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Is it me......or are all this size rods
in (2) pieces
Im looking for a multiplier rod around the £100ish mark
along the lines of the Greys Greyflex-S 13ft
or a similar alrounder in 14ft length.

The greys has a great rep.....but has a 7foot tip section
c,mon now.....7 bloody feet..!!
There must be 3 piece rods out there,that are more "compact"
to use in 13/14ft but still have the required action to cast well.
I want to learn OTG and pen casts ,so 13.6 to 14ft is max rod length.
But i want to transport it in my boot,not like a javelin on the roof rack..!!

Any help would be appreciated
Gaz :g:
 

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Greys Triplex 14' is a nice rod - in 3 sections - but closer to £200 (got mine £184).

Firefly - try a Google search - do a 3 piece for less than £60.
I bought their bass 13' rod and it is very good for less than £50.
 

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Ok,thanks....thought this may be tricky
The shaky is not up to 5oz lead and 2 baits
and the greys is stretching my budget....I havent joined the
£200 club yet.
but many thanks for your suggestions...ill keep looking

cheers
Gaz :)
 

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There's a chance Grauvell do one (may take a lot of searching - most but not all of their 3 piece rods are 4.5 metres or longer and though they may say they cast to 200 grams they are more the "overhead thump" style)

If you can't single one out by searching/googling, ring your favourite tackle dealer (grauvell make a "huge" range of rods)

If only you were richer, I'm fairly sure Conoflex are doing one now.
(can't afford a rod - must be spending too much on reels LOL !)
 

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well,I was most fortunate to bump into a forum member
who having caught far too much on this particular reel,
felt it needed a "New" home to give it a broader horizon
of learning.....ie.....in the hands of a complete multi amatuer.
Gazza enters stage left..........yep me
So .....we will soon be fingering said 7HT which it has to be said
came at the the extortionate price of..£0....yes £0..:notworthy.
But...to link it up with an old shaky multi rod i bought some time ago
me thinks wont do it justice.
Hence looking for a better animal.....albeit only £100ish
and no your right.....at this particular moment in time
conoflex or any "flex " come to that are not on the agenda.

Nice thought though..!!!

Gaz :)
 

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Have the Penn Powerstix 15ft in a 3 piece, its own carry tube as well, dead posh, have a look at the 13ft version which is a 3 piece rated 4 -6oz and can take fixed or multiplier reels for under £100. I have a Penn outasite that the tip section dont fit in my new motor, what a pain, will have to find a new motor ! PMSL

I have been looking at the twin tip
Penn Surfblaster Seatrek (Twin tip)


12' 3 piece beach caster which comes with two tip sections.
1 - Light 3 to 5oz
2 - Heavy 4 to 6oz
With a packed length of just 52'' the Seatrek is just the job for the angler who wants a rod which is easy to transport yet will handle a variety of different situations.
Suitable for fixed spool or multiplier reels
Price: £120.00 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

As it would save be carrying 3 rods to a mark, always take a light spin rod, heavy and light beachcaster, be handy to just change a tip if conditions or species change. At 4 and a bit feet long I am sure I could find a space for it !
 

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Your right ya know,that Penn 13footer does keep rearing its not so ugly head.
and for under £100 squid seems to good to be true.......
damn ,ive spend too much money on freshy rods down the yrs....
now when summit like a "Bargain" appears,i sit here shiverin with terror......
....go on hand....dial the number....ya know ya wanna.

Mind you..........:g:

that other 12 foot combo you mentioned sounds a good option too.

........dammit....:g:

Gaz :)
 

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Your right ya know,that Penn 13footer does keep rearing its not so ugly head.
and for under £100 squid seems to good to be true.......
damn ,ive spend too much money on freshy rods down the yrs....
now when summit like a "Bargain" appears,i sit here shiverin with terror......
....go on hand....dial the number....ya know ya wanna.

Mind you..........:g:

that other 12 foot combo you mentioned sounds a good option too.

........dammit....:g:

Gaz :)

I have two Penn Powerstix 15ft M/FS rods. I use them with Multis during the day and Fixed spool at night. They cast beatifully with both but are powerful, you don't need to wack into them to get 130 yards OTG, a smooth OTG cast goes like a rocket.

Cost £96 each from Weymouth Angling Centre, come in a red bag with a carry tube.

Hurry up though Penns have stopped making them due to the Shakespeare Takeover, and have none left in stock.
 

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If you can live without pendulum casting then I agree the 15ft Penn is just the job.
 
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Veals are flogging a Mitchell Armada Pro 500 - 16' 7" 3 peice M/FS for £75 - reduced from £167 - will cast to 8oz! I've heard good reports on these rods! Check out their bargin buys section! Maybe not great for the casting you had in mind but a bloomin' good buy!
 

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I presume your different reel choice,is to avoid birdies at night then.
Im gaggin to learn about multi use...Good with the bad.
So your saying....I could use the 7HT as a learning experience
on the penn 13 or 15 and achieve the target range im looking for.....and
Use my Daiwa emcast advanced 5500 F/S with 15lb line and get the same result.
Does sound like the kiddy....!!!!
Just a bit dubious about the 15 being a bit unwealdy in winter conditions
might be better with the 13......
Ok thanks very much for your thoughts fellers.

