Kodex Intelligent Tackle was borne in 2014 with one aim – to offer improved and high quality tackle for carp anglers at affordable prices. They think thoroughly about every possible detail and all the minutiae before releasing new products on to market, that’s why it’s called “intelligent” tackle. We have seen some extremely impressive creations from Kodex in the last six years, such as their flagship KX-i rods, the CX-i bite alarms, and the outstanding K-Pulse main line that genuinely helps you to cast further, to name just a few.
Now, for the first time, Kodex are about to release two reels into the market and they look every bit as good as we’ve come to expect from the brand. The new Kelositi XK8000 freespool carp reel offers exceptional quality at a price affordable to all, pitched at just £79.99 RRP and realistically more like £65 when you shop around. It has an aluminium main spool in a Cast-Assist design, with a large capacity yet a compact shape and a lovely balance. Features include a One-Touch free-runner switch facility, anodised line-protect bail arm, CNC handle with large soft-touch rubber grip knob, stainless safe-plus line clip, compact lightweight graphite body and it's supplied with a spare graphite spool. 5+1 ball bearings and a 5.2:1 gear ratio. You just won't find a better carp reel at this price point.
The other new reel is a little smaller and has been created for your more specialist type angler, namely the Pulse-Runner XS5000, which is also a freespool design. It has many of the same features as the Kelositi, along with a True-Balance action. Priced at £59.99 RRP, you may find it for about £40 if you shop around – either way, you’ll be getting a real bargain. (A reel bargain. Ha...)
Both these new reels are expected for launch around early December, so would make a nice Christmas gift either for yourself or the angler in your life.
Kodex have also revealed plans for many more innovative products in the next six months. Their unique Cleverhead™ bobbins are expected for launch in December after more than a year of development, while their upcoming Zig Beasts™ bits and ready rigs will make setting up a zig rig a complete doddle. A new range of retractable rods will also arrive in the next year, in 6ft, 9ft and 10ft lengths; as well as a new bite alarm called Detectron that will be priced around £40 RRP and have features you’d never expect for under £100, like a built-in night light, adjustable sensitivity and seven choices of LED indicator colour built-in.
You can ask your local stockist to pre-order for you if you wish. Find more images and spec on each of these new reels by clicking the links below:
• Kelositi XK8000 Carp
• Pulse-Runner XS5000 Specialist