The Century FG is made entirely in UK – under our ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental management systems. We have carefully selected a UK produced low density resin carbon prepreg system that yields a great battle curve and is blended to give optimum casting performance. These carbon systems work in unison: 1k-1k materials that dominate the tip playing zone work sympathetically with 3k-3k materials in the rod’s power zones. These materials are at the cutting edge of modern composite technology. Our direct manufacturing interface with high performance applications has given us unique insights into using the correct carbon fibres and matrix combination. At the same time our experience at the very highest levels of casting – designing rods for the winner of UKSF and CIPS World Casting Champions for the last ten years – gives the experience necessary to design a competent casting rod.
The whole balance of the rod is ergonomic and delivers a perfect combination of cranking power and playability. The rod’s appearance is a very minimalist, matt carbon finish with understated black whippings and a very subtle logo, making the rod “look like a government Stealth project” The whole package just exudes quality.
We have been very mindful of the price point and balanced this target with economic lean manufacturing and placing maximum value in the blank and hardware. We are introducing our silicon based blank surface finish for durability and matching reel seat with carbon and stainless steel trim bands. The butt grip is a composite swell style – covered with durable Japanese shrink rubber. All guides are Century SiC patterns.
The blank undergoes our enhanced oven cure process however we have optimized the cure cycle and taping process to keep rod wall inter ply porosity to the very minimum possible -using this system. The very best outside of full autoclave. The development process has been rigorous and well documented.
Les Webster from Southend on Sea, pictured above, captured a fine 62lb from Millstone Pool at Mirror Pool Fisheries, near Limoges, France. Les was using his Century FG 2.75lb T/C rods.
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