i just couldnt seem to "hit" the bites i was getting even though they were sure and definiate bites that dragged the float well under etc i would strike but simply not connect to anything..whilst he baged himself 11 bream up to a good 5lb each! LOL
anyway the main significant difference is rod length; i was using my trusty shimano tribal take down (7'6") and he was using a waggler rod of 11' i think.
the lake involved is a good 5 foot deep and more in places and striking distance was maybe 4 to 5 metres
so i sit here thinking is it worth my time grabbing a longer rod?
i know line gathering is going to be better and faster on a longer rod....but is it really that much of a significant difference?
my trusty shimano's are superb rods and ive never really struggled to catch anywhere on them no matter what style of fishing was involved. but maybe a longer rod could fit into my arsenal somewhere?
i dont like long rods if im honest....but maybe a 10 foot job would be justified? primary targets would be carp up to mid 20's down to roach,rudd,tench and bream etc
thoughts? ideas? discuss as you see fit....all thoughts welcomed
whatever it is i would prefer a multi piece/telescopic rod that can collpase down to easy travel size, nothing 2 piece or suchlike; max price maybe £50
Edited by kirisute, 26 June 2012 - 12:13 PM.