Swing tip rods

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Are there rods that can be purchased these days with a screw in thread on the tip ring ? My ageing John Wilson twin tip Avon that has has a screw in thread on one of the top sections, the cork handle is starting to go a little. Some of the swims I fish on a lake, there is only room really having the rod facing forwards using a swing tip, rather than using the quiver with the rod being ‘horizontal’ to the bank. Or, is it a case of having to change the tip ring yourself, or even a specialist build.
 
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Are there rods that can be purchased these days with a screw in thread on the tip ring ? My ageing John Wilson twin tip Avon that has has a screw in thread on one of the top sections, the cork handle is starting to go a little. Some of the swims I fish on a lake, there is only room really having the rod facing forwards using a swing tip, rather than using the quiver with the rod being ‘horizontal’ to the bank. Or, is it a case of having to change the tip ring yourself, or even a specialist build.
I have a 2 piece Shakespeare rod with a tip eye with thread, it is a brilliant swing tip rod, I have used it with various lengths of swing tip. It was given to me a couple of years ago by a mate for whom I had repaired a couple of pole sections for.
I think it has been discontinued but I will see if I can find the model number then you can check.
I would say a decent ten or eleven foot feeder rod would do it, either by changing the tip ring or removing it and possibly cutting an inch or two off the top section to take a push on swing tip adaptor.
Others on here may have a better idea on what to do.
 

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Very few new rods are fitted with threaded tip rings these days. When they do appear, it's usually on really low budget stuff. However, just because they have a threaded tip ring does not mean that they are a particularly good choice for swing tip fishing. There's only one current specific swing tip rod that I'm aware of, a Tri-Cast.
 

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I have a few rods with screw top eyes, it seemed to be standard fitting at some time. If you need any screw in swingtips I have a few that are unused and in packets along with spring tips.
 

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If you can find one then a Tri-Cast 10-11ft swing tip rod is as near to perfctas I ever found. Not the cheaest of options but in my view one of the very best.

If your JW only has a problem with the handle then why not get new corks fitted as that must be cheaper than a different rod?
 

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More than a little old hat for my liking, I would rather use a slackline than use a swing tip. For me it would be a quiver tip or slackline with a swing tip not even third on the list, I'll rephrase that, the place for swing tips are between nowhere and the bin. I know this is probably not everyone's idea.
I can see eyes rolling with the odd person who knows no better. :unsure: Swing tips are akin to kids playing with a whip and top. Those days are gone.
 

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The Shakespeare Omni Specialist either in 10 or 11ft are a decent rod for the price around £25. They have a nice progressive action and should be ideal for the job. IMO swingtips are great for stillwater fishing at close range being more sensitive than quiver tips.
 

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Back when we used to fish those big matches on the Danish lakes the swing tip reigned sipreme until the butt swinger came into fashion but that was only becase they were easier and quicker to set up . . . .

These days I still like sometimes to fish the swing tip as it seems to be a more restful method . . .
 

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I can understand why old people :love: can not forget the old swing tip. Strike that no I can't. If swing tipping is still an option why do tackle companies not make one. Because they are tripe.
 

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Back when we used to fish those big matches on the Danish lakes the swing tip reigned sipreme until the butt swinger came into fashion but that was only becase they were easier and quicker to set up . . . .

These days I still like sometimes to fish the swing tip as it seems to be a more restful method . . .
I still have a butt swinger somewhere.
Will have to root it out now and give it a try again.
 

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The Shakespeare Omni Specialist either in 10 or 11ft are a decent rod for the price around £25. They have a nice progressive action and should be ideal for the job. IMO swingtips are great for stillwater fishing at close range being more sensitive than quiver tips.
It's possible that's the one in my garage, a browny coloured carbon blank, 10lb line rating ?
 

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It's possible that's the one in my garage, a browny coloured carbon blank, 10lb line rating ?
The latest Omnis are white with red whippings I believe they also have a screwed eye.
 

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I have somewhere a butt indicator that was similar to a quiver. I used it in Ireland when it was very blowy. that was crap also. Nearly as bad as a swing tip.
 

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I am not sure of the rating of the later models as I can't find the info on the websites. I can probably find out tomorrow and will let you know.
 
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