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Drennan Acolyte Carp Pole 13m - New for 2014

RRP N/A Our Price £995.00
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Acolyte Carp Pole

The eagerly awaited Acolyte Carp is here! Purpose built for carp and com­mer­cial fish­eries, this state-of-the-art pole has been designed in con­junc­tion with five times World Champion, Alan Scotthorne.

Although this is a dif­ferent animal to the Acolyte, it is still built on the same high-spec man­drel (so, again, a true 16m length without the need for extra exten­sions), which ensures it is still impress­ively slim with all of the advant­ages that offers. A careful blend of ultra high mod­ulus (UHM) carbon and resins have helped to create a pole that is easy to fish with all day at max­imum length.

Although not indes­truct­ible, it is extremely strong and powerful enough for the rigours of catching bags of hard-fighting carp. Importantly, this pole still 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. The strength and rigidity of the Acolyte Carp also lends itself par­tic­u­larly well to ‘slap­ping’ or ‘heli­coptering’ a pole rig – which is a tech­nique often used to catch carp up in the water on commercials.

An Exceptional Package

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. All Acolyte Carp pole kits also use a new No1 Carp Plus tip sec­tion. This is an upgraded ver­sion of the ori­ginal Carp No1, which was designed for the top-of-the-range Acolyte pole. This gives even greater security espe­cially when using modern puller systems.

The pole is ready to fish without cut­ting back should you choose to fit tra­di­tional small-bore PTFE bushes, but we delib­er­ately supply larger dia­meter bushes for use with both light and strong elastics. The smaller PTFE bushes sup­plied only require the tip to be cut back about 10cm. These bushes have an external dia­meter of 4.5mm and a choice of two internal bore dia­meters; 3.2mm for up to Yellow/Pink Carp Bungee and 1.8mm for light solid elastics. The biggest PTFE bushes sup­plied have a 5.4mm external dia­meter which requires only 18-20cm of the tip cut­ting back. Again, there is a choice of two internal bores; 4.1mm for Pink/Red Carp Bungee and 1.8mm for light solids.

The advantage of this system is that you can keep your top kits the same length, no matter what dia­meter of elastic is used. A larger dia­meter cup­ping adaptor is also sup­plied so you can also ensure your cup­ping kit is the same chosen length as your top kits. Along with a selec­tion of Skid Bungs, EVA nose cones, pole pot, five sets of dif­ferent sized PTFE bushes and a handy Visi Case, per­haps its greatest addi­tional offering is that each top kit comes with factory fitted Side Pull Slots and Drennan’s latest Roller Cone accessories!

The Side Pull System
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 deserves a spe­cial men­tion, as it 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 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, silent and trouble free!

Top Kits

You get a total of six top kits with the standard 13.0, 14.5 and 16.0 pack­ages. This includes four Carp Kits and two of the latest Double Top 2 Kits. Each top kit is factory fitted with the latest Side Pull system. Extra top kit pack­ages can also be easily arranged with your tackle dealer. Weights & Lengths (All meas­ure­ments are based on averages)

  • 13.0 weighs 895g; Fishable length 12.6m (uncut)
  • 14.5 weighs 1,210g; Fishable length 14.3m (uncut)
  • 16.0 weighs 1,530g; Fishable length 16m (uncut)

Standard Packages:

13.0 Acolyte Carp: A total of 4x Carp Top 2 Kits, 2x Double Top 2 Kits, Cupping Top 2 Kit, 2x revers­ible mini exten­sions, quality Drennan Match Holdall Plus: 4x Skid Bungs, Polemaster pole pot, 30x PTFE bushes, EVA nose cones, spare cup­ping kit adaptor, Visi Case (Six kits and a cup­ping kit in total)