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Review: Sonik Xtractor Carp Rods

The Sonik Xtractor Carp Rods come under the beady eye of No.1 products inspector Richard Howard.

Sonik Xtractor Carp Rods
(Image: © Angler's Mail)

Our Verdict

An affordable, powerful rod that can team up with the new VaderX FS reels.

For

  • Convenient transport length
  • Super-light guides
  • Progressive, powerful action

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Sonik Xtractor Carp Rods are an affordable option if the cost of going down the compact carping route has been a stretch too far for you, with the price tag starting at £59.99 to £69.99

The 9 ft version is available in 2.75 lb and 3 lb test curves, and the 10 ft model in 3.25 lb and 3.5 lb. Thanks to collapsible butt sections, they have a transport length of just 44 in. and 50 in. respectively.

The rods certainly look the part, having super-light guides; slim, carbon fibre blanks; Japanese shrink rubber handles; anti-frap ceramic tip rings; 40 mm to 12 mm ringing patterns; and 17 mm DPS reel seats, complete with line-friendly, contoured clips.

Boasting a progressive, powerful action, there’s no doubt they’ll tame big carp, whether you’re setting a trap in the edge or launching a PVA bag to showing fish.

You could buy two or three rods for a small outlay, and then team them up with the new VaderX FS reels.