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Neil Smart
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    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread trotting rod.
      Its the DRX 14 light...but agree lovely rods.
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      Neil Smart reacted to Richard Isaacs's post in the thread trotting rod with Like Like.
      The old Drennans take some beating Neil. They were just way ahead of their time and still to this day turn out a bloody good rod.
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread trotting rod.
      Perfect Huan, like your thinking.
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      Neil Smart reacted to Richard Isaacs's post in the thread trotting rod with Like Like.
      I don’t disagree that you don’t need a specific rod type to catch fish on your desired method but it makes a massive difference if you...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread trotting rod.
      My float rods consist of Drennan 14ft ultralight Daiwa match, Drennan Tench, and a few bits I have used the Tench, and its ok albeit on...
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      Neil Smart reacted to Richard Isaacs's post in the thread trotting rod with Like Like.
      Torrix actually wouldn’t be a bad shout Neil as it is tippier than most typical barbel rods. Your foxs with the quiver spliced tips...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread trotting rod.
      I agree with all of that Rich, and especially with trotting where you need a fast tip and line pick up. But if we don't always have the...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread trotting rod.
      I noticed the guy that presents the Korum LOTB series advocated the Glide, but he didn't have that rod recently and made do with a...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart reacted to Tom Casey's post in the thread trotting rod with Like Like.
      Have a look at Korums Glide range of stepped up float rods , look well capable of handling barbel and carp .
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart reacted to Huanzhou Zhu's post in the thread trotting rod with Like Like.
      I would say depending on the swim, if it is open water with less snag, it will be fine. Otherwise, get something stronger.
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart reacted to Chris Belcher's post in the thread Bite alarms with Like Like.
      Not in disagreement Jim! Didn't say an alarm replaces the senses; however to be that alert throughout the session is unrealistic - you...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread Bite alarms.
      I don't use them, but as Dan's post outlined they have a use IF used with consideration to others that might be nearby. Of course huge...
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      Neil Smart reacted to Jim Ufton's post in the thread Bite alarms with Like Like.
      Sorry chris but we will have to agree to disagree, no way will alarms beat eyes and fingers, and to say you never had a three foot twich...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread Hooklength choice??.
      Trouble is with that Wye Barbel when having it are not worried about what material your pellet is hanging on....unlike the cautious 10...
    • Neil Smart
      Neil Smart replied to the thread Hooklength choice??.
      Couldn't agree more Jim, but resorted to maggot feeder the other evening, just for bites, good fun loads of Perch and Chub. Was...
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