One of the biggest advantages of living on an island, for an angler, is a fact that he is surrounded by a water filled with nearly infinite number of species of fish. Besides an array of different types of sharks and rays, there are tons of cods, pollocks, flounders, basses, wrasses, mullets and congers. Surely species I named are roughly a tip of the iceberg when it comes to a number of species that can be found in the sea, yet the mentioned ones are on my interests list when I angle. The trick here is to select an equipment that suits both you and the fish you are after; in my case that task is actually quite hard to accomplish.
As I tend to angle from a dinghy, my first concern would be a lack of sufficient space. A straightforward outcome of such a situation is a very limited amount of gear I can carry with me out to the open waters, including very limited number of rods. That is precisely why I need to be completely certain of their quality. On top of that, the Bristol Channel is among the hardest places to angle that you can possibly imagine, as it is known for one of the strongest tides on Earth. The rod that I decided to use, at such an unusual fishery, has to be powerful in order to cope with all the congers, sharks and rays. Those species, accustomed to the immense strength of tides, stand out with their unparalleled power and gallantry. That is why there is no space for sophisticated gear or the one that has weak spots. In such conditions a rod that will bring smile to my face has to be strong, tough-conditions resistant and reliable!
All the features that I mentioned can be found in the SCR Sea Heavy Picker rod made by Mikado. I can truly call that piece of equipment, a special task tool. The pole is light, yet very strong and stiff at the same time. It was designed and crafted for cod angling. Due to high quality of carbon fibre used, it is insanely durable; hence all the trust I have in it. The rod has a really small deflection thanks to glued-in, epoxy rod tip. This part has been tweaked during the production process, by increasing amount of resin and decreasing amount of glass used. This little trick made the rod more sensitive to bait, making it certain that not even the slightest touch of a lure will go unnoticed by an angler. The ergonomic handle is one of great advantages of the rod. Due to its foam coating it is warm and anti-slippery at the same time. Those two features are really wanted and appreciated, especially during long marine angling expeditions.
I use SCR for a year now. The rod works great and easily copes with any challenge I throw it at. By now I to hauled with it congers, rays and sharks that would easily defeat a number of sea rods out there. SCR managed through those challenges with no issues at all. Hi specs, stiffness, power and sensitiveness of the rod, make it a really pleasurable tool to use, and make you rest assured that the hauling will be successful. For me that is really important. I believe that the SCR rods will stay with me for a long time, so that I can test them to their limits also with other species of fish.
Mikado Fishing Team
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