for jerk bait angling.

composite technology
The worldwide, unique quality and action of our rods is based on the one hand on the choice of the best carbon material with a high volume percentage of fibre and on the other in the careful processing during manufacture. At SPORTEX the carbon fibres are installed in one direction around the core of the rod, so that they run as far as possible parallel to the rod axis. This increases the stability and strength of the blank. With high modular carbon bands wound crosswise, this compound is tempered in stages. As a result the blank is hardened specifically and retains its elasticity and resilience even with extreme use over many years. Only very few manufacturers use this very time-costly process, but for SPORTEX rods it guarantees their well-known longevity and reliability. You can recognise our rods by their visually striking cross winding. It is not decorative winding, but a constructional power winding which guarantees resilience and stability.

diverse hard use of monofilament and multifilament lines. Depending on the purpose of use of the rod we use single- or two-leg guides, which support the rod action and reduces friction of the line.

Line guides
The first guides were made of brass, nickel or steel wire, which basically corresponded with our rings nowadays in design as guide or coil rings. They were substantially heavier and in addition, only partly able to deal with the friction of the flowing line. Many of our older anglers are still familiar with the first guides with ceramic inserts. After longer periods of angling these guides cut and were responsible for fish losses as a result of the damage to the line. Nowadays, aluminium oxide (Hardloy) is used as the insert for inexpensive standard guides. Rings with silicon carbide (SIC) or Alconite inserts are better and lighter. As a result of their extremely smooth surfaces and the high level of heat dissipation these materials comply outstandingly with the exacting requirements demanded by monofilament and multifilament lines for guides. For the guides of our SPORTEX rods we only use high quality Fuji SIC guides, the even narrower SIC gunsmoke guides or alconite guides. The high level of heat dissipation of these inserts is the requirement for our rods being equally well suited for the

Care of your rod
You should follow a few basic rules for handling and taking care of your rod so that you can enjoy it for many years to come: - Clean the rod under running water and dry after each use in saltwater. - From time to time you should protect the rod surface with rod wax or Ballistol. - High quality carbon rods are extremely break-resistant but sensitive to impact. Check for cracks or pressure marks after the rod has been hit or dropped. In these instances the rod could also break subsequently after long use. Try to avoid dropping your rod onto hard ground or stones. Check the guides for possible damage to the insert. - The carbon material is electrically conductive. For your safety avoid angling under current conduction and do not fish during thunderstorms.

tip action semi-parabolic action parabolic action

The first big step for our modern rods which facilitate casting the line with a reel was the invention of the spliced rod by a Mr Higginbotham, who glued cut splices from imported wood in a triangular shape and consequently prepared the way for dynamic casting rods. Today, in modern rod building materials such as carbon fibre, kevlar, glass fibre and their compounds are used. The choice of these materials is of paramount importance for the quality of the rods and their price. Here, the density of the warp threads and weft threads of the matting and the quality of the resins used with which this fibre compound is processed for the rod blank are decisive.

Tip action:
The rod works principally in the tip section. The remaining section of the rod hardly moves at all.

Semi-parabolic action:
The rod bends from the tip to approximately half the rod. The lower section remain slightly stiff. The ideal action for fast rods.

Parabolic action:
The design of the blank is calculated in such a way that the rod builds up its dynamics and energy for casting starting from the tip through the middle section into the hand unit. The entire rod bends when playing the fish.

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The three chapters of the SPORTEX success story
SPORTEX – more than 50 years top achievements in rod construction
Which angler is not familiar with the legendary honey-coloured rods. Not without good reason these rods were regarded as unbreakable. Building on this experience in blank construction with high-quality glass fibre materials, SPORTEX developed its own blank winding technology with the advent of the first carbon materials. This HT CrossWinding technology gives the rods their unique semiparabolic, powerful tip-focused character, which provides the angler with more distance, better accuracy and a penetrating hook setting power.

High-tech for your passion
You want quality which will continue to work for years like on the first day! Then SPORTEX rods are the very best for your angling equipment. Building on our worldwide unique HT CrossWinding technology we have developed our new rod programme and extended it with models for lure fishing and catfish fishing. In addition to the experience of our worldwide angler friends and team members, in the design of new fishing rods we benefit from our knowhow in the manufacture of carbon fibre products for the aircraft and sport industries. Therefore, you can be confident that each SPORTEX rod meets your highest quality standards – from blank through to components and processing.

Specialised in the action – balanced in handling
The unique action of SPORTEX rods, differentiated for different rod use, is designed uncompromisingly in line with the most important criteria for successful angling: semi-parabola with fast tip and strong power in the the hand unit. Finely tuned tapers for fast action without any whipping. Thanks to the HT CrossWinding composite technology the energy used is transferred to the tip of the rod without delay through the powerful, slim blank. This provides greater accuracy, better contact to the lure, total confidence whilst playing a fish and a maximum amount of reserve power. Slim and with the perfectly balanced installed reel, the rods lie ergonomically in your hand, for a long, fatiguefree day of angling.

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Black Arrow
Legendary, spinning rod series as the ultimate for large predatory fish such as Pike, Salmon, Pollack and Cod
These high quality spinning rods 275 to 365 cm in length with an ideal casting weight of 80 g have the SPORTEX specific, semi-parabolic action, which facilitates the sensitive guidance of heavy spoons and twisters and which work throughout from the butt to the tip whilst playing the fish. Thanks to the HT CrossWinding technology and the use of high quality, high modular carbon fibres these rods have an extremely fast taper, i. e. the rod does not wind back, so that the bait lands exactly where you want it to. As a result of the dynamic power coming all the way down to the butt you can selectively accelerate the playing of fish without having to worry that the line will break because of rod overload. These rods are virtually unbreakable even in extreme use in freshwater and saltwater.

Best purpose: Pike, Cod, Pollack, Salmon Fittings: - Optimised high modular carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Fuji-SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - Fine quality carbon Fuji reel seat - High quality natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal end cap with nonslip Duplon butt

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model Black Arrow SP 2743 SP 3043 SP 3343 SP 3643
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art. # 144290 144310 144340 144370

length length pieces guides cm ft 275 300 335 365 9 10 11 12 2 2 2 2 7 8 9 10

casts gram 80 80 80 80

rods weight gram 250 260 280 310

RRP * Euro 225,00 230,00 240,00 249,00

* recommended retail price

Fuji silicon carbide guides: These high quality guides with extreme hard and heat-dissipating silicon carbide insert are equally optimal for the use of monofilament and multifilament lines.

