Acolyte Plus 10ft Feeder
Like other Ultra/Plus models in the Acolyte range, the Plus 10ft Feeder is a stepped-up version of the Ultra 10ft model but remains super slim and lightweight.
The design was refined through stages of prototypes and months of field testing.
At 3.0m the Plus 10ft Feeder has an average weight of just 4½ oz (120g) and is perfect when fishing from platforms and tight swims on commercial fisheries when the shorter length will also help to bring the fish closer in for swifter netting.
The Plus 9ft Feeder has a parabolic playing action which is ideal for silverfish, F1s and small to medium sized carp. It comes with 1.5oz, 2oz and 2.5oz slim carbon push-in tips as standard which blend perfectly with the blank an interchange with other Acolyte Feeder models but not the Distance Feeder.
The rod’s two-piece construction ensures that it can also be quickly and easily folded in half for ease of transportation in a Rod Case or Sleeve. A handy pair of Neoprene rod socks and a retaining band are also included.
Acolyte Distance Feeder 13ft
The 13ft Acolyte Distance Feeder rod is designed for fishing at long range and is capable of casting big feeders while retaining its fish playing action.
This superbly powerful rod is capable of ultra long range casting with big feeders up to 3 ½ oz (100g). With the right technique, distances approaching 100m can be achieved with remarkable accuracy.
Many other distance feeder models end up imbalanced and over-gunned, and in some cases look more like beach casters than feeder rods! As a result, they lose tactile contact and feel when playing fish and result in more hook-pulls.
Working with five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne and top international match anglers Steve Hemingray, Darren Davies and Dean Barlow, we have extensively field tested and modified various Acolyte Distance Feeder prototypes in the UK and Ireland over a period of more than two years.
The finished model successfully combines the normal feeder rod requirements of bite detection, sensitivity, fish playing feel and balance with ultra long range casting. It also represents fantastic value for money compared to other models, some of which are more than twice the price!
Martin Bowler points out this is more than just an ultra long range feeder rod, it is excellent for big fish, big feeders and its 13ft length provides improved line management in heavy flow.
Optimum mono reel lines are 6lb to 10lb (2.7kg to 4.5kg) or 0.08 to 0.12mm braid. The rod is supplied with 3oz, 4oz and 5oz carbon tips, which are also available separately with 2.5oz and 6oz test curves.
Please note: The spare Drennan Distance Tips are exclusive to this model and do not fit other Acolyte feeder rods.
Three pieces construction
Crisp and responsive blank for optimum casting accuracy
Ideal for long ranges up to 100m+
Great with bombs and feeders up to 100g
Best matched with reel lines from 6lb to 10lb (2.7kg to 4.5kg) or 0.08 to 0.12mm braid
Fuji DPS ‘screw-down’ reel seat
Full cork handle
Engraved butt cap
Supplied with fine 3oz, 4oz and 5oz Drennan Distance Tips
Drennan Distance Tips feature larger guides to allow shock leader knots to easily pass through