I am in the market for a new float rod to fish my new river. I want to be able to fish for anything from roach and dace through to chub, barbel or the occasional carp, so it needs a bit of backbone. I anticipate trotting or rolling baits or possibly light legers.
I have been offered a couple of rods that I know are popular with a few respected anglers on here and would appreciate opinions on their suitability.
The rods are 15' GTI SU and 13' GTI SU
I know that these are powerful rods and have no problem with their ability to handle powerful fish, what I am wondering is are they too powerful and will I be overgunned.?
From what I hear the barbel don't get much bigger than 5lb and a 4lb chub would be a good one.