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A: tip action Butt end: Saltwater resistant aluminium cap with nonslip Duplon butt. B: semi-parabolic action C: parabolic action

The SPORTEX spinning rod action:
Due to their combination of reinforced butt and active tip section these rods facilitate extreme distances, direct bait and bite contact and maximum power input in the playing of fish. Without loss of contact e.g. the movement of the bait or a bite is transmitted directly to the butt. You are therefore that tenth of a second faster which leads to success.

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Brillant Carp
The non plus ultra for the carp professional
These outstanding carp rods are the high-end development of the legendary SPORTEX Exclusive Carp range – which we developed based on the experiences and requirements of English carp specialists. They were defined by an anglers guild which, completely specialised, and using optimal equipment, achieved one record after the other. Nomen est Omen! These new ultimate carp rods "shine" due to their select fitting with universal Fuji components and typical SPORTEX finish. As a result of the design the extra class of these rods can be experienced as well as acknowledged. By optimising our HT CrossWinding blank technology we were able to achieve a rod action which is possibly unique in the market. The symbiosis of sensitivity and power facilitates significantly wider, targeted casting and full control during the playing of fish. Even in difficult conditions such as stretches of water extremely clogged with weed or obstacles such as branches or trees sunk in the water, you can catch big carp extremely well with the SPORTEX Brilliant.
Fittings: - Optimised high modular carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Fuji-SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - The best Fuji reel seat - Slim, sectioned Duplon handle - Outstanding finish and design with "Brilliant“ and engraved metal end cap High-end large fish landing net All's well that ends well! The quality and style of angling equipment are not only evident in the rod and the reel, but also in the landing gear which lands your catch safely after all the effort of a successful fight. Our large fish landing net for carp, pike or zander is manufactured using the same technology and quality as our rods. It will accompany you reliably over many years when you are angling. Net handles: You have the choice between a 2-section telescopic landing net handle and the ultra-light, slim and unbreakable one-section landing net handle made of an original SPORTEX HM carbon fibre blank. This handle is suitable as landing net handle but also as powerful distance casting handle for carp bait. Its universal screw thread facilitates the fixing of all current net heads. Net heads: Our two net heads, 100 x 100 cm (42“x 42“) and 115 x 115 cm (46“ x 46“), consist of a fish-considerate, small-meshed net, which is manufactured without knots. It is expanded by means of powerful carbon rods and assembled with a solid, rust-free highgrade steel spreader block on the net handle.

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model Brillant Carp Brillant Carp Brillant Carp Net handle Net handle Carp landing net** Carp landing net** Net head Net head
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length length pieces guides cm ft 142150 366 12 ft. 2 6 142160 142170 145380 366 396 180 12 ft. 13 ft. 5,9 ft. 42“ 46“ 42“ 46“ 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 6 6

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casts lb 2 3/4 lb 3 lb 3 1/2 lb

rods weight gram 290 310 380

RRP * Euro 349,00 369,00 398,00 59,00 38,00 89,00 95,00 59,90 65,00

145381 100-180 5,9 ft. 145392 100x100 145393 115x115 145390 100x100 145391 115x115

** includes handle, stainless steel head and landing net

* recommended retail price

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A: tip action Butt end: Fine, engraved metal end cap. Fuji-SIC silicon carbide guides: The best guides from Fuji for carp rods with extremely hard and heatdissipating silicon carbide insert are ideal for the use of monofilament and braided lines.The best SIC guides for carp rods which Fuji manufactures. B: demi-parabolic action C: parabolic action

The SPORTEX Carp Action:
Thanks to the HT CrossWinding blank technology we were able to further perfect the typical English action.The rod works powerfully through the semi-parabolic action with progressive displacement of energy during casting and even with extreme distances it enables a high level of accuracy without swinging back due to the slightly harder tip. When setting the hook or whilst fighting a fish you can use all your strength without making excessive 9 demands on the rod.

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KEV Rod Series
Carbon and Kevlar – the power combination for fine, virtually unbreakable rods
For years these SPORTEX classics have been synonymous with lightness and stability. The blank construction made of 50% high modular carbon and 50% kevlar combines all the good qualities of both materials: the lightness and resilience of kevlar and the breaking strength and stiffness of carbon fibre. For the first time this material combination facilitated an extremely slim, light blank with a powerful base, amazing sensitivity and a harmonically continuous action curve from the butt to the tip. These rods are among the fastest in the world and are sensitive to the fastest take. These rods with the unmistakable look are fitted with original Fuji SIC guides, Fuji reel seat and high quality natural cork handles in premium quality AAA.
Butt end Kev Spin, Kev Pike, Kev Sea Spin: Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon butt. Silicon carbide guides: These high quality guides with extremely hard and heat-dissipating insert are equally optimally suitable for the use of monofilament and multifilament lines. The SIC insert also reduces the friction of the line when casting. Butt end Kev Float, Kev Carp: Fine, engraved metal end cap.

Kev Spin
With a casting weight of 30 and 35 gram and lengths of 240 cm to 300 cm these rods are suitable for every kind of medium-heavy predatory fish angling. In the short lengths ideal for boat angling, in longer lengths perfect for spinner fishing from the bank for pike, pikeperch, sea trout.

Kev Float
The material combination of carbon and kevlar is ideally suited to these high quality float rods. Light, with high resilience and unique development of power the rods are best suited for bottom- and coarse fishing both in close proximity and far distances. We have designed these rods for angling with the float for shy fish such as barbel, tench, bream and carp, both in flowing water and non-flowing water. Their fast action is the guarantee of success for this sensitive type of angling. Fittings: - Optimised kevlar and high modular carbon fibre - Fuji SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - Fuji reel seat - Front handle Duplon, rear handle natural cork in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Kev Pike
Are you looking for the best spinning rod for pike? These are specialist rods in 2 lengths, the design of which was optimised for catching pike. Powerful butt, semi-parabolic to parabolic action and an active tip, which reports each bite instantly and sets the hook in a flash. Fittings Kev Spin and Kev Pike: - Optimised kevlar and high modular carbon fibre - Fuji SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - The best Fuji reel seat - High quality natural cork in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon butt

Kev Carp
This probably most developed carp rod on the market provides the perfect carp action due to the material combination of kevlar and carbon fibre. It is slightly faster than the typical English carp rod with greater sensitivity and lightness. The equipment with Fuji SIC guides, Fuji reel seat and sectioned cork/Duplon handle provides the best and most functional, which a carp rod can offer. Fittings: - Optimised kevlar and high modular carbon fibre - Fuji SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - Fuji reel seat - Front handle Duplon, rear handle natural cork in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Kev Sea Spin
These rods are among the best in the SPORTEX programme. Developed for heavy predatory fish angling, with lengths of 270 cm and 300 cm and a casting weight of 100 gram they are perfect for catching cod, salmon and Danube salmon. Their semi-parabolic action effortlessly achieves the furthest accurate castings and powerfully sets the hook. Whether you are light Pilker fishing in the Baltic or predatory fish angling with heavy baits in a shallow bay, the Kev Sea Spin is the best rod. You can pit all your strength against the fish in a controlled way during the playing of fish. Fittings: - Optimised kevlar and high modular carbon fibre - Fuji SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and maximum heat dissipation - Best Fuji reel seat - High quality natural cork in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon butt

