A broken rod and attic find!

Rick123

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I broke my long lived Daiwa Team X rod on Monday. I simply trod on it, right up close the handle, a full clean break. I thought I'd stick in in an old rod tube, as the rings are brilliant and you never know. Only landing a very nice roach on the rod over over a pound, that when the rod snapped, bugger?
So after the wake,:cry: I got up in the loft for a rummage. I'd over 70 rods residing up here at one time, but sold many off to buy my Tri-Cast-rod and some small reels for trotting. I happened on a rod I'd not used much before, so it was in great condition in the tube. It's a 12.9'' Drennan IM8 specialist 2lb to 6lb lines. Well its a little gem I think, 3 piece n the action is fast, full cork. I wanted a rod for commercial silver fishing, but with big roach in mind really. I've matched it with my little Daiwa 2500 and Guru N-Gage 4lb .13 diameter main line. Thinking hook-link would be the 3lb thats around .11.

I also ordered the little rod suggested by one of the forum members, a Browning F1 micro waggler, it should come today 10' light. I'll feedback once it arrives and let you know how it performs. I've also resurrected the little Cadence wand for those better roach, another rod brought an under used. The tips are so fine if one farts I should see it, anyone else have this little rod? Enough of my rambling, best wishes all. Richard.
 

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If the break is by the handle, probably get it repaired without upsetting the action.. Mind you, the IM8 rods are a nice range of rods.
 

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With a little bit of thought and doctoring your broken Team Daiwa X rod could possibly be turned into the short light actioned float rod that you have been looking for with the broken bottom section turned in to a dolly butt
 

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With a little bit of thought and doctoring your broken Team Daiwa X rod could possibly be turned into the short light actioned float rod that you have been looking for with the broken bottom section turned in to a dolly butt
I broke a 13’ Shimano Ultegra response at the butt many many years ago. I cried like a baby. 😩. I was about to bin it when I thought .... I wonder if I could do something with this ? So, I took the butt cap off so I could ‘ telescope ‘ a piece of carbon inside to form a spigot. I then cut nearly 16” off the remaining section and araldited the spigot in place. It knocked about 18” off the rod but made for a lovely canal waggler rod where I could then cast under over hanging far bank trees. 👍
 

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With a little bit of thought and doctoring your broken Team Daiwa X rod could possibly be turned into the short light actioned float rod that you have been looking for with the broken bottom section turned in to a dolly butt

John. I did half think about it, but the action would be rubbish. Anyway I went for the little 10' Browning suggested by another member. It arrived today and looks ok. I'll feedback anyway good to bad. Cheers for the thought buddy. Richard.
 

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I have the Cadence 10 ft Wand bought it this year and still haven't got round to using it. Hope to be out next week on the canal so will give it a try out.
 

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Kev.
Me too the same rod, three tips and longer being the lighter I gather? I'm going to try a little lake for some better roach with it. Regards. Rich.
 

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I have the Cadence 10 ft Wand bought it this year and still haven't got round to using it. Hope to be out next week on the canal so will give it a try out.

Kev.
Me too the same rod, three tips and longer being the lighter I gather? I'm going to try a little lake for some better roach with it. Regards. Rich.

Lovely little rod and more than capable of handling any bonus fish, the tips ( longest being the lightest ) are not the prettiest looking but they are functional and very sensitive ( means they’re fragile too so ensure no line wraps before each cast )

I’ve also utilised an old Drennan tip ( from the original light feeder rod I think ) and it’s a cracking river rod for fishing a link ledger on the stick float line
 

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Lovely little rod and more than capable of handling any bonus fish, the tips ( longest being the lightest ) are not the prettiest looking but they are functional and very sensitive ( means they’re fragile too so ensure no line wraps before each cast )

I’ve also utilised an old Drennan tip ( from the original light feeder rod I think ) and it’s a cracking river rod for fishing a link ledger on the stick float line

I've got a ton of old Drennan tips from several rods, I must try one. As you mention they are rather frail looking David?
 
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