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    Default Floater rod

    Looking to improve my floater skills this year and would therefore like to put together a dedicated set up I can leave in the van. Any recommendations on a rod for the job ?
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    Esp floater rod . Inexpensive but very good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilts View Post
    Esp floater rod . Inexpensive but very good .
    Had a look at one today and the wychwood extractor floater rod. I wasn't that impressed to be honest the ringing seemed very wrong. Money isn't the issue for the right rod. What do you peeps think about a 10ft rod for floaters yes or no ?
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    No imo.. far easier with a longer rod.
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    Daiwa one is nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwjgoode View Post
    Daiwa one is nice
    Which one ? I jave been looking at the 11ft surface creeper from free spirit. Any opinions ?
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    I have the 11ft Harrison Torrix surface rod and it's fantastic! I do a lot of surface fishing and think a shorter rod has more advantages than disadvantages.

    Definitely check the Torrix out though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish on.... View Post
    I have the 11ft Harrison Torrix surface rod and it's fantastic! I do a lot of surface fishing and think a shorter rod has more advantages than disadvantages.

    Definitely check the Torrix out though
    I will thanks. What reel do you use with it ? Looking to get a nice balanced outfit.
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    I had a lovely Tony Fordham Sportex for floater fishing but unfortunately it went missing.
    Currently have 2 ESP floaters, 12 and 9ft, both with Diawa Theory 4000SP's on, I'm liking them lots. The 12ft could probably take a heavier reel easily enough.
    Ultimately, depends on how deep your pockets are, I'd probably get Bob Gill to knock me up a special Torrix to match my other rods if I had a bit more cash, probably 11ft. For 80 odd the ESP's are a perfectly adequate rod for the job IMO.
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    Use my 10 foot bank creeper, however have had a 11 foot 2lb torrix built by mark tunely which I haven't tried yet but that's also my new barbel rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndon View Post
    I will thanks. What reel do you use with it ? Looking to get a nice balanced outfit.
    I use a 4000 Shimano Rarenium, beautiful reel, light and has an amazing drag. Have had carp to 29ib and pollock to 8ib with it and it wasn't even close to pushing it. Won't go wrong with that pair.

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    greys prodigy 1.75 12' with daiwa ss2600 and 10lb pro clear. lovely, the avon ish action helps mend the line and set the hook

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    Try the wychwood solace ideal for floater work

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    Free spirit surface creeper is a great rod. Mines coupled with a ss2600 and its a perfect match

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndon View Post
    Looking to improve my floater skills this year and would therefore like to put together a dedicated set up I can leave in the van. Any recommendations on a rod for the job ?
    ESP MK2 Floater Rod twinned with a SS 2600...awesome setup.

    Go for a 12 footer...easier to mend the line at range.

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    Shimano twin power 2.25lb - old school . Love mine !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian hoare View Post
    Shimano twin power 2.25lb - old school . Love mine !!
    Or better still a 2.25 shimano diaflash carp rod.

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    Now ya talking - been on the eye out for a good one for ages and not seen one yet . Waiting patiently ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian hoare View Post
    Now ya talking - been on the eye out for a good one for ages and not seen one yet . Waiting patiently ;-)
    Theres always the odd one on ebay but i have never seen a mint one yet. Even the ones in good nick do silly money. Alot of the older shimano rods go for silly money these days. Im even contemplating selling my shimano antares specialist rod as the last one i watched nearly hit 300 and it was used. My spare one is brand new and never been out of the bag since i bought 15 years ago. Ebay prices are mental with some of the older gear that you cant buy anymore. I just sold a fox camo tackle box on there and it went for 130.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian hoare View Post
    Shimano twin power 2.25lb - old school . Love mine !!
    Have 6 hi s rods but still use my Twin Powers, either 2lb or 1 3/4 for my floater fishing
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