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    Hello again.
    I am in need of a more pwowerful rod for some snag/heavy water fishing and have come up with these 2.
    1:11ft 6' Chimera Flood/Snag rod
    2:12ft Chimera No.2

    Could any one tell me what the test curve is for the flood snag rod? Is it higher or lower than the No.2

    Would be appreciative of any help.

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    Chevin.
    I just got a pair of No. 2s and they are powerful, no-nonsense rods. They'll cast 4oz feeders and subdue just about anything that swims! Could be used for floater fishing for carp too. I'd guess they're not suitable for hooklinks of less than 6lb breaking strain.
    Hop that helps.

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    The Snag/Flood has a higher test curve, however the actions of the two are different.

    The Specialist two has a softish tip and a stiffish butt, while the Snag/Flood (and the Specialist 3 which is basically a 12ft version) has a more through action (the tip being stiffer and the butt softer - if that makes sense) and will handle leads of six ounce or more.

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    Thanks for the help gents.
    From what Dave has said, it seems that the flood/snag rod would suit me better as i would fish smaller rivers with it too. I take it that this rod will be fine with smaller barbel (5lbers) and not be too overgunned?

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    I use Specialist 3s. Five/six pounders bend them well enough!

    Harrison's quote a tc of 2lb for the S3 and the S/F, but I'd say they are nearer 2.25lb.

    All three are great rods.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    Just thought that as im on the subject of more powerful barbel rods than the norm, i would ask about another one (sorry!). I was looking into the Trefor West rod that is built on a harrison blank and was thinking if anyone on here has used it or has experience of one. I understand that it is very similar to the Chimera No.2,so what would you go for between these?

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    Hooked a big barbel at Fishers Green using my No.2s and immediately lost it when my size 14 Super Specialist unbent! Strong rod, poor hook choice!

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    I have a pair of the Peregrine Floodwater rods and can't recommend them highly enough.

    They were designed by Chris Ponsford and are built of an exclusive Harrison blank.

    The reason I really like them is the different soft compound tip. There's no splice or any visible change in the taper. Apparently a different carbon compound is woven in. It seems like a fibreglass tip to me.

    Anyway, the soft tip allows the rod to bend when debris catches the line during a flood. This means the rig will stay in position longer.

    Although I have chucked a 6oz lead over 100 yards with these rods they still bend right through to the butt meaning there's no sudden change in line pressure causing pulled hooks.

    See http://www.peregrinerods.co.uk/pereg...barbel-rod.htm

    ps. Although I built the Peregrine website I have no sponsorship deal of any sort. I genuinely love my floodwater rods (which I bought prior to building their website.)

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    Greg, use the Drennan Barbel Specialists. It's not worth the risk.

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