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DESIGNED for hooking lively carp and holding on tight, the Middy  Muscle-Tech  600 Pole is being billed as the world’s slimmest and strongest 6 m margin pole!
Coming with a 30 elastic rating, it has a Power-Arc rapid hold action.
Middy have used what they are calling “T-Core 30STT anti-shatter carbon technology”, coupled with an S-Line super-slim mandrel design, to get the balance, power and action spot-on.
It comes with a pull-it, reinforced 2-kit in the pole, a size 30 PTFE bush, and an optional flick tip for speed work.
There’s also a second ‘special package’ that comes with an additional pull-it reinforced 2-kit.
Additional 2-kits and flick tips can be purchased separately, along with parallel 1 m
 extensions, should you wish to go longer, to 7 or even 8 m.
At 6 m, the Muscle-Tech 600 weighs just 270 g – that’s pretty good considering how much power it has.

Price: £159.99; Muscle-Tech 600 Pole + Extra 2-Kit £187.50.