Swing tip rod

chrissh

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 19, 2009
Messages
1,948
Reaction score
74
Location
Dronfield Derbyshire
Swing tip rod wanted
I have spent most of this afternoon looking on the internet for a swing tip rod and only come across two a Shakespeare around £30 or a Tri-cast at £260
I’m not a fan of Shakespeare so that out…
can any of you recommend a rod around the £60-£100 new or used around 10-11ft length

Thanks
 

mikench

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 1, 2015
Messages
14,736
Reaction score
1,037
Location
leafy cheshire
My swing tip rod came about as a result of clumsiness when I broke the tip on my Darent Valley specimen rod:( I bought an end eye with a thread and then a selection of swing tips. I do enjoy using it!

If you have an old rod or buy say a Maver Abyss X( I bought one for £10) then remove the end eye by applying heat( a lighter) to the end eye to melt the glue and then using araldite or similar glue on a threaded eye. Believe me if I can do it anyone can:rolleyes:
 

trotter2

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 26, 2012
Messages
1,588
Reaction score
6
I agree with the above ,buy a screw end tip eye and away you go.
 

nottskev

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 3, 2016
Messages
2,862
Reaction score
194
Or even... if it's to be a dedicated swingtip rod, dispense with a top ring and connect your tip direct to the rod via an angled rubber tip or a soft silicone one as you prefer. If the second ring is too far back for your taste, whip on a new intermediate an inch from the end to leave room to slide the rubber on.

Or then again, if you have a tip rod that came with multiple quivertips - most of mine came with two or three - and you don't use the heaviest, you can chop this one down by a few inches and make it your swingtip carrier, making your rod a swing or quivertip rod. You need a stiffish tip for this, as things get a bit too bouncey if you add a swing tip to too fine a rod tip. None of my rods have a screw ring, even though several can be fitted with a swingtip.
I bet the Tricast rod is brilliant, but a bit of adaptation will come in cheaper.
 

robtherake

Well-known member
Joined
May 20, 2013
Messages
3,252
Reaction score
0
Location
North Yorkshire
Or even... if it's to be a dedicated swingtip rod, dispense with a top ring and connect your tip direct to the rod via an angled rubber tip or a soft silicone one as you prefer. If the second ring is too far back for your taste, whip on a new intermediate an inch from the end to leave room to slide the rubber on.

Or then again, if you have a tip rod that came with multiple quivertips - most of mine came with two or three - and you don't use the heaviest, you can chop this one down by a few inches and make it your swingtip carrier, making your rod a swing or quivertip rod. You need a stiffish tip for this, as things get a bit too bouncey if you add a swing tip to too fine a rod tip. None of my rods have a screw ring, even though several can be fitted with a swingtip.
I bet the Tricast rod is brilliant, but a bit of adaptation will come in cheaper.
Now, that's a great tip. May even knock one up later to go with my Fox Specialist and Avon rods, which will be about 10ft without the length of a quivertip - just the right length for a swingtip rod.:thumbs:
 

lakhyaman

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 11, 2015
Messages
260
Reaction score
17
Location
Bangladesh
You might want to have a look at a Daiwa Theory Barbel rod. One of the tips comes with a screw thread. It's a great rod. I have one (a little heavier than advertised). It comes in two test curves but may be more powerful than you want. They cast a long way, for what that is worth. Within your budget.

Here's a link: Daiwa Theory Barbel Rod | Angling Direct

All the best

Lakhyaman
 

lakhyaman

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 11, 2015
Messages
260
Reaction score
17
Location
Bangladesh
Why dismiss the Shakespeare?
Have to agree. I have that thirty quid rod and am madly in love with it. Just spent two days catching 5 - 15 pounders with it ( cyprinids that pull hard). May not have the catchet but brilliant rod. Superb.

All the best

Lakhyaman
 

dorsetandchub

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
5,175
Reaction score
0
Location
Southern Somerset
A shout out for the Drennan DRX stillwater feeder rod which comes with three quiver tips and a swing tip. They do turn up on ebay and I got one for £100 a few years back.

Class piece of kit, especially for soft mouthed skimmers and bream.

Hope it helps :)
 

ravey

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
272
Reaction score
0
Location
Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Something like a secondhand Daiwa Matchman (in glass) would fit the bill if you want to go retro and do not need to cast far (40 ya or so).
 

fred hall

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2003
Messages
70
Reaction score
4
Have to agree. I have that thirty quid rod and am madly in love with it. Just spent two days catching 5 - 15 pounders with it ( cyprinids that pull hard). May not have the catchet but brilliant rod. Superb.

All the best

Lakhyaman
IMHO Shakespeare gear is brilliant value for money. Yes, I do prefer my Tricast rods but I have caught quite a few barbel on 2 Shakespeare feeder rods that cost £80 total.
I have to add that this thread is making me feel quite nostalgic about swing tipping. I am far from being an expert on the topic but in the right circumstances it was an excellent method and presumably still is.
 

john step

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 17, 2011
Messages
5,693
Reaction score
288
Location
There
When I see a neighbour again I am going to ask him if he still has that Jack Clayton swingtip rod in his garage.
 

Wilko

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2005
Messages
135
Reaction score
0
Location
Eastbourne
Have to agree. I have that thirty quid rod and am madly in love with it. Just spent two days catching 5 - 15 pounders with it ( cyprinids that pull hard). May not have the catchet but brilliant rod. Superb.

All the best

Lakhyaman
I had a look at one of these yesterday and it looks and feels sweet as a nut, the finish is superb, it's a joy to hold and has decent components, if I was looking for another swing tip rod I'd be all over it. Looks like another winner from Shakespeare.
 

rayner

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
3,090
Reaction score
280
Location
South Yorkshire.
I have a push in swing tip that I made to fit my Drennan medium feeder rod.
Easy enough to make, I haven't used it for at least 20yrs but it worked fine. All that's needed is a short piece of solid glass. I got mine from an old broken quiver tip.
 
Top