Indeed it is mate.Yes it was the Technium Specialist that I had Bluenose. I guess its each to their own and all that.
I've got 2 x12ft tech specialist twin tip rods and I've used them for shoalie barbel fishing too as well as legering for bream and tench. I think it's an ace rod for chubbing though, the tips are spot on, or maybe it's just because I've had it for 10years+ and am just used to it. They still sell for a good few quid on ebay. I have an 11ft tech specialist quiver too, much lighter but great for smaller chub from smaller rivers.
What was your beef with that particular rod can I ask and what do you have now?