Waggling rods in the garden

BoldBear

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Waggling rods in the garden is a common thing that I do when I can’t get out on the bank; I’ve also been known to sit in the living room watching the TV with a new rod and reel in my hands; especially in the river closed season. :)

Keith
 

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Will have a waggle of new rods in the garden or house when I first get them but that’s it until they get used in action.
 

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I play with my rods in the garden, usually ones I haven’t used in a while, just to remind myself what they feel like. I play with my fly rods a lot and I often take them to our local playing fields to practice casting a fly.
 

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Had a waggle of a lissom bit o' cane in the garage today... my 8" Sharpe Spinning/ Stalking rod... its going with me to a local lake for a winter carp (hopefully) this weekend weather permitting
 

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Ended up swapping the rod I was on about in the OP for another Tricast rod, a much heavier one. They are like chalk and cheese. Turns out I can't really tell that much from a waggle in the garden.
 

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Hi Steve, it feels great with a waggle not sure what reel im going to put on it yet
i ll put a list up of what rods i bought in last year
keith
 

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It must be the week for it, I collected one on Monday night, roll on warm days and pinging pellets.
Be interested what you guys think of the Acolyte 11ft carp waggler. I’ll second the warm days and pinging pellets.
 

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Hi Steve, it feels great with a waggle not sure what reel im going to put on it yet
i ll put a list up of what rods i bought in last year
keith
I used mine for trotting and it was excellent. I let it go in a swap for a 13ft plus but still have the 12ft version which I also use for trotting and it is also excelent? Maybe i'll get another 11 footer in future.
 

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At the moment I'm a combination of bored from not going fishing much at the moment and excited as we approach summer.

Got my 12' Tricast Long Range Feeder Rod out in the garden again just then, probably about the 10th time since I've bought it. I'm yet to use it but I'd say it's one of the best rods I've bought from what I can tell, very impressed with it. I put a 520 Preston Extremity reel on it and threaded the 6lb Maxima through the rings, got my dad to hold the line while I pretend I'm playing a fish. :LOL: Lots of power in the mid section as expected but hopefully still forgiving enough for Bream.

How often do you get your rods out just for a waggle or am I just a saddo?

PS. The reel is very nice too. Only used it once but not had a fish on it yet.
It’s lovely to see parents playing with their kids🥰🥰🥰. Did you manage to land him? What did he weigh?

Don’t forget pics, or it didn’t happen😉.

Cheers Steve, you are giving me so much ammunition👍👍👍
 

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Had a waggle of a lissom bit o' cane in the garage today... my 8" Sharpe Spinning/ Stalking rod... its going with me to a local lake for a winter carp (hopefully) this weekend weather permitting
8” rod Aitch? That must be the ultimate travel rod🤣🤣🤣
 

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Hi Steve, it feels great with a waggle not sure what reel im going to put on it yet
i ll put a list up of what rods i bought in last year
keith
2500 Shimano Exage would be a nice balance 😗
 

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Recently waggled / fake casted a feeder rod in the garden and the quiver tip wasn’t pushed in properly.....it went flying over the neighbours fence and embedded in their lawn just like Excalibur! 😂

Luckily we are good friends and he saw the funny side of it!
 

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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.

Tough old rods. I have the 2lb versions and can lob quite enthusiastically 6oz + PVA bag/sausage. Hoping to break them as an excuse to get some Harrison Chimeras, maybe i need to try casting 7oz :sneaky:
 
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