Zeck Vertic 1,80m 40g Vertical rod in test IntroductionA few weeks ago I bought the Zeck Vertic because I heard a lot of good things about Zeck and I urgently needed a rod for vertical fishing. The rod had just come out and made a very good impression on paper. Now I have fished the rod for a few months and want to give you my personal opinion about the rod in this test report. product detailsLength: 180 cmIdeal lure weight: up to 40 gTransport length: 180 cmLure weight tolerance limit: 45 gDivision: one pieceRod weight: 127 gBlank material: carbon fibreNumber of rings: 8 + 1Ringing: Fuji AlconiteStartring: Fuji BLNAG /#10Reel holder: Fuji TVS /#16Length back grip: 22,5 cmGrip material: EVADetachable hook holder: Fuji EHKM-ORBuilding up & finishingWith its 1,80m the rod is very short and therefore perfect for vertical fishing from the boat. I personally like the one-piece blank very much, as it gives the rod more stability than a two-piece blank. Furthermore, one-piece rods simply look better. 🙂 But of course this has a disadvantage too. If you transport your rods in a car and don’t have much space there, you will have a disadvantage here: The Zeck Vertic makes a very good impression in terms of construction and workmanship. The lower end of the rod is very short, as you would expect from a vertical rod.the trigger handle at the bottom of the rod and the baitcaster reel make for a very comfortable combination, which allows you to hold the rod and reel perfectly in your hand.the workmanship of the individual details is very good, there are no unclean edges or unsightly details. The guide rings run without any problems, the workmanship is also perfect. The fixation of the reel by the Fuji reel seat on the Zeck Vertic works very well and holds the reel firmly in position. The carbon look of the blank combined with the small orange highlights and the glossy details in piano lacquer look result in a harmonious picture.the rod is delivered in a nice neoprene case, which is especially useful when transporting the rod.Handling & practicalityThe carbon fibre blank with its 127g feels light as a feather and makes fishing from the boat very pleasant. The trigger handle makes the rod and reel (in my case an Abu Garcia Pro Max) fit very well in the hand, even though it could have been a bit bigger with my rather large hands. But I could also get some perch in the boat with the Zeck Vertic. the drill is also fun with small fish, but could also be a bit more pronounced. But well, that’s the trade off with a tight short rod. Zander from 50cm and bigger perch are really fun, here the rod allows a little bit more inclination, the lure contact is almost perfect for me, I feel every bite and every bite immediately. Because of the current in the Weser I usually fish with lead heads of 20-25g and 7,5-10cm rubber fish, which turned out to be a very good working combination at the Zeck Vertic. With the Fuji hook holder the lure can be quickly stowed away on the rod without much fiddling. This happened so often that I noticed it. But maybe it was also due to the conditions, as we had a lot of wind on the water in the last few days. price-performance ratioFor about 130 Euro you get a very well made vertical rod with the Zeck Vertic, which does its job very well. Due to the light carbon blank and the ergonomic design of the trigger handle you can fish for a longer time without it becoming strenuous. conclusionFrom me there is an absolute recommendation to buy the Zeck Vertic! The price of 130 Euro is completely ok, because of the good workmanship and the very neat handling. You also get a 10 year warranty on all rods, which in my opinion is an additional bonus point if something should happen. All in all a very good rod that I would buy again and again.