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    Shrek Guest

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    I have the latest issue of IYFC, their feature article is with Bob James float fishing for barbel (actually stret pegging). Anyway, they state he is using a 5 piece barbel rod etc etc.

    My question is this. Will this have been specially made for him, or are they commercially available. I've seen the rod in action when I went on a Red Letter day fishing with Bob, and it's true, there are no flat spots at all.

    I know a few months ago Graham also posted a review on a multi piece rod that was lacking in flat spots too. Was this the same rod?

    I'll go trawl the archives, but if anyone could provide some information as well, that would be great.

    Adrian

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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    I have an old two piece Avon that got trod on......... )

    Sorry Adrian.

    If I could obtain a 4 or 5 piece Avon style rod, I would buy one.

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    jason fisher Guest

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    isn't that the new masterline job that's going to cost about 500 quid when it's released.

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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    Then I'll forget it.

    I think that Harrisons could come up with something at a decent price.

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    Richard Drayson Guest

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    Adrian, I believe the rod you mention is produced for Masterline. I cannot remember Graham ever reviewing this particular rod.

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    Shrek Guest

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    Thanks guys. It's a shame their site isn't up to date. They are still heralding the Avon Quiver System as new, even though they have now brought out the Barbel version of this.

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    jason fisher Guest

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    there's definitely a bob james rod in this weeks AT that costs 500 quid but i'm not sure it's 5 piece. email bob and see what he says it is we might all have a clue then.

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    Stuart Bullard Guest

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    Why a 5 piece. What are the advantages?

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    Shrek Guest

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    It's a lot smaller than a two piece and I can happily leave it in the boot and take it on holiday with me without using up vital boot/roof box space. Also, even though it's a 5 piece, there aren't any blank spots. The rod will happily take up to 10lb line so the possibilities are endless I would have thought.

    Do you know of anything else that would suffice as I wouldn't just use the rod for barbel, obviously.

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    Eric Hayes Guest

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    If its a rod for the car boot your after Fox do a 12ft 4 piece rod called a Floater Specialist, although designed as the name suggests as rod for floater fishing for Carp, with a 2lb TC and a softish through action IMHO it would make very good all round rod. If I had a spare 90 I would get one with out a doubt.

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