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Old 28-12-2009, 08:57
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Paul, The Fox specialist, 1lb TC is a cracking all round light ledger rod with an avon top and a quiver tip, not sure if they still do them though...........
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Old 28-12-2009, 10:20
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On the look out for a couple of light leger rods for perch; nothing expensive as i dont have a good track record with good quality rods

The TFG classic avon at 1.2 test looks quite good on paper, but i havent seen any up close. I dont want a quiver feeder, just a light 2 section job for close to med range legering if anyone can recommend one.

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I have been looking for something similar myself but no-one seems to make anything decent, i do have a pair of FOX 1lb tc jobs (the original green ones,) and a pair 3-7 Tri casts but both a still a bit over the top for Perching, so if you find anything let me know mate.

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Old 28-12-2009, 13:47
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Take a look at the Grauvell range. I have a 12ft 1.5lb TB with two top sections, one them being supplied with three quiver tips. Low diameter, through action, silicon carbide guides throughout, not too bad a finish, not a bad all-round rod. There is a 1.2lb version, too, I believe, which might be a peach for chub and perch.
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Old 28-12-2009, 14:44
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I use the original JW avon's.. use the tip section when up-streaming worm and the standard tips when livebaiting. Ideal rods for both small river fishing when you need to go through lots of undergrowth etc when a long rod is a burden but also work well when fishing pits and ressies with feeder tactics..

Like them so much I've got 6 of them in the garage.. bloody ebay! always tempting me

Only downside is the original reel fittings loosen after time and need replacing. As it happens just about to send off four for new handles and rings.. lovely rods.
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Old 28-12-2009, 18:10
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Thanks for the replies men,

Was hoping to get out today and have a look around at whats out there in the three main tackle shops in swindon, but have been holed up for three days with a stinker of a cold.

The new rovex version of the JW rod looks quite nice and i think they were on offer in one of the mags recently for 50 each, which is right up my alley price wise. I also prefer 11ft as i wont be casting distances and 1.2 test sounds a bit nearer the mark. I'll have a search around for the grauvell rods on the net. The cheapest i can find the fox rods is 107, which is a bit more than i was looking to pay, but i'll check on ebay and see whats about.

Thanks again guys.

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Old 28-12-2009, 18:24
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It is the original green Fox rods I was talking about.
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Old 28-12-2009, 18:49
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Paul (Wurzel) I have a pair of the the Gruvell 11ft 3ins, 1.2lb rods as suggested by Paul B and they are right up your street pricewise, and soft as a baby's bum.

http://www.jktackle.co.uk/acatalog/G...imen_Rods.html

I got mine at a steal on ebay for 18 each.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:03
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Oh well, best laid plans and all that; actually settled for a couple of 2 piece 11ft browning syntec light pellet waggler rods (50 each) as apart from the ringing they felt perfect for a light flick or underarm cast with a bomb or small feeder and the action is beautiful. Nice and soft, but with a stiffening of the butt section around a third of the way up. Will also be ideal for close in float work. Now need to get them christened.

Happy new year everyone.

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Old 16-01-2010, 18:09
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Got my winter perch campaign off to a start. Hard work after all that cold weather and snow melt in the river, but managed a 2-4 on lob tails tipped with red maggot, just on dusk.

Anyone else been out?

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Old 16-01-2010, 18:28
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Hi Paul,
That's a nice start in these conditions, well done.
I've haven't started yet. Will concentrate on the pike for now, but come the middle of Feb I'll be out looking for those tigers

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