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model Kev Spin Kev SP 2403 Kev SP 2753 Kev SP 3053 Kev Pike Kev SP 2755 Kev SP 3055 Kev Sea Spin Kev SP 2756 Kev SP 3056 Kev Float Kev Float Kev Float Kev Carp Kev Carp dl

length length pieces guides cm ft I 120230 240 8 2 6 II 120270 275 9 2 7 III 120300 300 10 2 7
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casts gram 30 30 35 80 80 100 100 1 1/2 lb 1 1/2 lb 2 1/2 lb

rods weight gram 170 210 225 225 250 260 270 250 280 300

RRP* Euro 249,00 259,00 279,00 285,00 315,00 315,00 328,00 297,00 308,00 369,00

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The SPORTEX Kev action:
Due to the material combination of kevlar and carbon fibre the action is semi-parabolic to parabolic. The enormous speed of the rod provides more confidence and feeling during the playing of fish. A B C

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Carat Spinning rods
Worldwide unique in action, power and feeling
SPORTEX has been setting standards in rod construction for more than 50 years. From the start spinning rods have been our core area of competence. They have an unmistakable, original character. The HT CrossWinding technology gives the spinning rods the SPORTEX typical action. The slim, semi-parabolic rods have a powerful butt and a sensitive tip. This combination facilitates maximum input of power during casting, setting the hook and playing a fish. Due to the semi-parabola the blank retains sufficient elasticity to cushion the impact of unexpected escapes. The light tip facilitates a high level of accuracy and optimal bait control even with extreme casting distances. All components and the processing meet the highest standard: high quality SIC guides, fine carbon thread reel seat, high quality natural cork handle.

Carat Spin U-Light
Casting weight: up to 10g Wonderfully light and fine spinning rod with typical SPORTEX fast, powerful action. Perfect for easy spin angling for trout, grayling or bass.

Carat Spin 2´, Carat Spin 3
Casting weight: 35g to 60g Fittings: - Optimised high modular carbon fibre and

Carat Spin 1
Casting weight: up to 25g FittingsCarat Spin U-Light , Carat Spin 1 : - Optimised high modular carbon fibre and

HT CrossWinding
- Slim SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hard ness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Fine carbon reel seat - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with Duplon butt

HT CrossWinding
- Slim SIC single-leg guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Fine carbon reel seat - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Elegant, engraved metal end cap

Carat Spin 4, Carat Spin 7
Casting weight: 65g to 150g Fittings: - Optimised high modular carbon fibre and

HT CrossWinding
- SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Fine carbon reel seat - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon end

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Butt end Carat Spin U-Light, Carat Spin 1: Elegant, engraved metal end cap.

Butt end Carat Spin 2, Carat Spin 3, Carat Spin 4, Carat Spin 7: Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon end.

model Carat Spin U-Light I TC 2021 Carat Spin 1 II TC 2221 III TC 2521 IV TC 3021 Carat Spin 2 V TC 2422 VI TC 2700 VII TC 3022 Carat Spin 3 VIII TC 2423 IX TC 2800 X TC 3023 Carat Spin 4 XI TC 2824 XII TC 3024 Carat Spin 7 XIII TC 2727 IVX TC 3027 VX TC 3327

length length pieces guides cm ft 101200 200 6,5 2 6 101220 101250 101310 102240 102260 102310 103230 103290 103310 104290 104310 107290 107320 107340 215 250 300 240 275 300 240 280 305 280 300 275 300 335 7 8,5 10 8 9 10 8 9 10 9 10 9 10 11 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 7 7 6 9 9 6 8 6 7 8 7 7 7

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casts gram 12 12 20 25 35 35 40 45 50 60 65 75 100-150 100-150 100-150

rods weight gram 124 145 175 225 190 230 245 230 250 275 255 275 335 350 375

RRP * Euro 139,00 156,00 166,00 179,00 179,00 186,00 198,00 179,00 189,00 198,00 194,00 204,00 198,00 218,00 238,00

* recommended retail price

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A: tip action Silicon carbide guides Carat Spin 2, Carat Spin 3, Carat Spin 4, Carat Spin 7: These high quality guides with extremely hard and heat-dissipating silicon carbide insert are ideal for the use of monofilament and multifilament lines. SIC single-leg silicon carbide guides Carat Spin U-Light, Carat Spin 1 B: semi-parabolic action C: parabolic action

The SPORTEX typical spinning rod action:
Semi-parabolic with powerful butt and sensitive tip. The movement of the bait or a bite is transmitted directly to the butt without loss of contact. You are therefore that tenth of a second faster which leads to success. 13
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CARBOFLEX Spinning rods
The new generation of fine, modern spinning rods
Slim, strong and elegant this rod series is the perfect entry in the SPORTEX tradition of spinning rods. As a result of their special blank technology featuring cross bracings which extend just over the butt, each ever so small impulse is transmitted quickly and efficiently to the rod tip. This makes these rods extremely fast, sensitive and resilient. With the Carboflex series we offer you rods with a fast spine and minimal vibration, which enable exact, accurate casting and facilitate hours of fatigue-free spin fishing. The fitting with the finest natural cork handle with dark contrasting cork cap, high-quality stainless steel reel seat in modern design, metal-reinforced spigot joint and the typical SPORTEX long-life finish leave nothing to be desired.

Cx 2421, Cx 2522, Cx 2721, Cx 2722
Casting weight: 15g to 35g Fine, sensitive rods with a fast spine for light spin fishing with a spinner and twister for trout, bass and chub.

Cx 2723, Cx 2724, Cx 3122, Cx 3123, Cx 3125
Casting weight: 40g to 85g The strong spine and casting weights of 55g to 85 g are ideal for accurate fishing of heavy spoons and wobblers for pike and zander. Fittings: - Optimised high-modular carbon fibre - SIC guides with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - High-quality stainless steel reel seat - Metal-reinforced joint - Natural cork handle in premium quality AAA

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Silicon carbide guides: These high quality guides with extremely hard and heat-dissipating silicon carbide insert are ideal for the use of monofilament and multifilament lines. The special design of the line guide reduces the friction of the line during casting.

model Carboflex CX 2421 CX 2522 CX 2721 CX 2722 CX 2723 CX 2724 CX 3122 CX 3123 CX 3125
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art. # 115241 115252 115271 115272 115273 115274

length length pieces guides cm ft 240 250 270 270 270 270 310 310 310 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

casts gram 15 35 20 35 55 80 40 60 85

rods weight gram 175 190 235 245 270 285 305 335 350

RRP * Euro 79,90 82,60 85,80 88,50 91,80 96,10 99,80 104,20 109,50

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The CARBOFLEX action:
The semi-parabolic action enables the rod to work evenly over its entire length – from the butt to the tip. This action makes the fish tire more quickly during the playing of fish because the entire rod is involved in the action and safely cushions the impact of unexpected escapes at close range.

