Gardner GTD Distance Rod 13FT Review

Gardner GTD Rods

The GTD+ rod has been developed to give the angler a tool that offers elevated casting power without undermining the essential precise and responsive feel in all the Gardner Tackle rods.

The 13ft GTD+ somehow manages to maintain a great playing action so you can use the extra length and power to help you take control of big fish – something that is a huge bonus when fishing in rich weedy waters or at extreme range.

It’s a rod that is capable of casting a lead extreme distances in the right hands, yet the GTD+ is still an amazingly versatile fishing rod, that is not a broom stick! You can confidently fish from your rod tips to the horizon.

This GTD+ 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.

A medium-fast action ensures fast tip recovery and effortless accurate casting without being unforgiving or overly stiff. The combination of mandrel/materials gives a blank that offers a direct, responsive connection and feels superb when you’re playing a carp.

GTD+ 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 13ft 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 clips whipped in position to assist bite indication.
The GTD+ features a clutter free, tidy build specification.
Full slim line EVA handle with wide SS butt cap.

8 Total Score
Lovely action but on the heavy side

A perfect distance rod with plenty of power right from the butt to the tip. It has a fast recovery with a very forgiving fish playing action. This rod is ideal for chucking big PVA bags or heavy leads. This is brute is a proper animal

Ease Of Use
  • Lovely action
  • Fast taper
  • Looks great
  • Super smooth guides
  • Bit on the heavy side
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