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I'm in the market for a quivertip rod. I don't want rubbish, but I don't want or need to pay £100s either. Is there a middle of the road brand these days that fits the bill?

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Look at the Drennan Red range, absolutely top quality for fair prices. Different rods depending on what you want.

I think mine was about £55, I'd have another in the blink of an eye. Never had anything bad from Drennan. 

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Browning

I use their 9ft waggler rod and it's great, I use their matching bomb rod that is the same size but handles double figure carp easily 

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www.garryevans.co.uk   You will not go wrong taking advice or dealing with these guys.

 

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I'm not sure there is such a thing as a bad tackle maker these days. Any of the top 15 will make an excellent rod. 

Even Shakespeare do a good feeder rod. 

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Are there any British blank manufacturers left? Or are all blanks now made in the Far East?.............Weren’t Diawa rods made in Scotland at one time?

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16 minutes ago, panoma1 said:

Are there any British blank manufacturers left? Or are all blanks now made in the Far East?.............Weren’t Diawa rods made in Scotland at one time?

hello, use to make rods with fibretube blanks, think they were made by Harris and Sheldon, still have a fly rod, nice easy action, yes Diawa were made in Scotland, i have an original carbon fly rod that looks like a cane rod, it casts a nice line but nothing like a genuine cane rod, there is even a Chinese cane fly rod company

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30 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, use to make rods with fibretube blanks, think they were made by Harris and Sheldon, still have a fly rod, nice easy action, yes Diawa were made in Scotland, i have an original carbon fly rod that looks like a cane rod, it casts a nice line but nothing like a genuine cane rod, there is even a Chinese cane fly rod company

Fibatube blanks were sold by Hardy....I think, when they were part of the Harris and Sheldon group? I assembled a fibatube 2 piece 10ft spinning rod from a kit, purchased from McHardy of Carlisle, with fugi rings and reel fittings....it was a great rod! And my main Salmon spinner for many years, I caught lots of Salmon on it! Unfortunately I broke the top joint trying to release a spinner, when snagged on the bottom! 😥 I ordered a new blank from Hardy’s, to collect on my way up to Tweed..........when I got there, the price they wanted (for what it was) was eye watering! I ended up purchasing a reduced, sale price, Hardy perfection, 3 piece spinning rod, for not a lot more money than they wanted for the fibatube blank!....the missus, bought it me as an early birthday present! I still use it to this day......well I will, hopefully, after the Corvid19 lockdown is lifted 😃

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You wont go far wrong with Daiwa or  Preston innovations mid range tip rods, they will handle silvers to double figure carp. In fact most manufacturers these days have a decent mid range. 

But all my match rods are Daiwa or PI and i have never had any problems with any of them. Mid range PI rods

 

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1 hour ago, mpmilo said:

You wont go far wrong with Daiwa or  Preston innovations mid range tip rods, they will handle silvers to double figure carp. In fact most manufacturers these days have a decent mid range. 

But all my match rods are Daiwa or PI and i have never had any problems with any of them. Mid range PI rods

 

My mate who match fishes a lot says the same. The 2 brands he constantly buys. His seat boxes cost more then all the gear I have ever owned 😂

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Haha, it can be an expensive hobby , Depends how far you want to go . My pole is the same price as a  decent second hand car. Let alone Rods, Reels , Ive never been into the really expensive seatboxes some over a grand 😲

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3 minutes ago, mpmilo said:

Haha, it can be an expensive hobby , Depends how far you want to go . My pole is the same price as a  decent second hand car. Let alone Rods, Reels , Ive never been into the really expensive seatboxes some over a grand 😲

I used to be right into my fishing years ago until someone kindly nicked my gear out of the car. I've replaced a lot of my kit since I renewed my interest but not high end gear, just serviceable kit but not junk. 

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I have a tiny amount of gear to what I use to own, it can become obsessive buying gear. 

I have one or two float rods and one feeder rod. A few ninja reels. I enjoy my lure fishing for perch much more, I travel light, rod, reel, net and my lures in a bag. Can cover miles in a few hours. Not sure I will ever go back to sat on a box or chair

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16 minutes ago, walshie said:

I used to be right into my fishing years ago until someone kindly nicked my gear out of the car. I've replaced a lot of my kit since I renewed my interest but not high end gear, just serviceable kit but not junk. 

Yes i was the same, fished 4 days a week ( self -employed helps ) teams and individual. Packed it all in 2 years ago, just pleasure fish now on bream venues mostly.

A lot of my friends have had gear nicked out of the back of cars, vans etc. Some on driveways, but a lot from fisheries which is worrying especially when you could have 5 to 10 grands worth go in 5 minutes. Luckily i have never had it happen, but the lads i know have been gutted, some gear you just cant get these days..

To be fair theres a lot of very good mid priced gear out there now, I would only spend mega money on specialist gear 90yd plus feeder fishing and the like.

 

 

 

 

18 minutes ago, washerboy said:

I have a tiny amount of gear to what I use to own, it can become obsessive buying gear. 

I have one or two float rods and one feeder rod. A few ninja reels. I enjoy my lure fishing for perch much more, I travel light, rod, reel, net and my lures in a bag. Can cover miles in a few hours. Not sure I will ever go back to sat on a box or chair

 

Those Ninja reels are a bargain, i know a few very good anglers that use them

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6 hours ago, walshie said:

I'm in the market for a quivertip rod. I don't want rubbish, but I don't want or need to pay £100s either. Is there a middle of the road brand these days that fits the bill?

Drennan series 7 avon quiver. I've got one and it's a ruddy marvellous. with the 1-1/4lb top on it's a superb specimen chub rod, but with the quivers on it's light and supple and great fun with just about anything on the end. I've not found anything better in that class

https://www.drennantackle.com/products/rods/series-7/series-7-specialist-rods/12ft-specialist-avon-quiver-1-14/

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I am another for Drennan I bought a specialist twin tip 1 1/4lb TC its a lovely rod and my first choice at the mo.

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I can find drennan on line but my local tackle shops never stock it, so I don't buy it. I try and use Chapmans angling for all my stuff. Shop in S****horpe 

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4 hours ago, panoma1 said:

Fibatube blanks were sold by Hardy....I think, when they were part of the Harris and Sheldon group? I assembled a fibatube 2 piece 10ft spinning rod from a kit, purchased from McHardy of Carlisle, with fugi rings and reel fittings....it was a great rod! And my main Salmon spinner for many years, I caught lots of Salmon on it! Unfortunately I broke the top joint trying to release a spinner, when snagged on the bottom! 😥 I ordered a new blank from Hardy’s, to collect on my way up to Tweed..........when I got there, the price they wanted (for what it was) was eye watering! I ended up purchasing a reduced, sale price, Hardy perfection, 3 piece spinning rod, for not a lot more money than they wanted for the fibatube blank!....the missus, bought it me as an early birthday present! I still use it to this day......well I will, hopefully, after the Corvid19 lockdown is lifted 😃

Your right Panoma, Hardy was owned by Harris and Sheldon group, reason I know my boss owns Harris and Sheldon, and still does.

Only British rod maker I can think of is Brian Potter, of Bruce and Walker fame.

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7 minutes ago, billytheghillie said:

Your right Panoma, Hardy was owned by Harris and Sheldon group, reason I know my boss owns Harris and Sheldon, and still does.

Only British rod maker I can think of is Brian Potter, of Bruce and Walker fame.

Hi Billy, did/does he own the junction pool? 🤔

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if you have got an angling direct shop local you might find what you are looking for , but all the lads above seem to have sorted it for you good luck.

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Some good ideas to have a look at. Cheers.

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