The GTC (Continental) is quite simply the perfect 10ft carp rod!
TEST CURVE: 3¼lb
This amazingly versatile rod is equally at home being used by anglers casting rigs as those placing rigs and playing big fish from a boat; making the GTC by far the best 10 foot carp rod that we have ever fished with.
It is a lightweight, yet powerful 3 1/4lb TC rod with a medium action that gives a lovely crisp responsive feel performance. In essence the ‘Continental’ has a wonderful steely action, that offers an immense amount of feedback and control, whether you’re casting lead with ease and accuracy or playing a fish.
The lightweight blank offers a progressive application of power, so it suits a myriad of angling scenarios, because you control the application of the power available.
Essentially, the GTC is a medium-fast action rod – which means it offers fast tip recovery and effortless accurate casting without being unforgiving or overly stiff. The combination of mandrel and materials used in its manufacture means the finished rod offers a direct, responsive connection and feels superb when you’re playing a carp!
This GTC is manufactured exclusively for Gardner Tackle, to exacting tolerances and finished with a clean and uncluttered build. The lightweight 3K-reinforced blank has been designed, developed and tested to be suitable for the full range of carp fishing applications.
GTC rods feature:
- Full hi-gloss finish with 3K ballistic finish to just above the overfit joint.
- 3K tweel finishes just above the overfit joint. *This allows a faster and more responsive tip action by keeping tip weight to an absolute minimum.
- The exclusive 10ft blank is made using 36-ton Mitsubishi carbon fibre, on low resin prepreg blanks.
- Super lightweight Minima guides are combined with a conventional anti-frap tip ring.
- Full hi-gloss finish helps protect all components and maintains looks/performance.
- A 3K carbon Fibre machined DPS reel seat to match the rods 3k tweel/finish.
- ‘Line friendly’ low profile carbon line clip whipped in position to assist bite indication.
- The GTC features a clutter free, tidy build specification.
- Full slim line EVA handle with wide SS butt cap.