Waggling rods in the garden

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The Greys rods I only saw sat on a tripod but they looked thinner in the tip and a bit more refined, nicer finish etc than the Korum rods. I'm happy enough with the Korum rods though as it's not as though there's that much finesse to my Barbel fishing. Greys rods do look very nice though. (y)
Don't get me wrong mate, the Korums were a joy to use, it's just that the Greys are a little better. (Hello, my name is Pete and I am a tackle tart :p ).
 

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I don’t waggle them I cast them, sometimes I go to a very quiet large piece of grass if I’ve got a spare hour, take some hula hoops with me, and practising casting, trying to get the lead to land in a hoop every time. Sad but I think it’s like any other skill it needs practice.
 

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With the Korum Barbel rods I can cast a 2oz feeder to the other side of the Severn with ease but I've had to use a 4oz feeder at times with it and can only reach mid river.
 

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I don’t waggle them I cast them, sometimes I go to a very quiet large piece of grass if I’ve got a spare hour, take some hula hoops with me, and practising casting, trying to get the lead to land in a hoop every time. Sad but I think it’s like any other skill it needs practice.
I don't think it's sad at all. I used to do the same with tip rods using rings of sand in different sizes.
 

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That one is mine if and when you decide to part with it. Not this month though, there is more going out than coming in right now!
I've mentioned before that was a rod that took a while to grow on me but it's mine now haha, very versatile rod, hope you find one and like it though. (y)
 

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Greys rods. I hope the Coarse versions are better than the Fly versions. Yes they are under the same umbrella as Hardy but the difference is chalk and cheese in the fly aspect. Then again hardy do cost a heck of a lot more!
 

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With the Korum Barbel rods I can cast a 2oz feeder to the other side of the Severn with ease but I've had to use a 4oz feeder at times with it and can only reach mid river.
That's where the difference lies I think mate. I can put a 4oz feeder across the Trent to the far bank and have done on quite a few occasions with the Greys.
 

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That's where the difference lies I think mate. I can put a 4oz feeder across the Trent to the far bank and have done on quite a few occasions with the Greys.
Probably a lot down to technique as well, how much to load and how much to lob etc, though the Greys rods do look punchier 😁
 

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I am pretty much done with long rods now. I have three 16' or 17' rods. One light, one medium, and one heavier. The one I will probably use the least is the 17' Acolyte. Very specialist tool I think even though it would handle the odd rogue Chub and is meant to be somewhere between a Plus and an Ultra according to reports, like I say, very specialist tool... only caught small Perch on it so far and put a good bend in it. We will see though.

Can see my roughly halving the amount of rods I buy over the next few years to about 5 in the next 2 years but again we'll see. 😁
 
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