Ron Thompson Axellerator Rod
Ron Thompson Axellerator Beachcaster 13ft 6in 4 to 8oz 2sec The Axellerator Beachcaster is crafted from IM7 carbon, this rod has loads of power and is at home on heavy ground as well as clean beaches. The rod is Ideal for the North East Coast where you will encounter rock marks, heavy ground and cliff fishing. The rod has the power to lift up piers and cliffs when coupled with a powerful multiplier such as a Penn 525 Mag2 or Daiwa slosh. The Axellerator has a truly superb action and suitable for extreme distance casting. Fuji Silicon Carbide Rings. Highest quality Japanese shrink wrap. In our opinion at North East Tackle Suppplies Ltd this Ron Thompson rodis one of the finest on the market for its price.
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I have long been a fan of Ron Thompson's cheap and cheerful shore rods, and have seen them take an incredible beating and keep going strong.I always wondered what Ron could do given a more generous budget, and specifically could he seriously challenge the likes of Century and Zziplex.The Axellerator certainly looks the part, with top quality fittings, and unlike a rod I ordered direct from Century(which took nearly two years to arrive!)fits together perfectly.I particularly like the very Penn like adjustable reel seat, which unlike even the best coasters securely holds big reels like the Penn 535 and ABU 9000.The butt is unfashionably large in diameter compared to something like a Zziplex profile and will not suit Ladies or men with smaller hands, but this is one extremely powerful rod.The only rod I have felt quite as steely, was the Conoflex tournament extreme Neil Kelland used back in the 90's to reach 300 yards! I would urge anyone to use the reel low down, and use a flat arc pendulum style with a very long drop, right down to the right hand, as this tends to tame the very stiffest rods.I was curious just how little it was possible to spend and still achieve 200+ yard performance.To this end I teamed the Ron with a Shakespeare Atlantis CT multiplier,25 quid brand new! filled with 0.31 mm Sufix , 50 lb leader and 150 gms.My best cast in poor conditions, gusty side wind, went 215 paces, with several just a few paces less.For the total outlay of well under £150, I thought a very impressive performance.Unfortunately though the price point might tempt beginners, it is no rod to learn to cast with, feeling harsh even with a well matched casting style.Also rock anglers looking for extra power might find it's ultra fast casting action, extremely unforgiving in tight spaces.In summary I would definitely recommend the Axellerator to a competent caster looking to try a real tournament style rod on a tight budget.However be warned, as many Zziplex and Century buyers have discovered, if your casting isn't up to the mark a very powerful rod may actually lose you distance.