Does this rod exist?

mikench

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It was Ian. Even a numpty like me wouldn't use an 8' rod on a large river; I have my own Hardy Avon for that! I do believe S63 feels some of his waters may hold small barbel and the swims are too tight and inaccessible for a longer rod! John will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong!
 

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Yes and no. Small river and swims are tight and a devil to get to but small barbel? A few doubles with one or two up to 16lb, I hope to get introduced to a few smaller ones ( for now anyway).
 

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I hope I didn't sell you a bum steer John,don't think you could have broken the one I had...bloody tough little rod.
 

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It was Ian. Even a numpty like me wouldn't use an 8' rod on a large river; I have my own Hardy Avon for that! I do believe S63 feels some of his waters may hold small barbel and the swims are too tight and inaccessible for a longer rod! John will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong!
To be honest Mike, if the rod suites the spot i'd use it whatever the lenght. I have a couple of spinning rods one about 8 or 9ft which would be perfect for barbel fishing, either touch legering or legering. You could even trott with em at a push as they arn't too heavy, the length might be an issue though lol.
 

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I’m sure it will be fine, if not I shall come and darken your door.:)
 
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