Money refunded and not asked for rod back as yet. Have pieced back together as best as I can just to get a feel for it. This would be a lovely rod, not really sure why it not talked about more. Handle length is nice and short for trotting just 20.5", just enough in front of the reel for the way I hold the rod, well balanced with my Avon Perfection applied, good quality guides etc. Shame it would fold up if attempted to cast let alone catch a fish.
Does anyone know the line ratings for the Normark Avenger 1000 14ft. I have managed to obtain one. Had a quick cast but it will now have to wait till June - very frustrating.
The avengers where rated up to 8lb lines but as Mark says you can go lower if you like. I usually use 4 or 6lb sensor with mine and i've hit and held barbel to just over 10lb using that set up (with the 6lb). The normarks are seriously good rods and for me the avenger is the most versatile of the three of the match rods covering pretty much everything from minnows to hard fighting tench and barbel. Incidentally my favorite version is the MKII 13ft avenger (not the very last version which was 13 to 14ft and not to my liking), slightly slimmer than the 2000 series and having more stand off guides.