(2 customer reviews)



The design brief for XTRACTOR RECON was to maximize performance whilst minimising pack down size. The results will challenge your expectations about what is possible with compact retractable-butt carp rod design. RECON technology utilises a double retractable butt section and combines this with our new VARI-TAPER™ joint construction to produce rods that both look and feel like their 2-section predecessors. If you are looking for top performance and ultimate convenience you no longer have to compromise.

The XTRACTOR RECON 8FT rods pack down to only 30 inches and are some of the most versatile carp rods that we have ever produced. They feature a longer style handle and 40mm ringing pattern which both aid in casting and fish-playing ability. Like all XTRACTOR rods you will find these to have a satisfying progressive action lending itself perfectly to all forms of carp fishing. Of course, at only 30 inches these could be the travel carp rods that you have been waiting for but don’t be deceived; the performance of these rods just might convince you to keep a set handy
for whenever a fishing opportunity arises.

Available in 3 test curves which will cover any carp fishing scenario you are likely to encounter;
8FT 2.5LB The perfect model for smaller waters where heavy tactics are not required. Suitable for those who appreciate a rod’s fighting curve but need power in reserve for when the need arises.
8FT 3.0LB The all-rounder, is happy landing singles, doubles or 40lb’rs if required. If PVA tactics are high on your list, this rod has the power to provide the extra oomph required.
8FT 3.5LB The worldwide special, if big carp are your target then this is the rod you need. Has large reserves of power when you need it to land the biggest fish.



  • Slim, silk matt black carbon fibre blank with progressive power action
  • Super-light M-SERIES DL black guides
  • VARI-TAPER™ joint construction
  • 40mm guide pattern with Anti-frap tip
  • 17mm black DPS reel seat to house all reels
  • Line friendly custom contoured Sonik clip
  • Slim Japanese shrink rubber handle
  • Black anodised butt cap laser etched with ‘S’ logo
  • 8FT transport length 76cm (30“)


If you need the performance of a 12ft rod but don’t want the hassle of transporting long rod sections, then the XTRACTOR RECON 12ft could be what you are missing. Packing down to only 50 inches with a full length handle and full 50mm guide pattern these rods offer you a ‘no-compromise’ solution for performance carp rods. Available in three test curves to cover a wide variety of fishing situations.


  • Slim, silk matt black carbon fibre blank with progressive power action
  • VARI-TAPER™ joint construction
  • Super-light M-SERIES DL black guides
  • 50mm distance guide pattern with anti-frap tip
  • 18mm black DPS reel seat (3.5lb = 20mmm)
  • Line friendly custom contoured Sonik clip
  • Slim Japanese shrink rubber handle
  • Black anodised butt cap laser etched with ‘S’ logo
  • 12ft transport length 127cm (50”)


Code AC0001 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 8′ 2.50LB
Code AC0002 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 8′ 3.00LB
Code AC0003 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 8′ 3.50LB
Code AC0004 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 12′ 3.00LB
Code AC0005 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 12′ 3.25LB
Code AC0006 Description: XTRACTOR RECON CARP ROD 12′ 3.50LB

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8ft transport length 76cm (30”)
12ft transport length 127cm (50“)




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  1. Steve

    12ft 3lbs tc xtractor recon. To be frank I have always been scathing about telescopic rods. But these are way different to traditional Tele rods. Ok so they’re actually semi tele. In that the top section is in effect one third of the rod. They handle casting really well and best of all I can find no flat spots in the curve. I have reservations regarding wear at the tele joints. Also, I wonder if the butt cap should be removable so one could flush out grit/dirt etc. But overall I reckon these are a fine rod. Indeed I now have three and shortly I will buy a couple of the 3.5Lbs models and probably a 10 footer for stalking too. Finally, the pack down dimensions are a revelation.

  2. Steve edwards

    Bought 3x3lbs and 2×3.5lbs. Very impressed with the action of each test curve. No apparent flat spots at all. They might not be the lightest, but then they are carp rods! The fact they are compact (50″) once packed means it’s a doddle to store them. In the motor, on the barrow or at home. Looking now for Sonik to consider producing rods of this type for other species. Maybe even a 13ft long range carp rod.

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