After a chub rod - advice needed

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Hi all. Currently using a beatmaster bx 9-11ft commercial feeder (@11ft) on my local river for chub up to the 5lb ish mark. Currently handling chub and flow ok whilst its low and clear but i hope to target them through winter. The wyre is only narrow and short so rises quick and flows hard. I don't think the beastmaster will handle the flow with only a 2oz tip and a bit too through action for angry chub in a current. Any suggestions on what rod to look for that's suitable? P.s, i don't have to worry about barble.
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You might be better with a longer rod so you can keep more line out of the water. I would look for a ‘light’ barbel rod around 1.5lb tc.
 

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A John Wilson Avon...??
Good choice. Especially with the section in to take it to 13ft to keep more line out of the water. They’ve certainly gone up in price on the 2nd hand market, though…
 

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I was looking at the Drennan Twin Tip Duos 1.25lb 12' when I was after a small river rod for Chub. They seem an obvious choice and to be well regarded if you can't find a JW Avon.

I ended up going for a Greys TXL Twin TIp of the same rating as it was discounted at the time. I'd try to take a look at the Drennan rods before you consider buying one to avoid disappointment though.

1.25lb for a canny action and 12' for me, for keeping fishing away from snags on the inside on my river better than an 11' rod.
 

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I still use a John Wilson for bottom fishing for chub. Used one for years. The rovex model is very good.
 

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What I would say about the otherwise excellent Wilson rod is that it can feel a bit top heavy at 13'. I would imagine a larger reel would counterbalance it a bit.
 

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What I would say about the otherwise excellent Wilson rod is that it can feel a bit top heavy at 13'. I would imagine a larger reel would counterbalance it a bit.
Aye a standard 4000 size would do the trick I reckon
 

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Hi all. Currently using a beatmaster bx 9-11ft commercial feeder (@11ft) on my local river for chub up to the 5lb ish mark. Currently handling chub and flow ok whilst its low and clear but i hope to target them through winter. The wyre is only narrow and short so rises quick and flows hard. I don't think the beastmaster will handle the flow with only a 2oz tip and a bit too through action for angry chub in a current. Any suggestions on what rod to look for that's suitable? P.s, i don't have to worry about barble.
Thanks
Try stepping up to the 12ft power version, which has the added benefit of a 3oz tip.
 

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I have two of the original 11ft 1.25lb TC JW Avon/quiver Rods which I still occasionally use for Chub fishing and they are perfect for Chub fishing, and these JW rods can take a lot of abuse unlike some of the others out there, so are excellent when your fishing overhanging swims with lots of bankside vegetation.

I’ve also found the Darenth Valley 11ft Specimen rod a great rod for Chub. This rod gets rave reports and is not very expensive either see link below.
<Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft (0.75lb) Specialist Rod>

However if you wanted a rod that isn’t out of place catching big Chub and can also be at home catching Barbel and Carp you can also get yourself a 12ft 1.5lb/2.0lb Tc Greys Prodigy Multi tip rod which has two Avon type tip sections.
I regularly catch decent sized Chub (and Barbel) with the finer tip section fitted, and I use the heavier test curve tip section for Carp off the top and for Barbel. So it has a lot of uses.

Keith
 
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I use a 1.5lb F.S. barbel/river tamer @ 11ft and its thinner than my Greys/Browning feeder rods and lighter. I dont think i couldnt have picked a better rod for chub fishing if i tried. Especially having used 1,25lb rods in the past.
 

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I was looking at the Drennan Twin Tip Duos 1.25lb 12' when I was after a small river rod for Chub. They seem an obvious choice and to be well regarded if you can't find a JW Avon.
I've got a pair of the Drennan Twin Tips, and they are very good rods to the extent that they are now my goto for general purpose river work, and there are different tips available if there is ever the need (up to 6oz).

For smaller rivers (for me the Windrush), I use a Tricast pond wand, its 6.6ft, but perfect for tight swims.
 

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I was looking at the Drennan Twin Tip Duos 1.25lb 12' when I was after a small river rod for Chub. They seem an obvious choice and to be well regarded if you can't find a JW Avon.

I ended up going for a Greys TXL Twin TIp of the same rating as it was discounted at the time. I'd try to take a look at the Drennan rods before you consider buying one to avoid disappointment though.
Proving a struggle to find them in stock now. I spent too long procrastinating between the 12ft 1lb and 11ft 1.25lb now can’t find either definitively in stock. That’ll teach me for being tight and indecisive!
 

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Whole and Split cane 11' Allcock's Wizard for me or if I need a bit more firepower then a Sealey Floatcaster DeLuxe 12'.. Or even a Marco Test 12'.....😛
 

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Might struggle to find new ones of them arry 🤣 glad you enjoy the classics though.
 

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Could take a look at the Darent valley rods marketed by the tackle box, these are very nice rods and more than comparable to big brand rods costing substantially more cash, they are well finished with decent fittings and have a very nice action. I have the 0.75lb TC and it is a lovely light actioned rod but also had a good look at the others in the range and thought the 1.25lb Avon was every bit as good if not better than both the JW and the Drennan
 

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Might struggle to find new ones of them arry 🤣 glad you enjoy the classics though.
Got all three...😛🤣 not new though sadly... and the Wizard is an inch shorter than it should be...😭 If I wanted new versions of them, they'd be over a grand each from specialist builders😳😳😳

Surely any of the 11' commy feeder/float rods would work as Chubbers...???
 
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