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    Default Silstar rods

    Anything know anything about them or if they were and good in there day ?

    Was recently given a silstar mx 3535-255 match picker it's got a red quiver style tip, carbon composite,

    Wondering if it's worth giving it a go ?

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    They are a 7' canal wand, should show up shy bites Carbon composite material, I think with a duplon handle, possibly a silstar exciter, worth about £20 -25 depending on tip size it may be ok for short range 16metre to 20 metre F1 fishing.

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    Quote Originally Posted by markcw View Post
    They are a 7' canal wand, should show up shy bites Carbon composite material, I think with a duplon handle, possibly a silstar exciter, worth about £20 -25 depending on tip size it may be ok for short range 16metre to 20 metre F1 fishing.
    Would be fine for silvers on the canal then if I fancy something different,

    Ive got a few other old rods I think, have to dig them out and try figure out what they are, I remember 1 of them looked like cork and wood was that ever a thing ? , if I still have it.

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    Silstar were, If I remember, advocated by Ian Heaps .
    They made a very sought after quivertip back in the day that was used extensively by many Trent and Severn anglers.
    They also made a range of 13/14' float rods that were also fairly popular.
    I still have one that I use on the Trent from time to time. It's a good rod, maybe a little heavier than some modern ones but a good one just the same.

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    Liked them a lot in their day.

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    Traverse X Feeder rods were very good in the 80's. The Royal Westminster and latterly Traverse X poles were also popular back then.

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    I have a ian Heaps canal rod made by silstar a very good small stream rod. Used it a lot on early commercials carp ponds before the carp got too big. Also have a match picker the slimmest softest rod I have ever used.

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    Quote Originally Posted by steve2 View Post
    I have a ian Heaps canal rod made by silstar a very good small stream rod. Used it a lot on early commercials carp ponds before the carp got too big. Also have a match picker the slimmest softest rod I have ever used.
    Still use the match picker ? What fish you managed to get in with it ?

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    Haven't used that rod for over 25years last used for small stream fishing for roach. Anything bigger and the rod would bend double which it did when trying to land fish over a pound. Have recently thought about using it when dropshotting for small perch.

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    Default Re: Silstar rods

    I have a silstar edge match rod in the loft, lovely action, shame I never use the thing. May drag it out of retirement.

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