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Terry Simner

Senior Member & Supporter
Stick!!!!!! Oh my word Terry go wash yer mouth out with soap and water🤣
I noted what you said some months ago about these 'sticks' coming into their own when playing 14lb+ barbel. Well when I have my first 14lb+ on trundled meat I'll get back to you on that one 😂
That said, my 'stick' is a thing of beauty (thanks Bob)
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Richard Isaacs

Senior Member & Supporter
Dunno Rich, 12? 14? ...it's all a bit like a shag was to Robert Powel on The Detectives 🤣
I’m all seriousness it is one of those rods that you need to get the cork bending before you appreciate fully how good they are.
unfortunately in my case that comes round once in an eclipse 🤣
 

Keith Humphreys

Senior Member
Depends on the river and water state . Smaller river at normal level, cane every time . Bigger river / further to chuck, Harrison S/U Avon or my trusty Fox XS Barbel duo , raging flood, my battered old Bruce Ashby carp rod . To pick one , it would have to be the Fox. I know, I know ,I didn't really answer the original question properly . It was easier when I was a kid , all I had was an 8ft tank aerial fly rod , that did for everything !
Totally agree, if I can get away with it (and I usually do) I use my Harrison 1.5lb but I also love my original Greys Prodigy Barbel 1.75lb and have never used anything heavier for Barbel. I fish the Hants Avon, Dorset Stour and the Wye but have never fished the Trent or Severn but hope to do so soon ;)
 

Bill Walford

Senior Member & Supporter
Depends on the river and water state . Smaller river at normal level, cane every time . Bigger river / further to chuck, Harrison S/U Avon or my trusty Fox XS Barbel duo , raging flood, my battered old Bruce Ashby carp rod . To pick one , it would have to be the Fox. I know, I know ,I didn't really answer the original question properly . It was easier when I was a kid , all I had was an 8ft tank aerial fly rod , that did for everything !
My Ole chap built a rod from a tank aerial bought from a market stall somewhere in Essex. The guy went under the name of Sugar and traded under the name of Amstrad. Wonder what ever happened to him 🤣🤣
 

Bob Gill

Administrator
Staff member
I noted what you said some months ago about these 'sticks' coming into their own when playing 14lb+ barbel. Well when I have my first 14lb+ on trundled meat I'll get back to you on that one 😂
That said, my 'stick' is a thing of beauty (thanks Bob)
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Must admit to really liking that particular 'Stick' Terry :cool:. Looks especially good with the Rolling Pin.

Cheers
Bob
 

Trevor Brown

Senior Member & Supporter
Free Spirit Specialist Advanced 2.25,used em for the last 13 years on the Dove,Upper Trent,Severn and Wye,never felt under/over gunned,just love em 👍👍
 

Neil Smart

Senior Member
My Ole chap built a rod from a tank aerial bought from a market stall somewhere in Essex. The guy went under the name of Sugar and traded under the name of Amstrad. Wonder what ever happened to him 🤣🤣
He went on to make the worst hi fi if that's what you could call it ....not joking when I say over 80% of that tat failed within months. He made all his money I believe manufacturing Sky dishes, and was Knighted. Hosted the Apprentice, and screwed Spurs.
Bloody good salesman though, he reckons.
 

Joe Winstanley

Senior Member
I wonder if we are all answering the same question e.g. 'If you could only use one rod on every occasion you went to catch Barbel'

Not what is your favourite rod?

My favourite rod would be the 1.75 interceptor. But it would be useless on the Trent in anything other than light flows. But my Chimera 3 would be overkill on a smaller river like the Havon or Wavon. So as an all-rounder if I could only ever use one rod then the compromise would be the Chimera 2.
 

Joe Winstanley

Senior Member
He went on to make the worst hi fi if that's what you could call it ....not joking when I say over 80% of that tat failed within months. He made all his money I believe manufacturing Sky dishes, and was Knighted. Hosted the Apprentice, and screwed Spurs.
Bloody good salesman though, he reckons.
The ZX Spectrum wasn't a bad bit of tech at the time I vaguely recall.
 

Dave Brooksbank

Senior Member & Supporter
He went on to make the worst hi fi if that's what you could call it ....not joking when I say over 80% of that tat failed within months.
Amstrad lol
Didn't even deserved to be called Hi fi
Absolute cheap tat rubbish
Conned thousands of buyers by making it look expensive with lots of flashing lights.
 

Richard Parsons

Senior Member
The ZX Spectrum wasn't a bad bit of tech at the time I vaguely recall.

Hang on - he's solely responsible for Donald Trump getting the US The Apprentice role and thus, becoming (the voters notwithstanding) the pottiest POTUS! Joking aside - that was pretty irresponsible.
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member & Supporter
I wonder if we are all answering the same question e.g. 'If you could only use one rod on every occasion you went to catch Barbel'

Not what is your favourite rod?

My favourite rod would be the 1.75 interceptor. But it would be useless on the Trent in anything other than light flows. But my Chimera 3 would be overkill on a smaller river like the Havon or Wavon. So as an all-rounder if I could only ever use one rod then the compromise would be the Chimera 2.
My favorite rod is the Harrison 1.25 Avon rod as it is an absolute pleasure to play fish on but it ain’t got the guts to stop a proper one in some of the small snaggy rivers I fish and there for the 1.75 Torrix would definitely be my weapon of choice for 1 barbel rod
 
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