The Greys Prodigy needs no introduction, taking the angling world by storm a few years back. It was renowned for offering the full playing package in an affordable price bracket. The GT4 is the newest edition to this impressive stable. There’s a huge array of options, from the beefy 3lb test curve 10ft model making for an ideal boat or margin close-combat rod, to the more powerful 13ft 3.5lb tool designed for the angler wanting to push the boundaries and hit leads to the horizon. All the models have been focused around the ethos of the original and that is with a progressive curve for an enjoyable and unforgettable fish-playing experience without compromising casting performance. What’s the point in waiting several days for a take if you are not going to enjoy the fight, right? We also love the aesthetics of the GT4 – a subtle and minimalist Carbon Armour black finish that sets off the full Japanese shrink-wrap handle and black edition G-Lite guides. The 3k-UD high-modulus woven carbon fibre blank blends seamlessly into a Fuji DPS-18 reel seat, which is finished down the rod with a stylish laser-etched butt cap. There are eight models in the range, lengths of 10, 12 and 13 feet are available and test curves ranging from 2.75lb to 3.5lb. If you are in the market for a new set of rods this year, before rushing out with your Christmas money all excited, ring your local stockist and pop in to give these a try. Although the GTD might not be for everyone, there is definitely a GT4 for every fishing situation.
DAN MURRELL’s VERDICT “Looks great and from a brand like Greys i expect good things for sure.”
£119.99 to £149.99