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Jeff Wye
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Posted - 20 July 2013 :  08:08:03 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jeff Wye to your friends list  Quote this Post
Picked up the new Drennan Acolyte 13ft float road in the shop Yesterday.
Awesome thing, as thick as your littlle finger and feather light, the only drawback for me is it's three pieces.
If only we had these when I fished the rivers/drains every week!
It has me thinking about changing my Drennan IM9 Finesse, another nice road, but we'll see, if you don't mind three pieces and have 179 to spare, this is the one at the moment.

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I'd love one, but cant justify another 'silvers' rod, so will stick with my s7 silvers and my daiwa aqualite for non-carp waters.

I may have a look at Drennan's new pole though.



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quote :
Originally posted by Jeff Wye

Picked up the new Drennan Acolyte 13ft float road in the shop Yesterday.
Awesome thing


Picked one up today - three pieces doesn't bother me as I don't carry ready assembled rods - but I agree with your other comments.

Last time I picked up a rod that shouted 'buy me' was the original Daiwa Conny - the Tommy Pickering spliced tip version - and that must have been twenty odd years ago.

Didn't think I needed another float rod but I'm now seriously thinking about it - wonder how much my friendly local tackle dealer will knock off for pound notes

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Posted - 27 July 2013 :  7:02:27 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mshaw to your friends list  Quote this Post
Picked up my new 14ft Acolyte yesterday, christened it with a Roach on the waggler. What can I say about the rod... Top quality throughout, understated look but awesome feel. When I was handed the rod in the bag I genuinely thought one of the sections was missing as it was so light. I'm very tempted to purchase another one...

This is the rod with a 2lb Perch on the other end.



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Posted - 30 July 2013 :  10:18:42 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jim H to your friends list  Quote this Post
Looks quite tip-actioned... rare for a rod these days


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Posted - 30 July 2013 :  10:45:06 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jay67 to your friends list  Quote this Post
i bought a 14ft ultralight last week, but i shall now be saving some quids to get an acolyte after playing with one in the shop. nice pic too !!


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Posted - 30 July 2013 :  11:49:28 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CJROSCOW to your friends list  Quote this Post
Looks quite tip-actioned... rare for a rod these days........ shimano do fast action versions of most of there float rods which are tippy


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Posted - 30 July 2013 :  11:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit jimlad's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add jimlad to your friends list  Quote this Post
I held one a few days back, and am currently saving up!!


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Posted - 31 July 2013 :  1:27:16 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NathanWatson to your friends list  Quote this Post
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Originally posted by Jeff Wye

Picked up the new Drennan Acolyte 13ft float road in the shop Yesterday.
Awesome thing, as thick as your littlle finger and feather light, the only drawback for me is it's three pieces.
If only we had these when I fished the rivers/drains every week!
It has me thinking about changing my Drennan IM9 Finesse, another nice road, but we'll see, if you don't mind three pieces and have 179 to spare, this is the one at the moment.


Are there any 2 piece 13ft rods???? And would you really want 1?? Not sure they'd fit in many holdalls!


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Posted - 31 July 2013 :  8:25:35 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sam Vimes to your friends list  Quote this Post
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Are there any 2 piece 13ft rods???? And would you really want 1?? Not sure they'd fit in many holdalls!


Yes there are a few. Free Spirit certainly do two piece 13' (specialist) float rods. Complete PITA! Strictly for my specialist gear. It does just squeeze into my Aspire rod holdall though.
Not that too many on here will care, but there are quite a few two piece 13' carp rods out there.


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Posted - 02 August 2013 :  09:47:12 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add turlwickdave to your friends list  Quote this Post
i cant justify to the misses that i need a Drennan Acolyte rod when i have a Matchpro 13ft. Ultralight (that dos'nt mean i dont want one)



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Posted - 02 August 2013 :  9:18:25 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mshaw to your friends list  Quote this Post
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i cant justify to the misses that i need a Drennan Acolyte rod when i have a Matchpro 13ft. Ultralight (that dos'nt mean i dont want one)


If my misses knew I'd purchased one last week I'd be in deep doodooo


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Posted - 03 August 2013 :  8:02:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit jimlad's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add jimlad to your friends list  Quote this Post
Amen to that!

This is one of those purchases where, when you get home, you wait till she isn't looking and store it away as 'another rod'!


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Posted - 04 August 2013 :  12:49:51 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Auto to your friends list  Quote this Post
I tried one out today at my local tackle shop. WOW !



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Posted - 04 August 2013 :  1:56:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit jimlad's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add jimlad to your friends list  Quote this Post
Picking one up tomorrow! Can't wait try it on te river tees. The big question...13ft or 14ft


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Posted - 04 August 2013 :  10:25:46 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add turlwickdave to your friends list  Quote this Post
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Picking one up tomorrow! Can't wait try it on te river tees. The big question...13ft or 14ft

were are you getting it from Jim Rambo's ?



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Posted - 05 August 2013 :  07:10:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit jimlad's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add jimlad to your friends list  Quote this Post
I am mate, probably popping over at lunch time.


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Posted - 05 August 2013 :  1:29:26 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add banksy to your friends list  Quote this Post
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Amen to that!

This is one of those purchases where, when you get home, you wait till she isn't looking and store it away as 'another rod'!


Get a bit of mud or fish slime on the bag on the way home. Then you can use her usual line:
"What, this old thing? I've had it for years!"



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Posted - 05 August 2013 :  4:10:45 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jeff Wye to your friends list  Quote this Post
Drennan Silver fish in IM9 Finesse or Series 7, 13ft, breaks down to two pieces and a foot of the handle unscrews & stows in the ready rod bag, to answer Nathan.
The Acolyte though is something else!


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Posted - 05 August 2013 :  8:10:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit jimlad's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add jimlad to your friends list  Quote this Post
Well, I bought one today...wow.

The lightest rod I've held. Action is tippy, but with reserves. When fitted with a compact size 30 reel, it's so well balanced that you think your only holding a reel. I honestly can't wait to give it a try on the tees at the weekend.


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Posted - 05 August 2013 :  10:51:22 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add turlwickdave to your friends list  Quote this Post
lets know how you got on Jim with your new rod



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