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    Hi All

    I am looking to get a new float rod for trotting the rivers. I would like a rod that I can use for fishing light for grayling as well as fishing a bit heavier for Chub.

    I like the Drennan rods but dont know which model to go for.

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    It might be better if you tell us how much you are willing to spend.

    If you are on a budget this is a good rod suitable for what you want at a good price.
    Last edited by Graham Whatmore; 27-08-2010 at 11:13.


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    I would probably be looking to spend around £100. Less if possible!
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    you will be lucky to find a drennan for less than 100 notes unless it's off fleabay.

    it also depends if you want a waggler rod that you're going to use for stick fishing, not actually a problem really like it used to be.
    or a proper stickfloat spliced tip fast actioned rod.

    if it's the proper stickfloat rod you're looking at 200 notes and a very restricted choice.

    for a decent float rod that will do the job you want for less than 100 notes it would have to be a shakespear

    something like this

    Shakespeare - Rods - Fresh water - MACH 3 XT Match

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    I've heard nothing but good about the Shakespear MACH rods and reels.

    here's a drennan rod or two in your budget...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/drennan-stick-...FishingRods_EH





    Drennan Tench float rod coarse fishing tackle on eBay (end time 27-Aug-10 18:58:38 BST)
    Last edited by tigger; 27-08-2010 at 16:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    I've heard nothing but good about the Shakespear MACH rods and reels.

    here's a drennan rod or two in your budget...

    NORMARK MIROLITE II 13 foot Match ! on eBay (end time 30-Aug-10 00:15:15 BST)

    Drennan Tench float rod coarse fishing tackle on eBay (end time 27-Aug-10 18:58:38 BST)

    no me either the mach 3's get good reviews everywhere i've looked and this from ordinary anglers

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    I have a Shakespeare 15ft Mach III and what a little beauty it is, even better because it only cost me 50 notes on ebay. I also have an 11ft Mach III feeder rod I use for the method and that was even cheaper and does everything I want from a feeder throwing a loaded method feeder 50yds with ease and that using a 1lb t.c tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Whatmore View Post
    I have a Shakespeare 15ft Mach III and what a little beauty it is, even better because it only cost me 50 notes on ebay. I also have an 11ft Mach III feeder rod I use for the method and that was even cheaper and does everything I want from a feeder throwing a loaded method feeder 50yds with ease and that using a 1lb t.c tip.

    Never under estimate the value of Shakespeare.
    Very true but good as they are I wouldn't dismiss a good second hand example of a "better" rod. Float rods that you intend to use for trotting are not something I think you can compromise with in quite the same way as [say] one you intend to use down the local carp puddle.

    I dont know the Normarks. I use a Preston Carbonactive Sentient which I got second hand off the bay for exactly this sort of work.Its perfect...and within the £100 budget. I paid [I think] about £80 for mine.

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    The Drennan Puddlechucker which is similar to the Drennan Tench Float retails for less than £70.00.

    I have one, it's a bloody good rod.

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