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    Default 13' 2 piece rods

    I didn't know such rods existed but they do. Does anyone have one and are they as cumbersome to transport as I imagine!

    I looked at a pike rod with such dimensions but decided against !

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    To me they just wouldn't work,imagine if it was an acolyte,it would soon be three piece,allegedly...

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    I used a 2 piece 12ft acolyte carp waggler the other day. I made it up at home and banded it together via velcro straps and rested it in the passenger seat of the car with the back of the seat dropped back about half way.
    The rod was superb to use and it's great for trotting with being very light!
    I've caught a good number of species with the rod but not yet used it for a barbel, i'll remedy that next season when catching them on the float is easier. The other day I waa catching small to very large dace and some small chu b, no bumped off fish whatsoever. Regarding bumping fish off, I just don't seem to have that problem with whatever rod I use.....must be something to do with the line I use .

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    They are thin on the ground in general coarse fishing rods, but there are a few more out and out carp/pike rods in this configuration.

    I have two 13' two piece float rods. However, they are from a manufacturer of specimen/specialist rods. As much as they are good rods, they are a complete PITA to transport. I've never been enough of of a distance freak to want carp rods longer than 12'.

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    If you own one of these



    It maybe cumbersome, but if your wheels will take a 6ft 6” length, no problem.

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    John I started going fishing in a convertible and with the roof down I could fit in any rod!!!! Not much fun in the rain though!! I raised a few eyebrows!!!

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    All five of my 12ft and 13ft Carp rods are 2 piece as are my two 12ft Barbel rods and my 2 12ft specialist bottom rods. Plus a 2 piece 13ft Tench and Specialist Float rod (which also has a small handle extension to allow it to be carried made up in its own 6ft rod sleeve); and all of my shorter rods are only two piece too.

    I have no problems with carrying 6ft & 6.5ft rod sleeves in a Quiver in the back of my car if I lower the back seats down.

    I do have 3 and 4 piece float rods, but most of these are a little more fragile and I keep these in tubes, and never carry these made up like I do with most of my 2 piece rods.

    I don’t usually Carry more than 2 or 3 rods anyway and a lot of the time I‘m only carrying just one rod.

    Keith
    Last edited by Keith M; 28-11-2018 at 20:35.
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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    Absolutely no need in this day and age for 13ft 2-piece rods. Some of the most demanding of rods, salmon fly speycasting rods, are all 4-piece now so who needs to get poked in the ear by a 2-piece while you’re driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Keane View Post
    Absolutely no need in this day and age for 13ft 2-piece rods. Some of the most demanding of rods, salmon fly speycasting rods, are all 4-piece now so who needs to get poked in the ear by a 2-piece while you’re driving?
    I have a couple of really nice travel rods, one being 11ft 6inch and made up from 6 pieces! When it's assembled there's no hint of a flat spot.
    About 18 month back I went to see Steve Harrison at Liverpol regarding a travel rod and he told me the less pieces/sections to a rod the better, so according to him two piece is good but one piece would be better!
    Last edited by tigger; 28-11-2018 at 22:16.

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    Default Re: 13' 2 piece rods

    Quote Originally Posted by John Keane View Post
    Absolutely no need in this day and age for 13ft 2-piece rods. Some of the most demanding of rods, salmon fly speycasting rods, are all 4-piece now so who needs to get poked in the ear by a 2-piece while you’re driving?
    That’s a bit of a silly statement John, I’ve never even come close to having a rod poke me in the ear when I’ve been driving, and neither has anyone else I know, and because I can go fishing any day of the week at a moments notice and be fishing immediately when fishing for much shorter periods, then having a ready made up 13ft Specimen Float rod is Ideal.

    Anglers have been carrying 13ft Carp rods and specimen rods since the early 70s and it’s quite normal in this day and age for anglers to carry such rods; especially when they have hatchbacks or estate cars.

    And I’ve never damaged any of my rods through keeping them ready made-up in padded rod sleeves either (so far anyway ) and I’ve been doing it for years now.


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    Last edited by Keith M; 28-11-2018 at 22:07.
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