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whitty

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I have a four piece Hardy Avon Specialist Smuggler 11' 6" (Hardy didn't like giving a t.c. but I pushed them and they said approx 1lb 10ozs),imo match rods are my bugbear,as better 12ft rods are mostly two piece,you can pick up some Maver rods at the cheaper end that are three piece,sadly not up to the level action wise that I would want...
 

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I agree,try and get a top quality 12fter that's three piece,if ever we get a chance to meet up at a fish in I will bring my 12' titan 2000,12fters are my length of choice rods,sadly you can't buy many,so it's 11' or 13',I don't like longer rods than 13' either,trouble is proper float fishing is a dying trade,its all poles and feeders...
 

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being like a carp angler and having rods that are set up from one session to another IS lazy, because imo lines need cutting back,floats need re-shotting as moving shot damages line,especially on 2-4lb lines,I like fresh hooklengths,tied on the morning,that doesn't seem ott to me,just cutting down risks..

Alan I agree what you describe above is being lazy (and foolish) however there are hundreds of Anglers nowerdays that like me; occasionally setup their float tackle from scratch at home before placing it into a rod sleeve; like everyone that I know does. Leaving only the plumbing up and final shotting adjustments to do on the bank.

You should 't paint all Anglers who carry rods ready made up with the same paint brush like a lot of Anglers often do.

Keith
 
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I am one of the lazy ones, my pike rods are setup, my feeder rods are setup, my lure rods are set up, all my pole rigs are made at home and just clipped on by the water. But I always knew the waters I would be fishing and what was required.
The only time I set up on the bank is float fishing.
 

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Don't understand why he can't get a 2 piece 12 ft rod in a small car? I have a two seater very small car and I get them in on the passenger side by putting them at the bottom of the footwell leaning against the back of the passenger seat. Ok I can't take a passenger with me but I can meet my fishing buddies there. So why can't he do the same?
Toyota Aygo.

I given him one off my Dennan series 7 rods gathering dust.
 

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Sorry but it sounds like excuses from your friend. If he really wanted to go fishing then then he would find a way of transporting rods.
Tele rods are not as good but it would be fishing non the less.
I have a dedicated small fishing car. Longer rods are housed with the rear seats flat and poked between the front seats at shoulder level.
I have 4 piece NGT travel carp rods and some LRF rods can be used for leadgering.

A quick check on Ebay has thrown up a couple of multi section rods. One was an Abu.
Another was carp rods.
 

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I couldn't get my pole in the car so I bought a bus.
I'd still like to know what the OP's friend's problem actually is.

I'm going to assume it is this:

He, coming back after many years, took his old set up to a local day ticket place.

He met some twat who told him because this (and everywhere else) is now a carp puddle that his float rod is not good enough and he needs a 2lb test curve 15lb line bivvybuddy setup to be fair to the big carp.

He tried to find something that would meet their requirements but there's nothing in 3 piece.

He says, f--k this bul-hit excuse for fishing and returns to stamp colleting.
 

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I'm going to assume it is this:

He, coming back after many years, took his old set up to a local day ticket place.

He met some twat who told him because this (and everywhere else) is now a carp puddle that his float rod is not good enough and he needs a 2lb test curve 15lb line bivvybuddy setup to be fair to the big carp.

He tried to find something that would meet their requirements but there's nothing in 3 piece.

He says, f--k this bul-hit excuse for fishing and returns to stamp colleting.
Couldn't have put it better myself. God knows what they will say when I turn up with my cane rods and start catching.
 

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Many moons ago I had a hard top MG that I often used for fishing but fitted roof bars to take my rods.

More recently I used a Range Rover but also had a roof rack fitted to take my carp holdall.
 
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