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Gardner have widened the diameter of their popular Pro-Pela stick with this XL model

The original Gardner Pro-Pela carbon throwing stick is a much-loved tool, but its maximum width of 25m was just not quite wide enough for some anglers fishing very large baits. Enter, then, the new Pro-Pela XL, which has all the same characteristics of the original but with an increased bore for donkey-choker boilies of up to 25mm. Here are five reasons why you’ll want to add one to your kit…

The Big Five

1. Carbon construction
Just like the original 22mm version, the XL is made from high-modulus carbon with a matt 3k carbon finishing wrap for strength and looks.

2. Very little weight
Coming at just 85 grams (a mere 15 more than the original), the XL is a fraction of the weight of plastic throwing sticks.

3. Much less fatigue
The lightweight construction and comfortable shrink-rubber hand grip mean using the Pro-Pela XL is simple and won’t cause your arm to fall off after five throws.

4. Easy action
The gently curved shape of the Pro-Pela lends itself to an easy, unstressed action that doesn’t force you to stop your arm abruptly like some throwing sticks can.

5. Protection included
The Pro-Pela XL comes supplied with a lightweight neoprene sleeve to keep it safe from being chipped or scratched in transit.

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