Help please, feeder rod and quivr tips.

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Hi every one, I hope you are all staying safe and well AND managing to fit in a bit of fishing :)

My good lady wife, Sue, has decided to get back into fishing and has 'liberated' my Preton Innovations rod for her very own. She also wants fishing tackle for Christmas.
I have now replaced the Preston rod with a Daiwa 10/11ft Air Ags Feeder rod. It arrived yesterday and is very nice but, having never owned a feeder rod or one with quiver tips before, I need some help and advise please.

The Daiwa site says that this rod can cast weights up to 50g but can still be used for skimmers and Roach.
My questions are.........does that mean if I fish for Roach and skimmers I fit the swivel tips and if cast heavy weights leave them off?
There are weights, in onces on the tips, what does this refer to?

Thank you in advance. Sorry of the questions are daft but if I do not understand some thing I always ask, rather than pretend I know what I am doing.

Stay safe, John :)
 

carphauler

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As a first feeder rod I think you've spoilt yourself, ???.
No you don't leave the quiver tips off, they can cast a weight of up to 50g.
The tip ratings are how much weight it takes to bend the tip 90 degrees or its test curve rating.
 
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As a first feeder rod I think you've spoilt yourself, ???.
No you don't leave the quiver tips off, they can cast a weight of up to 50g.
The tip ratings are how much weight it takes to bend the tip 90 degrees or its test curve rating.

Thank you.

I was worried because they looked so thin!

Can I use a bait runner with this rod as well as a normal reel?

John.
 

The one and only Harvey

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Thank you.

I was worried because they looked so thin!

Can I use a bait runner with this rod as well as a normal reel?

John.
Of course you can. But the whole idea with a quiver tip is that you get your bite detection from the tip quivering and bending. If you plan to use an electronic bite alarm, and thus find a baitrunner suitable, I would suggest that you will be better served by choosing a specialist rod of some sort. Baitrunners tend to be larger reels, but a small baitrunner can comfortably be used for all types of ledgering.
 
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Of course you can. But the whole idea with a quiver tip is that you get your bite detection from the tip quivering and bending. If you plan to use an electronic bite alarm, and thus find a baitrunner suitable, I would suggest that you will be better served by choosing a specialist rod of some sort. Baitrunners tend to be larger reels, but a small baitrunner can comfortably be used for all types of ledgering.

Thank you, it all makes sense now.

John :)
 
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