Drennan Acolyte Pro Carp 16m
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At the same time this new Acolyte Pro Carp is lighter than the original, (noticeably) better balanced and more responsive - especially at the longer 14.5 and 16m lengths. Despite its strength advantage over the Acolyte Pro the Acolyte Pro Carp remains stiff enough to react to bites quickly and performs exceptionally well, even with a pole-mounted pot on the end and a short line between the pole tip and float. It has a noticeably quicker reaction when compared to the original Acolyte Carp.
The main sections from the butts back up to the No5 are built on new mandrels and so different to the original but, importantly, the No 4 and No 3 sections are the same size – albeit in different materials – and so interchangeable with the original. All male & female joints are reinforced to help reduce wear and prolong pole life.
All of the new Acolyte Pro Carp kits now use a new No1 & No2 configuration with a larger 4.7mm internal diameter tip section. This means every kit is ready to fish without any cutting back at all with elastics right up to and including our own Red Bungee. It is supplied with a variety of extra ‘East-Fit’ pure PTFE Bungee bushes which all fit into the same 4.7mm uncut top section. However, each has its own internal hole size perfectly matched to the relevant sized Bungee with each identified by a small coloured collar matching the Bungee. Internal bush diameters are:
2.0mm Aqua, 2.3mm Green, 2.6mm Yellow, 3.2mm Pink, 3.5mm Red.
Each PTFE bush has a series of tiny ‘crush ribs at the end which means that they will simply push-fit very securely without any need for glue. Therefore you can keep your top kits all at the same length no matter what diameter of elastic is used.
Along with a selection of Skid Bungs, EVA nose cones, pole pot, sets of different sized colour coded PTFE bushes and a handy Visi Case, each top kit again comes with factory fitted Side Pull Slots and Drennan’s Roller Cone accessories!
The white ‘Side Pull Slots’ are made from a super-slick PTFE material. Their elongated shape is designed to soften the angle of pull and works more efficiently than a simple round hole. When the optional Roller Cone system is fitted, this improves the performance of the PTFE slot even further.
The clever Roller Cone device has been designed and engineered to the highest standards. The cone itself is moulded to fit neatly up against the Side Pull Slot for perfect alignment and to maintain its secure position inside the pole section. Its roller wheel is machined so it has an ultra smooth surface and is mounted on a miniature stainless steel spindle, which has again been machined in the Drennan engineering workshops. The end result is a quality of build that is ultra smooth and trouble free!
The pole is available in three lengths: 13.0, 14.5 and 16.0m and with an exceptional spares package, including a total of six Carp Top 2s, an extra-rigid Cupping Top 2 and a pair of reversible mini extensions which fit the No5 section back to the 16m butt section. Each top kit is factory fitted with our unique Side Pull system as standard. Extra top kit packages and any extra spares can easily arranged with your tackle dealer
16.0 Acolyte Carp: A total of 4x Carp Top 2 Kits, 2x Double 2 Kits, Cupping Top 2 Kit, 2x reversible mini extensions, quality Drennan Match Holdall
Plus: 5x Skid Bungs, Polemaster pole pot, PTFE bushes, EVA nose cones, spare cupping kit adaptor, Visi Case
(Six kits and a cupping kit in total)