There are several reasons why anglers have
strengthening added around both male & female joints of their poles.
Firstly, the types of carbons used by most pole manufacturers are not very
abrasive resistant. These tend to wear quite quickly if not kept very clean; as
we all know on the bank that isn’t as easy as it sounds. At EPR we have
developed a process that allows us to repair badly worn joints. This process
builds up the worn areas using very tough grades of carbon cloth and will
restore joints to their original fit.
The second major reason for joint
strengthening is to allow poles to be used whilst fishing for carp and other
hard fighting specimens. Several pole manufacturers have started to produce
“bagging “ sections to allow their poles to withstand this type of fishing.
These may be costly and not always convenient to use during a battle with a
large specimen. A joint that has been strengthened by the processes used at EPR
will have the capability to perform all of the time. The process adds very
little weight to a section and generally costs a fraction of the price for a
“bagging” section. We normally advocate strengthening to only the most
vulnerable joints. These are No.3,No.4 No.5 & No.6 which carry the most
stresses whilst playing large fish.
The majority of waters fished nowadays
contain carp or other hard fighting fish, give yourself peace of