OBJECT OF DESIRE: Daiwa Basia DF X45 rods

OBJECT OF DESIRE: Daiwa Basia DF X45 rods

RRP: £520 - £545 | www.daiwasports.co.uk

What is X45 carbon?

This specific form of carbon reinforces the Basia DF in all the right places and massively reduces twisting (torque) in the blank. In layman’s terms this permits longer and more accurate casts.

Daiwa is a brand that has long been associated with the very best quality carp rods and reels, and the new Basia DF X45 rods raise the bar even higher!

They have been constructed using the firm’s revolutionary new X45 carbon which, in layman’s terms, provides the reduced-diameter blanks with more power, less twist, a faster tip recovery and a sharper transition and feel. 

Sumptuous and very light at only 10.3oz

Sumptuous and very light at only 10.3oz

What are Minima4 guides?

These lightweight guides sit on a single, twin-section leg and offer superb weight reduction throughout, especially in the tip sections. This helps to create superb tip recovery on even the longest casts.

On the bank, this translates into greater fish-playing control, enhanced feel and extra casting distance. But it’s not until you’ve compressed the rod with a 3oz lead that you discover exactly what you’re shelling out for. 

It really is an impressive bit of kit, yet one that is remarkably light in the hand as well. For example, the 12ft, 3.25lb test curve model shown here weighs in at just 10.3oz, which is all the more remarkable when you consider most of that is made up of the handle!

The DF X45 comes packed with a range of exclusive features, including a choice of profiled NS shrink tube or high-quality Portuguese cork handles, fabulous Minima4 guides, original Fuji DPS reel seats and a silk matt low-glare finish. 

The result is one of the most impressive blanks you’ll ever see, and one that is well capable of coping with the demands placed on it by the most discerning of carp anglers. 

The DF X45s are available in 12ft and 13ft versions, and in a range of test curves from 3lb to 3.75lb, all of which have maximum casting recommendations of 5oz and are capable of handling reel lines from 10lb to 20lb.  

If you’re lucky enough to own a set, you’ll be the envy of every carp angler on your lake, that’s for sure!

A Portuguese cork handle is available on these top-of-the-range rods

A Portuguese cork handle is available on these top-of-the-range rods