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Zander rods
Sensitive contact rods for natural and artificial bait angling
For sensitive angling for Zander, perch and trout here you will find 3 "specialists", which are programmed for success. The blanks of the Carat Zander and the Twister rods in HT CrossWinding blank technology stand for the typical SPORTEX fast, sensitive action, which signals each fish and bottom contact immediately. Setting the hook is carried out in a flash from the strong butt over the active middle section through to the tip of the rod. For the ever more popular Drop Shot Angling we have developed a special rod based on our HT CrossWinding blank technology specifically designed for contact angling with heavy, sinking as well as floating lures.

Twister
This special rod was created by our SPORTEX team for predatory fish angling with Twister and Jigs. At last there is a rod with action along the entire rod without the top section of the rod becoming too soft. The action of the blank with progressive tip is slightly stiffer than that of the CARAT ZANDER. The rod is extremely fast and powerful during casting and setting the hook. The contact with the lure is maintained even with the smallest detail, each tug can be detected clearly in the rod. The twister with a finely braided line is the ideal companion for the professional pikeperch angler. Even catching heavy pike is easily mastered. Fittings: - By elaborate procedures for perfect adjustment optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Single-leg SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Elegant reel seat, light and extremely solid - Short Duplon front handle, slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA as rear handle - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Opal Drop Shot
For sensitive angling for Zander, perch and trout here you will find 3 "specialists", which are programmed for success. The blanks of the Carat Zander and the Twister rods in HT cross-winding blank technology stand for the typical SPORTEX fast, sensitive action, which signals each fish and bottom contact immediately. Setting the hook is carried out in a flash from the strong butt over the active middle section through to the tip of the rod. For the ever more popular Drop Shot Angling we have developed a special rod based on our HT cross-winding blank technology specifically designed for contact angling with heavy, sinking as well as floating lures. Fittings: - Optimised high-modular carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding in the butt - Fuji Low Rider guides and Fuji single-leg guides - Light, slim spigot joint - Elegant Fuji reel seat, light and extremely solid - Sectioned Duplon handle with nonslip Duplon butt

Carat Zander
Perfectly balanced contact rod with narrow guide fittings which activates the action of the entire rod during casting and retrieving. With the casting weight of 30 g and lengths of 240 cm to 360 cm this is your perfect pikeperch rod from boat fishing through to fast action distance casting rod. Fittings: - By elaborate procedures for perfect adjustment optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Elegant carbon reel seat, light and extremely solid - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon butt

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model Carat Zander CZ 2700 CZ 3100 CZ 3300 CZ 3600 Twister TS 2403 TS 2803 Opal Drop Shot DS 2702

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length length pieces guides cm ft 270 9 2 7 310 10 2 9 330 11 2 9 360 12 2 10 240 280 270 8 9 9 2 2 2 7 7 10

casts gram 30 30 30 30 40 45 20

rods weight ram 215 230 265 285 175 216 215

RRP * Euro 189,00 198,00 208,00 218,00 149,00 159,00 149,00

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Opal Drop Shot A B C

A: tip action Gunsmoke silicon carbide guides: These high quality guides with extremely hard and heat-dissipating silicon carbide insert are equally suited for the use of monofilament and braided lines. Butt end: Fine, engraved metal end cap. B: semi-parabolic action C: parabolic action

The SPORTEX Zander action:
These rods are manufactured in HT CrossWinding technology with balanced not-too-soft parabolic action to maintain the best possible contact with the lure and to be able to respond as quickly as possibly to even the slightest tug. The tip remains hard and sensitive. Supported by a narrow guide distance the entire power of the rods can be called into action and is designed for speed. Butt end Opal Drop Shot: Fine metal end cap (gunsmoke) with nonslip Duplon butt. Spigot joint Opal Drop Shot 17
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Carp rods
Competition Carp
Sleek, slim, in a fine, professional design these carp rods provide the tried-and-tested SPORTEX carp technology which makes our rods unique. Without restriction of functionality and comfort they are the basic models for supporters of the English carp scene. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon technology - SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Solid, perfect fit spigot joint - Fuji reel seat - Slim, sectioned Duplon handle - Fine, engraved metal end cap

SpecimenCarp
With this rod series in the modern design we make it easy for the next generation of the SPORTEX family in sophisticated carp angling to be successful from the start. Due to our HT CrossWinding technology even this inexpensive model of the FBC CARP provides the best carp action, semi-parabola, a strong base and high standing capacity. The SPECIMEN CARP corresponds with the trend for even slimmer and better rods for use in lakes and rivers. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and

HT CrossWinding
- SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - VA ring on the plug-in connection - Elegant carbon reel seat, light and extremely solid - Slim, divided Duplon butt, slim grip with ergonomic butt for better handling and securing on the rod pod - Fine, engraved metal end cap

F.B.C.- arp C F.ishermans B.est C.hoice
These classics in the SPORTEX programme meet the expectations of our English fishermen for the ultimate boilie rod. Slim, dynamic and powerful they provide extreme distances and the most spectacular playing of fish. Throughout Europe record carp have been caught with these rods for years. The valuable blank is constructed in our HT Cross Winding technology with high-performance carbon fibre with strong base and moderate semi-parabolic action, so that in the event of high stress the entire rod – from the butt to the tip – works as a whole. This rod series was fitted with especially large, hyper-smooth and hard Fuji Alconite guides. They are perfect for the demanding requirements of distance casting and forceful playing of fish. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre technology and

Classic Carp
Classic English action, in design and fittings state-of-the-art rod construction technology. We have developed these rods in response to the requests of many anglers who display commitment to tradition in their angling technique but do not wish to dispense with modernity. Fitted with Fuji components these rods signal competence throughout the entire range. A genuine light weight which cannot be matched. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon technology - SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Fuji reel seat - Front and rear handle made of high-quality natural cork in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved SPORTEX end cap

HT CrossWinding
- Fuji alconite guides in black with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Elegant Fuji reel seat, light and extremely solid - Slim, section construction foam handle - Fine, engraved metal end cap 18

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Gunsmoke SIC guides: These high quality guides with hard and heat-dissipating Alconite insert are ideal for the use of monofilament lines. The large guide diameter also reduces the friction of the line during casting.

