Avon rod and pin

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There’s a used Drennan Series 7 Carp Power Float 12ft on the bay at the moment. Never used one myself mind.
 

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I’ve got the Advanta pin and it’s a really decent bit of kit. Well made, smooth, spins like a dream and the inertia is pretty low so works well for trotting (although shouldn’t really make much difference for margin carp).
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But…I wouldn’t pay £65 for it tbh. I’m a bit shocked AD have got it listed for that! I got mine when they had a sale on, about £40 I think. If they do that again or for around £50 definitely get one.

The other cheap pin people recommend for still water margin fishing is the NGT one. Never used one but you can get those for about 40 I think.
 

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I would rather buy new. I don't mind buying used for something special but I do prefer new.
 

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A Mordex Merlin might suit your needs, I've often seen them for around the £40 Mark so not too expensive.
 

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Oops just seen your last post, you must have been typing the same time I was 🙄
 

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A Mordex Merlin might suit your needs, I've often seen them for around the £40 Mark so not too expensive.
Bit more than that now... last one I saw was £90... I have a set of 3 for my Carp rods (all fettled by Leszek Delag (Watermole) with the plastic centre bossed replaced with Brass ones and the reels trued up and straightened... gorgeous they are now
 

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Sounds like I got a bargain then, only paid £40 for one in good condition 😁
 

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The Korum Glide rod has it’s fans. A 12 footer can be had for £65ish. New centrepins for your budget are a tad trickier..Lewtham Products Leeds 4”, Shakespeare Alvey Lincoln, NGT & a bunch of Chinese jobs are all that I could see for that money. I don’t know anything about them quality wise. Personally, I think dismissing quality second hand centrepins is a mistake but it’s your choice. Good luck with your search…….
 

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I've only has a tackle shop waggle of those Korum allrounder rods but I was impressed with them for the money - the 12' version felt 'nicer' but I've never had a real love for shorter float rods.

I don't have any experience of that pin - I've got a couple of the Lewtham Engineering Leeds reels (5.5") which I've only ever used for trotting.
Years ago though I owned a Grice & Young Avon Royal Supreme which I used to use for pike fishing on an old club pond - only fishing for jacks up to about 6lb but great fun.

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On the reel front, I'd go for a second hand okuma off the bay. If you get on with it and like it, you'll have a good reel to carry on with before you decide to get a youngs or something like that ( which you will after about 3 weeks of deciding you love pins)!
If you don't get on with it you can stick it back on the bay and get your money back, or even a few quid extra depending on the market.
 

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I’ve got the Advanta pin and it’s a really decent bit of kit. Well made, smooth, spins like a dream and the inertia is pretty low so works well for trotting (although shouldn’t really make much difference for margin carp).
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But…I wouldn’t pay £65 for it tbh. I’m a bit shocked AD have got it listed for that! I got mine when they had a sale on, about £40 I think. If they do that again or for around £50 definitely get one.

The other cheap pin people recommend for still water margin fishing is the NGT one. Never used one but you can get those for about 40 I think.
Thanks for the review, I’ll keep an eye out for AD sales. I recall Bill (RIP) from Easy Fishing YouTube recommended the NGT as a good budget pin.

 

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I have a Theseus Pin which is an exact copy of the NGT reel... very capable pin especially as I got it for a tenner, brand spankers In BAC in Bolton a couple of years back
 

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Agree on the okuma reccomendation, biased as I have 4!

Margin fishing on the pin is exciting, best way to explain it a pin is a 1:1 ratio a reel 4:1 or more. It therefore is more direct.

Personally I like to use through actioned rods in the margin. Both are now quite old but I use a Ray Walton 1.6 11ft barbel or 10ft tfg 2.5lb compact carp. I use the Ray Walton at docklow in the evening

I also use an even older daiwa connoisseur power float, fishing for roach on a water where the mostly doubles carp don't understand the bait isn't for them!!
 

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I'm going to go for an okuma Sheffield as it has been recommended. They are in bobco for £170.

As for the rod, I have been recommended a hardy. They are expensive but that's OK. If I like it I keep it. If not it should hold its value. Finding one is another matter.

As for the price of the reel... I'm going Into hospital in march and I just know my father will be racking his brain trying to find a way to lift my spirits.... 😁😇
 

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Peregrine rods are very good too. Made on Harrison blanks. With your very healthy budget I’d phone Mark Tunley & get a custom built rod to your exact specifications. It wouldn’t be much, if at all, more expensive than a Hardy - if you can find one. Most custom rods by a reputable rod builder will hold their value as well as anything else.
 
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