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    Default Swing tip rod

    Swing tip rod wanted
    I have spent most of this afternoon looking on the internet for a swing tip rod and only come across two a Shakespeare around £30 or a Tri-cast at £260
    I’m not a fan of Shakespeare so that out…
    can any of you recommend a rod around the £60-£100 new or used around 10-11ft length

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    My swing tip rod came about as a result of clumsiness when I broke the tip on my Darent Valley specimen rod I bought an end eye with a thread and then a selection of swing tips. I do enjoy using it!

    If you have an old rod or buy say a Maver Abyss X( I bought one for £10) then remove the end eye by applying heat( a lighter) to the end eye to melt the glue and then using araldite or similar glue on a threaded eye. Believe me if I can do it anyone can

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    I agree with the above ,buy a screw end tip eye and away you go.

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    Or even... if it's to be a dedicated swingtip rod, dispense with a top ring and connect your tip direct to the rod via an angled rubber tip or a soft silicone one as you prefer. If the second ring is too far back for your taste, whip on a new intermediate an inch from the end to leave room to slide the rubber on.

    Or then again, if you have a tip rod that came with multiple quivertips - most of mine came with two or three - and you don't use the heaviest, you can chop this one down by a few inches and make it your swingtip carrier, making your rod a swing or quivertip rod. You need a stiffish tip for this, as things get a bit too bouncey if you add a swing tip to too fine a rod tip. None of my rods have a screw ring, even though several can be fitted with a swingtip.
    I bet the Tricast rod is brilliant, but a bit of adaptation will come in cheaper.

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    ..........a lot cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    Or even... if it's to be a dedicated swingtip rod, dispense with a top ring and connect your tip direct to the rod via an angled rubber tip or a soft silicone one as you prefer. If the second ring is too far back for your taste, whip on a new intermediate an inch from the end to leave room to slide the rubber on.

    Or then again, if you have a tip rod that came with multiple quivertips - most of mine came with two or three - and you don't use the heaviest, you can chop this one down by a few inches and make it your swingtip carrier, making your rod a swing or quivertip rod. You need a stiffish tip for this, as things get a bit too bouncey if you add a swing tip to too fine a rod tip. None of my rods have a screw ring, even though several can be fitted with a swingtip.
    I bet the Tricast rod is brilliant, but a bit of adaptation will come in cheaper.
    Now, that's a great tip. May even knock one up later to go with my Fox Specialist and Avon rods, which will be about 10ft without the length of a quivertip - just the right length for a swingtip rod.
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    You might want to have a look at a Daiwa Theory Barbel rod. One of the tips comes with a screw thread. It's a great rod. I have one (a little heavier than advertised). It comes in two test curves but may be more powerful than you want. They cast a long way, for what that is worth. Within your budget.

    Here's a link: Daiwa Theory Barbel Rod | Angling Direct

    All the best

    Lakhyaman

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    Default Re: Swing tip rod

    Why dismiss the Shakespeare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilko View Post
    Why dismiss the Shakespeare?
    Have to agree. I have that thirty quid rod and am madly in love with it. Just spent two days catching 5 - 15 pounders with it ( cyprinids that pull hard). May not have the catchet but brilliant rod. Superb.

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    Default Re: Swing tip rod

    A shout out for the Drennan DRX stillwater feeder rod which comes with three quiver tips and a swing tip. They do turn up on ebay and I got one for £100 a few years back.

    Class piece of kit, especially for soft mouthed skimmers and bream.

    Hope it helps

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