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BlythMags

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I've recently getten (is that a real word?) into angling and currently have an ABU Red Wolf match rod - it's probably rubbish, but will suit me as a beginner for the short term.

Anyway - I'm considering buying an additional rod and reel to allow me to leger as well as float fish.

Can someone advise what I should do:

a) Buy a rod specific to legering and use my existing rod to float;
b) Buy a rod specific to floating and use my existing rod to leger (I have a couple of quiver tips at present(;
c) Throw my current rod away and but two rods up to both tasks?

Also - any suggestions as to what make and model of (relatively inexpensive) rod and reel to go for, bearing in mind that I'm a new to this?

By the way, I intend to fish stillwaters for tench, carp, and roach as opposed to piking.

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As long as you're happy with you match rod, I'd keep it if I were you. Since you already have a float rod, there doesn't seem to be much point in getting rid already. I'd be tempted to keep it for the time being and upgrade it at a later date, when you feel the time is right. For an extra rod, try and pick up a multi-tip quiver for ledger and feeder work. As to which one to get>

http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/3022

Click the link above, and there's quite a good debate on various quiver tip rods to get. There's a helluva lot out there at the moment, so decide on your price range and have a look at what various people have had to say about their own. I started fishing last year myself after a long layoff and found it initially overwhelming, but you soon sort the wheat from the chaff, there's always plenty of people on here who'll give you their 2 penneth. Hope that helps.[:)][:)]

 

BlythMags

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Thanks for that.

'Overwhelmed' - has to be the understatement of the year!!

I'm sure I'll become familiar with the various products out there - agree with you in terms of the helpfulness of people on this site.

Extremely helpful bunch!
 

scoobs11

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buy a polaris side winder and you can turn any rod into a ledger rod very quickly and easily.

as for rods try to find a browning syntech tench rod and have a play. i use mine for everything from roach on waggler to mid double carping and combined with a sidewinder it works perfectly for feedering for bream.

i'll have a fiver on the brown one
 

fishing_mad

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if you want a ledger rod for light fish just get a shakespear mentor feeder rod

[:)]Fishing Mad[:)]
 

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Or look at the various twin tip leger rods 11,12 foot these will then cover a larger area of fishing than a normal leger rod would dependant on which tip is used.

chill out go fishing

 

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Here i go again.

Give "Tiny" (aka Andy) a pm or mail, he's got some great twin tips in called the "Frantic" i use mine for just about everything except carping & Piking.

It comes with a nice thin quiver type tip & an Avon tip, they are true value for money rods.

Alan

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That twin tip has a test curve of 1 1/4lb as well.Unfortunately they are very limited to supply.Shame really coz its a good rod.

Andy.....Staffs Angling Supplies
 

carpbob3

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my choice of reel would be one of the OKUMA range ..... excellent reels and excellent value for your money.
 

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My choice is for a Fladen 620,6 ball bearing,2 spare spools and only 34.99.Excellent value and precision made.
 
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