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    Default Short float rods.

    I have to make most of my fishing time as cannot go all day as I did in past plus cost of travel. I enjoy feeder fishing with flat method feeder for bream and watching float go under. Have tried to get back into my carping but soon get bored. Anyway I have been using a Greys G-Tec 13ft Power float rod. It has done well in River Dane on stickfloat for small roach etc. Also had carp to 14lb on float as well. But there are a few smaller pools that I fish where rod is a big overgunned regarding to length. Was thinking of an 11ft or 12ft rod that would do for silver fish and odd bigger fish. What about 12ft Drennan pellet waggler rods...?

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    TFG compact 8-10ft all rounder great rod for about £50
    ny good for you?
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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    I would prefer one round 11/12ft.

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    got your pm as I posted - reply sent
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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    Robert,
    pellet rods, commercial rods, carp float whatever they get called are usually quite a different action to anything that I'd want to use for stick float fishing. They are not quick enough in the tip for me and have too much of a through action. I suspect that a short (11') "match" rod is what you should be looking out for. However, they are a bit thin on the ground. Loads of suitable 12' rods out there and as a bonus they are often in the budget match rod ranges of the bigger manufacturers.

    I do reckon that the Korum Precision Compact Float might be ideal.
    If cheap and cheerful floats your boat then have a look at the Daiwa D 11'.
    Last edited by sam vimes; 06-08-2011 at 22:18.

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    Sam

    that another b1oody rod I've got to get - now you've mentioned it

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Paul of Sheffield View Post
    Sam

    that another b1oody rod I've got to get - now you've mentioned it

    For a man of your means just jump up to the quality stuff. Look on the bright side, at least my original suggestion was less than three figures!

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    trouble is Her Ladyship is wising up to the number of rods I have - the Hardy's split cane are now disguised as runner bean poles
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    hi mate,

    what about the greys prodigy TX 11ft? nice progressive action with a 1lb test curve! a superb all round float rod!
    I use mine for grayling, tench on the float and floater fishing for carp! Oh, and its only £80!

    mark

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    Default Re: Short float rods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Woods View Post
    I have to make most of my fishing time as cannot go all day as I did in past plus cost of travel. I enjoy feeder fishing with flat method feeder for bream and watching float go under. Have tried to get back into my carping but soon get bored. Anyway I have been using a Greys G-Tec 13ft Power float rod. It has done well in River Dane on stickfloat for small roach etc. Also had carp to 14lb on float as well. But there are a few smaller pools that I fish where rod is a big overgunned regarding to length. Was thinking of an 11ft or 12ft rod that would do for silver fish and odd bigger fish. What about 12ft Drennan pellet waggler rods...?
    Hi Bob

    I have a Preston 'mini float' its 11ft - it is excellent - I use it in my local canal for both silver fish and the odd lump.

    Mark

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