CENTURY FMJ 12
Originally reviewed as “Stunning”,"Brilliant" and “Five Star” - the evolution to the current model brings further benefits by subtle changes in the precision manufacturing process based on improvements available from new technology and investment. The FMJ still leads the pack. The design is radical and user friendly. It is engineered on the basis of the feed back loop from constantly pushing World Record distances forward. The longest recorded and officially measured cast on an FMJ is 237 yards using 125gram (4oz) weight on 0.29mm line. These sorts of ranges are possible because there are over 27 complex carbon fibre patterns used in the construction – all wrapped up in 24 chevron 6.0 ballistic nylon and set in a special resin matrix. This is all bonded together using Century’s high pressure autoclaving curing system. The butt is parallel and ½” in diameter. This adds up to a superb long-range casting and monster specimen rod. We have worked closely with our ring manufacturers and invested in tooling to create our special size 50 SiC butt guide, lightweight size 40-16 inters and size16 tip guide. The benefits are quicker tip recovery, better deconing of the line from the reel, reducing line slap resulting in extra distance. All without increasing weight! Measured casts up to 237 yards and fish to 70+. The tip is responsive and the whole rod subtly changes in action when deflected to absorb lunges. Gunmetal grey finish, special braided carbon handles and Frank Warwick’s brilliantly designed stainless steel ball butt cap. Etched stainless steel trim bands around reverse fit precision ground spigot joint. Frank has repatedly commented on how user friendly he finds his FMJ's.