Today at a boot sale i bought a Shimano Powerloop match rod 3.9 i paid £6 for it, the cork handle needs some tlc, the blank is in perfect condition and is light as feather to hold. anybody like to comment on this, your views would be welcome.
If it's the brown blank from the mid eighties then it's a nice rod. Strong enough for commercial fisheries but, just go easy if you try and use it on a natural for roach and perch. My only concern would be the guides if they are the originals as they may have the odd grove in them by now. Nice little rod though.
@explosive .....I have the exactly the same rod and it'll do you proud....Only PITA are the sliding reel fittings.....Accurately described by our Mick above regarding its range and mine was £10 when I bought it new!
Thanks lads, your comments have been most welcome. Whilst my Powerloop may be at the low end market as far as rods go i still I consider my rod as a bargain at £6. It is the Brown blank and the rings are good, actually i have had another look at the cork handle that too is in good order it just needs a clean up., In my opinion i would give the rod 7 out of 10 just because it is second-hand.