How much would you pay ?

Arry

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Up until 4 years ago, I hadn't fished for about 25 years and never that seriously, so haven't got the nostalgia urge that others have to get their hands on that special rod they either owned once, or dreamed about owning.

Having missed the carbon revolution, buying my first carbon rod was a real revelation in lightness compared to the glass rods I had years ago. I would say the only type of rod I would like to own is a split cane 14 Ft rod to team up with my J W Youngs Raoidex centrepin, just to see what it would be like. Price wise I would probably pay up to £60 depending on what it was and the state it was in.
You'll find a 14' cane rod very heavy and unbalanced... my 13' Sealey cane match rod is very heavy despite being part whole cane... 12' is as far as I've comfortably fished with in cane uses its going to be sat on a pair of banksticks all day... that said.... I use a 16' cane pole quite happily but its a different technique to a rod and reel anyway
 

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You'll find a 14' cane rod very heavy and unbalanced... my 13' Sealey cane match rod is very heavy despite being part whole cane... 12' is as far as I've comfortably fished with in cane uses its going to be sat on a pair of banksticks all day... that said.... I use a 16' cane pole quite happily but its a different technique to a rod and reel anyway

Thanks Arry for the info, your a mine of useful information. If anyone asked me why should I join Maggotdrowners and pay for membership, then this is a prime example I would quote.:upthumb:
 

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I’ve got cheap rods like the darent valley specialist and expensive rods like the loop opti Spey but generally 100-150 is enough to get something pretty decent . I have been looking at century and zipplex beachcasters for a couple of days though
Can you pendulum cast?
If not dont bother and go for something like Daiwa supercasts.
 

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Can you pendulum cast?
If not dont bother and go for something like Daiwa supercasts.
I have done occasionally in the past but usually just oh or otg now . That’s one of the things that’s been holding me back with zzipplex and century , I’ve no idea what each rod in the range is meant for and everytime I think I’ve found one I want it turns out to be a mega powerful beast of a rod and it just seems to be the same with them all . I’m using a daiwa today but I’m not overly impressed with the quality of the eyes on it , doesn’t seem to matter how much I clean them after use they still start oxidising , my grauvell conti is older and doesn’t do it and neither does my old mustad Viking . My mates are the same on his daiwa aswell but we are only using seahunter z’s so the higher models might have better eyes , but I just fancied something fancier . My mate also uses an anyfish anywhere 6 & bait that’s he rates highly but as stupid as it sounds the company name bugs me and I’d be constantly looking at it and thinking that’s a rubbish name for a company
 

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my 2500s are diamond for overhead or off the ground casting,

they aint poker stiff long distance castingfield rods, will do 100 to 150 easy as and still show bites, best fishing rods zziplex ever made
 

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my 2500s are diamond for overhead or off the ground casting,

they aint poker stiff long distance castingfield rods, will do 100 to 150 easy as and still show bites, best fishing rods zziplex ever made
I used to have a zzipplex Ng1 that's going back a bit ,wish I still had it. Great rods.
 

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I buy rods to fish with that give me enjoyment in their use.
Most expensive bar pole all had rrp of £300
Daiwa supercasts on beach and Dave Harrell MAP parabolix special edition range (waggler, power waggler, feeder).
Anyone who thinks more expensive rods are no better than cheaper rods seriously need to try some out but -
Shakespeare mach 3 11ft pellet waggler cost me around £65 and is up there with the MAPS going to show that you do not have to pay loads for a decent rod!
 

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I have done occasionally in the past but usually just oh or otg now . That’s one of the things that’s been holding me back with zzipplex and century , I’ve no idea what each rod in the range is meant for and everytime I think I’ve found one I want it turns out to be a mega powerful beast of a rod and it just seems to be the same with them all . I’m using a daiwa today but I’m not overly impressed with the quality of the eyes on it , doesn’t seem to matter how much I clean them after use they still start oxidising , my grauvell conti is older and doesn’t do it and neither does my old mustad Viking . My mates are the same on his daiwa aswell but we are only using seahunter z’s so the higher models might have better eyes , but I just fancied something fancier . My mate also uses an anyfish anywhere 6 & bait that’s he rates highly but as stupid as it sounds the company name bugs me and I’d be constantly looking at it and thinking that’s a rubbish name for a company
I use 12ft Daiwa supercasts, one is a rough ground multiplier model and the other a standard fixed spool (clean ground)
OTG, overhead thump or brighton casts for me. TBH only use at night so no need to cast to horizon!
 

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I buy rods to fish with that give me enjoyment in their use.
Most expensive bar pole all had rrp of £300
Daiwa supercasts on beach and Dave Harrell MAP parabolix special edition range (waggler, power waggler, feeder).
Anyone who thinks more expensive rods are no better than cheaper rods seriously need to try some out but -
Shakespeare mach 3 11ft pellet waggler cost me around £65 and is up there with the MAPS going to show that you do not have to pay loads for a decent rod!
Yes you definitely get a lot of rod for your money with shakespeare .
 

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It depends on how good I think something is, or might be, and how much disposable income I have at the time.
 

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I don't know if I'd ever go to £500 for a rod but I have spent £360 on an SLR and £250 on a Sphere (when the Sphere was relatively new). The SLR should have been £450 mind but I got it in a sale so thought that was a good deal. Part of my reasoning for buying those rods is that I knew they would last me 10-15 years easily, probably longer to tell the truth. Can't ever see me getting rid of them. I often get a bit of stick from mates about 'wasting' money on expensive tackle but I get a lot of enjoyment out of using nice tackle and for me that's one of the most important things.
 

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500 kwid for a rod, 200 for a reel, bloody ek ever heard the Yorkshire war cry........... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah M U C H. :cry::cry::cry:
 

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500 kwid for a rod, 200 for a reel, bloody ek ever heard the Yorkshire war cry........... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah M U C H. :cry::cry::cry:


Could be worse, could be a carper with Basia rods and BasiAir reels x3 all sat on a pod thats £3k+ right there 😯
 

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Yesterday I watched a guy a few pegs away from me making repeated casts to an island about 75-80mtrs away.

Wasn't long before my curiosity got the better off me. and I reeled in and went to see if he was a friendly sort that was up for a chat.

Lovely fella who was happy to show me his 12 -13ft Daiwa Airity Rod.

Now I new these weren't cheap, but not sure wether they were cheaper or dearer than the Daiwa Tournaments.

Had a look on the internet when I got home. Bloody hell. Really nice rods but I couldn't pay that much. I'll just have to continue to dream :cry:
 
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