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  • Canal Rod

    Does anyone know if any of the major brands still produce a purpose built canal rod ??

    Cheers

    Steve

  • #2
    canal rod

    why and wont a standard match rod do (waggler)

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    • #3
      Have a look at the Harrsion 11'6" Match Special (www.harrisonrods.co.uk), Fox Envoy Canal Twin Tip and Normark Microlite though I cannot be sure if Normark produce a 12' version or not.

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      • #4
        Yes the Microlites by Normark are the best rods on earth! Just expect to pay top dollar though.
        Simon Young
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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies..............

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          • #6
            Good to see people opting to use the rod on the canal these days. I went on the cut with the small tip rod the other week and got frowned at! Soon changed their views when I got a couple of perch a few ounces shy of the 2lb mark.

            Just fancied a wonder down the River Douglas but it was unfishable so I went on the canal armed with some lobworms.

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            • #7
              I love fishing on the K&A canal with the waggler. The rod I use is a normark microlite 2000, the 13ft model with a short 'dolly' butt to bring it down to 11ft. Any soft rod would do- drennan ultralight, map ultra 2 light, etc. I made the short butt myself from a piece of carbon and some cork. The advantage with this system is I can use the microlite at 13ft for roach on the rivers and change handles for the canal.

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              • #8
                I managed to get a 12' crystalight last night for the right money..

                Thanks

                Steve

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                • #9
                  Just picked up a microlight 12' with a spliced tip aswell

                  I'll run the two together, then make a choice

                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    This thread has just remimded meI have a great canal rod. An 11' 6" Silstar. I've had it a few years now but it has never been out of its bag as I fell out with canals just after I bought it.

                    I'm going to have to get some use out of it in the New year

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                    • #11
                      I got one of those aswell, for when I used to fish Newton canal

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                      • #12
                        Didn,t someone do a 6ft jobby some years ago?. winklepicker rings a bell but i may be barking up the wrong tree, I often do these days.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ferg
                          This thread has just remimded meI have a great canal rod. An 11' 6" Silstar. I've had it a few years now but it has never been out of its bag as I fell out with canals just after I bought it.

                          I'm going to have to get some use out of it in the New year
                          I remember the Silstar canal rod..............

                          Still got a couple of winklepickers as well, great fun with 6lb line for carp upto about 10lb, never stops bending !!!

                          Always finish with a grin like this...

                          Steve

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