Middy's flagship Reactacore XZ Ultra-Control 12'6" 3pc feeder rod is built using Quad four-layer carbon technology. Four individual layers of high modulas carbon are layered together at different unique angles to form one compounded sheet; providing excellent strength and rigidity, while also creating a crisp fast-taper and fast-response action that picks up line quickly at distance. The carbon itself undergoes a VC-X extreme pressure vacuum curing, to force out any tiny air imperfections - this also aids the strength of the rod and creates a real consistency in the action. The Reactacore XZ Ultra-Control feeder rod also benefits from special Maximus weave wrap joints; these prolonged-life joints increase the strength even further and enable a little less overlap, which in turn makes the rod super lightweight. Indeed, it has an exceptionally slim feather-light blank and handle, accompanied with top class fittings such as SCX smooth cast guides and hook retainer, an S-Line style ergonomic reel seat, as well as three motion-sensitive reactive carbon quiver tips. The handle is designed to maximise the cast with a specially developed Ergo-Plain Accu-Cast shape. A world class 3pc feeder rod, it has an 12lb main line rating, 8lb hook length rating and a casting weight guide between 20g and 95g.