I tried the pellet wag today, failed miserably. My dad had used most of my pinging pellets as loose feed so only had about 10 minutes worth, couldn't hit the same spot for toffee and when the fish finally started swirling i'd ran out of pellets
Nope just trying to help, to be honest my 1st stop for feeder rods would normally be Tri-cast but those Daiwa's are very good and at the price it is very hard to justify recommending someone to spend £150+ on a rod when bargains like this are around. Yes there are rods that will be better but you will have to pay around £200 to find something that is better than these rods. When ever someone asks for a recommendation you will always get the single manufacturer fan boys recommending the same rods regardless of what the OP is looking for. You asked for recommendations for a good value feeder rod and at the minute those Daiwa rods are probably the best value around, at the RRP of £170 they are a good rod but at £60 they are a brilliant rod hence why good value. If someone asks for the best rod available my answer might have been very different
I got mine today too. Looks OK, can't wait to test it out at the weekend.
@Marker50 yeah I noticed that, only one left if the 10ft pellet waggler.
Funny thing I notice is the length. The rod I got says its 11 foot 6 inches on the blank. However, sad I know, I measured it and its 11 foot 3 inches. I wonder what that's all about I have half a mind to write to Daiwa and ask where the othe 3 inches is
Short update. I fished with my new Daiwa 11ft6 commercial feeder today and my fish impressions are positive. First fish today was a smallish ~5lb common and I was shocked at how much this rod bends (compared to my tfg) I was genuinely worried that this rod might be too soft. Any ways a few fish later and I'm warming to this rod, I had a mixed bag of roach, bream and about 10 carp but no biggies (largest was about 9lb) .
I really enjoyed using the rod and I'm getting used to using a softer rod - I didn't have a single hook pull all day which I think the rod is to thank for.
It casts well and has a lovely playing action (once I got my head around the softness). I just think I need to catch one of the larger lumps in the lake to be 100 percent but I suspect it'll be fine for the kind of fishing I do.
I'm very happy with my purchase, thanks again for everyone's help.