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Cheap twin tip rods

Discussion in 'Barbel Talk' started by Gerry Giles, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Gerry Giles

    Gerry Giles Senior Member

  2. Jason Bean

    Jason Bean Senior Member

    And if you order by the end of today using voucher code WINTER10 you will get another 10% off, same code for angling direct.
  3. Iain Tutt

    Iain Tutt Senior Member

    I can highly recommend the TFG classic barbel rods. About £41.00 with free P&P from Fishtec. Full Cork handles the action is a though action. Good reel seat. They are really well made. The 1.5 and 2lb. The 1.5lb I've had it nearly bent in half. Also had a 35.7lb Carp with the 2lber and it handled it perfectly. Would make a great flood water rod.
    Shame they don't make 1.25lb rods anymore as my River and pit and stream and lake X1 models are brilliant. But they are made from Free spirit blanks.
  4. Stuart Brookes

    Stuart Brookes Senior Member

    Cheers Gerry,
    couldn't resist at that price as I was looking for a second rod for the Trent.
  5. Gerry Giles

    Gerry Giles Senior Member

    Hope when you have had a few on it you can give a review ?

    as personally I had never heard of them and I know from my carp fishing days just now and again a cheap budget rod turns out to be based on top end rods blanks !
  6. Phil Maggs

    Phil Maggs Senior Member

    ADvanta.. Angling Direct own brand, first time I've seen them on sale anywhere else apart from AD... bought an ADvanta carp chair for my lad, great price and a good chair for the money.. 2lb advanta barbel rod on angling direct website for £30 with free post, similar to a korum one with the white tip..
  7. Nick Duffy

    Nick Duffy Senior Member

    Angling direct own fosters now ..
  8. Phil Maggs

    Phil Maggs Senior Member

    Aha, that explains why they are on sale at Fosters then..
  9. Stuart Brookes

    Stuart Brookes Senior Member

    Well the rod arrived yesterday. Impressed with the quality of it, a nice matt blank and had my son hold the 2.75lb tc and loads of power all the way to the butt. Nicely balanced with a Shimano 6000 and looking forward to give it a try in March on the Trent.
  10. Gerry Giles

    Gerry Giles Senior Member

    Great stuff good to hear Stuart and looking forward to your verdict after you have banked a few ..big smile
  11. Stuart Brookes

    Stuart Brookes Senior Member

    Probably blanked a few Gerry :p:p
  12. Stephen Crowhurst

    Stephen Crowhurst Senior Member

    I have a pair of the Advanta Barbel twin tips. Had them a few years now, brought them when I first got into Barbel. Didn’t want to pay strong money for a rod I might not use very often. It became my go to rod for the river and because it’s cheap I was happy to let it rattle around in the van. I brought another a little while later if that tells you anything.
    I’ve recently replaced it with a Korum unit and tbh the difference is noticeable, weight and action wise. However for what I paid for them, on sale they’ve earned thier keep.