Century Eliminator E1000
One of the best ways to describe the Eliminator E1000 is to take a raw review by leading Australian caster and angler - Lee Andrews.
I had my first real session with Century’s new Eliminator E1000 courtesy of Lew Marsden and Simon Chilcott at the local field with Jeremy, Nick, Graham and Murray also down for a practice session. I’ve got to hand it to the boys at Century coming up with this baby. If casting a TT-R is like driving a Ferrari then this baby is an F1.
I had a few throws last week end with the 150g which felt all wrong, given it was my first time on the field since the last comp and all cobwebs aside, I was a little bit ill prepared and quite frankly it kicked my ass. Sunday started off the same way with the rod kicking me around on the 150g. Strangely the diameter of the rod seems to make the length easier to deal with however the way this baby unloads will bring a smile to your face every time and didn’t really appreciate that until I changed to the 125g. My dimming view of the rod suddenly changed - go figure! Here I am back at the point where I need to slow down my reels again, crack offs and birdies flow from 8 second reels, got to love that, three sinkers left the field never to return and that hasn’t happened for a long time casting in this direction on the field. I left with a new respect for the mid section and tip of this rod which unloads very strangely. I suppose is more like the Century WR300, the mid section pushes with more grunt than the TTR and the tip is like nothing I’ve cast before, it just whips shut and when it did the first time on the 125g the light switched on and I said to my self ‘these boys have built the TTR a big brother”, and I suppose like a big brother there are similarities yet they are different animals. This one has a bigger chest and an attitude to match.
I love the TTR - it is quite frankly the best rod I have ever had the pleasure to cast. I am so comfortable with it in my hands it almost stopped me from practicing, that and laziness. When the chips are down you can just pick it up and spank it even when off form you can sneak in a couple of good distances, user friendly and powerful to boot: a genius built this rod. The E1000 is the rod that stands behind the TTR saying “you hit me like that and I’ll tear you a new ass hole” and with a super wide arc and reckless hit - it bloody well will. A nice controlled arc, a late load and a hit with everything you have and the E1000 jumps to life. A few times I had more load than I could stand up to and distance suffered falling just short of the TTR, yet the short fall is a style adjustment thing. This rods got the goods - no two ways about it so congratulations to Century, top shelf again. A thing of beauty and on the packet should be a warning - “caution this rod has violent tendencies, if symptoms persist seek the help of a trained professional”.
All I can say is I love it, it’s a beast, the diameter is a step in the right direction, the mid and tip will probably become regarded the new bench mark. Jeremy boldly proclaimed I’d get another ten meters out of this rod to me on the phone before he delivered it (thanks for doing that Jeremy). Somewhat sceptical at first but dam - if I can stand up to the thing unloading - the old fart could be right!!!!!!!!!!
- Factory Finish: Fuji BNHG guides
- Casting Ratio: 4-8oz (125 – 225gm)
- Butt Diameter: 0.956” (24.26mm)
- Blank weight: 838 grams
- Length: 14’ 11” (blank): rod 15’
- Tip: 87” (2.21m)
- Butt: 92” (2.26m)
- Japanese shrink rubber grips at reverse fit joint
- Stainless steel trim band at joint and base of butt
- Supplied complete with Century carbon reducer, Century sliding reel seat with integrated Coaster and Century rod case