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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    Ordered it while fishing at 12:45 yesterday (fatal having a phone with 4G on you whilst fishing, IMO) and it arrived by FedEx this morning at 11:30. Now that’s what you call service! The bag is appalling so I’ve salvaged the Velcro strap from it and put the rest in the bin!

    They are now £44.99 which is getting perilously close to the budget end of Daiwa and definitely in Shakespeare territory but it looks the business and will get an outing with floating crust next week.

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    I'm pretty sure that the Tacklebox rods come in rubbish sleeves quite deliberately. They know that the overwhelming majority of carp/specialist anglers (their primary market) don't actually use them, store them, discard them and lose them. They have no real purpose once the rod has been delivered to the customer. With that firmly in mind, they see little point in supplying a decent bag, even if it only added a few quid to the retail price.

    If their market were largely made up of older anglers with a more general coarse angling background (as the majority on here), then the bags might be more of an issue for them. However, poor quality rod bags is something that is increasingly creeping into coarse and match rod sectors, along with the rise in fairly poor quality ready rod bags. Again, I'm sure that the manufacturers are well aware that many of these bags and cases never see the light of day once they get to a buyer. Besides, what better way is there to sell another quiver/sleeve/holdall/ready rod bag?

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    I await your views on the rod John. I have no knowledge of other rods in that price bracket just that the DV is excellent and fantastic value for money. See what you think .

    As far as rod bags go the Hardy ones are class.
    Last edited by mikench; 07-08-2019 at 16:13.

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I await your views on the rod John. I have no knowledge of other rods in that price bracket just that the DV is excellent and fantastic value for money. See what you think .

    As far as rod bags go the Hardy ones are class.
    First thing tomorrow it’s off to my local tackle shop to buy a Drennan 1 Rod Sleeve for the Darent. Virtually all of my coarse rods are now in a made-up state and ready to go. My eyeshite is cr*p so not threading rods every time out is a boon!

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    I was in the Tacklebox saturday picking up a newtop section for one that I snapped yes thats two rods in the last 2 months I have snapped. They replaced it free of charge but said can we have the old section please as they use the eyes to build new ones. What a service, considering a new Acolyte top section cost me £70.00.

    Told the guys in there that this rod gets good reviews by everyone on this forum. They are now exporting these rods to America where suddenly the demand has gone through the roof as he put it.

    Clearly the quality of the bag keeps the price down but as John Keane said its getting close to others now but a big name manufacturer or not would their rod feel as nice as this ? Its the value for money that makes this rod a winner & were £39.00 when I bought my first one.

    I feel whole again now I havnt got a broken one in the shed :-)

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    I had a go fishing this afternoon with my DV rod and had 3 carp around 8lb. It's a super rod. My exploits today don't merit a post on HDYGO but I needed fresh air and solitude. Those posters who ask for advice about an inexpensive rod and choose the cheapest rod from a " big name supplier" in preference to a DV will never know what they are missing.

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    I really dont see why the DV rods cant come in a nylon bag which, in pure cost terms, cant add more than a few pence to the price of the rod....and would be lightyears ahead of the incredibly nasty j cloth thing they currently come in. Might be useful cut up into squares in case of an emergency I suppose..

    Not everybody wants to carry their rods made up and I hate those ready sleeves with a passion.

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Kippy View Post
    I really dont see why the DV rods cant come in a nylon bag which, in pure cost terms, cant add more than a few pence to the price of the rod....and would be lightyears ahead of the incredibly nasty j cloth thing they currently come in. Might be useful cut up into squares in case of an emergency I suppose..

    Not everybody wants to carry their rods made up and I hate those ready sleeves with a passion.
    Now come on Skip, you used to hate double handles on reels “with a passion” and now you tolerate some of them. You’re on the slippery slope of acceptance. What’s not to like about carrying a made up rod so you don’t have the squinter’s ordeal every time you go fishing? As for the Darent Valley bag, I’m keeping mine in case I get caught short for a Number 2 on the Bank!

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    J Cloth lol, Toilet paper lol, I just bought a cloth carp rod bag & I can get both DV's comfortably in that when they are not set up, I think my old bags must have have disintegrated by now ...

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    Default Re: Daren't valley 0.75lb by The Tackle Box.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Keane View Post
    Now come on Skip, you used to hate double handles on reels “with a passion” and now you tolerate some of them. You’re on the slippery slope of acceptance. What’s not to like about carrying a made up rod so you don’t have the squinter’s ordeal every time you go fishing? As for the Darent Valley bag, I’m keeping mine in case I get caught short for a Number 2 on the Bank!
    That's all they are fit for. As for the slippery slope of acceptance there is a world of difference between acceptance and tolerance. I have one pair of reels with double handles which I can just about tolerate. The ready rods sleeves never.

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