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Donald

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Hi
Just joined this is my first post
Thankyou in advance for any advice.
I have a drennan specialist twin tip duo rod which I was using to float fish but have now tried feeder fishing with it.
I would now like a second rod so I can take 2 set up rods with me so I can switch between the 2 rods for feeder or float
My question is should I use my specialist for feeder fishing and buy a float rod or vice versa.
There are so many types of rods
Any guidance would be appreciated Thankyou
 

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I’d go with a float rod. Your twin tip with its quiver tips will be near as good as a feeder rod as any similar priced feeder rod but a proper float rod will be much better than the twin tip at float fishing.
 

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As above, you will notice a vast difference when you use a dedicated float rod for your waggler fishing
 

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Hi Donald. Welcome to the forum.

What sort of fishing will you be wanting to do with a float rod pal ? Commercial or a natural venue ? May give us an idea as to what to recommend for you Donald. ?
 

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I am a member of a club that has a number of pools and river venues (Bay malton )
There is a mix of fish types including carp and f1
Not particularly interested in targeting carp
I used to like fishing for chub on the Dane years ago so I probably need a rod that will cope with that.
Looked at second hand rods on e bay but with postagd might as well buy a new one
 

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I am a member of a club that has a number of pools and river venues (Bay malton )
There is a mix of fish types including carp and f1
Not particularly interested in targeting carp
I used to like fishing for chub on the Dane years ago so I probably need a rod that will cope with that.
Looked at second hand rods on e bay but with postagd might as well buy a new one
That’s the problem with eBay for rods - the postage. Unless I buy one secondhand at a good price including postage I buy new as they’re post free. Not many coarse fishing shops near me In Scotland so I buy most online. The Cadence ones have my eye at the mo as I want one for commy carp on the waggler.
 

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That’s the problem with eBay for rods - the postage. Unless I buy one secondhand at a good price including postage I buy new as they’re post free. Not many coarse fishing shops near me In Scotland so I buy most online. The Cadence ones have my eye at the mo as I want one for commy carp on the waggler.
Had a look at cadence
Not cheap and not much info around for them.
Will probably buy a drennan
 

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Had a look at cadence
Not cheap and not much info around for them.
Will probably buy a drennan
Unless you are buying an Acolyte or a Match pro I wouldn't buy a Drennan. The Vertex float rods are not great and there are better rods on the market for the same money or less and if you are thinking about a red range then look at the Leeda Concept GT range apparently the float rods are built on the same blanks as the red range for a chunk less cash
 

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What about a carp waggler rod
A friend suggested this as where we fish you can't help but catch carp and f1
Have looked on line at drennan12ft vertex carp waggler and red range carp waggler
Is it worth paying the extra for the vertex
Both rods are described as ok for silver fish or carp.
 

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As said above I agree I dont like the feel of the red range or vertex

Are you suggesting these because your local shop stocks them (understandable)

Maver reality rods are 55 delivered on ebay

Daiwa SR3 similar price

Just think there are better cheaper rods you can buy

Leeda concept mentioned above is 48 delivered saving you £7 on The red range

Angling direct have a number of float rods in the 45 to 65 range

Daiwa d carp 13ft at 35, 12ft at 42
Shakespeare sigma 46 or 50
Daiwa ninja 53 or 61

If it were my money I would go maver or Shakespeare sigma or Ninja
 
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Falling bang the the middle of the price of a red range and a vertex you could get a 12' maver MVR for £72.50 from Bristol angling Centre. These are very good rods and I think definitely a nicer rod than the vertex for a lot less cash. I think if it was my cash that would be where it would go
 

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If you're just after silvers and chub and not fussed about Carp then i think an Acolyte Plus or Ultra is pretty much what most people would go for. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Unless it's Guru then there's also an Orange tax to consider :LOL:
 

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Thankyou for all the help
I was pretty much going with what my local tackle shop stocks
I was a bit drawn to the mention of carp waggler thinking it meant they would cope with carp if i caught a big one
Will the rods recommended be all round waggler rods that are good for smaller fish and carp too
I'm just a novice pleasure angler who wants to fish and have a nice rod that will cope with what comes along
 

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The simple answer is yes

If there are not too many snags
The tackle is balanced
You take your time

I fish a carp runs water for the reach with an old power float rod (daiwa connoisseur)

Probably 25 years old . Back then a power float rod was max 6lb line ! The carp at this water do not read the script and so far have caught carp to 16lb on 5lb mainline .15 hooklonk and size 16 hook. Lost fish to hook pulls not line breakage

Patience is the key
 
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