This is a bit more specialist but perhaps the best choice if dealing with windy coastlines, kelp bottoms, proper big boulders or dense matted weeds like japweed and bootlace weeds. It will of course work well with all the methods described per the 7’ 3” model but, this rod has more initial power availability making it great for work in weed beds and around boulders. It moves line very quickly and has a stiffer tip than the 7’ 3”. This in turn makes it the ideal choice for jerk style hard minnows and a multitude of hard lures.
This rod will cast a good ounce of lead and this, along with the slightly stiffer tip makes it ideal for the Carolina rig (weight inline with the lure but, the lure carries no weight itself). This means that on those super windy days, you can keep contact with the weight but the fish can still pick up a weightless lure.
This rod excels at flipping. (Flipping has become a devastating close range method where a lure is lowered down behind some kind of structure or in to cover) The reel’s bail is engaged as wrasse and bass can hit so very hard that you need a strong, powerful rod but, still with very good bite detection.
An excellent vertical jigging rod for both jighead/soft lure and metals from the boat and kayak. The Staggered tip is recommended for Kayak and Boat where the mid section spigot is removed from the equation. The 7’7? was designed to move the right amount of line on a strike, move around the bow and stern of a kayak and to give enough tip out of the water when skishing.
Supplied with optional counter balance weight system for optimal reel balance setup.
Further Vectura-Ti 7’7″ Information
- Weight 7’7″ Staggered Tip: 160gm
- Weight 7’7″ Equal section: 157gm
- Recommended lines: 0.6PE- 2.0PE, 6 -14lb Fluorocarbon (Optimum 10lb)
The Manufacturing Process
The Century Vectura Ti Lure rod is manufactured in UK in accordance with our quality and environmental management systems and we have complete trace on all raw materials and the manufacturing process. We apply our Autoclave Technology process to cure the 3M Powerlux™ resin system and advanced carbon fibre composite – to resist decay in performance by removing inter ply voids common in an oven cured rod blank. The Century range features our special anti twist technology AT-T – the placement internally of very fine grades of ultra high strength carbon fibre in the circumference of the rod blank.
Attention to detail has been paramount – for example night HRF (Hard Rock Fishing) styles are gaining ground fast – so conspicuity is important and we wrap the very upper guides in reflective thread. Discreet laser graphics on 316L stainless steel mid handle sit comfortably with titanium framed SiC guides – befitting the highest specification requirement for lightness and enhanced sensitivity.
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Century current factory finished lure rods use titanium framed SiC lined guides. Remember to minimise line twist – one of the principal reasons for line coiling using fixed spool reels - by paying regular attention to this aspect and regularly de-twisting line stored on your reel. Please consult your reel manufacturer or dealer for detailed advice and guidance
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3M™ Powerlux™ Composites feature a revolutionary technology that contains nano-sized spheres of silica so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, creating a matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables designers to develop rods that are not only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive.3M™ and PowerLux™ are registered trade marks - 3M Corporate Headquarters, 3M Center, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000. USA