model Competition Carp I Comp. Carp II Comp. Carp Specimen Carp III Spec. Carp IV Spec. Carp FBC Carp V FBC Carp VI FBC Carp VII FBC Carp Carp Classic VIII SL 366/275

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RRP * Euro 119,00 129,00 189,00 199,00 289,00 298,00 318,00 239,00

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The SPORTEX carp action:
The slim blanks have a really fast semi-parabolic action. Reinforced at the butt the power is transmitted through the middle section of the rod to the slightly stiffer tip so that the entire rod perfectly absorbs even the strongest forces when being exposed to full load. With this action 30-pounders can easily be caught. A B C

Casting weight? Test curve?
Fuji Alconite guides: These high quality guides with extremely hard and heat-dissipating alconite insert are ideal for the use of monofilament lines. The large guide diameter also reduces the friction of the line during casting. For carp rods the casting weight is traditionally stated in lb instead of in gram. The lb specification corresponds with the weight which is necessary in order to bend the tip of a rod held horizontally downwards exactly at 90°. You can determine the maximum casting weight in gram by multiplying the specified test curve weight (e. g. 2 lb) with 453.6 (907.2) and dividing it by 16, i.e., a rod with a test curve of 2 lb has a maximum casting weight of 56.7 gram.

A: tip action B: semi-parabolic action C: parabolic action

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Team Waller

T est the best

...in the last few years under this motto we have been dealing with the development of rods for catfish angling, whether it is spinning, bottom fishing or buoy fishing. Everyone knows our legendary glass fibre Waller catfish rods BALTIC and WOLGA, which left their mark on an entire generation of catfish anglers. We created this rod series together with our team anglers based on this experience. With high quality highmodular carbon fibre and the SPORTEX HT CrossWinding composite technology we developed incredibly powerful, virtually unbreakable rods, which cover all areas of boat, bottom and buoy angling. All components and processing are designed to meet the highest requirements of braided lines.

Team Waller Wolga Team Waller Baltic

Team Waller Spin
Slim, extremely powerful and incredibly sensitive during casting, these unbeatable rods are scarcely heavier than a powerful pike rod. You can pit your entire body weight against the fish without worrying about a break because of the semi-parabolic action and the strong butt. The high quality alconite guides in the triangle design are extremely smooth, hard and heat-dissipating so that even long-term use of multifilament lines does not present a problem. Action: Fast semi-parabola with progressive tip. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Alconite guides in the triangle design with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Powerful, fine boat reel seat with carbon thread - Easy to manage natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Nylon butt with cross slit (gimbal) and covering cap

Team Waller Boat
These rods are designed slightly shorter than the WALLER CATFISH SPIN with a more flexible, powerful tip for playing the fish close to or directly below the boat. It is precisely here that the correct rod action is important because otherwise many good fish get away. The narrower distance of the alconite guides in the triangle design is suitable for spinning reels and trolling reels. Action: Semi-parabolic to parabolic action with powerful tip section. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Alconite guides in the triangle design with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Powerful boat thread reel seat - Front handle made of Duplon, powerful rear handle made of natural cork in premium quality AAA - Nylon cap with cross slit (gimbal) with covering cap 20

The resurrection of two legends For many years these two rods made of honey-yellow glass fibre laminate have been synonymous with power and unbreakability. Team Waller Boje Due to the sustained demand from Norway anglers and catfish specialists This classic stand-up rod is exactly tailor-made in terms of we decided to relaunch these rods. length, action and casting weight to meet the requirements of angling with buoys and pellet installation. If it is a question The action is designed for maximum power input and simply takes part in of not letting the catfish pull one metre after the bite with a everything. In comparison with carbon locked brake, the maximum amount of power is required. rods these rods are substantially more This rod with its enormous energy reserves, takes this power into the water without loss and it is hard to demand too much robust and less sensitive. of it. Here the benefits of the HT CrossWinding technology Fittings: are shown fully to advantage. As for the TEAM WALLER CAT- Glass fibre laminate FISH BOAT, the guides are fitted slightly closer so that they can - Robust deep sea guides be fitted with spinning reels or trolling reels. These rings are - Powerful boat thread reel seat special guides from deep-sea fishing. Action: Powerful semi- Front handle Duplon, rear handle parabola. Maximum loading capacity with locked reel brake. natural cork handle in premium Fittings: quality AAA - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Nylon butt with cross slit (gimbal) - Robust boat guides with SIC inserts and covering cap - Strong boat thread reel seat - Front handle made of Duplon, powerful rear handle made of natural cork in premium quality AAA - Nylon butt with cross slit (gimbal) and covering cap

Team Waller Fun

Virtually unbreakable this powerful catfish rod promises pure reliability and angling enjoyment. SPORTEX offers you outstanding technology at unique cost effectiveness. The blank made of best carbon-fibre composite works play-safe progressively from the tip to the butt. Strength which no catfish can match. The fittings with the three-sectioned Duplon front, middle and rear handle with a cross slit gimbal facilitate the play of heavy weight fish and the solid boat reel seat and the SIC guides provide all conceivable reliability for every situation. Fittings: - Blank made of highly compressed carbon-fibre composite - Metal-reinforced spigot joint - SIC guides - Highly resilient reel seat made of anodised solid aluminium - Three-sectioned ergonomic Duplon handle - Cross-slit gimbal with covering cap

The SPORTEX/TICA/CLIMAX Team catches IGFA world record catfish On 25.3.2006, Günther Schwierzy, a member of our catfish team, caught the world record catfish of 103.6 kg after a nerve-racking fight in the Minico/Italy. The catch was measured and weighed in accordance with the strict guidelines of the IGFA. The "All Tackle World Record" was confirmed by the IGFA. Our congratulations!

model Team Waller Spin TW 2418 TW 2818 TW 3018 TW 3218 Team Waller Boat TW 2709 TW 3009 Team Waller Boje TW 3209 Team Waller Baltic TW 2355 Team Waller Wolga TW 2358 Team Waller Fun TW 2909

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rods weight gram 290 320 350 400 315 345 380 575 595 495

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Alconite guides in the triangle design Team Waller Spin, Team Waller Boat: The triangle design of the line guide also reduces the friction of the line during casting.

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Waller action:
The basic action for this power fishing is our SPORTEX semi-parabola with progressive tip. It is this alone which guarantees the rapid response and optimal power. Depending on the rod series this "basic action" is modified to achieve an optimum of fishability.

Robust boats guides with SIC inserts Team Waller Wolga, Team Waller Baltic

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Game- and Coarse Angling Rods
In their actions and fittings we have developed these rods for coarse angling based on the blank technology of our successful spinning rods. The result was rods which respond substantially quicker, are very sensitive and more reliable during the playing of the fish than other rods on the market. At the same time they are true light weights.

