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    Default Feeder rod for big fish

    Hi all,

    As the title suggests I am looking for a feeder rod for big fish - well at least beyond your average commercial size.

    Something with a decent line rating (10+) and with a good action for decent fish under the tip.

    I'm becoming less and less interested in sitting behind alarms for 2/3 rods just waiting for a take. I've always preferred to watch the tip of one rod and concentrate on my feeding - I find I fish better and enjoy it more.

    Problem is all my tip rods are more traditional 'bream' rods - high ish loading points that can sometimes feel like they lock up close to the net.

    Appreciate its not nessessarily the approach for really big fish on syndicate waters but at most well stocked carp waters with fish up 30ish and barbel and chub on the river its definitely my preferred method behind the float.

    Does anyone have a recommendation? I'm not looking to cast to the horizon so not really looking for a distance feeder rod but would need to handle decent sized feeders in flow and (hopefully) double figure barbel/big chub in a flow and carp over 20 odd lbs.

    I guess I'm looking more towards the barbel rod side of the market but it's hard to find a decent twin tip model these days with a dedicated quiver section for lakes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    Ben 10. I'm a big fan of twin tips, there are several makes around that should easily fit your reqmnts.
    Drennan series 7 , Soniks amongst the many available will give you what you require.
    Most can give you a test curve from 1•25lbs up to 1•75 lbs that can easily land big Barbel, carp, Chub etc.
    So, my advice is to go to a tackle dealer with a big variety of choice and give them each a waggle to find the one that feels suitable for your requirements.

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    I have no idea what kind'a money your looking to spend, if it's not too much the JW youngs barbel rod is pretty powerful and has a choice of tips including a solid top. I think it's rated to 15lb !

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    Have a look at Cormoran (Daiwa), they make feeder rods specifically for big fish - whether strong rods or heavy feeder.

    Online: here

    PDF (download from there): here

    I have one of the GF Feeders and I'm very happy with it. The price was low but most importantly it's top quality. If I had to travel far (for ex. for barbel or carp) with only one rod I'd take this one.
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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    I've just looked on ebay and there's a nice looking hardy marksman specimen feeder rod for sale, looks mint.

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    I've just looked on ebay and there's a nice looking hardy marksman specimen feeder rod for sale, looks mint.
    That would certainly do the job with a mainline rating of 12lb, i'v got the lighter 12' Specialist which is rated to 10lb and it's plenty to cope with Trent Barbel although I rarely use if for that.

    If there are any still knocking around the 13' Extreme Feeder is a brute, mainline rated to 14lbs but I sold mine as it was just too much of an animal to regularly use for the direction my fishing took.

    Would you rate the Marksman Barbel rod as a contender Ian, with the Avon top and quiver carrier top?

    Mind you, probably as likely to find a pack of hens teeth as one of those now.
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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    You would find most twin topped barbel/Avon rods would fit the bill,the only issue could be strength of the quivers as most would be on the stronger side to cope with the flow...

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    I'll have a look on ebay for said Hardy now! Thanks.

    I'll keep an eye out for any twin tip barbel rods I see, tips don't need to be too delicate as the size of fish are on the larger side anyway (other feeder rods I have cope with the rest).

    I have noticed cadence make a 13ft 8 power feeder, unfortunately I've have no dealings with cadence and being online only it's unlikely I'll get to have a waggle of one either

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    Quote Originally Posted by ben10 View Post
    I'll have a look on ebay for said Hardy now! Thanks.

    I'll keep an eye out for any twin tip barbel rods I see, tips don't need to be too delicate as the size of fish are on the larger side anyway (other feeder rods I have cope with the rest).

    I have noticed cadence make a 13ft 8 power feeder, unfortunately I've have no dealings with cadence and being online only it's unlikely I'll get to have a waggle of one either
    Cadence may be at the Big One at Farnboro' in March. I am going to the Northern Angling Show next weekend and if they are there I will ask James or Paul the question for you. I have had a waggle with a few cadence rods and they are good value for the money.

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    Default Re: Feeder rod for big fish

    Top man, thanks very much!

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