Korda Kaizen Green Carp Rod

Darrell Peck: “The Kaizen Green range represents incredible quality but at an almost unimaginable price point. I’ve been fortunate enough to own a set of pre-production 12ft 3.5lb Greens since the summer of 2023 and have used them almost exclusively ever since. “I’ve been impressed by how light, yet responsive, they are, and the matt finish and minimalist styling just oozes class. This is the perfect general purpose rod, well suited to fishing and playing carp in the edge, and effortlessly capable of casting 4oz leads in excess of 100 yards.”

Danny Fairbrass is very proud of what has been achieved with the Kaizen Green rod range, enthusing: “We knew that not everyone could afford to spend £1,300+ on a set of rods, so we wanted to make something more affordable but which still had almost identical performance. You could pick a Kaizen Green up and think it was a 300 or 400 quid rod, they’re that good.

Starting at £119.99

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13ft 4lb
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12ft Spod
£119.99
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Following on from the hugely successful launch of our first rods under the Kaizen banner, we’ve followed that up with a more affordable, yet still high performance, range called Kaizen Green.

The Kaizen Green sits below the flagship Kaizen Platinum rods, but still shares many of the same attributes and design features which set those rods apart, but at a much more affordable price.

Our first foray into the rod market was a huge success, but we also realised that not all anglers can afford a set of Platinums, or possibly they don’t need that level of performance and aren’t fishing often enough to justify the price tag, so we got to work on a model that will still do everything that you require it to, apart from maybe in the most extreme situations, and which is priced at a level which makes the Kaizen Green available to anybody.

The actions of the various models in the Kaizen Green range are almost identical to those of the corresponding Platinum models, with the main difference being that they are built using a more affordable grade of carbon. The main difference performance-wise is that they won’t transfer power into the cast to quite the same degree; won’t recover quite so quickly after the cast; and are slightly more susceptible to the blank twisting during casting, which will marginally reduce accuracy. But for many anglers, and unless pushing the rods to the extreme, you won’t even notice the difference.

The full range of Kaizen Green rods – which includes eight different models of fishing rods plus two spod rods – has been extensively tested on a wide variety of different venues and in different angling situations, both at home and abroad, and from the bank as well as fishing with boats, and has involved many of the Team Korda anglers using the rods and providing feedback on them, in order to get them just right.

The fact that these anglers have been more than happy to use them for much of their own fishing, despite having access to the more expensive Platinum models, also says a lot about just how good the Kaizen Green range is.

For the Kaizen Green, we’ve used a similar fast-tapered profile mandrel to that which the Platinum range is made on. This gives a taper that consistently goes all the way from butt to tip, and produces a very ‘tippy’ action, with most of the flex being at that end of the rod until it comes under more extreme loading, such as when casting.

This action improves power transfer during casting and will enable you to cast further when you utilise the very fast tip speeds which this helps to create. It also allows for faster line pick up, which can be a big advantage, but also has enough give in the tip that the rod will absorb the lunges of a fish at close quarters without fear of pulling the hook due to the rod being too unforgiving – even in the hands of a relative novice carp angler, the Kaizen Green rods will still be a pleasure to play fish on, whatever type of water you are fishing.

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