Wychwood Extricator Floater Rod 12ft MLT

Fri 31 July 15


During the long warm summer daylight hours, many fish are caught by using surface baits or as they’re better known as ‘floaters’. Obviously heavy lines and strong hooklengths can result in fish being spooked away from a baited hook. So the rods used for floater fishing have to offer enough strength to land fish, whilst having enough finesse in the action to enable you to use lighter terminal tackle. One such rod that has recently arrived at the UKCA HQ that ticks all the above boxes is the Wychwood Extricator Floater Rod 12ft, read on as we take a first look.

Wychwood Extricator Floater Rod 12ft MLT

Vital Statistics

This dedicated floater rod from Wychwood, has all the vital statistics you’d expect to find on a rod of this kind. Starting with the but section, it features a full cork handle, which is blends into the up-locking screw lock reel seat graciously. The reel seat is then tipped off with cork to give the rods butt section a classic appearance.

the up-locking screw lock reel seat

Just above the cork handle, on the underside of the blank, you have a hook-keeper ring, which is a must have feature on a floater rod, as this is arguably one of the most mobile approaches in carp fishing.

hook-keeper ring

To finish the rod off, it has been fitted with TS braid-friendly guides, that have been custom spaced to produce the best possible action from the rods matt black carbon blank. All guides on the rod have a black whipping, with a varnish coating to fully protect the whipping from were and tare, whilst also giving the whipping a superb finish.

TS braid-friendly guides

First Impressions

After putting the Extricator Floater Rod 12ft MLT under the microscope, the UKCA team have found the rod to be ideally suited to taking big fish of the top. All components used in the manufacturing of the rod, serves it’s purpose well and assists in giving this well balanced rod a very solid build quality. The other feature that really caught our eye, was the matt non reflective finish to the rods blank, making it ideal for situations where the fish are easily spooked. All of this plus you get a Wychwoods Lifetime warranty policy.

Foot Note – The Extricator Floater Rod 12ft MLT is now available from all leading Wychwood stockist and has a full RRP of £69.99. The UKCA team will be taking the Extricator Floater Rod 12ft MLT out on the bank over the coming weeks to put it through it’s paces, so until then, watch this space for our field test review.


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