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RODS GUIDE Chub carp rods now have the enviable reputation as some of the best in the business. The Outkast is currently entering its fifth year in production and this we believe is testament to its groundbreaking design. The result of evaluating and refining prototype after prototype to produce a finished rod that pushed the boundary of both composites performance and anglers' expectations. Added this year is the first multi- piece Outkast. The Outkast Compact is an 11' 4 piece rod that is truly versatile and unlike any other multi- piece carp rod it retains the light and crisp action of the standard Outkast rods. If you're looking for a quality carp rod to keep in the boot of your car or perhaps to pack into a suitcase, then this could be the ideal rod for you. Our incredibly popular Snooper carp rod range now has dedicated Spod and Marker rods. An essential part of the modern carp anglers setup, these rods show that dedicated application rods do not have to break the bank and these offer incredible performance previously unheard of at this price point. This passion for creating great fishing tackle is the mainstay of our business and we are constantly searching for ways to improve that process. There's the Hardy & Greys rod simulator - a revolutionary computer system that has changed the face of composite technology and how rods are designed. Our Finite Element Analysis system lets us experiment with potential materials, actions and tapers before blanks are even built and the unique Hardy & Greys Test Rig measures rod profiles, action, durability, balance and strength. Every aspect of a rod can be tried and tested with total flexibility. Of course, Hardy & Greys technicians work hand in glove throughout the process with the Chub academy members and consultants. Only when the design, prototyping and testing of each product is complete and we are confident that we have everything right, we work with our manufacturing partners and the best carbon fibre suppliers from across the globe to produce the level of expertise and craftsmanship that we expect and our customers demand. At Chub our aim is to ensure that we continue to provide anglers around the world with products that simply make the whole process of going fishing more enjoyable. Please check out the Chub website www. chubfishing. com to keep up with all our latest developments. Don't forget you can also use the website to register your rod warranty and contact us with any of your views, questions or even send us your latest capture pictures. Tight Lines Chub Carp Development Team Lee CollingsKevin BenhamJames Temple

WWW. CHUBFISHING. COM With so many different lengths and test curves available, choosing a carp rod can be a real minefield. To make things easier for you, we've decided on a few guidelines that should help you make the correct choice. During recent years there has been a trend towards more powerful test curves. This probably reflects the fact that carp are getting bigger! This, coupled with the introduction of PVA bags and Method Feeders, means that some anglers require that extra ' punch' from their carp rods. This is due to the Method Feeder and bag's less than aerodynamic shapes. While you read this, please remember these are only guidelines and that length and test curve choice will always remain a personal one. Both feel and comfort will play a big part - what suits one angler will not always be right for another. For example, some of the more extreme rod lengths and test curves require a good casting technique, to compress the blank and release its full potential. With this in mind, other anglers prefer lower test curves to gain maximum feel during the fight. Whatever model, length or test curve, you can be sure that it's been tried and tested by our scientists, design engineers, and our Chub Carp Academy members. That is why it carries the Chub name and the Chub Worldwide Extended Warranty. 2.5LB This test curve is ideal for fishing short to medium range. When fishing at close range a softer 2.5lb rod will absorb the lunges of a fighting fish. This also means excellent casting accuracy, especially with short- range baits. Don't be deceived though, all our 2.5lb test curve carp rods have good reserves of power in the butt section, should it be needed. While this test curve lends itself superbly for playing fish, it's not ideal for casting out large Method feeders, or PVA bags. This is because the rod can easily be bottomed out ( over stretched) under these high compression loads. As well as being a great medium- range fishing rod, this test curve is a popular choice for surface fishing. 2.75LB A very popular test curve that's able to cope with a multitude of situations. Ideal for fishing either single leads, or small Method Feeders and PVA bags. In the right hands these rods are capable of 100 yards plus, yet are also great fish players close into the bank. You can do all this without the fear of a high hook pull rate. A 2.75lb carp rod is a truly versatile tool, but particularly well suited to medium to long- range fishing. 3LB Out of all our test curves, this is now the most popular in our range. Excellent reserves of power make fishing at range no problem, whether it's single leads or a PVA bag. Don't be shy about really winding these rods up to get into the butt section to release the power. Like the 2.75lb, our 3lb test curves are particularly well suited to medium- long fishing but with a touch more power for punching out baits, or setting the hook at range should the need arise. In the right hands, and with the correct set- up, distances of over 130 yards can easily be achieved. 3.5LB This test curve is ideal for the angler who wants to fish big baits and bags, at the limits of their casting ability. When using higher test curves like this, slightly more care will need to be taken while playing fish under the rod tip. With the correct casting styles and good compression, distances of 150 yards+ can be achieved. During testing we have seen recorded distances of well in excess of 200 yards using some of our models. The extra power of these rods will be well appreciated by anglers looking to set hooks well at range. SHOCK LEADER GUIDE As a guide always use the 10x safety rule for your shock leaders, so for example, for a 3oz lead use a 30lb shock leader, 4oz lead 40lb shock leader etc. This will result in fewer crack- offs when striving for that extra distance. CASTING WEIGHT GUIDELINES LENGTH TEST CURVE CASTING WEIGHT 12' 2.5lb 1oz to 3.5oz - optimum is 2.5oz 12' 2.75lb 1oz to 4oz - optimum is 3oz 12' 3lb 1oz to 4oz - optimum is 3oz 12' 3.5lb 1oz to 5oz - optimum is 3.5oz 13' 3.5lb 1oz to 5oz - optimum is 4oz RODS CHOOSING YOUR CARP ROD WHICH LENGTH AND TEST CURVE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? WHAT CAN IT CAST? 5