Quite A Quick Quiver Query

smiffy

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So if my rod really does have a 1.5Ib test curve, a 3oz feeder probably was a bit over the top for it, especially using the lighter, 4oz quiver tip and even more especially when adding the weight of the ground bait to the equation. I'm a bit concerned that an 8Ib line might not be enough for bigger fish now though.
It will cast 3oz easily and 4oz tip will be fine as long as it’s Carbon. As you gain confidence you will find the rod is plenty capable 👍
 

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So if my rod really does have a 1.5Ib test curve, a 3oz feeder probably was a bit over the top for it, especially using the lighter, 4oz quiver tip and even more especially when adding the weight of the ground bait to the equation. I'm a bit concerned that an 8Ib line might not be enough for bigger fish now though.
Not if underhand casting or just lobbing it out.
If casting at distance, problems could occur!
 

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8lb line will be fine in the Don for most uses. If at all unsure use something like 8lb Maxima or Daiwa Sensor, both will stretch to Goole and back before they break :)

I've actually just looked at the following that rudd posted again...


It says that the line-rating is 6-12Ib and that's the older version of the same rod. I can't see the line-rating of newer version being any less.

Then if you look at the chart that he posted and follow it backwards from the line rating to the test curve instead of the other way round, my rod could well be a 2Ib one because the chart says that a 2Ib rod has a line rating of between 7.5Ib and 11Ib, which is slightly LOWER than the rating for the Korum Barbel Quiver rod I bought.

I think the fog is beginning to clear, it's just a shame that Korum weren't voluntarily more forthcoming with the detail related to the performance of the rod.
 

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Not if underhand casting or just lobbing it out.
If casting at distance, problems could occur!

rudd, see my latest reply to Dave where I mentioned you, because a couple of your posts (the Angling Direct page and the test curve to line-rating ratio chart) have been really useful in helping me determine the performance of the rod (I think).
 

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rudd, see my latest reply to Dave where I mentioned you, because a couple of your posts (the Angling Direct page and the test curve to line-rating ratio chart) have been really useful in helping me determine the performance of the rod (I think).
No worries, a 1.5lb specialist rod is normally called an Avon rod (generally 11ft, 2 piece)
These come with two top sections an avon top (normal tip (some have screw tip for swingtip) and a one piece quiver / quiver carrier with several quiver tips.
Barbel rods for ledgering start at 1.75lb and if less shoukd be called an Avon!
 

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No worries, a 1.5lb specialist rod is normally called an Avon rod (generally 11ft, 2 piece)
These come with two top sections an avon top (normal tip (some have screw tip for swingtip) and a one piece quiver / quiver carrier with several quiver tips.
Barbel rods for ledgering start at 1.75lb and if less shoukd be called an Avon!
So at a bare minimum it's a 1.75Ib rod, but possibly a 2Ib one. Cheers mate, I'm more confident that I've bought what I wanted/needed now 😉
 

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So at a bare minimum it's a 1.75Ib rod, but possibly a 2Ib one. Cheers mate, I'm more confident that I've bought what I wanted/needed now 😉
Did speak with a mate this evening, he uses a light barbel rod with 1.5lb tc, it has ,2,3 and 5 oz tips as well as a normal tip.
 
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