Exclusive Trout
Fine, light Stillwater- and Spirolino-rods with fast, continuous semi-parabolic action and active tip. These rods are designed for the use of light float and lures. Due to the fast action, setting the hook impacts directly to the fish. The rods are fitted with SIC guides in gunsmoke and high quality cork handles in premium quality AAA. Acktion: Semi-parabola with fast action. Best purpose: Fine, fast-response trout angling in lakes and rivers. Light float angling for shy fish such as rudd, roach, bream or tench. Fittings: - Transport-friendly three-sectioned - Ultra-light blank construction in HM carbon technology - Slim SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Slim, very easy-to-manage thread reel seat, light and extremely solid - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Power lifting pole
This telescopic lifting pole - a SPORTEX speciality for many years - is manufactured in the lengths 230 cm and 340 cm. It is universally useable for landing nets or as a lifting pole for drop nets. It is made of high-quality deflectionresistant glass fibre, is virtually unbreakable and it exceeds greatly the stability and breaking strength of our competitors' fishing nets. Each landing net can be fixed to the solid brass head with the free-running connecting thread.

Multipicker
Anglers who have dedicated themselves to fishing with swing tip or quiver tip, will be thrilled by this rod concept. The Multipicker can be used for both types of angling, the entire upper rod sections including their tips are interchangeable. These "Multipickers“ are individually available as complete rod "Swing Tip", or "Quiver Tip" as well as combined "Multipicker" with butt and both upper rod sections including tips. Fittings: - Blank in optimised HM carbon technology - Double- and single-leg SIC guides - "Quiver Tip": with 2 picker tips made of sensitive, highly resilient glass fibre - "Swing Tip": with screw-in swing tip with silicone tube - Front handle: Duplon, - Rear handle: high-quality natural cork in premium quality AAA - Metal end cap gunsmoke with nonslip Duplon butt

Exclusive Match
These exclusive 3-section construction match rods for accurate float and waggler fishing have a slim, very well balanced, semi-parabolic blank in HT cross winding technology with a fast action taper and super fast tip. The rod construction with close-fitting SIC match guides effectively prevents the wet line sticking when casting light floats. The extended rear handle made of premium AAA cork enables fatigue-free angling for many hours. Despite their fineness and sensitivity these rods have enough power to land a carp quickly and safely. Action: Sensitive semi-parabolic with high level of swing suppression. Progressive tip section. Best purpose: Fine shy fish angling in lakes and rivers with float or waggler. Fittings: - Transport-friendly three-sectioned - Ultra-light blank construction in HM carbon technology - High-standing SIC match guides - Light Fuji reel seat - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

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model Exclusive Trout GR 3102 GR 3602 GR 3902 Exclusive Match GR 3942 Extension Feeder HF 3605 Multipicker LF 3050S LF 3050P LF 3050C** Power lifting pole Tel 2305 MF 3405

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Extension Feeder
Universally for smaller and larger stretches of water Our anglers are getting their hands on a high-end feeder rod. This excellent feeder rod can be variably extended from 3.60 to 3.90 m by the extra extension section. As a result this rod is optimally suitable for small and large stretches of water. The slim, elegant rod in HM carbon fibre technology has a progressively lightning-fast, semi-parabolic action, which facilitates extreme casting distances with feeder weights up to 100g. This rod is totally outstanding when playing a fish, it reacts sensitively to bream and smaller carp and reacts progressively to bigger fish. Action: Fast semi-parabolic with fast-action butt. Ultra-sensitive tips for optimal bite report. 1x yellow = 60g, 1x red = 100g Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre technology - Slim SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Super resilient reel seat - Front handle made of nonslip Duplon - Rear handle in natural cork in premium quality AAA with Duplon end cap 23

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Seastar Pilk
With this new development we offer open sea anglers a new generation of powerful but nevertheless sensitive, professionally working wiggler rods. Its SPORTEX typical action facilitates long, targeted casting and sensitive fishing, similar to a strong spinning rod. The lengths of 240 cm and 270 cm are designed for the partly cramped conditions on board an angling cutter or angling from a mole. Fittings: - Blank in optimised HM carbon technology - SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Saltwater resistant aluminium reel seat - Sectioned Duplon handle - Metal end cap gunsmoke with anti-shock Duplon butt

Seastar Travel
The short-sectioned travel design with only 54 cm transport length will rapidly find a large circle of friends. Thanks to a completely new development of the blanks in HM carbon technology we were able to achieve the typical SPORTEX semi-parabolic action despite the 5 sections and solid spigot joint. With an overall length of 270 cm and casting weight of 90g to 160 g it is ideally suitable as a travel rod for anglers after large fish in all seas and for pike or zander The sectioned saltwater resistant Duplon handle with ergonomic front handle is designed for effortless angling for hours on end. Fittings: - 5-piece / 54 cm transport length - Optimised handle concept with accelerated front handle for strong fish - Blank in optimised HM carbon technology - SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Saltwater resistant aluminium reel seat - Sectioned Duplon handle - Metal end cap gunsmoke with anti-shock Duplon butt

Seastar Boat
In this boat rod series you will find exactly the right weight class in a perfect, professional, saltwater finish, whether it is for cod, ling, shark or halibut. Robust but not like the usual "stiff as broomsticks" they work alongside during the playing of the fish by means of their semi-parabolic action and in this way prevent a premature "release" of the fish. Fittings: - Blank made of optimised HM carbon-fibre composite - SIC boat guides for multiplier-reels - Saltwater resistant solid aluminium reel seat - Robus Duplon handle, - Cross-slit gimbal with covering cap 24

model Seastar Pilk SE 2415 SE 2715 Seastar Travel SE 2725 Seastar Boat SE 2020 SE 2030 SE 2050
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length length pieces guides cm ft 240 270 270 190 215 240 8 9 9 6 7 8 2 2 5 2 2 2 8 8 9 6 6 6

casts gram 90-150 100-180 90-160 150-300 175-350 200-400

rods weight gram 255 280 235 390 470 550

RRP * Euro 89,00 98,00 98,00 89,00 99,00 109,00

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Butt end Seastar Pilk, Seastar Travel: Fine metal end cap (gunsmoke) with nonslip Duplon butt.

