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MartynRedfern
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Posted - 08 February 2011 :  1:51:48 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MartynRedfern to your friends list  Quote this Post
Just picked up a Drennan Red Range 11ft Carp Feeder rod. 50!!! I have to say this is the best 50 feeder rod I have ever seen, smooth progressive blank, very responsive, light etc etc. I bought this as a second feeder rod for occasional use, hence did not want to spend over the odds but have to say I am very impressed. There have been savings made, for example the rod bag is poo and you only get 2 tips but agree that the compromise is good to get such a rod for 50. Well done Drennan. highly recommended.

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Posted - 08 February 2011 :  7:48:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit rourke7719's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add rourke7719 to your friends list  Quote this Post
Have you actually used it Martyn or is your review based on first impressions?


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Posted - 08 February 2011 :  8:03:33 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floatfisher to your friends list  Quote this Post
I've recently bought the 11ft Red range pellet waggler rod and the progressive action, finish and quality of fittings is excellent considering it only cost 50 quid. Haven't had a chance to use it on the bank yet but it seems a very well made piece of kit. I didn't think Drennan would be able to produce a range that undercut the prices of the series 7 and maintained the quality but it appears they have.



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MartynRedfern
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Posted - 09 February 2011 :  1:26:17 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MartynRedfern to your friends list  Quote this Post
Yes I have used the rod. I have the series 7 11ft carp feeder rod as well and the blank feels very similar.


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Genus9
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Posted - 10 February 2011 :  08:38:30 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Genus9 to your friends list  Quote this Post
They've also bought out a matching Red Range reel that's the same colour as the rod which has 2 shallow spools and sells for 19.99.
Decent little reel for the money.


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MartynRedfern
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Posted - 10 February 2011 :  12:58:05 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MartynRedfern to your friends list  Quote this Post
would be interested to know what the red reel is like. I have the series 7 reels and for 35 they were great value, very smooth. Drennan really do seem to be plugging that hole between the high end and the bottom range.


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tazz
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Posted - 10 February 2011 :  1:18:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit tazz's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add tazz to your friends list  Quote this Post
The red series reel looks a decent bit of kit.


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lp1886
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Posted - 10 February 2011 :  9:41:16 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lp1886 to your friends list  Quote this Post
quote :
The red series reel looks a decent bit of kit.


No prizes for guessing what colour it is...!


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Genus9
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Posted - 11 February 2011 :  08:38:48 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Genus9 to your friends list  Quote this Post
It's erm..................................................now what colour is it..............................................................oh yeah.......................................................red.

They do a feeder version and a float jobbie and both feel smooth running and are very light,


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MartynRedfern
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Posted - 14 February 2011 :  1:29:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MartynRedfern to your friends list  Quote this Post
Does that mean if you dropped the reel in the water, fish could not see it????


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Posted - 15 February 2011 :  4:34:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fishcatcher4 to your friends list  Quote this Post
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Originally posted by MartynRedfern

Does that mean if you dropped the reel in the water, fish could not see it????





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Fishnets
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Posted - 17 February 2011 :  6:16:53 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fishnets to your friends list  Quote this Post
Don't think you can fault the red range for value for money, had a good look at some in the tackle shop that had just come in. They might have less frills with them (tips, bags etc..), but if they perform like the series 7 rods for the money (relatively) they will be a big hit. Have they just changed the cosmetics to bring the price down a little to keep selling in tough times.
Be good to get some reports in when people have used them for a bit


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Posted - 19 February 2011 :  8:48:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit adzinderbyshire's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add adzinderbyshire to your friends list  Quote this Post
I've got the red range feeder reel and I'm really impressed, I'm a front drag fan but the drag is very smooth and very adjustable on the drennan. Nice to get something quality and fit for purpose at a price you'd usually get tat for.


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Posted - 20 February 2011 :  4:22:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit bigbilly's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add bigbilly to your friends list  Quote this Post
Do the tips for the Red range feeder rods fit the Series 7 range ?

Bill


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Dont call me Sh
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Posted - 22 February 2011 :  10:03:33 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dont call me Sh to your friends list  Quote this Post
Yes the tips from red range do fit Series 7


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Posted - 23 February 2011 :  04:09:52 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dstev to your friends list  Quote this Post
I went to the tackle shop yesterday with the aim to test and possibly buy a new top of the range match rod. After trying a few I was most impressed by the Drennan IM9 Float rods, well that was until I picked up the Drennan Red Carp Waggler! The action of this 50 pound rod is near identical to the 160 pound IM9. It had a fairly fast tip and didn't lose its shape at all. It really wasn't a rod that justified a 110 pound drop in price. I was that impressed that the 12ft version has just become my new stillwaters match rod!

Well done Drennan, you really do make fantastic rods.




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bigbilly
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Posted - 23 February 2011 :  08:26:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit bigbilly's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add bigbilly to your friends list  Quote this Post
quote :
Originally posted by Dont call me Sh

Yes the tips from red range do fit Series 7


Thanks very much.

I already have 2 Series 7 'puddle chuckers', a pellet waggler and a feeder but was thinking of getting a Red feeder rod based on all the good reports I have read and sharing the tips would be useful.

The Drennan Red feeder reel is first class for 19.99 !

Bill


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mastic
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Posted - 23 February 2011 :  10:05:42 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mastic to your friends list  Quote this Post
Just bought the feeder reel online this minute after seeing it in an advertisment in IYCF. Checked on here for a review and saw some good feedback so bought my 1st feeder reel. Really like the idea of 100m spools as i always struggle getting the right amount of line and end up buying 1000m spools of line.


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Matt.Newark
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Posted - 21 March 2011 :  11:26:30 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Matt.Newark to your friends list  Quote this Post
Would I be better off with a Puddle Chucker 12ft Carp Wag or one from the Red range?


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Posted - 01 April 2011 :  7:05:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add john.davies to your friends list  Quote this Post
ive got two red range feeder reels and have to say for the money they are exelent.the spools are brilliant and the little pegs with the line rating on are a godsend especialy as i have four spools. my friend bought the red range float reel and thaat too is a very good reel i would definateley recomend either reel.


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Posted - 25 May 2011 :  11:21:33 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floatfisher to your friends list  Quote this Post
I bought the red 10ft feeder rod yesterday and gave it a workout today on a local commercial pool. The rod has a very nice action, stiff enough in the butt for me to accurately chuck a 25gram cage feeder full of meat about 35 yards, in a near gale force head wind, to the edge of a bed of lilies, but soft enough to absorb the lunges of a dozen hard fighting mirror carp plus a large hybrid. The tips blend in smoothly with the blank and I didn't experience a single hookpull throughout the session. Everything about the rod, eyes, handle, reelfitting and overall finish seem to be top quality. For a penny under fifty quid this rod represents real value for money. I think Drennan have another winner on their hands with this one.



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