Freelining On Rivers. Advice please.

Truly

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I suspect that the rod Truly has seen is an Acolyte Carp Waggler ( They do not do a conventional higher test curve rod in the Acolyte range.......yet ! ) in which case it's a very light rod. For what he wants to use it for I would probably be looking at an Avon type rod which will give a little more backbone should old whiskers turn up.
Yes that was the one (y) . Was on FB market place for £110 but someone else was a bit quicker, so I missed it. Perhaps just as well ?
On the middle Nene between Wansford and Aldwincle there are lots of different swims, locks, weirs, wide/deep, backwaters and mills streams, so plenty to go at.
Looking forward to having a go once the river is back to normal levels. I have got my old Daiwa Jaguar 10 foot ledger rod for starters but keeping my eye open for something a bit more suitable.
 

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Yes that was the one (y) . Was on FB market place for £110 but someone else was a bit quicker, so I missed it. Perhaps just as well ?
On the middle Nene between Wansford and Aldwincle there are lots of different swims, locks, weirs, wide/deep, backwaters and mills streams, so plenty to go at.
Looking forward to having a go once the river is back to normal levels. I have got my old Daiwa Jaguar 10 foot ledger rod for starters but keeping my eye open for something a bit more suitable.
Have a look at the Drennan Specialist Twin Tip Duo rods, these come in 11ft and 12ft models in 1lb ( 12ft only ), 1.25lb and 1.5lb test curves and give you an Avon tip and separate quiver tip carrier or the Darent Valley rods from the Tackle Box in Kent which are well regarded on here. And hey, if you've got the legs and travel light, don't forget those bid Rudd on the Fens !
 

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Have a look at the Drennan Specialist Twin Tip Duo rods, these come in 11ft and 12ft models in 1lb ( 12ft only ), 1.25lb and 1.5lb test curves and give you an Avon tip and separate quiver tip carrier or the Darent Valley rods from the Tackle Box in Kent which are well regarded on here. And hey, if you've got the legs and travel light, don't forget those bid Rudd on the Fens !
Just had a good look at those rods on the web. They certainly seem to fit the bill thanks. I think I would go for the 12ft so would have to be the Drennan. Now should it be 1lb or 1.25lb test curve ? Decisions, decisions, always decisions (y) :D.
 

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Just had a good look at those rods on the web. They certainly seem to fit the bill thanks. I think I would go for the 12ft so would have to be the Drennan. Now should it be 1lb or 1.25lb test curve ? Decisions, decisions, always decisions (y) :D.
More to consider, if your intending to roam around on banks with lots of trees, bushes and overhanging branches, a shorter 11ft rod might be easier to wander around with, a nice Avon style rod with 1.25 to 1.5Ib can be had at 11 or 12ft, proper John Wilson style.
 
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