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Magnus
The superlative for halibut, common ling, large cod, shark, and catfish With these rods of weight classes 30 and 50 lb you are absolutely supreme during the playing of fish. The rods made of high modular carbon in HT CrossWinding technology have been extremely successful for years in Norway, on the Yellow Reef, for big game in all seas, everywhere where large fish must be reckoned with. In line with the challenges of playing big fish a cross cap (gimpel) is integrated in the butt. The guide fitting in line with trolling reels are robust boat guides, have SIC inserts and are equally well suited for monofilament and multifilament lines. Action: Rigorous semi-parabolic to parabolic with progressive tip and power butt. Best purpose: North Sea and Baltic Sea, Atlantic and Pacific. Extreme saltwater and freshwater angling for all large fish. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Robust boat guides with SIC inserts - Robust thread reel seat designed for boat fishing - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Nylon butt with cross slit (gimbal) and covering cap

Magnus Fun
Based on our worldwide successful open sea rod series we have developed a lighter but nevertheless mercilessly powerful rod in the weight class 12 to 20 Ib specifically for our open sea fans e.g. in Norway or on the Atlantic coast. With a length of 200 cm and a transport length of only 67 cm it fits in every car boot and even in the flight baggage. Sensitive in the tip even the smaller codfish can be played enjoyably and when it depends on it, the Magnus Fun has enormous reserves of strength even for large halibut. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and glass fibre composite - SIC guides for multiplier-reels - Sectioned reel seat made of solid aluminium - Saltwater resistant Duplon handle - Cross-slit gimbal with covering cap

Black Ocean
Our absolutely top Pilk rod with maximum feeling for the bait and catch. Slim, extremely powerful with outstanding action when casting or during the playing of fish, these sea rods are scarcely heavier than a strong pike rod. You can set your entire body weight against the fish because of the semi-parabolic action of the blank in SPORTEX own HT cross-winding technology. The high-quality SIC guides in the triangle design are extremely smooth, abrasion-resistant and heat-dissipating, so that even long-term use of braided lines does not present a problem. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and HT CrossWinding - SIC rings in the triangle design with high abrasion resistance and good heat dissipation - Powerful, fine carbon reel seat - Duplon front handle - High-quality natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Cross-slit gimbal with covering cap

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Opal Boat Light
The top rod for vertical fishing We have developed this fine, very responsive rod for predatory fish anglers who mainly fish from the boat for pike, zander and perch. With its length of 190 cm and a casting weight of up to 19g it covers the full range of light to medium-heavy predatory fish from vertical through to drop shot angling. Thanks to the response-willing tip section and the progressively working butt, even the escape of heavy fish can be reliably cushioned with a short line in close proximity to the boat. It is also outstanding as a short spinning rod in clogged stretches of water. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and

Vertikal Pro
Predatory fish anglers who prefer to fish from a boat cannot avoid this successful method perfected by Dutch specialists.The lure is released down to the depths of the water in the immediate vicinity of the boat and presented vertically, jerkily. Predatory fish respond to this stimulus in the depths of the water and in open water. Briefly, for easy handling from the boat this powerful rod has a semi-parabolic to parabolic action with a more powerful tip section which excellently cushions the impact of unexpected escapes and wriggling even in very close proximity. Action: Powerful, semi-parabolic to parabolic with progressive tip section. Best purpose: Pike, pikeperch, cod from the boat. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and - SIC guides in gunsmoke - Slim SIC guides in gunsmoke with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Front handle made of Duplon, natural cork rear handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip Duplon butt

Down Rigger
Powerful, with elastic glass fibre tip We have developed this rod which is a classic in our programme for trolling which is becoming ever more popular in the lakes in the foothills of the alps and in the Baltic. Action and equipment have been specifically designed to meet the special requirements of medium-heavy trolling with Down Rigger. The carbon blank in HT cross winding technology is powerfully semi-parabolic in order to troll heavy bait in a controlled way. The tip section made of highly stress-resistant and robust glass fibre is extremely elastic, so that even after many years, setting the hook still functions powerfully when the line is released by the Down Rigger. Fitted with high quality polygon SIC guides for spinning reels, trolling reels and with solid thread reel seats this rod is totally suitable for saltwater. Action: Rigorous, semi-parabolic with highly elastic tip. Best purpose: Medium heavy trolling for lake trout, pike, sea trout, salmon. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding, tip made of glass fibre - Polygon guides with SIC inserts - Highly solid thread reel seat - Slim natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Nylon butt with cross slit (gimbal) with covering cap

HT CrossWinding
Fuji Low Rider guides and Fuji single-leg guides Light, slim spigot joint Elegant Fuji reel seat, light and extremely solid Sectioned Duplon handle with nonslip Duplon end cap

HT CrossWinding

Opal Boat
You will meet all the requirements of boat predatory fish angling with this more powerful design of the Opal Boat series. This rod also has a response-willing tip section and a progressively working butt, so that you stand up to each playing of the fish supremely well, even from the shortest distance. The fitting with Fuji Low Rider guides in the handle section and Fuji single-leg guides on the tip section also make this rod the perfect short spinning rod. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and

Opal Jerk
Specialised in Jerk Angling! Everything in this rod – from the blank in HT CrossWinding technology through to the fittings with Fuji Low Rider guides and special trigger handle for small multiplier reels – is specialised in jerk angling for predatory fish from the boat. The combination of the semi-parabolic butt and middle section as well as the progressive power of the rod tip enable on the one hand controlled fishing of Jerk baits and on the other reliable playing of the fish, even with a short line directly on or under the boat. The high-quality Fuji guides are made for the use of monofilament and braided lines.

HT CrossWinding
28 Fuji Low Rider guides and Fuji single-leg guides Light, slim spigot joint Elegant Fuji reel seat, light and extremely solid Sectioned Duplon handle Metal end cap gunsmoke with nonslip Duplon end cap

Action: Strong parabolic with progressive tip section. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and HT CrossWinding, - Fuji Low Rider guides and Fuji single-leg guides - Light, slim spigot joint - Multiplier reel compliant reel seat - Duplon handle - Metal end cap gunsmoke with nonslip Duplon butt

model Opal Boat Light VT 2003 Opal Boat VT 2005 Vertikal Pro VP 2004 Opal Jerk JE 2100 Down Rigger BT 2600
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casts gram 19 30 40 65 60

