Drennan Acolyte Pro 16m Pole
The new Drennan Acolyte Pro pole has been thoroughly tested over the last 12 months to create what Drennan beleive is an optimum pole in terms of performance, strength and reliability.
Although the overall weight of this new model has hardly changed it is constructed from completely new materials and Alan scotthorne commented 'It carries itself even better at full length'
It features new materials throughout and an updated mandrel for sections five to 11. This means original Acolyte owners can still use their existing top 2, top 3 and top 4 kits with the Acolyte Pro. Drennan have gone fractionally wider in butt diameter – less than a millimetre – but this increase makes all the difference with tip end recovery. A butt diameter of approximately 47mm at 16 metres ensures it is still slimmer than most flagship poles on the market, making it an absolute joy to fish with.
Importantly, the Acolyte Pro is a true-length 16m pole, so you get exactly what you have paid for. As you would expect with Drennan, the package is extremely comprehensive and can also be tailored to an individual’s own requirements.
Top Kit Types
- The wide bore, two-piece top kits are 2.89m long and ready to accept the 3.5mm external diameter Super Slick PTFE bushes supplied, which are ideal for light to medium pole elastic. Larger 4.5mm and 5.4mm external diameter PTFEs are also included should you wish to use thicker elastic.
- The lightest kits are called A Kits and these are specially designed for silverfish and light elastic. (Not reinforced for side pullers)
- Carp Plus Kits are much stronger and designed to handle 16-18 Carp Bungee or equivalent and stronger elastic if used sensibly.
- Double 2 Carp Kits are the same length as a Carp Plus Kit, but feature an additional joint in the No2 section. This feature allows you to elasticate the top one and a half sections. This gives you a shorter elasticated top kit without any loss in fishable pole length. This style of top kit has a multitude of uses but has proved particularly popular for F1-dominated venues.
- Ghost Carp Kits and Ghost Double 2 Kits are also available, which both feature a special light grey tip section. This has been designed for wary fish that could potentially be spooked by a pole tip waving over their heads.
- Carp Plus Kits, Ghost Carp Kits, Double 2 Kits and Ghost Double 2 Kits also all feature Side Pull Slots and come with optional Roller Cones for optimum elastic performance.
- 6 Carp Plus Kits
- 2 Ghost Carp Kits
- 4 Double 2 Kits
- Cupping Top 2 (2.89m)
- 2 Mini Extensions
- Spare No3
Match / All Round Package
- 2 Carp Plus Kits
- 1 Ghost Carp Kit
- 6 A Kits
- Cupping Top 3 (4.47m)
- 2 Mini Extensions
- 2 Spare No3s
We can tailor a kit package to your requirements as all top kits are the same price, please contact us for details.
Also available is a 16m Base pole which includes sections 3 to 16m butt including 2 short extensions (No kit) for £2195 which allows you to upgrade your original Acolyte Match or Carp pole.
Supplied Extras with full packages.
- 5 Skid Bungs
- 250ml Polemaster Pole Pot
- Roller Cones
- Side Pull Beads
- Super Slick PTFE bushes
- Spare Cupping Kit Adaptor
- EVA Nose Cones
- Protective Tubes
- Deluxe Drennan Holdall
Shorter length packages are available to order as follows.
- 13m Standard Package £2195
- 14.5m Standard Package £2595
- 13m base package (no top kit or spares) £1395
- 14.5m base package (no top kit or spares) £1795
- 16m base package (no top kit or spares) £2195
Average Weights & Lengths
- 13.0 weighs 835g; Fishable length 12.6m (uncut)
- 14.5 weighs 1,125g; Fishable length 14.3m (uncut)
- 16.0 weighs 1,430g; Fishable length 16m (uncut)
- Tip section: 1.45m
- Top two kit: 2.89m
- Top three kit: 4.47m
- Top four kit: 6.05m