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chubman

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having fished with split cane for over 50 years,i have to resort to buying a carbon rod as my shoulders and back can not take it anymore ,:whim looking for a rod 13 or14 ft for long trotting with a pin, any sugestions as to which rod to buy? many thanks
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steph mckenzie

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What is the top range of your Budget, this will help other members recommend the right type of rod to suit your Budget requirements.

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How about a John wilson avon quiver or drennan series 7 - either rod would suit your style of fishing if its chub you are after.

Still use a MK4 Avon cane rod these days - still nice to use:)
 

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Drennan rods are very nice, myself being a recent convert, I purchased an older model namely the Drennan Super Specialist Duo, !2ft, 1.5lb tc rod. You will not find a better rod for chub. Only problem is they are blooming hard to find these days.
 

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For trotting for chub I'd go for a heavyish match rod. Length depends on the rivers you're fishing and typical swims - if you're doing a lot of far bank work then a 15ft rod might be best.

Have a look at some of the carp match rods that will take reel lines up to about 6lb. These often have a nice fine tip which allows use of fine hook lengths when the chub are being a bit finiky, but they will have plenty of poke for hauling Mr Chub out from under bushes if necessary. I've got a Garbolino Carp Match which is a superb trotting rod. Some of the specialist trotting rods are excellent too, but they tend to be a bit more expensive and aren't a lot better than typical carp match rods. The Shakespeare Mach 11 and 111 range always get good reviews.
 

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The shimano range of "match" rods that have the "fa" (fast action) tag have masses of back bone so may be eminently suitable. I use my hyperloop 390 fa when float fishing for carp and have had carp to 10lb without problem on it.
 

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I really like the Middy "Baggin machine" 13-14ft Waggler. Its a quality rod, soft tip but plenty of back bone to it.
The optional mid section means it can be fished at either 13 or 14 ft depending on your preferences/situation Its pretty light, certainly easy to manage on a long days fishing and in my opinion If you can pick it up for £45 you've got yourself a bargain.
 
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