Preston Innovations Euro Competition 3000
Bought on 04.03.2020
The Preston Innovations Euro Competition 3000 13m is now my pole of choice. The M70e top 4 was often too short at 5.54m for fishing in the deeper canals.
The pole is 13.08m long with the small extension fitted - and these are solid extensions that come with pre-fitted rubber bungs. For those matches restricted to 11.5m, the pole measures 11.52m also with the protective mini-extension fitted.
The massive bonus that this pole has over the M70e, is that the top 4 is 6.08m long, 54cm more, and that makes a big different on the deeper Dutch canals.
The tip section is 1.55m long and is the perfect length for a single piece of Preston's Original slip elastic. I have made up all 10 section with different elastic sizes, namely 2x No. 4, 2x No. 5, 3x No. 6, 2x No. 8 and 1x No.10.
The pole came with 4 extra top 4s, a top 4 cupping kit (also 6.08m), 5 extra No. 1 sections (1.55m) and 4 min-extensions. The reversible mini-extensions are very strong and come with rubber bungs already fitted - excellent protection for the pole.
I'm really looking forward to using the pole. After comparing it to the 796 SW in the shop in Haaksbergen (Hengelsport Hennie Kruidenier) I was really impressed. The package is much better then the Sensas package and the pole tip is much stiffer.
Roll on my next angling session.