How much would you pay ?

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With the discussion we had about rod prices what's the most you would pay for a must have. In the past I have paid over 500 for a rod but not sure if I would go there again. Is the price important yes or no for that must have rod. Would you deliberately pay over the odds to obtain your object of desire. Have lived to regret your decision. Or was it money well spent.
 

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£300 for a decent feeder rod is the most I would pay. £200 for a waggler rod is the most I have paid. But some of my most used and favourite rods are either old ones, cheap like Korum Barbel rods, or secondhand bargains.
 

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With the discussion we had about rod prices what's the most you would pay for a must have. In the past I have paid over 500 for a rod but not sure if I would go there again. Is the price important yes or no for that must have rod. Would you deliberately pay over the odds to obtain your object of desire. Have lived to regret your decision. Or was it money well spent.
£500 for a rod ? I’m guessing this is sea fishing rod ?
Personally I think a couple of hundred quid for a rod is enough to pay. It’s hard for me to comment really as I prefer older rods like the Daiwa Amorphous feeders and the Shimano Ultegra match rods. I do believe the carbon on the old rods is of better quality.
 

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Spent £140 on a basket case Sharpe 9' and another £95 on a rebuild for it... and of course £400 on my pole (which I use probably 3 times a year and never much more than at 9mts)
 

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£500 for a rod ? I’m guessing this is sea fishing rod ?
Personally I think a couple of hundred quid for a rod is enough to pay. It’s hard for me to comment really as I prefer older rods like the Daiwa Amorphous feeders and the Shimano Ultegra match rods. I do believe the carbon on the old rods is of better quality.
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If I was paying that much for a rod I'd expect a boat to come with it as well :D
I’m out of touch with fresh water rod prices but, is there one at or above £500 ? That’s why I thought maybe a sea rod ? I know some of those boat rods they use are silly money aren’t they ?
 

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I don't recall ever spending more that £200 on any rod - although a lot of mine have been acquired second hand.
I've spent more than that on a whip and poles.
Price wouldn't be a constraint - but I really don't see anything that much better (more suitable for me) than what I have now that would justify another rod purchase! last rods I bought were (iirc) 3 years ago - Cadence 13ft #2

Mick, Daiwa RRPs are up at that level
 

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I’m probably around £200, that gets you the likes of the Acolytes, Supera, Horizon x Pro, Parabolix black, Signature etc.
 

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Given my ability, the time I have to fish and my income I wouldn’t spend much more than £200 on a rod and even then only on daily drivers so to speak.

My acolyte float and feeder rods were both about £180, my saltist 12-20lb boat rod about £160 and my exage spinning rod about £100 as they get a lot of use but aside from them I’ve never spent much more than £60 ish. I’ve had a few other expensive float rods but they are now more pieces than they should be! You can tell the difference with the more expensive rods I have though they are in a completely different league to every other equivalent style rod I’ve used both those much cheaper and more closely priced.
 

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I use expensive fly rods; BUT I buy them either second hand or in end of line sales. I try hard to buy the right ones for the job in hand ! There are some very expensive rods out there that aren‘t very good..........

most expensive one cost £470 (new) and should have been nearly £900. It is a 6 piece salmon rod that fits in a normal sized bag for travelling.

Coarse gear I also buy mostly used (float, feeder and carp/specialist rods). my most expensive coarse rod was probably a Harrison tench rod for £160. Some of my rods are 20 years old as are some of my reels. The exception being a new Acolyte whip which cost £190 And it is excellent.

I’m also starting to sell off some of my excess gear - 10 rods and 1 reel sold so far. that is over £400 incoming. Plenty more that needs to go including 2 sets of quality carp rods, so that should raise ano £500 .
 

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I did buy a Tournament SLR about £370 (sold it now) but wouldn't quite go that far again. About £200-250 is my limit now.

Most expensive rod i have currently is a MAP Parabolix SUV, rest of them are not more than about £125.
 

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The most I have spent has been a touch under £300 for a John Allerton 15ft, closely followed by browning 15ft 6 sphere and Rive R waggler. But in real terms when you compare it to wages it would have been the £235 I spent on a Daiwa Conniesuer in the early 90's. I don't mind spending cash on quality and something that I will enjoy using and use on a fairly regular basis. If you are looking to buy a long float rod you really cannot avoid spending £200 + on something that you will be able to fish with comfortably holding all day.
If I enjoyed feeder fishing and fished the feeder a lot I may be tempted to spend £400+ on a 12ft Rive R feeder system
 

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£300 for a decent feeder rod is the most I would pay. £200 for a waggler rod is the most I have paid. But some of my most used and favourite rods are either old ones, cheap like Korum Barbel rods, or secondhand bargains.

My pike rods are my favourites, amazing action, light and very nice to use, not cheap but they're not Dave Lumb customs either.
 

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My pike rods are my favourites, amazing action, light and very nice to use, not cheap but they're not Dave Lumb customs either.

Really pleased with the Korum Barbel rods, they are spot on at 1.75lb test curve for the small Barbel I've been catching on the Severn. At first I thought they were pokers but once you put a nice bend in them they have a nice action.

And now my Bream venue has opened again I don't mind spending a lot on a rod, not that I will fish it that often, but it's up there with my favourite kinds of fishing so I have my eyes set on a Sphere Feeder rod again.

Not really used my Tricast waggler rod that much and that was my most expensive. I have a Shakespeare Avon feeder rod I won 20 years ago that has caught me so many fish it has sentimental value, and the 17ft Shakespeare float rod I got as a second hand bargain I'm really enjoying using so much that I don't need another float rod for rivers now, playing Chub on it, it has a lovely soft action so I can fish quite light and it's also great for small fish.
 

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If i like it, if i want it, and if i know i will enjoy Using it money aint gonna come into it.
Exactly as Wise has said ,if you can afford it i say have it . Ive had 2 £3000 pound poles . I thought long and hard before buying but its my hobby and i purchased . I will add, i only ever had cheaper tackle before and only in my later years could i afford such things.
 

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Really pleased with the Korum Barbel rods, they are spot on at 1.75lb test curve for the small Barbel I've been catching on the Severn. At first I thought they were pokers but once you put a nice bend in them they have a nice action.

And now my Bream venue has opened again I don't mind spending a lot on a rod, not that I will fish it that often, but it's up there with my favourite kinds of fishing so I have my eyes set on a Sphere Feeder rod again.

Not really used my Tricast waggler rod that much and that was my most expensive. I have a Shakespeare Avon feeder rod I won 20 years ago that has caught me so many fish it has sentimental value, and the 17ft Shakespeare float rod I got as a second hand bargain I'm really enjoying using so much that I don't need another float rod for rivers now, playing Chub on it, it has a lovely soft action so I can fish quite light and it's also great for small fish.

I still got that Cast'izm reel and am off next week if ya fancy a jaunt to Patshull?

I dont have a seat box and platform though so I'd need a peg on the bank 😆
 
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