Bargain Hunt does BobCo

Alantherose

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It's my day off today, but I couldn't be bothered fishing (was out over the weekend with the youngster). "I know!" I thought at 11:30, "I'll pop down to BobCo for a browse!" [ed. this could be fatal of course!] So off I went on the half-hour drive, ostensively to have a nosey, but with an ulterior motive to pick up some bait for a week of fishing... and an even sneakier ulterior motive to come home with some kind of bargain ;)

Ten minutes in and with plenty of 8mm pellets in the basket, I found a used Maver Powerlite 11ft match rod for the princely sum of twenty-five notes. No rod bag, but a quick rummage in the bargain bucket found an 11' Sensas one for a quid. Job done. So now here I am at home and wondering if I can sneak out this evening to test her out down at the local carp puddle.

Before I do though, what do you all think? Good rod for the money (I've been on the lookout for a pellet waggler rod)? Have I been conned? Do you/have you owned one and what was it like? I enjoy these little whimsies and the post-purchase google searches to find out what exactly I have just bought (£25 tends to be my limit on these kind of thing- wouldn't want to do it on a brand new rod!)
 

Sam Vimes

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A search of eBay sold items might suggest that you've not been had. I've generally found that Bobco price second hand stuff pretty reasonably, even if it's stuff I have no interest in.

As to whether the rod is any good, I've no idea, I've never knowingly held one let alone used one.
 

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I remember the happy day when I laid hands on a Tricast 3piece 12 ft feeder rod (with a little cloth sleeve) for the same sum as you paid (that rod new then was over £100) . I still have it and have many fond memories of big bag bream and roach sessions - Can see nowt wrong with that buy - tight lines
 

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It's my day off today, but I couldn't be bothered fishing (was out over the weekend with the youngster). "I know!" I thought at 11:30, "I'll pop down to BobCo for a browse!" [ed. this could be fatal of course!] So off I went on the half-hour drive, ostensively to have a nosey, but with an ulterior motive to pick up some bait for a week of fishing... and an even sneakier ulterior motive to come home with some kind of bargain ;)

Ten minutes in and with plenty of 8mm pellets in the basket, I found a used Maver Powerlite 11ft match rod for the princely sum of twenty-five notes. No rod bag, but a quick rummage in the bargain bucket found an 11' Sensas one for a quid. Job done. So now here I am at home and wondering if I can sneak out this evening to test her out down at the local carp puddle.

Before I do though, what do you all think? Good rod for the money (I've been on the lookout for a pellet waggler rod)? Have I been conned? Do you/have you owned one and what was it like? I enjoy these little whimsies and the post-purchase google searches to find out what exactly I have just bought (£25 tends to be my limit on these kind of thing- wouldn't want to do it on a brand new rod!)
You complete & utter b****rd!
You've now made me want to go for a browse round our nearest tackle emporium. That's it now....there's no going back. I'll have to go tomorrow :(
 

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I never knew BobCo did second hand. Castaway in Lincoln used to do it before they were taken over and I really miss the browsing sessions.
 

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They have a secondhand corner where they sell on behalf of, or where they might have taken something in part exchange
 

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I think the powerlite match rrp was something like £90. it was below the reactorlite in the range I think.

I actually picked up a 12' one for £15 with the wrapper still on the handle some time ago. Seems like a nice rod to me.
 

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Soooo... it’s a lovely rod, light and well balanced, casts wonderfully and handled these beauties very nicely. The bigger one gave a decent account of itself but once the rod powered up it just had nowt else to say 😃 1D7A875B-D201-4733-B99F-2FBC1635207D.jpeg 00BAFAAF-0297-4227-8A92-6BECD932FC8E.jpeg
 

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I’ve had Reactorlite rods and have really liked them. I think the Powerlite was a really good buy for £25. I’m really glad you like it.
 

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Powerlites, well the 11 foot feeder tip version of them, are very good rods

Ive owned a pair of them for quite a while, they are ideal for commie carp on the feeder,

I wouldnt say mine have been used a massive amount due to its not my normal approach to fishing, fish or venue wise but when I have used them they have handled everything that has been asked of them, and they feel good in the hand
 

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You complete & utter b****rd!
You've now made me want to go for a browse round our nearest tackle emporium. That's it now....there's no going back. I'll have to go tomorrow :(

So did you go? And more to the point, what did you come home with?!
 

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So did you go? And more to the point, what did you come home with?!
I couldn't in the end. Some knobhead broke the flush button in the gents on Monday night so I ended up having to go to Screwfix instead & then dismantling the wall panels to fit a new one :rolleyes:
Managed to get out fishing this morning for a couple of hours though.
 
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