Which Feeder Rest ?

Peter

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For christ sake, our Peter.....Have a word will ya?:giggle:

I fear he's a lost cause Mark, already had to have a word with him about his initial attempt at the roost, he took that on board but remains an archetypal Yorkshireman when the subject of spending money crops up. :LOL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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And this butt rest since my rod got dragged in :eek:

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I tried one of these but I found it started damaging the cork where as they were probably designed for EVA handle areas.
Use it for stoping landing net pole slipping now. had the smoother smaller version, split in two as did the Guru one.
 

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For run of the mill fishing, not long distance bream etc, or rivers I find this set up with no head but a long ripple arm which swings on the Garbolino feeder arm more efficient. You can have it straight across for float and pivoted at any angle at any side low for feeder work. Easily adjusted in seconds.
Any small head can be attached to end of ripple arm or nearer on stem (like a std Reaper) if Mad Carp are about.
 

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I fear he's a lost cause Mark, already had to have a word with him about his initial attempt at the roost, he took that on board but remains an archetypal Yorkshireman when the subject of spending money crops up. :LOL: :ROFLMAO:


Sorry Peter for I have sinned :angel2:
 

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I fear he's a lost cause Mark, already had to have a word with him about his initial attempt at the roost, he took that on board but remains an archetypal Yorkshireman when the subject of spending money crops up. :LOL: :ROFLMAO:

All is not lost our Peter, I sense this man has a good heart, but I fear the 'force' is strong within him. (<<<Typed whilst levitating of one's office chair!):oops:....We must redouble our efforts to save him and point him towards the 'light' and therefore salvation....:love:;)
 

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Having a little debate with Peter about Feeder Rests and looking at the one I have at the moment, the Preston Fix-Angle, however it has been decided that it doesn't suit the look of my new box and the Guru Reaper Rest has been suggested as a viable replacement....

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I do like the look of it, not too sure on their other alternative which to me looks like it belongs in the next century and a bit too gimmicky ....

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However, I do like the look of the Matrix Feeder Rest but according to a few searches this is now 'old design' and is being replaced with one with replaceable ends incuding rod stops. which to me suggests that this design does have issues of rods being tugged off the rests when not looking...

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The new Matrix Feeder Rest...

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Then there is this not so little jobby which looks like it would stop a whale let alone a spirited Carp...

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My current Preston Fix-Angle ...

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So I'm going to throw it open to your suggestions, which Feeder Rest do you think is best?
I've got the reaper plus the tulip, the Preston foam covered one in your post & a Preston butt rest like the one Markywhizz posted. I tend to use the Reaper, The tulip gets used for when I'm only fishing a short pole. It's handy for wedging the No3 section in while rebaiting, landing a fish. The Preston butt rest gets used to wedge my landing net in.
 

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I find the Guru Reaper Rest xl so bloody heavy it needs wheels.
 

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That was one of my concerns - I've replaced all my old Preston Off-Box stuff with the equivalent Rive and the difference in weight to my bag is unbelievable.
Aluminium is the way forward, not heavy mild steel
 

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I have the last 2 Preston ones in your post, and have the largest of these on back order
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I did have a cheap Fladden/Okuma orange one, but I broke it ( far too easily)
The large dutch feeder rest is good, the angle lock comes in handy as well.
 
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