Sportex Catfish rods

Power for when the going gets tough

The blank of the SPORTEX catfish rod is made of top quality HM/IM carbon fibre material in conjunction with HT-Cross-Winding technology, which gives each rod tremendous stability and power. Our rods are specifically matched to particular situations, whether it’s boat fishing, jigging, buoy fishing or spinner angling.

This means you always have the right rod for the job in hand. The new Turbo Cat series proofs this successfully.
As an angler, you never have to worry about the rod in your hand. Instead you can concentrate fully on what’s really important: finding – and catching – those fish.

SPORTEX Team Waller Z

TEAM WALLER “Z” SPIN

Whether it’s a soft bait, a blinker or a wobbler, with the new TW Waller Z Spin you can cast your lures exactly where you want them, and at real distances. Thanks to the HT Cross Winding technology, these rods are extremely robust, light and have a very sensitive tip, which passes the bait’s movement and every take right up to your hand. The rods have plenty of power in reserve too, so always give you the upper hand all when playing the fish. The Z Spin light models are available with a casting weight of 80-150g, and the Z Spin version with a casting weight of 120-210g. The lengths of 2.5m to 3.2m make this series ideally suited for use from boats as well as from the bank.

TEAM WALLER “Z” BOJE

Introducing our new power rods using HT Cross Winding technology for catfish angling in rivers or lakes, in lengths of 2.75m, 3.05m and 3.30m and a casting weight of 300-600g. The rods have a semi-parabolic action that really demonstrates their strength when playing a fish in water where there are a lot of obstructions.

The enormously strong backbone can be counted on to prevent the fish from settling in behind obstructions, and overcomes even the most powerful runs and tail flapping with no trouble at all. And of course, it also ensures that strikes will hold, even at substantial distances, and the fish can be brought securely to the bank. The rods come with extra stable SIC guides and a universal reel seat for fixed spool reels and multipliers.

Recommended for Team Waller Z Spin

Climax CULT Catfish X-Cast

GGAT10000

TiCA Talisman

Recommended for Team Waller Z Boje

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

GGAT10000

TiCA Team ST

specifications

TEAM WALLER Spin

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109256 TW 2516 250 cm 8,2 2 129 cm 80 – 150 g - - 272 g 7 249,95 €
109276 TW 2716 275 cm 9,2 2 143 cm 80 – 150 g - - 297 g 8 269,95 €
109306 TW 3016 300 cm 10 2 155 cm 80 – 150 g - - 343 g 9 279,95 €
109277 TW 2717 275 cm 9,2 2 143 cm 120 – 210 g - - 343 g 8 274,95 €
109307 TW 3017 300 cm 10 2 155 cm 120 – 210 g - - 366 g 8 279,95 €
109327 TW 3217 320 cm 10,5 2 165 cm 120 – 210 g - - 390 g 8 289,95 €

TW BOJE

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109279 TW 2719 275 cm 9,2 2 143 cm 300 – 600 g - - 470 g 7 319,95 €
109309 TW 3019 305 cm 10 2 158 cm 300 – 600 g - - 546 g 8 329,95 €
109339 TW 3319 330 cm 11 2 169 cm 300 – 600 g - - 567 g 9 359,95 €

*recommended retail price

TEAM WALLER Z MAGNUS CATFISH VERTICAL

The first catfish rod with Helicore-Blank technology! The slim, extremely fast and flexible blank has been especially engineered for vertical fishing for big catfish. The fast, sensitive tip immediately signals the slightest take, while the powerful backbone of the rod makes for perfect setting of the hook at the first strike. Thanks to the enormous power of the blank, a fish will tire quickly in any fight and can be easily lifted to the surface.

The rods are fitted with a robust metal reel seat from ALPS and extremely stable SIC guides. The length of the handle, made of tough, top quality Duplon, has been designed to ensure the rod sits perfectly in your hand.

