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1.5 to 1.75 TC Tench rod


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Hi all,

 

Just in case anything has changed in the last year or so. Anyone got any recommendations, or better yet any for sale?

 

Ideally I'm looking for a 1.5lb TC old Daiwa Prospecialist "stalker" rod but if anyone has anything similar let me know!

 

The main thing I need is is decent sized rings on the rod, more like a baby carp rod than a barbel rod!

 

Rich

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Rich, these are lovely rods as long as you don't want to put a lead in the next county, they're a bit soft for that. I really wish I'd bought the pair in my local tackle shop that had been gathering dust for years, but they were reduced when the piggy bank was empty. .http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRENNAN-LIGHT-CARP-12FT-1-75LB-TC-ARMALITE-ROD-/111054908088?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Fishing_FishingRods_EH&hash=item19db636ab8

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Have a look at the Wychwood Rogue and Maximiser Barbel Rods - larger and fewer rings than your average Barbel rod.

 

Alternatively have a look at the Korum range.

 

Shimano Brench or what about the Drennans Andrew has?

 

You might pick up a set of North Western Lake Specials if you save a search on Ebay.

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By a Harrison blank and build one.

You can put whatever rings on it that you like.

 

or try this

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Harrison-Advanced-Triptych-12-1-5lb-Barbel-Rod-11-Quorum-Butt-Section-/290899617369?pt=UK_SportingGoods_FishingAcces_RL&hash=item43baf7e659

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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

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Really? I wasn't aware.

I'm half tempted to have a go myself, just for the blank.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

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Really? I wasn't aware.

I'm half tempted to have a go myself, just for the blank.

 

Just tried to send you a pm but it didn't work. Inbox full?

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

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For 1.75lb tc I think the Drennan tench & bream rods are still the ones to get (sorry!).

 

For 1.5lb tc I can't recommend enough the old Fox barbel special rods. They go for very reasonable prices on ebay for good second hand ones, good sized eyes, and are still the best playing rods I've ever owned (that's what I had my accidental big carp on a couple of years back). They're not great in a big wind though, or if you want to punch a lead hard. I blew up mine at Wingham early on and had to replace the top section :rolleyes: But if you want something for medium range (and that can be used for chub, perch...even barbel apparently!) they are superb.

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