Rod(s) Support

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I'm just looking at Bobco's rod-support section as its something I'm going to need. Its unlikely I'll ever require a fancy seatbox set-up and for the moment I want to keep it quite simple. I notice they are selling Dinsmore 30'/762mm arrow point bank sticks quite cheap. I'm considering the non-telescopic version as I don't think I'll have any problem pushing them into the ground down to a level that should avoid the foliage at whatever time of year. Although I'm likely just to start off with float-fishing, I'd like to have the ability to use my feeder rod as well. The support setup I'm thinking of is this:

Front Support
2No. Drennan Specialist Wing Rest
Korum Twin Rod Buzz Bar
30' Bankstick

Rear Support
Maver Rod Rest (simple flat bar to support the butt end of both rods)
30' Bankstick
Does that sound ok without being OTT? Any recommendations for alternative parts are also welcome.

I've got my doubts about the setup being usable for when I visit my local commercial, which has dedicated wooden platforms to fish from. I suppose anglers use some kind of pod setup for those. I've considered pods but being able to use one of those on the canal in summer would require some serious bankside maintenance as it gets a bit wild in the summer (I guess I could visit intended swims and cut down the foliage a day or so before, but wouldn't consider doing it on the day of fishing for fear of scaring any fish away):
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Go telescopic in my view. I find you can fixed ones can rarely be pushed in far enough or are too short.

Float fishing it's probably less important if it's just to rest the rod when handling fish etc. Feeder you need to be able to set the rod tip to the right height.
 

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As above telescopic offers flexibility in terms of height and gives you something smaller to carry.
 

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Try the Korum tele screw points... easier to get into hard banks and come with an ergonomic T peice for screwing them in
 

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You dont need a rear rod rest when float fishing matey, you will miss so many bites. Get used to holding the rod ready to hit those really fast little dinks on the float.
The only time l use a rear rest when feeder fishing is if l'm leaving it in for a length of time, otherwise rod butt on the lap.
 

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You can use long telescopic banksticks pushed in front of the platform. And youu could always get a chair that allows rod rest arms to be attached, if you don't want to go down the seat box route.
 

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For float fishing, put a telescopic in front. You don't need a rear rest as you can rest the rod butt on your leg/knee.
 

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I got loads of Dinsmores' banksticks. They will last you a lifetime. Go for the 30 inch telescopic ones. They give you the flexibility you sooner or later will need. Last time I used mine, was today, fitted to a tripod adaptor. The 16 inch telescopic ones are perfect for that particular task. Nice when you fish venues where there's no soft ground to be found.
 

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A couple of ideas.


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I also carry bancksticks of various lengths. Always telescopic for the flexibility.
 

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Just to be clear, yes I will be holding the float rod almost exclusively and only using the support for when I need to put the rod down whereas the feeder rod would be on the support constantly.
Go telescopic in my view. I find you can fixed ones can rarely be pushed in far enough or are too short.
As above telescopic offers flexibility in terms of height and gives you something smaller to carry.
Try the Korum tele screw points... easier to get into hard banks and come with an ergonomic T peice for screwing them in
I understand the thoughts behind the recommendation and will give it some thought. Knowing the ground conditions up here, once you get through the topsoil, it turns to clay which I've never found any issue pushing into.
You can use long telescopic banksticks pushed in front of the platform.
I've see some photo's of platforms with tubes bolted onto the edge which I assume is for banksticks to be placed within, I assume this is what you mean and not directly into the water which of course would be one hell of a long bankstick. The platforms on my local commercial don't have such tubes and the planks are covered in a galvanised mesh so most options for rod support there would be surface or seatbox/chair-mounted
I got loads of Dinsmores' banksticks. They will last you a lifetime. Go for the 30 inch telescopic ones. They give you the flexibility you sooner or later will need. Last time I used mine, was today, fitted to a tripod adaptor.
Thats an interesting option, I presume the pointy end of the bankstick just floats below the main tube of the tripod and is secured via a turn-screw? I would think any old tripod could be used so long as it has a large enough diameter tube for the bankstick to fit into.
And youu could always get a chair that allows rod rest arms to be attached, if you don't want to go down the seat box route.
I did consider that after seeing one of @Arry's recent photo's and he told me about the universal brackets that can be picked up from Amazon. I did just that however I wasn't too impressed with the one I received; it would probably do a job but the OCD in me dislikes that it doesn't give true 90° aligment (its just cheap Chinese rubbish tbh) and after further thought, I decided that I would prefer to keep the support independant of a chair incase me moving imparts movement/vibration into a rod, so the bracket is being sent back.

Thanks for the thoughts as always.
 

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There are extra long telescopic banksticks that you can use. Platforms are usually built on fairly shallow margins, so the depth of water isn't too great. Occasionally you find platforms with those tubes fitted, as described. You can also buy those tubes and screw them to the platform yourself, but be wary and ask the fishery owners permission to do it, because many take a dim view of anglers drilling holes in their platforms. I'll take a photo of one of my extra long banksticks for you.
 

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There are extra long telescopic banksticks that you can use. Platforms are usually built on fairly shallow margins, so the depth of water isn't too great. Occasionally you find platforms with those tubes fitted, as described. You can also buy those tubes and screw them to the platform yourself, but be wary and ask the fishery owners permission to do it, because many take a dim view of anglers drilling holes in their platforms. I'll take a photo of one of my extra long banksticks for you.
This one is a metre unextended and two metres extended. That should fit in front of most platforms you will come across.
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This one is a metre unextended and two metres extended. That should fit in front of most platforms you will come across.
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Yeah that's significantly longer than the Dinsmore banksticks I've seen, I'd imagine that would work fine anywhere as you say.
 

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They aren't Dinsmore. I can't remember the make. I'll see if I can find a record on my Angling Direct account. I have seen similar ones made by the carp tackle manufacturers, possibly Fox or Nash?
 

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The ones I have are Cygnet Slimline Storm Poles. I had a look on Angling Direct, but they are out of stock at the moment. They are carp rests, designed to be used as storm poles for bivvies, or as extra long banksticks. Have a look at carp fishing suppliers and manufacturers, rather than general coarse or match fishing suppliers. I'm sure the other carp firms like Fox, Nash or Korda would have something similar in their range. If you can't find any online, maybe go to the carp tackle section of your nearest tackle shop.
 

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I have just looked at Angling Direct again, and although the Cygnet Slimline are out of stock, these Cygnet Storm Poles are very similar and would do the job.

 

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They'll be overkill for the canals but I'll keep them in mind for other venues where they'll likely be needed.
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