Recommended for Team Waller Z Magnus Catfish Vertical

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

TiCA Talisman

GGAT10000

specifications

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109630 TW 1830 183 cm 6 2 107 cm 20 – 30 lb - - 312 g 8 339,95 €
109730 TW 2120 215 cm 7 2 123 cm 20 – 30 lb - - 383 g 9 359,95 €

*recommended retail price

SPORTEX Team Waller Z

TEAM WALLER “Z” FIREBALL

The new vertical catfish rod is the ultimate answer for the really big heavyweights. The completely redesigned blank, using the HT Cross Winding process, is made of high modulus carbon fibres and extremely wear-resistant Zylon fibres. Together, they give this rod extreme stability and strength. This rod now makes it possible for vertical rigs to be guided with absolute precision over the bottom, to even keep the bait dancing around the fish’s head if needed.

The powerful backbone ensures that the hook sits firmly after a strike, and the fish can be lifted and landed as rapidly as possible. Thanks to the extreme lightness of the rod, fishing can go on for hours without the slightest sign of fatigue. This lightweight rod comes in a length of 200cm and a casting weight of 150-450g.

TEAM WALLER “Z” VERTICAL HEAVY

The new vertical catfish rod is the ultimate answer for the really big heavyweights. The completely redesigned blank, using the HT Cross Winding process, is made of high modulus carbon fibres and extremely wear-resistant Zylon fibres. Together, they give this rod extreme stability and strength. This rod now makes it possible for vertical rigs to be guided with absolute precision over the bottom, to even keep the bait dancing around the fish’s head if needed.

The powerful backbone ensures that the hook sits firmly after a strike, and the fish can be lifted and landed as rapidly as possible. Thanks to the extreme lightness of the rod, fishing can go on for hours without the slightest sign of fatigue. This lightweight rod comes in a length of 200cm and a casting weight of 150-450g.

TEAM WALLER “Z” DRIFT

The ideal rods for when you want to draw the bait over the bottom, for example from a boat. So as to be able to feel exactly what the bait is doing under the water, the rods have been designed with an extremely sensitive tip, which allows for perfect bait control and bite recognition. And when playing the fish, the progressive power distribution of the HT Cross Winding blank does all the work to tire the fish as rapidly as possible and bring it swiftly to the surface with no trouble at all. The rods are available in lengths of 2.4m, 2.75m and 3m, with a casting weight of 200-400g.

Recommended for Team Waller Z Drift & Fireball & Vertical

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

GGAT10000

TiCA Talisman

specifications

TW VERTICAL HEAVY

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109208 TW 2008 200 cm 6,5 2 135 cm 150 – 450 g - - 254 g 8 249,95 €

TW FIREBALL

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109197 TW 1907 190 cm 6,2 2 123 cm 120 – 210 g - - 238 g 8 249,95 €

TW DRIFT

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
109248 TW 2407 240 cm 8 2 124 cm 200 – 400 g - - 329 g 7 279,95 €
109278 TW 2707 275 cm 9,2 2 143 cm 200 – 400 g - - 383 g 8 299,95 €
109308 TW 3007 300 cm 10 2 155 cm 200 – 400 g - - 387 g 8 309,95 €

*recommended retail price

TURBO CAT FEEDER

The innovative new development!

The new Turbo Cat Feeder was developed with input from our catfish specialist Jens Köller for fishing with natural bait and pellets in both still and flowing water. The rod comes with two changeable tips with different degrees of stiffness.

The softer tip has a casting weight of 300g for use in still water and is designed to indicate sensitive bites extremely well. The harder tip, with a 400g casting weight, is intended more for use in flowing water. One of its advantages is the bait can be fished at greater distances, due to the length of the rod lifting the line out of the water to avoid the pressure of the current. The Turbo Cat Feeder is the perfect all-round rod for tough adventure fishing for cats and other species.

