- Aug 23, 2021
The forum has been a source of information so far and as new float rod is likely my next purchase, I've spent most of my day reading through the many other float rod threads (instead of working...). From the recommendations in those, I now have a small list of contenders of rods that sound what I'm after (i.e. will handle smaller fish no problem but also any low-mid doubles that might come along):
- Korum Glide Power Float (13ft or 12-14ft)
- Maver MV-R Float (13ft)
- Middy 5G Trinity Waggler (13ft)
- Drennan Specialist X-Tension Compact Float (13ft)
- I can't seem to find the Korum rods in stock anywhere but I did notice this in the maufacturer's description on the Korum website:
"...the guides are sized to enable anglers to use Glide rods with fixed spool reels or centrepins..."
I initially thought you could use a centrepin on all 4 rods (please correct me if I'm wrong) so I'm wondering if this is just sales jargon or if there is something genuinely unique about the guides compared to the guides on the other rods?
- On the Maver website, it says the rod has a casting weight guide of 20g-30g yet the Middy rod is suited to 2-15g (I can't find any casting weight info for the Korum or Drennan to compare). As I thought the rods were supposedly similar in performance, I'm wondering why the difference in weight ranges?