Hmmmm! Had a Shaky once like that, nice rod, but I just couldn't stand the rattling about when fighting a fish. Wouldn't go down that route again. There is a fairly strong-ish plastic tube for these and a slot for it in the rod bag. That's the best solution.It looks the part given the price ,pity the spare tips dont store in the butt.
Is she now the EX?Due to my missus getting angry and breaking my shaky mach2 wand, how would this compare?
i really liked the wand, but have been playing with my mates garbolino rocket carp picker (which is even cheaper!) and been impressed, so would this be a worthy replacement?
she was pregnant with my boy at the time, she's now the fiance, and tackle shed has a new padlock!Is she now the EX?
I think the shanky Mach 2 bomb wand is a great rod for about £25
Yes, a bit unfair. You'd be better comparing the Garbolino Super G bomb rod with those, Peter. However, what you have to ask yourself is, would you get any more use or wear or catch more with those you mention. Like I said, this one's sweet enough to use as far as I'm concerned and I was comparing it to the action of my old Shimano TwinPower Winklepicker(approx £95 when new).How would you rate this rod compared to, say, a Drennan IM8 Bomb rod or the Diawa Winkle Picker ?
I don't know the Shaky one, Ben, but if you like the Rocket, you'll be doubly pleased with the Squad, I'm sure. Just a tad better I suspect.Due to my missus getting angry and breaking my shaky mach2 wand, how would this compare?
That is typical of a picker-type rod though. They're only for picking out the more delicate bites that normal tips would miss.My only criticism is that the tips are very soft. Even the stiffest of the three tips provided (the red one) is still a lot softer than standard tips on other rods I have used.