Great Day On The Dove With The Acolyte

Tony Peet recently joined his friend Pete for a day grayling fishing on the River Dove, where they both caught grayling up to 2lb.


Tony opted for a 13ft Acolyte Ultra Float Rod teamed with a centre pin, and Pete used a 15ft MatchPro Ultralight.

“Both rods are spot on for this kind of fishing, and I will be taking a look at the 15ft Acolyte Ultra as the extra length gives you that added float control,” Tony added.

The Acolyte Ultra boasts an exceptionally slim, high modulus carbon blank. The 13ft model weighs just 4.75oz while the longer 14ft model is just 5.25oz and actually better balanced than most 13ft models!

They have been designed prin­cip­ally for reel lines from 2.5lb to 4lb+, which is roughly 0.12mm to 0.18mm diameter mono­fil­a­ment. The blank feels very rigid and has a light, crisp action with little or no bounce for really excellent line and float control. At the same time, the tip action is soft enough to act as a gentle shock absorber, cushioning the strike and preventing hook pulls. This allows ultra-light hooklengths below 1lb (0.08mm) to be fished with confidence.

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