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    Default Tacklebox darent valley specialist

    After a pair of light rods for perch, chub and the odd day carp bashing at local carp puddle. Anyone used the above? Like the price of them but not sure what the action is like.

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    Are the tackle box still selling them Mr F? I looked the other day and couldn't find them on there website anywhere!

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    Still there I think (hopefully) will have to give them a call and check.

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    Fabricatum Diem, Pvnc!

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    VERY sorry rods
    Edited for the sensitive prissy meow meows we entertain

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    Do you mean very sorry or is that a predictive text error

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapscarper View Post
    VERY sorry rods
    Whats up with them? They look fine to me, nice thin blank.

    The 1.75's should be on the shelves now too, which are on my shopping list.

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    It's predictive text sorry guys. I meant soft!!
    Edited for the sensitive prissy meow meows we entertain

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    I have just purchased a pair of the darent valley specialist's,mainly for perch fishing as I think they will be spot on for decent perch,although should be good for roach and chub as well.
    First impressions are very good,not had a chance yet to use them in anger, nice soft blank of around 3/4 -1 lb TC.Finish seems very good for the money.
    I will certainly be looking at the 1.75 they will be doing if they are the same quality.
    Cheers Joe

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    Whats the views after being used then chaps? Can't quite believe the price!? I seriously considering buying a pair!

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    40 per rod! Cant even buy a round of drinks for that in London - Im interested in these too, ledgereing for large Roach, Perch & Rudd, any feedback greatly appreciated!

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    I've just bought one for Perch fishing on a local commercial this winter. I just ordered the one to see what they where like and should of ordered two as they're now showing out of stock on the TB website until the end of November.

    As has been said for 40 the rods an absolute bargain although I had to pay 7 P&P it's still stupidly cheap. Its a very slim blank with a full cork handle with a lovely through action and is very soft. I've been using it this week with a 1.5oz lead and a small deadbait and although I had a 3lb 5oz Perch it wasn't on this rod as I would of liked to have seen it play a decent fish. Later on though it handled a hard fighting common of about 8lb superbly that had taken a liking to a small dead Roach.
    Im well impressed and when they're back in stock I'll be ordering two more, another one for me and one for a mate.

    Cheers Neil...

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    Cheers Neil, I was thinking the biggest bait that I would be using was a fat lobworm rather than a deadbait! & luckily I'm within driving distance of the Tackle Box so postage not an issue. If they can handle an 8lb carp they can certainly handle what I expect (or hope) to catch - I was more worried about them being to stiff rather than too soft due to the light hooklinks i will use. I am fortunate to belong to a carp syndicate where the smaller species are ignored to some degree, I've already been fortunate enough to catch Rudd of almost 3lb on float tackle in the summer and hear of large and roach caught on boliee by mistake and monster perch which are not targeted at all! thanks for the info

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    No probs mate. They're definitely on the soft side. I would think they would be perfect for fishing Lobs on the float or with a light lead. I think they might struggle a bit with say a 2oz lead and a deadbait but I'm only fishing a small commercial where an underarm flick is all that is required. The rod felt like it was bent through to the reel seat with the carp on.

    Cheers Neil.

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    Anybody know who makes the blank they are built on

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    Just to add my two pence. I've used mine twice now both times fishing for perch on a commercial and have to say it fits the bill perfectly. I teamed it with a 4000 size Shimano reel fishing 5lb main line and 4lb hooklink. I've had loads of perch to 2lb but have also caught two carp both doubles with biggest being 16lb. It was great fun and handled both carp just fine. I've just had the xmas flyer through the door and I see they now have two avon/quiver rods added to the range. Recommended ��

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    Sorry to drag up an old thread but can anyone tell me if these rods can handle chucking a large 40g blackcap feeder 50yds?

    Sound perfect for winter pit Roaching otherwise, just worried about them being perhaps TOO soft and a foot shorter than id like for this method.

    Cheers!

    James

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    Another James here also sorry for dragging up an old thread!

    Does anyone have any answer to the above, are those 0.75lb specialists any good for chucking a feeder around for roach? The next step up in the range is 1.25lb which until a few years ago would have been barbel rod territory.

    Any input appreciated.

    Cheers
    James

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