Avon Quiver advice

maggot_caster

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Hi all,

[INTRO]

I am getting back into fishing (12 years) after 3-4 years out of the sport. I have been through all my end tackle and seen what I need to relpace and upgrade, all the usual rig pieces hooks, beds etc..


[THE BREIF]

I would like a good all-round rod for my float and ledger fishing. I am looking for something 12ft with a quality finish full cork. Will be paired with a Shimano X-Aero 4000 FA. Spooled with 6 and 10lb line.

It will be used for a variety of fishing, for small/medium lakes to small medium river work, RG.Ouse. From float fishing for roach,rudd and perch, to ledgering with cage feeders for Bream and Tench. I may even use it for smaller carp (3-10lb and barbel (when the Ouse, Wye is not flowing fast)

Basically I am after and Avon Quiver Rod? I am guessing I need one of 1.25lb test curve so it is wippy enough to set small hooks when float fishing but “ballsy enough” for Tench. The Quivers I am guessing? should be of 1.5, 2.5 and 3oz for the heavier cages and but also shy biting fish.

To fill in the gaps around this rod I also have a 12ft 2lb TC Korum Barbel rod which is new but I invisige it taking on more specimen work when the avon isn’t quite enough, including barbel, big chub and tench and surface fishing for carp. Could I use this like a feeder rod but just use a bait alarm (i.e no quiver?) I then have a pair of Nash Carp rods that I use for dead baiting and carp fishing (12ft 2.75lb and 13ft 3lb respectively)

[RODS I AM LOOKING AT]

Rovex John Wilson Avon Quiver - £69.99
Greys Prodigy TXL Twin Tip - £104.99


I like the look of these two, think the Greys looks like a better outfit with much better quality fittings and finish?

But open to other brands.

I welcome thoughts :)
 

ukzero1

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@maggot_caster

If I was in your position of wanting a good all-rounder, then yes, it's the rod I would go for. As I said earlier, the JW rods feel a bit 'sloppy' to me but to others it might a decent rod. The Prodigy is a better built rod and a good progressive action.
 

richard83

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I’ve a drennan series seven Avon 1.25lb, it’s a lovely rod, had small roach and chub through to an 8lb sturgeon. All handled beautifully. I’ve also got a greys toreon rod which is very good, lovely action and finish. Not an Avon rod but can say that greys rods are value for money.
 

maggot_caster

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I’ve a drennan series seven Avon 1.25lb, it’s a lovely rod, had small roach and chub through to an 8lb sturgeon. All handled beautifully. I’ve also got a greys toreon rod which is very good, lovely action and finish. Not an Avon rod but can say that greys rods are value for money.

Thanks, never had one before but always desired one... I will check out the Toreon too :)
 

maggot_caster

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Trotters advice is good, your much better off with seperate rods. There's no avon rod will act anything like as good as a float rod for float fishing.
Thanks for your advice, I think seeing as I am getting back into fishing after a few years out, I will get the Grey's initially but if I end up doing more float work (which I hope I do! Much more evocative than watching a quiver) then I will get a separate float rod, and use the Grey's as a quiver and light Avon rod. How's that sound?
 

Trailblazer

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Thanks for your advice, I think seeing as I am getting back into fishing after a few years out, I will get the Grey's initially but if I end up doing more float work (which I hope I do! Much more evocative than watching a quiver) then I will get a separate float rod, and use the Grey's as a quiver and light Avon rod. How's that sound?


It's your decision at the end of the day, your going to do what you prefer....good luck!
 

Neskin

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I got the Drennan specialist twin tip a few months ago. Lovely rod, really happy with it. Was around £100. Worth a waggle down the shop if you can.

It was between that and a Series 7 Avon quiver, which i still might get anyway!
 
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