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    Default 2lb test curve...

    Any recommendation's?

    Ive got 1.75's which I was planning on using for tench, but I need something a bit beefier for longer distances as even a fully loaded 2oz cage feeder makes the 1.75 feel too "tippy"

    Would prefer 2nd hand.

    Thanks

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    If you can find some, then Shimano Twin-powers.

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    I have the free spirit cs rods and they are terrific rods..

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    What about Shimano Twinpower 2.25? Some on ebay.

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    wish i never sold my twin powers, lovely rods

    chub small water 11ft 2.25lb tc are lovely rods aswell and not too expensive
    from the skool of hard knocks and the university of life

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    Got chimera 2.5's do the job well with feeders

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    Big river barbel rods built to whack big feeders out
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saint View Post
    wish i never sold my twin powers, lovely rods
    Same here mate, even with their tiny 30mm butt guides and 2 guides on the butt section. A far cry from today's standard build.

    Superb players too. I may have to have a gander at those on ebay lol.

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    Just looked at those on ebay. Someone will have a good buy for sure. Shame they're Essex way or I'd have them myself.

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    I've had an awful lot of lightweight carp rods and heavy tench or barbel rods from 1:25lb to 2:25 lb and have a def pref for the scaled down carp rod as opposed to the beefed up barbel rods . I had some torrix 2lb which I didn't fully appreciate but they were prob the best light build I've ever owned . I hated the whychwood barbel rods , hated the infinity barbel rods , loved the north westerns but they were a little soft and have had quite a few of the daiwa specialist and powermesh versions which were all very good but the rods that stand out he most are the drennans , mid priced , light , great build with good quality components etc and they look nice too , my faves so far are the distance tench and bream 2lb test models with 40 mm ringing , full duplon and an olive blank .
    Goddam right its a beautiful day !

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    Got two 2lb and one 1.75 lb Twin Powers Brilliant bits of kit
    Don't use em now but wouldn't get rid of em

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    Harrison Multi-Carp in the 2lb.

    Martin Bowler designed the Drennan 2lb LR Tench & Bream that wristpin mentions off of the back of the Harrison, it's what he used to use.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pistacor View Post
    Any recommendation's?

    Ive got 1.75's which I was planning on using for tench, but I need something a bit beefier for longer distances as even a fully loaded 2oz cage feeder makes the 1.75 feel too "tippy"

    Would prefer 2nd hand.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrist-pin View Post
    but the rods that stand out he most are the drennans , mid priced , light , great build with good quality components etc and they look nice too, , my faves so far are the distance tench and bream 2lb test models with 40 mm ringing , full duplon and an olive blank .
    Another vote for these, I brought some spares off ebay as back up as i dont think you can get them new anymore
    Neil

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    You legends, Thankyou Gents

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    I use the Torrix 2lb tc for most of my heavy duty tenching, they are superb rods. They are fairly expensive though, especially if, like me, you have them custom built. If you want something cheaper then the Drennan LD Tench and Bream are pretty good. The only problem is that I don't think they are made now.....

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    +1 on the 2lb version of the Drennan distance tench & bream rods, can't beat em!

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    i have a set of harrisons which i got from wristpin a long time ago and they are still going strong and have done well with tench fishing on wild rish loughs... though softened up a bit.
    the new korums xpert are nice too in 2.2. lb.... a lot of the lads in the tenchfishers are fond of them
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    For the money the Chub Small Water 2.25lb is hard to beat imo
    We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

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    I use a pair of 11 ft 2lb kevlars for method feeder tenching, lovely old through auctioned rods with a bit of backbone just above the reel seat. Older powermesh rods also would be upto the job. If still prefer used rods.
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    11 footers are so much better to business with imo,very rarely pick up a 12 these days, any old 11' 1.75's/2 lbers should be perfect for Tench imo .A mate bought some old 11' 1.75 northwesterns off me and uses them for everything now.He mainly fishes Rivers for Carp and Barbel, he's had barbel to over 13 lb and some River Carp on them, i had Carp into the 30's on them.
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