Top match brand MAP is set to release a new flagship pole – the TKS 901 – and already it has set tongues wagging in the tackle industry. Many of those who have seen it believe it to be the best pole ever made.
Recently, MAP's brand manager, Mike Robinson, took the pole into Pole Fishing's, and sister title Match Fishing's, headquarters in Daventry. The team took the pole out on the bank, and this is what they had to say about it…
"A pole that's lighter than the 801 yet somehow stronger and stiffer didn't seem possible to me, but I was wrong! Add a huge top-kit package into the equation, plus those beautiful understated graphics and I think MAP has hit the spot with a truly desirable product!"
"The entire MAP TKS range has impressed from the start and the new flagship 901 takes things to a whole new level. In short – it's incredible!"
"I can safely say that it is the stiffest pole I have ever held. There is so little wobble throughout the pole that it is scary. The spares package is stunning and the graphics appeal to all of the tackle tarts out there. A fantastic pole and one that I can't wait to get my hands on!"
"It takes a lot for me to get excited about an item of fishing tackle – but I am very excited about the TKS 901. It is the best pole that I have ever held – and by quite some way. Reassuringly, it also felt extremely strong – it really does seem to have everything. Add to this the awesome spares package and all I can say is I wish I had £1 for every 901 that MAP sells over the coming year. A legend is born."
The MAP TKS 901 is due to be released in September. Check the October issue of Pole Fishing, or the September issue of Match Fishing, for a full, in-depth review.