This rod changes everything! Middy's new flagship Quartix rods are the first in the world to have quiver tips that are hollow at the base, yet spliced with carbon or glass at the top of the quiver. Every rod maker has wanted to do this, but it was thought to be impossible without causing flat spots in the blank. However, after more than two years of research and development, Middy have solved the issue and are now the world's first rod makers to bring this revolutionary technology in on quiver tips.
It is exclusive to Middy for now, before others inevitably attempt to copy it. The unique technology means that Quartix rods offer casting accuracy like you've never seen before, insanely sensitive bite registration and a super-smooth accurate action. Middy are once again at the cutting edge of rod development and innovation, with Angling Times going so far as to say that â€œfeeder rods just changed foreverâ€.
The retail prices are high and they reflect the elite level quality, these being rods designed for anglers who appreciate the very best tackle. They're initially available in lengths of 11ft, 12ft and 13ft, with a shorter 10ft version also being considered depending on demand. The 12ft model, for example, has a full RRP of Â£325 with some shops selling for less at around £275.
Featuring Spiratech reinforcement at critical stress points, an exclusive True-Crank specially shaped handle to assist accurate casting, as well as top quality C-Pulse guides, each of the rods in the Quartix range comes with either three or four of the unique hollow-spliced quiver tips as standard. They're undoubtedly amongst the very best feeder rods on the market today, especially for distance work. If you pick up a Quartix rod you will be blown away by its quality design and construction... then just wait until you have a bite on and see how sensitive the quivers are, it's something to behold.
Middy ran a competition on Facebook for one lucky angler to win a 12ft Quartix rod and the winner drawn at random is Mr. Paul Mangham, from Rawmarsh, UK. He said:
'The technology surrounding the quiver tips is sensational. No excuse for missed bites now. I am rebuilding my match gear right now and this rod would be the flagship item in my armoury for sure!'
Congratulations, Paul! Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will arrange delivery of your prize!
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. If you'd like more technical information about the new flagship rods, just do a quick search here on our website for 'Quartix' and click on the rod length you're interested in.