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Recommendations for a flood water rod.

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
A lot of people rate them. They fetch craaaaaaazy money second hand on eBay. I’ve seen the MB barbel rods over take Harrison’s on bidding wars.
I have the MB 1.75 and it is a lovely piece of kit. To me it's very like a Chimera 1.75 and I fish the two together as a pair. If anything I prefer the MB slightly. Assume the 2.25 is equally as good

Not got the 2.25 MB but wouldn't swap my Chimera 3s for anything - practically perfect.
 

Jon Kennard

Senior Member
Paul the latest one is bigger than that
13ft 8#4 casts upto 6 ounces! Got a spliced tip I believe it could be used as a power float rod to
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
Paul the latest one is bigger than that
13ft 8#4 casts upto 6 ounces! Got a spliced tip I believe it could be used as a power float rod to
Wow - sorry Jon didn't realise that - really nice gear that Cadence stuff - I love the normal #3 feeder rod and the extra length is really useful for steering wily old chub out of reeds/ snags downstream on the inside line
I'll have a look at the video.
 

Richard Barrett

Senior Member
A nice rod for barbel is the Daiwa Longbow 2.25lb floater special. While I honestly don't know what weight it would throw, but 4oz would be my estimate. The action is just sublime.
 

Alex Fowers

Member
The drennan mb rods are bang on, I use a pair of the 2.25 👍 like has been said getting hold of them can be tricky but glad you've managed to find one.
 

Mike Thompson

Senior Member
Ok, picked up new rod Thursday night, forecast looks ok for early next week, so sorted out bait etc this morning. Went round to my daughter's this afternoon and got bitten by a dog. A visit to A & E and must not get my dressing wet for a week.
What a b_gg_r !!!!
 

Ken Jones

Senior Member
Ok, picked up new rod Thursday night, forecast looks ok for early next week, so sorted out bait etc this morning. Went round to my daughter's this afternoon and got bitten by a dog. A visit to A & E and must not get my dressing wet for a week.
What a b_gg_r !!!!
Hi Mike sorry to hear about the hand.
I dont usually post pictures of fish on here but I thought I should cheer you up .
On Friday to defy all probability,with the river Derwent over the top into the fields,a strong North easterly, and carrying about 5 feet of cold snow water ,I managed to drive about and find a swim I could fish and after three hours on the usual magic modern baits I chucked a bit of old faithful in and caught this 12.










Well the tin is about 4 oz so I guess this little belter is around 12 oz.
Note no unhooking matt as it never left the water it was to bloody cold
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Gerry Giles

Senior Member
Ok, picked up new rod Thursday night, forecast looks ok for early next week, so sorted out bait etc this morning. Went round to my daughter's this afternoon and got bitten by a dog. A visit to A & E and must not get my dressing wet for a week.
What a b_gg_r !!!!
easily sorted go buy a pair of marigold rubber gloves bit of tape round the wrist bit stop any water running in them 🤔 👍 I did this on the 1st day of a 14 day French trip braided line cuts thru flesh like a hot knife in butter lol I just bought some durex and bung over it kept it dry for rest of the trip
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AND YES THAT IODINE !! them French Docs dont care if it stings lol i think my bum bit a lump out of his chair when he sloshed the iodine on
 
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Mike Thompson

Senior Member
Looks painful Gerry, but pleased you managed to continue fishing. You don't have to go to France though, my local NHS drop in centre has a good supply of iodine, ouch!
The problem was the strapping was so thick around my hand I could not get marigolds to fit. In the end found a filling station with really big plastic gloves on the forecourt. Problem solved.
Cheers,
Mike
 
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