Named after the legendary Lockheed S71 (Black Bird) stealth reconnaissance aircraft! This is a well thought out progression of an existing principal – used by Continental anglers: long... read full description »
Named after the legendary Lockheed S71 (Black Bird) stealth reconnaissance aircraft! This is a well thought out progression of an existing principal – used by Continental anglers: longer rods for lighter line fishing to cast big distances “at a stroke”.
This reduces the need to develop advanced casting styles and can help deliver considerable extra distance without changing from the most common overhead casting styles. It is thus easier to upgrade from rods where the angler has already developed certain skills and just wants get down to the serious business of fishing. We have worked extensively on the design of BB and in the process achieved a World Record cast of 229m using fixed spool reel – however Century does not recommend this rod for exclusive grass court – tournament work.
Global warming and commercial over fishing are driving traditional fish stocks away from existing habitats towards deeper and cooler waters. This has influenced our design thinking and we are looking to satisfy enthusiastic shore anglers who wish to pursue their sport under these changing conditions. Species such as pout, sea bass, John Dory and red mullet are increasingly populating more northerly latitudes and this presents new opportunities for dedicated designs like the Carbon Metal BB. We have received positive feedback on BB’s power to weight ratio and this benefit inevitably assists the roving angler.
NOTE: We only have one rod available at this special sale price as we have overstocked accidentally on this model only!
Blank colour: Carbon Metal twill and 3k-1k carbon upper butt – unground UD carbon tip
Factory Finish: Fuji Titanium K Guides
Tied in silver metallic and jet black
Marine grade etched stainless steel trim band – upper butt
Japanese shrink rubber (JSR) handle
JSR rubber separator grip on lower tip and upper butt
Estimated delivery between 23/04/2019 and 24/04/2019
Our system will provide you with an expected day of delivery when you checkout, but if you order before 8:30am this item can be dispatched the same working day, orders placed after 8:30am will usually be processed the next working day. Once the order has been dispatched it will either arrive with Royal Mail or UK Mail. Royal Mail delivery costs £2.99 and usually takes 2 working days, UK Mail delivery costs £4.99 and is usually delivered the next working day.