Nash Entity Carp Rods 12ft
These rods offer unbelievable value for money, with a stunning carbon finish.
The team at Nash Tackle have really done an excellent job with the design and development of this range of rods, they have put a loy of the features only found on more expensive rods on a range of rods starting below £100. The lads at Nash spend more time on the bank than working, what a great lifestyle, but the time and effort on the bank does help them come up with some great designs and features for these rods and other products in the Nash range. You wont find any 40mm butt rings on these rods.
Two different types of handle are available with these models, either an abbreviated or a full shrink tube handle, so you can choose the option that you feel most comfortable with, there is now a swing back to carp rods with a cork handle, years ago all rods had cork handles, then abbreviated duplon became the fashion, now we are on heading back to cork, whichever you prefer there is a rod for you.
These rods are Nash Tackle's New Mid priced Rods, they have a lovely through action blank which is great for playing fish, no more hook pulls at the net, like what you get with ultra stiff casting sticks. The Nash team have paid a lot of attention to the finish of the rods and they have a superb look to them. Another nice feature is a carbon line clip that is positioned about a foot above the reel seat, this is the ideal position so that you can set your indicators and then clip up, if you ever need to use the rod as a marker rod, then the position of the line clip acts as a 12 inch mark for paying out line to the rising marker float.
This range of rods have a slim butt design that looks the part, gives a nice playing action and a light feel when picking up the rod. Carrying on the theme of great looks the entity graphics have been tastefully designed and positioned, so that they are not overstated.
50mm Butt Ring is what everyone is after now, they improve the distance you can cast, smaller size butt rings only act as a drag on the line, fixed spool reels throw off large coils of line and if they then have to funnel into a small butt ring you are going to get unnecessary friction and reduce the distance you can cast.
This is a range of rods you really must look at seriously, Nash Tackle have given lots of great features on a rod at a very affordable price, check them out.
What we mean by that is that nothing comes close to these rods when you look at what you are getting for your money.
Consider this; take the 12ft 3.5lb abbreviated with superb cosmetics, but as you know, it is easy to dress up a dog and hide the fact its performance is next to useless.
Terry Edmunds has cast this rod over a hundred and seventy five yards. Some rods of twice this money can not be cast that far.
Six generation woven carbon. Abbreviated butt with slimline shrink grip. Genuine Fiji reel seat. Quality carbon line clip. Ringed for distance with 50mm guides ( 3lb and 3.5lb t.c )
Nash Entity Carp Rods 12ft
Total Carp Magazine Review
Nowadays you can get a lot for your money when buying a set of rods and the Kevin Nash-inspired Entities are no exception. Despite being extremely competitively priced, they’re packed with performance.
They are available in three test curves, namely 2.75lb, 3lb and 3.5lb, and all are12ft, with the latter two ringed for distance, including the all-important 50mm butt rings. A longer version wasn’t produced because it would have made them much more expensive for not a lot of gain in performance.
As 12ft rods, though, they certainly live up to this ‘chucking rod’ spec. Tournament caster Terry Edmonds used a 3.5lb version to cast a 4½oz lead more than 175 yards, a distance that many other rods might struggle to achieve. We’ve seen lots of rods that claim to be great for the big heave-ho, yet still forgiving enough in the tip to avoid hook-pulls. We’re not sure that this is 100 per cent achievable but the Entity certainly comes very close.
There’s something for the small-water angler too: the 2.75lb version is ringed for more close-range work, with a 40mm butt ring. In this guise, a superb all-round rod is available and, best of all, it’s even cheaper.
All versions look great and are well specced, featuring a high-modulus carbon blank and Fuji real seats for unbeatable strength and reliability. A nice touch is the carbon line clip, which is halfway up the rod blank, as opposed to the more common position above the reel seat. We weren’t sure why this was, so we rang Kevin Nash and asked him.
He had this to say: “During testing we confirmed that having the line clip closer to the butt ring/bite alarm increased bobbin sensitivity significantly, due to the acute angle between the line clip and the alarm.”
We like that kind of thinking and it’s certainly proof that these were developed meticulously.
There are also two options for the handle, either abbreviated or full-shrink to suit both preferences. For the tackle tarts there’s even a matching landing net with a super-slim 6ft carbon handle that complements the rods perfectly. Overall, these are brilliant rods and we reckon they’re genuinely worth more than the price tag. Top marks to Nashy and the team!