I have fished with a lot of rods in the search for the ultimate tools for the
job there are some that I have never seen the need to improve on, and others I
keep coming back to.
Wherever you see
you have stumbled across one of these rods and can be sure
that I really do use them for catching fish!
Here's a list
of them with quick links to the relevant page.
This rod is so versatile I use it for 90% or more of my lure fishing
- from Bull Dawgs to 1.5oz jigs to jerkbaits of all sorts, from bank and boat.
after all these years I have yet to find a blank that makes a better all-round
pike rod for bank fishing at close to medium range, and which also deals well
with drift float fishing. Also puts small baits/three ounce leads out as far as
is usually required.
bait fishing from a boat
there is no other choice. Simple as that.
much the same as the P-1, but gets under trees better and weighs less when walking
a long way. Also doubles for boat fishing.
big baits, heavy tackle situations from the bank and for long casts there's no
better pike rod..
versatile rod that I use mainly for tench
in weed or at range. Have also used it for c*rp fishing, zandering and might give
it a blast for barbel some time.
This one has sneaked up
on me to become my favourite tench rod when 'standard' tench tackle is all that's
required. Pretty handy for bream
rod I use where space restrictions don't make the twelve foot length a problem.
The bee's knees!
Simply the sweetest
light Avon rod I have ever picked up. Superb close range
Despite its (over)stated
1.75lb test curve I use this rod for roach
and chub fishing!