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19 Dec 2016
by CARPology
Kodex Kompact CN Carp Rod
Allow us to introduce the clever Kodex Kompact CN: a small rod that packs a huge punch!

The Kompact CN is further proof of Kodex’s growing reputation for producing high quality, affordable kit. We’re not talking run-of-the-mill stuff here either, because this clever little carbon has hidden depths! Thanks to a special carbon extension that comes as standard, you can use the Kompact CN at 9ft, and change to 10ft for casting, without retackling! Once you’ve banged that rig out, pop the extension off and you’re back to 9ft again! kodextackle.com

The 1ft extension piece simply plugs in and out

The big questions

Wathefu?! How the hell is this all possible?
Ah, well, it’s all down to the 1ft extension piece. Because it has no rings on it, you can pop it onto the rod without breaking the set-up down. So, when you need that bit of extra leverage for a longer cast, you’ve got it. It’s like having two totally different rods in one!

That’s awesome! So exactly how compact is this set-up?
Very! Once broken down, the three-piece rod is the same length as the standard landing net head, just 42-inches! Perfect for those of you with no storage, small cars, long walks or black ops missions in mind!

The Kompact CN has loads of neat features: black-chrome guides, winch-style reel seat, carbon line clip and slim, soft-touch handle

How does it cast?
The simple answer is… rather well. Thanks to a 3lb test curve, the Kompact CN has reserves of power that will help you chuck a long way, and stop powerful at close quarters, especially once you’ve made full use of its short stature to worm your way into hit-and-hold territory!

Plenty of features?
Yep, you’ve got smart, black-chrome guides, winch-style reel seat, carbon line clip and slim, soft-touch handle.
The Kompact also comes with Kodex rod wraps for free. The overall look is of understated elegance that wouldn’t be out of place on a much pricier rod.

Once broken down, the three-piece rod is the same length as the standard landing net head, just 42-inches!

And what is the price?
A very reasonable £79.99. See: we weren’t kidding when we said this product was a prime example of Kodex’s ability to producing high quality gear at a very affordable price.

It not only casts well, it’s a proper joy for playing carp on
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