Cheers
Gaz :)
 

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I presume your different reel choice,is to avoid birdies at night then.
Im gaggin to learn about multi use...Good with the bad.
So your saying....I could use the 7HT as a learning experience
on the penn 13 or 15 and achieve the target range im looking for.....and
Use my Daiwa emcast advanced 5500 F/S with 15lb line and get the same result.
Does sound like the kiddy....!!!!
Just a bit dubious about the 15 being a bit unwealdy in winter conditions
might be better with the 13......
Ok thanks very much for your thoughts fellers.

Cheers
Gaz :)
Gaz, I've fished with the 15ft in windy conditions and it copes fine. As yet I've not used it for multi as I'm a f/s fan so whatever you want to put on the rod it'll cope with fine.
 

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I presume your different reel choice,is to avoid birdies at night then.
Im gaggin to learn about multi use...Good with the bad.
So your saying....I could use the 7HT as a learning experience
on the penn 13 or 15 and achieve the target range im looking for.....and
Use my Daiwa emcast advanced 5500 F/S with 15lb line and get the same result.
Does sound like the kiddy....!!!!
Just a bit dubious about the 15 being a bit unwealdy in winter conditions
might be better with the 13......
Ok thanks very much for your thoughts fellers.

Cheers
Gaz :)
Used them last December no problem. I use F/S after dark when I have been fishing for several hours, as when I get tired, I don't cast so smoothly and then the birdies start to appear, which in the dark is a pain. Also I can only count to 5 as I need the other hand to hold the rod after casting, to see how long it will be before the lead hits the water in the dark and it always takes longer than that which catches me by surprise. LOL.

That's how I did it, but don't try and wack it OTG, you will get no distance and huge birdies. A smooth slow OTG makes the rod bend beautifully and the bait just sails on for ever. Well it was at Orford the other day/night, 9 Codling 1-5lbs, closest in 40 yards, rubbish cast, the rest 120-130 yards out. As for the F/S you will need to use a finger stall, as the line will cut your finger otherwise, as the rod is very fast.
 

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Christ Lockstock now were talkin........16ft 7in.........
Ive seen me mates 16ft greysxxx that looks a real handful
nicely balanced though.....has caught nice cornish turbot on it.

And I thought fishing me 16m pole down the river was bad enough
now im doing it in sea angling.....:uhuh:

Thanks for the "Winter " comments fellers thats important to know
last thing i wanted was a "Big " rod banging about on the pod in a big blow.

Re the fast casting action.....I use a "Breakaway Cannon"
works wonders for compressing the line when you cast hard.
Just launch into it and let go of the trigger,....great bit of kit for F/S.

http://seatackle.co.uk/Default.aspx?go=ProductDisplay&ProductID=5466

The penns 13 or 15 are out in front at the mo.....

Thanks
Gaz :)
 
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16 ft 7 inch is practically a boat rod these days ! LOL ! Penn do an 18 footer now!
 

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My mate has a Hiro boat rod which is nealry 16ft long! Im the complete opposite as my favourite rod is a 11'10'' Century Tip Tornado Light.
 

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16 ft 7 inch is practically a boat rod these days ! LOL ! Penn do an 18 footer now!
I have the 18fter, a handy tool in the armory especially if you want to untangle the bloke whos fishing next to you, rig off the top of a lamp post ! PMSL

Have the 16ft Anaconda which seems to load itself, but is a tad heavy for me with me crip back at the momment, getting some strength back again though ! In comparison the 18ft powerstix really is a breakthrough, light, stong with an ace action. One thing I have noticed and I dunno if any of you long rod anglers have, is when you go back to a 12ft your casting is not only effortless but improved ? Experienced it and seen it a few times now, basically I believe its all about walking before you can run. Learn slowly then gradully add power when it becomes a natural action. If you try and cast a very long fast it makes a real kinky "whooshing" , whipping sort of a sound and the lead plops in close, has to be slow, real slow.
 

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I have the 18fter, a handy tool in the armory especially if you want to untangle the bloke whos fishing next to you, rig off the top of a lamp post ! PMSL

Have the 16ft Anaconda which seems to load itself, but is a tad heavy for me with me crip back at the momment, getting some strength back again though ! In comparison the 18ft powerstix really is a breakthrough, light, stong with an ace action. One thing I have noticed and I dunno if any of you long rod anglers have, is when you go back to a 12ft your casting is not only effortless but improved ? Experienced it and seen it a few times now, basically I believe its all about walking before you can run. Learn slowly then gradully add power when it becomes a natural action. If you try and cast a very long fast it makes a real kinky "whooshing" , whipping sort of a sound and the lead plops in close, has to be slow, real slow.
It's something that I've noticed. Due to area I was fishing, I left the 15ft at home and took 2 12ft. At the time I didn't think too much about it but later realised that I had wacked out baits further than I used to with the smaller rods and with a lot less effort.
 
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Like playing pool after you've been playing snooker - suddenly all the difficult shots seem a lot easier!
 
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