My Cadence 11ft #2 float rod.

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You will need to be quick Mike. Roger retires next month, so he told me.
 

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Touching on memories, you are right. Mike you are not far from the wye. I would suggest you consider a guided trip. It is such a special place that for me it ranks equally alongside the afternoon I spend at Birmingham railway museum driving the flying Scotsman, yes the real one, in '94 which 60+ years before my grandfather drove.
 

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I shall accompany the Maestro when the season begins for a spot of barbel fishing and Gordon and I shall visit the Dane again. I’m a very long way from the Wye Alec being in North Cheshire. One day perhaps as stretches of it are available. I have enough rods at the moment.😉
 

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now that trips abroad seem out of the question I am seriously thinking of repeating the wye trip in September, probably with a guide, followed by a few days in Wales. My original thought was Des who wrote in AT.I use my barbel rods for carp. I did buy while I was away this week a very nice frees spirit surface creeper which I plan to use with my carp catcher.
 

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Which one did you buy Alec and have you tried it. There are a few for sale on the bay. Does it feel like a carp rod i.e. a poker?
 

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No. The sportex I bought is an out and out poker at 2.75 so no good for the catcher. I got the hi s surface 11 which is like a hefty barbel, so should be perfect for the catcher. Tuesday will tell.
 

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It all depends on carp size,if fish are up to doubles I prefer a match rod with 4lb line,any bigger then an Avon with 6/8lb line,unless weed and snags are adjacent....
 

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Don't have a problems with snags thankfully but the water I use the peregrine's on seems to have a quantity of carp up to late doubles which get very very angry. It's more usual there to get a fiesty 13/16lb than a single. Even the 1.75 torrix has its hands full normally.
 

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Just an update on this rod,if depths are below 7 or 8ft this is my go to rod,I used it yesterday had several barbel between 5 and 9lbs on 4lb line,the rods action is great for small fish,but superb for absorbing lunges from chub and barbel,fantastic value and a lovely rod to use...
 

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Just an update on this rod,if depths are below 7 or 8ft this is my go to rod,I used it yesterday had several barbel between 5 and 9lbs on 4lb line,the rods action is great for small fish,but superb for absorbing lunges from chub and barbel,fantastic value and a lovely rod to use...
Interesting Alan do you use 4lb line all through
 

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Yes,I was chatting with him yesterday,I use 5.5lb 0.16mm if barbel are the most expected fish to take the bait,only on the float though,on the lead the #### hits the fan on the bite leaving a runaway train hurtling away from you...
 

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The only items Hardys make in house are a handfull of reels like the Perfect and Bougle these days.
 
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