Swing tip rods

chevin4

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Check the butt, it should give the model number and line rating
I would reckon it may be similar rating to my Sigma.
From memory it is a softer rod than the Sigma will check tomorrow 8lb max seems to ring a bell
 

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I still have an old light Dam 10ft leger rod that I used to use when I was swingtipping with 3lb or 4lb main line and 2lb or 3lb hooklengths and when conditions were ‘just right’ and it won me several evening match trophies catching Tench and shy biting Crucians’ back in the early 80s and 90s.

If we used a Quivertip the Crucians would usually spit the bait out as soon as they felt the Quivertip (because of its taper and increased resistance the more it was bent) but because a swingtip couldn’t be felt by a shy biting fish as easily as a Quivertip; the bites were much more confident.

The only problem with a swingtip was that it was fairly limited in use and relied on relatively calm or no wind, and the Angler being able to fish fairly close in to get the most from the method.

Nowerdays for Match anglers who are fishing commercials and not needing to use ultra sensitive bite indicators; such things as Swingtips are things of the past and have understandably gone out of fashion.

But although they are in the minority, there are still some anglers out there who very occasionally load a swingtip rod into their rod bags for when conditions are just right.

Keith
 
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I'm no more likely to use a swing tip as I am to do any other form of proper legering. Float legering is as close as I get. However, I can still acknowledge that swing tipping can still have its time and place. Me having no use for it doesn't change that.
 

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This old chap has threaded tip eye...

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The threaded top eye apart from swing tips was also used for screw in quiver tips and screw in beta light holders. So quite a useful addition on some rods and still could be.
 

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Thanks for all the replies, I will have a look at the new omni specialist as the tip does look like it has a screw in thread. Will have to consider the durability of the rod though, as I am at present using the old John Wilson Avon twin tip 1.25lb tc. This actually handles the carp that I do encounter well too. Btw for those of you that do hate swing tips, look what came in the post today (I needed a spare). I must be in that old fogy group too :).

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I agree Swing tips have limited use. However my friend reminded me of their effectness during a session for roach on a Colne valley lake. The bites would come thick and fast after a periods of inactivity. The lake in question is sheltered and casting range was not an issue. He would be in again whilst I was still fiddling with the bobbin. I believe Len Arbery was a big fan of swing tips and even used them at Redmire for the carp.
 

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I always found that when used in the right conditions swing tips were more sensitive than quivers and certainly far better then bite alarms.
 

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I always found that when used in the right conditions swing tips were more sensitive than quivers and certainly far better then bite alarms.
Possibly because there is no inertia through the rod rings as you get with the bobbin alarm combination. Years ago some of the big fish men at Tring fishing at range would hang dough bobbins at the end of the rod tip affectively doing the same job as a swingtip.
 
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