- May 18, 2020
I’m looking at buying a new pole as I’m getting back into fishing again. I bought my last pole in 2014. Cheap Avanti 14.5 m but rarely used it at more than 11m. My mate stood on one of the sections last year and I never bothered looking for a new one as I wasn’t going frequently enough to justify it, so I’ve been managing with what turns out a 8.5m pole. Only realised it was that short when I measured it just now. I’m looking for something that can be used at 11m and is stiff enough at that length but doesn’t need to be more than 12.5. Budget is £200. Would you look to buy something older second hand? It seems a lot of poles on the second hand market are about 10 years or so old. Or have poles advanced that much in the last decade that I’d be better off buying new. I’m really out of touch with advancements in the last decade. So any advice you can give will help me make a decision. Thanks in advance.