The Leopard II was designed specifically to provide a practical, lightweight but strong, system that would replace the need for various set ups for different situations. But also allow you the customer the options of buying just what you need as you need it/can afford it. There was no holding back with the design – most of the Leopard II System is made from Military Grade Titanium. The design has a bit of Trident, Leopard 1, Wraith Pod, and Hobbit System in it – I literally cherry picked all the best attributes of all the other Defiant MPS designs over the years going way back to the mid 1990’s, and stuck them into one design which literally makes a mass of product ranges obsolete in one swipe.
The design allowed me to be “Un-leashed” to use what I want, where I wanted – none of the Leopard II components are compatible with anything else in the Defiant MPS range or anybody else’s gear for that matter – it’s quite unique.
Paragraph by paragraph below are listed the component parts that can be purchased separately for your own specific needs.
Specifically designed for the Leopard II system these “L 2” Bank Sticks are made with all fittings, points, outer & inner shafts are all made out of Titanium. Made in two lengths only as standard, if longer lengths are required for when being used as single Bank Sticks, this can be achieved in much more cost effective way by the fitment of Over-Fit Extensions.
6” that extend to 81/2” long weight = 65 grams
81/2” that extend to 13” long weight = 79 grams
The ones shown have flush Grub Screw Locking – which is far superior to Thumb Screws in my honest opinion, using an Allan Key “Once” in most cases per session is no issue at all, I always have 2 x 3mm Keys in my Tackle Box, still never lost one in 18 years (Which people seem to worry about doing, well how many times do you lose your baiting Needle?)
6” Long = Price £20.00 Each + Postage
81/2” Long = Price £22.50 each + Postage
Tip: As a good rule of thumb “If you don’t think you could dig the ground you’re on easily with a Spade, don’t even try to fit Bank Sticks into it” Try using a Digging Stick first, or take the easy Pod option.
Cross Shaft with 3 x "L2" Bank Sticks inserted and Spikes fitted
Made with Titanium Shafts and Stainless Steel fittings and Spikes in 12”, 14” and 16” widths as standard, these Cross Shafts basically replace the need for Buzz, Snag and Goalpost Bars, with the added advantage of being able to be used in a 1, 2 or 3 Rod format instantly. There’s no need for Stabilizers to be fitted – the Goalpost design cannot twist, with the bonus of being able to be converted into a Pod at will in just a few seconds by adding of an Connecting Shaft.
Can be fitted with flush fitting Grub Screw or Thumb Screw locking.
Option of 3 Rod or 2 Rod versions
Instant Bank Stick removable and Alarm alignment
Goalpost Format for zero twist Removable Spikes
Weight = 330 grams (14” example)
Price per Cross Shaft Including 2 x Spikes = £35.00 each + Postage
Made from Titanium with Stainless Steel fittings, it literally takes 10 seconds to fit instantly converting 2 x Leopard II Cross shafts into a pod assembly. Fitment is via two large Thumb Screws that mount the shaft in exactly the same middle fitting as the River Mounting also uses. The Thumb Screws can also be stored in the fittings when not in use.
Shown fitted to two complete Leopard II Cross Shafts to form a Pod
Length “Centre to Centre” = 271/2"
Weight = 192 gram
Price = £35.00 each + Postage
Made in two standard versions- when added, these instantly add extra length to either Cross Shaft Spikes or L2 Bank Sticks when being used as single Bank Sticks
10” long as standard made from Titanium with stainless fittings, can be fitted with Grub Screw or Thumb Screw Locking.
Weight = 79 grams (Spike Version)
"Spike" versions Shown fitted to a Cross Shaft
Price = £12.50 each + Postage
Available in two sizes, in pairs - by fitting a pair of the "Spike" size to the base of a Leopard II when being used as a Pod (via 2 x Philips Screws) they “Anchor” the whole unit in place.
The L2 size fit to the base of the Bank Sticks for when using single on Platforms, these are such a precise fitment - thumb screws are not needed.
Price £5.00 per pair either size + Postage.
Based on the old Hobbit “Top Hat” idea these simple Stainless Steel fittings when fitted convert a Leopard II Cross Shaft into a Buzz Bar, they also inadvertently form a Quick Release fitting at the same time.
Shown fitted to the two outer fittings to form a 2 Rod Buzz Bar for use on the River
Weight = 34grams
Price = £5.00 each + Postage