Ended Maver Nanolith power match rod

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Looking for the above if anyone has one they are willing to part with.
 

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Like rocking horse poo.... One went on ebay last week for £245.... I have 2 of the medium's and would not part with them.
Good luck in your search though
 

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I was the unhappy under bidder on that one. First one I've seen in 4 years!. Still kicking myself for not chucking more money at it.
 

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I did think about having a bid for it as I think they would make a fantastic Barbel float rod as the medium does a half decent job of it I think the extra power of the power version would put it above the Normark avenger as a go to big river rod. I thought for quite a while it was going to go for a real bargain price as it sat with very little interest for most of the auction........but to be fair someone would have to offer me a chunk more than that one went for to even contemplate selling one of mine
 

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Stick float fishing for big barbel is what I want one for. Like you I think it would be the ideal rod for it.
As a stopgap I keep thinking about a tricast 14ft xs but would be buying blind as nowhere round my way has one to play with, have you had a hold of one as I know your thoughts are much the same as mine when it comes to stick float rods?. Doubtful it has as much backbone as the Nanolith to be honest.
 

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I have a 13 foot one in pretty much new condition which I might sell if the price was right because I dont use it.
 

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I haven't had the chance to waggle a 14ft Trilogy XS, I have however had a good look at the standard 14ft Trilogy and it felt like it had a good bit of power in the lower part of the blank so the XS would obviously have more and I also read somewhere that the XS version was designed for big fish on big rivers and Tri-cast rods are generally pretty good at doing what they are designed for, so it is probably a good shout, I also think last time I had a browse of Bobco's they had a 14ft XS in stock for a touch over £200. I was tempted myself but I will stick with the Avenger 2000 unless a Nanolith comes along at a good price
 

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Stick float fishing for big barbel is what I want one for. Like you I think it would be the ideal rod for it.
As a stopgap I keep thinking about a tricast 14ft xs but would be buying blind as nowhere round my way has one to play with, have you had a hold of one as I know your thoughts are much the same as mine when it comes to stick float rods?. Doubtful it has as much backbone as the Nanolith to be honest.
I have a Tricast 14ft XS and like it. however I would class it as a chub rod rather than an out and out tool for bigger barbel. I found mine cheap on eBay and think it was an absolute steal.

You should bear in mind that I’m a specialist rather than a matchman - so I’m used to fishing with heavy gear.

Another rod I have is an old Tricast Triaxial (nejohn has seen mine, albeit briefly) and at 15ft it is a powerful rod. IMO more powerful than the 14ft XS. It is an unusual rod - a power float rod with a spliced tip.
 

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I've fished a few times with a mates triaxial, didn't really get on with it other than at 13ft. Was hoping it might of been a sort of beefed up Allerton, of which I have a couple but just didn't get a feel for it as being the one.
 

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Looks like my luck might have changed thanks to Ken. Prang in the van on the way home this afternoon, chance of finally getting a lesser spotted Nanolith this evening. Fingers crossed!.
 

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I used to have a triaxial it was a multi section rod went from 13 ft to 17ft if I remember correctly .
 

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I used to have a triaxial it was a multi section rod went from 13 ft to 17ft if I remember correctly .
Yes.

Mine has 2 different length butt sections and a 2ft extension piece. So it will fish at 13/15/17 ft.
 

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Mine has 2 different length butt sections and a 2ft extension piece. So it will fish at 13/15/17
Same mate. I was not to found of the action to be honest. It was a stiff as a board only the very tip had any bend in it.
 

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That is interesting.

Ive used the Triaxial a few times (all at 15ft with the long butt) and find it fine even for roach. They aren’t falling off - so it seems to have enough ‘give’ for me. Maybe it’s because my big fish training means I tend to use bigger hooks than the average match man. The few chub that I have hooked have been landed very quickly - which hints at the power in the rod.

Next time I go out in decent conditions I will try it directly against the 14ft XS.
 

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The rod on ebay was actually a medium action rod, I won it, I could see it said medium action in the pics, it's brand new
 

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Same mate. I was not to found of the action to be honest. It was a stiff as a board only the very tip had any bend in it.

That is interesting.

Ive used the Triaxial a few times (all at 15ft with the long butt) and find it fine even for roach. They aren’t falling off - so it seems to have enough ‘give’ for me. Maybe it’s because my big fish training means I tend to use bigger hooks than the average match man. The few chub that I have hooked have been landed very quickly - which hints at the power in the rod.

Next time I go out in decent conditions I will try it directly against the 14ft XS.

Very interesting to read the above ( both in context of the original post and in the concept of how individuals rate a rods action )
I’ve never tried the Maver or the Tri-Cast rods referred to but I can comment on the Avenger 2000, many of my Angling colleges loved the Normark 2000 range across the board and the Avenger would be a go to rod if dog chub or barbel were likely to be hooked ( or decent tench and carp on Stillwater venues )
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some of the best roach anglers I’ve had the pleasure to fish with and many that I’ve only read about used to rate the Avenger 2000 as perfect big roach rod ( many still do ! )

as with all things fishing I guess is down to personal choice ( and long may that be the case )
 

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The rod on ebay was actually a medium action rod, I won it, I could see it said medium action in the pics, it's brand new
I would of still had a punt on the medium if it had been advertised as such, as you say it still had the tag on!. But would of been a little miffed if i had won that one when it turned up, I hadn't looked that closely to spot it wasn't the power model.
Glad you have finally found the medium you have been after for so long, they are a rare beast to find in any action.
 

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Very interesting to read the above ( both in context of the original post and in the concept of how individuals rate a rods action )
I’ve never tried the Maver or the Tri-Cast rods referred to but I can comment on the Avenger 2000, many of my Angling colleges loved the Normark 2000 range across the board and the Avenger would be a go to rod if dog chub or barbel were likely to be hooked ( or decent tench and carp on Stillwater venues )
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some of the best roach anglers I’ve had the pleasure to fish with and many that I’ve only read about used to rate the Avenger 2000 as perfect big roach rod ( many still do ! )

as with all things fishing I guess is down to personal choice ( and long may that be the case )
Agreed.

when the Avenger first appeared my then fishing mate bought one. He used it very successfully for big B Avon roach and also Kennet chub. It was a great rod.

About that time I bought my first 15ft float rod - a Shimano something or other (power loop x maybe). It was awful - it locked up and broke off big fish and was massively tip heavy. It is still in a cupboard somewhere. I was trying it for chub - it was much too stiff for roach fishing.

The Triaxial is lighter, better balanced and it does bend !
 

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I would of still had a punt on the medium if it had been advertised as such, as you say it still had the tag on!. But would of been a little miffed if i had won that one when it turned up, I hadn't looked that closely to spot it wasn't the power model.
Glad you have finally found the medium you have been after for so long, they are a rare beast to find in any action.
Cheers Paul, apparently guy was selling for a widow whose husband was a bit of a tackle hoarder. It's going away as a spare in case I ever damage my other. It will probably end up being my widow doing the same one day. Did you manage to get the heavy action one
 

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Cheers Paul, apparently guy was selling for a widow whose husband was a bit of a tackle hoarder. It's going away as a spare in case I ever damage my other. It will probably end up being my widow doing the same one day. Did you manage to get the heavy action one
Funnily one of mine also still has the tags on and is tucked away very safely in case anything happens to the other one. It was a good spot seeing that it was a medium action, as the tips to the whipping were not clear in the pics and I didn't look at the lettering as the weight of the rod quoted in the description was right for the power version with the medium being much closer to 140grms.
 
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