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Sea Trout
The sea trout rod for the coast Fantastic spinning rod for extremely distant casting. This exceptional rod made of high modular carbon in HT cross winding technology is fantastically balanced in your hand. It is a pleasure to fish the entire day from the shore or a belly boat with a rod which must inevitably result in success. The fast blank with its strong and extremely low vibrating taper facilitates extreme distances, accurate casting and a penetrating setting the hook even at large distances. Everything, from the high quality SIC guides, the ergonomically adapted forearmlong rear handle made of natural cork of premium class AAA and the finish of the rod meet the high requirements of rods designed for use in saltwater. Action: Powerfully semi-parabolic with sensitive tip section. Best purpose: Sea trout, salmon, garpike. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Single-leg SIC guides in gunsmoke - Elegant carbon reel seat, saltwater resistant and very light - Attractive natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Carat Trigger dl
The perfect baitcasting rod with trigger handle for angling with heavy as well as for light to medium heavy lures. The close-fitting guides perfectly designed for baitcast reels support the distribution of power throughout the entire length of the blank. The CARAT TRIGGER DL is the right choice for those who prefer angling with baitcast reels for pike and pikeperch. Easy handling during casting and strong power. The high quality polygon guides with SIC inserts make this rod ideally suited for the use of monofilament and multifilament lines. The entire equipment is also designed to meet the tough requirements of saltwater fishing. Action: Semi-parabolic to parabolic. Best purpose: Pike, cod, pollack, pikeperch. Fittings: - By elaborate procedures for perfect adjustment optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - Polygon guides with SIC inserts with maximum hardness, minimum friction and perfect heat dissipation - Trigger reel seat - Slim, fine natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Saltwater resistant metal cap with nonslip rubber butt

Sea Trout Wind
In material and construction, just like the SEA TROUT, this rod is slightly shorter with a higher casting weight of 38 g. Distant casting even with a strong headwind is no problem with this rod. On a trip to the coast it should not fail to be successful. Action: Semi-parabolic to parabolic with strong base, high release capacity and progressive tip section. Best purpose: Sea trout with strong onshore wind. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon fibre and HT CrossWinding - SIC guides in gunsmoke - Elegant carbon reel seat, saltwater resistant and very light - Attractive natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Fine, engraved metal end cap

Huchen de Luxe
Our entire experience over many years in the manufacture of spinning rods has gone into this excellent rod for Taimen and Hucho Hucho. It only became possible to develop a spinning rod which facilitated fatigue-free casting for hours on end and sensitive playing of the fish without the risk of their being released, due to our HT CrossWinding blank technology for which we only use the best, high-modular carbon fibres. In the development we specifically attached importance to the combination of the uncompromising spine and the not too hard tip. A rod which thrills. The fitting with SIC guides from 40 to 16 as end guide effectively prevents icing and line wear and tear. The handle made of high-quality natural cork of premium class AAA is designed ergonomically in line with casting and the playing of the fish. It is also excellently suitable as a special spinning rod for catfish and large pike. Fittings: - Optimised HM carbon-fibre and HT CrossWinding in the butt - SIC guides in size 40 to 16 - Powerful Fuji reel seat - Sectioned natural cork handle in premium quality AAA - Metal end cap gunsmoke with nonslip Duplon butt

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SPORTEX SUPER
You want to protect your valuable rods and reels securely from damage! The SPORTEX Super Safe cases are not only practical and roomy, they provide double protection in comparison with other bags.On the one hand by means of a flexible, attached inner shell made of shock-resistant PVC, on the other by means of a waterproof, abrasion-resistant outer surface made of 6000 D polyester woven fabric.The fitting with robust, corrosion-protected metal zip fasteners, padded interior sections and padded shoulder straps is typically SPORTEX functional and designed for many years' use. In addition, all of the bags have a practical fitting for hanging up your bags. Each SPORTEX case is an ID for your valuation of your passion.
SPORTEX SUPER SAFE-Technology for perfect protection of rods and reels

6000D highly abrasion resistant and waterproof sealed polyester weave

Shock-resistant and flexible PVC hard shell Air-cushioned Smooth and tearproof cellular membrane SPX-lining

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SAFE Rod Cases
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Solid and noncorrrosive steel zippers art. # Rod bags 1 tray for rigged rod 1 tray for rigged rod 1 tray for rigged rod 2 trays for rigged rods 2 trays for rigged rods 2 trays for rigged rods 3 trays for rigged rods 3 trays for rigged rods 3 trays for rigged rods 4 trays for rigged rods Rod bag SUPER SAFE for 1 rigged rod. The perfect protection for your rod. Rod bag SUPER SAFE for 2 rigged rods. Elaborate SUPER SAFE rod case with padded inner sections. Rod bag SUPER SAFE with 3 compartments for 3 rigged or several unrigged rods. Outstanding padded lining for total reliability. Padded shoulder strap and high-quality zip fasteners as for all SUPER SAFE models. XXL rod bag for 4 rigged or several unrigged rods. Three well-lined inner sections. A real safe for your valuable rods.
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length cm 125 145 165 150 165 180 150 175 190 165

RRP * Euro 27,90 29,90 31,90 47,90 49,90 52,90 59,90 64,90 69,90 89,90

301125 301145 301165 302150 302165 302180 303150 303175 303190 304165

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SPORTEX SUPER SAFE Rod
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Rod bag SUPER SAFE for 2 rigged or several unrigged rods. Even telescopic rods need to be perfectly protected. So the SUPER SAFE rod case was developed for 2 rigged or 3-4 unrigged rods. Additional umbrella, net, etc. can be stored. 34

Rod bag with 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods. The SUPER SAFE Multi-talent with 2 trays for ready rigged telescopic or standard rods. Long outside bag for net, umbrella, etc… and 2 extra tool bags.

The perfect SUPER SAFE rod tube. It is part of an angler's basic equipment. You cannot protect your rod in a better way.

SUPER SAFE Soft bag for one rigged rod. These soft rod cases in 5 different lengths, with an outer surface made of abrasion-resistant 6000D material, are outstandingly manufactured and protect your high-quality rods.

SUPER SAFE Rod tube for one rigged rod. Tried and tested improvement was our motto for this rod transport tube. SUPER SAFE by SPORTEX is the perfect protection for your high-quality, rigged spinning rods. The SUPER SAFE lining is padded on the inside. An integrated, special reel box facilitates the insertion of the complete assembled rod. At home, simply hang your assembled equipment by the hooks. Perfect!

Cases

art. # Rod bags 2 trays for 4 rigged rods 2 trays for 4 rigged rods 2 trays for 4 rigged rods 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods 2 trays for 2-4 rigged rods Rod tube Rod tube for 1 rod Rod tube for 1 rod Soft bags Soft bag for 1 rigged rod Soft bag for 1 rigged rod Soft bag for 1 rigged rod Soft bag for 1 rigged rod Soft bag for 1 rigged rod Rod tube Rod tube for 1 rigged rod Rod tube for 1 rigged rod
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length cm 120 150 165 105 125 150 165 190 150 165 125 145 160 175 190 150 165

RRP * Euro 47,90 54,90 59,90 49,90 53,90 57,90 62,90 69,95 17,90 21,90 12,95 14,95 16,95 19,45 22,95 34,95 37,95

306120 306150 306165 307105 307125 307150 307165 307190 305150 305165 309125 309145 309160 309175 309190 308150 308165

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