- Aug 15, 2008
For Roach, Rudd, Dace and other smaller speciesI on the float I usually use either my 13ft Drennan Acolyte Ultra Float rod or my 13ft Diawa Amorphous Whisker Light Float rod (AMW13L) or if I’m fishing a much deeper swim or I am trotting a float further out then I’ll use my 15ft Hardy Marksman Float rod.
For trotting for Barbel and Chub or waggler fishing for decent sized Tench and Crucian etc. I use my 13ft MKIV Drennan Tench Float rod or my 15ft Hardy Marksman Float rod.
For surface fishing for Carp then I will use my 12ft 2lb Tc Diawa Powermesh Carp rod
For specimen sized Carp fishing on the bottom I use a pair of 2.5lb and 3lb Tc Greys Prodigy Carp rods.
For bottom fishing for Barbel then I use my 1.5lb or 1.7lb Tc Greys Prodigy Barbel rods.
For bottom fishing for Tench, Crucians and smaller Carp I use my Greys 1.5lb/2lb Tc Multi tip rod
I have lots of other rods that I use for various types and sizes of fish but the above is what i use the most.
I forgot to mention my 12ft 10in Drennan DRX River Feeder rod which I usually use with my Shimano Arial 4000 RA front drag reel on large rivers like the Thames when I am quivertipping with a downstream bow in my line usually after Chub.