- Jul 7, 2012
Perfect for the job! I'd go with the 4oz for barbel - it'll take a 5oz tip okay when the rivers run a little fasterI’ve just picked up a 12ft shimano Stradic heavy feeder for a good price. It’s a great feeling rod, very light, stiff and fast actioned. It has 3 tips - 2.5 oz, 3oz and 4oz.