BJ can you get to the DRAYTON bash,20th May it's on a Monday all welcome mate,if you can come along and have some fun and meet up with some fellow members should be a cracking day
i'm going fishing
hiya Brian first of all welcome.
buying a new pole its a nightmare with so many to choose from, but you can narrow it down if first of all you write down what you want from a pole,
1.the type of fishing you do e.g do you want it just for canal & general coarse fishing. if so a light pole rated up to a 12 elastic.
2.do you want it for carp crunching.if this is your choice you'll have to forgo the lightness a bit and look one rated for 16 elastics +
3.do you want to be able to do both. if its this choice you want to look for a pole rated upto a 14 or 16 elastic.
4. the price bracket, you've already stated 1000-1500 you'll get a good quality pole in that bracket (generally the more expensive the better quality of carbon used in the poles make up).
5.you can get some good spare kits (make sure you're getting at least 3 spare top kits & maybe a cupping kit.
6.the length of pole again you said 16m. that removes a lot of poles that are on offer because a lot only go to 14.5m.
7.manufacture's, will you be able to get spares in 12 months time?
hope you can see what i mean, of the 100's of poles out there you can probably narrow it down to half a dozen without leaving the house.
check out the new Tri-cast poles just out this month they're very good i was in my tackle shop when the rep came to show the new poles, i had a look and a feel at them all (took delivery of mine last week) in your price range is the new Tri-cast Neutronic rrp.1455.00 at 14.5m, the promotion price is 1130.00 + free extension to 16.2m.+ 2xtop 3 kits + 1xtop 4 kit + cupping kit + pole holdall rated to 14 elastic, its well worth a look.
hope that helps Brian and good luck let us no how you go on.
I will admit that what you spend on a pole would buy me three or four.
Only got a cheapie (140 including spare top 3s) but catches me fish which is what it was made for.
Oh for a couple of spare thousand.
RSSG member - are you?
hiya Geoff P, as long as you enjoy your fishing thats what its all about my friend, you will always get people spending differently on there hobbies but your quite right you'll get just as much pleasure from catching fish on a 100 pole as a 1000 pole, enjoy your fishing Geoff and all the best