Example shown above is fitted with the Dreadnought Type Bank Stick option
At last after much trial and error a “Pod” design that over-comes the three problems associated with using Pods, as in-
“Can't fish each of the Rods as singles” (Not True) All 6 TBN Type Bank Sticks fitted to the Trident Fantail can be used instantly as individual Bank Sticks, without even having to remove Alarms, Indicator Brackets or Butt grips. As all Trident designs have been able to do for over 17 years now.
“I can't point my Rods directly at my Rigs” (Wrong) All three Rod positions can rotate 360 degree's individually. Not as if you would ever need too have 360 degree of adjustment, but the Fantail design allows each Rod to be pointed at will directly at your Rigs. If your prepared to “Stack” the Butt Grips (Setting the rear TBN's at different levels to allow the Rods Butt sections not to clash with each other) You can set the outer Rods at 90 degrees to the Centre, a bit extreme way of setting things, but it can be done.
“Its utter chaos when I get a take on the middle Rod, with the Rods being so close together” (How true) A problem that has drove me nuts for years! The Trident Fantail cured this problem once and for all. As you can literally just step over either of the outer Rods, stand in the middle, Play & Net any Fish on the middle Rod with no fuss what so ever.
The stability of a Fantail is incredible with the 6 Bank Sticks acting as legs added to the large variable footprint- makes the Fantail highly stable.
All Shafts used in the construction of Trident Fantails are Aerospace Grade Titanium.
Both versions have the option of being fitted with 81/2” & 11” long TBN or Dreadnought Type Bank Sticks, which also have eight build options.
Fitted with 18” or 20” wide single Rear Cross Shafts, these widths are critical to allow as much “Fantail” effect as viably possible. Which can be positioned any were you wish height wise, be it under the Tie-Bars or over, fitted to Rear or even Alarm end if required. The Tie-Bars can also be fitted at any height position on the TBN's outer Shaft.
Both Multi-Mountings,Over-Fits and Bush Mountings can be fitted to Trident Fantail's.
If you wish to have the Rod Tips positioned high in the air, fitting Over-fits to each of the front Bank Sticks will instantly achieve this, and still have full stability thinks to the Fantails design.
The whole unit breaks down to 10 basic parts - 6x Bank Sticks, 3 off Tie-Bars, 1 off Cross Shaft
Two basic versions of the Trident Fantail are made to order-
C Type (Compact version, with 21” Tie-Bars) Price £240.00 + Postage
R Type (Regular version, with 31” Tie-Bars) Price £250.00 + Postage
The 3rd version of the original Trident design - The Trident “Panther” Many ask “why are they named after big Cats?” Well they are not, they are actually named after German Panzers (Tanks!)
Which is rather fitting as they have always been “Built like Tanks”
The Trident Panther is no exception, being based on the old popular Trident S Type design, with a single Centre Shaft, but unlike the old Stainless Steel S Type that weighed in at 3.3kg's, with the Panther being made from mainly Titanium weighs less than half the weight of the old S Type, the one shown above weighs in at just 1.338kg
Fitted with 3 off 81/2” long and 3 off 11" Bank Sticks as standard, with the option of TBN's or Dreadnought Type Bank Sticks fitted, in eight build options as well for no extra cost
The Panthers Cross Shafts can be made in various widths options- 12” 14” 16” & 18”at either end
Just like the old Trident S Type did, can be broken down into 9 basic parts
1 x 221/2” long (closed length) Centre Shaft
2 x Cross Shafts
3 x 81/2” Bank Sticks
3 x 11” Bank Sticks
~ But most only remove the Centre Shaft, leaving the Cross Sections built up ready to use to save time, and then store inside their Un-Hooking Mat Bag or Folded Bed Chair.
Chassis Length: Closed = 26" Extended = 43"
Price £250.00 Complete + Postage