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Have moved slightly away from the coast recently and my new locale has a canal and some small rivers so hoping to try my hand at spinning for trout and perch in the local waters. I was thinking something like a 2-10g or 3-12g would be about perfect for small mepps and soft plastics. Going to use the 7-30g for some of the pike in the canal too I reckon. Hoping not to break the bank but what should I be looking at for the likes of brownies and perch in canals and small to medium rivers for a start?
 

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Have moved slightly away from the coast recently and my new locale has a canal and some small rivers so hoping to try my hand at spinning for trout and perch in the local waters. I was thinking something like a 2-10g or 3-12g would be about perfect for small mepps and soft plastics. Going to use the 7-30g for some of the pike in the canal too I reckon. Hoping not to break the bank but what should I be looking at for the likes of brownies and perch in canals and small to medium rivers for a start?
Both Major Craft and Graphiteleader do rods like that.
 

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Looking at the Majorcraft options, what are the thoughts on the Solpara or Trapara models?
 

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Could also look at the new Majorcraft Ceana range. Not seen them myself yet but heard good things about them and they're reasonably priced. You've now got a couple of Majorcraft dealers in Ireland as well so maybe a bit of research as to where they are and a phone call to them for advice ?
 

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Have moved slightly away from the coast recently and my new locale has a canal and some small rivers so hoping to try my hand at spinning for trout and perch in the local waters. I was thinking something like a 2-10g or 3-12g would be about perfect for small mepps and soft plastics. Going to use the 7-30g for some of the pike in the canal too I reckon. Hoping not to break the bank but what should I be looking at for the likes of brownies and perch in canals and small to medium rivers for a start?
 

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Tackle shops opened back up here and my local guys persuaded me to try something substantially cheaper, a Ron Thompson Egi Master 3-15g. It's been class so far. Fittings aren't exactly refined and the rings leave a lot to be desired, but the blank seems great! Loads of backbone and I've spent the last two days pulling perch and jacks out of the canal on No. 3 Mepps Aglias. Hard to beat for fun in the sunshine.
 
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