Recommended for Turbo Cat Feeder

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

TiCA Team ST

TiCA Cybernetic

TURBO CAT FEEDER

Art.-No. Model Length Piec. Transp.-Length Cast Tolerance Rods weight Guides RRP*
111360 TC 3608 360 cm / 12 ft 3 128 cm 180 g 488 g 13 179,95 €

SPORTEX Turbo Cat Rods

TURBO CAT SPIN

The current world record catfish was landed in spring 2015 in Italy on a predecessor version of the Turbo Cat Spin. Our new Turbo Cat Spin is built to go even better, thanks to the use of the very latest materials available on the market. The HPC process used in the production of the blank boosts resilience and speed of the rods. The blank perfectly loads for long casts and features enormous reserves of strength to handle any catfish with ease.

The sensitive tip allows for perfect bait presentation, and guarantees that even the slightest of takes is precisely detected. The rods are fitted with robust high-quality SIC guides and tough Duplon handles. Available in lengths of 240cm, 270cm and 305cm with a casting weight of 90-160g.

TURBO CAT BOJE

This series of rods has been completely upgraded, and, as well as the 3.3m version, they now come in lengths of 2.4m and 3m, ideal for using from an anchored boat. Casting weight of the rods is 250-500g. To guarantee reliable tenseness when rigging the rods under adverse conditions, the blank has been designed to be taut enough to stay constantly in touch with the bait.

The fine sensitivity of the tip gives a catfish adequate room for manoeuvre when taking the bait, so it doesn’t suspect a thing. Thanks to the rod’s powerful backbone, playing even a big fish in a strong current is no problem at all. The semi-parabolic blank provides perfect cushioning against any hard thrashing and battering by the fish.

Recommended for Turbo Cat Spin

Climax CULT Catfish X-Cast

TiCA Cybernetic

TiCA Dynaspin

Recommended for Turbo Cat Boje

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

TiCA Cybernetic

TiCA Team ST

Recommended for Turbo Cat Vertical & Belly Boat & Fireball & Drift

Climax CULT Catfish Strong

GGAT10000

TiCA Talisman

specifications

TURBO CAT SPIN

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
111247 TC 2417 240 cm 8 2 125 cm 90 – 160 g - - 347 g 7 129,95 €
111277 TC 2717 270 cm 9 2 146 cm 90 – 160 g - - 357 g 8 136,95 €
111307 TC 3017 305 cm 10 2 156 cm 90 – 160 g - - 438 g 8 144,95 €

TURBO CAT BOJE

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
111279 TC 2709 270 cm 9 2 146 cm 250 – 500 g - - 540 g 7 169,95 €
111309 TC 3009 300 cm 10 2 154 cm 250 – 500 g - - 591 g 8 179,95 €
111339 TC 3319 330 cm 11 2 169 cm 250 – 500 g - - 598 g 8 184,95 €

TURBO CATVERTICAL

Our new specialist rod for vertical fishing for big catfish. The single-piece blank, very light, extremely stable and flexible, is perfectly designed to go after big catfish using a wide range of vertical fishing techniques. Very good impact-absorbing properties and a powerful backbone mean that the rod allows for full control when the fish is being played. Thanks to the fine balance and the optimum handle length, this rod sits very well in the hand, and makes for fatigue-free fishing all day long.

TURBO CATBELLY BOAT

Another special rod in our Turbo Cat range. Going after catfish from float tubes is becoming more and more popular, but this calls for special rods. That’s why we came up with the new ‘Belly Boat’. The special length of the blank – only 177cm – its shortened rear handle together with a casting weight of 150-200g, allows for perfect handling, which is a huge advantage when it comes to playing and landing the fish from a float tube. During playing, the very light semi-parabolic blank provides sufficient strength for the fish to be brought to the surface without any major difficulties, while the sensitive tip allows for optimum bait guidance and reliably conveys every bite. This rod also uses an ergonomically divided front handle, which
enhances the leverage effect when playing the fish.

specifications

TURBO CAT BELLY BOAT

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
111178 TC1708 177 cm 5,8 2 134 cm 150 – 200 g - - 263 g 8 149,95 €

TURBO CAT VERTICAL

Art-No. Model Length cm Length ft Piec. Transp. length Casts Tolerance Rod weight Guides Price* euro
111188 TC1808 185 cm 6,1 1 186 cm 150 – 200 g - - 306 g 7 144,95 €
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