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knightsey
17-02-2011, 11:56
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a set of 3 10ft 2 piece rods for general use when range isnt an issue.

These need to have a bit of beef for weedy waters, and be able to sling a lead 60-70 yrds if necessary.

Had a search on here, and the YAC/Dymags dont fit the bill as dont like the multi sections, I want a 2 peice rod with equal length sections (2x5ft).

The FS SU versons get some good reviews, are there any harrision or other blanks that fit and any recomedations for rod builders that do these rods?

Looking to get them custom built if possible, as hoping these could become my everyday rods, especially for smaller waters anyway.


Thanks

jimmyg
17-02-2011, 12:28
take a look at the eddie turner sneaker rods.

FishermenCook
17-02-2011, 12:38
Torrix Stalker 10ft - 2.75lb the only thing is its a 3 peice rod and quite expensive

Treadmill
17-02-2011, 12:46
How far wrong can you go with anything from the Harrison or FS stable? Not far to my mind.

I've got a Harrison 10ft stalker that was selling on ebay as a spinning rod. It's perfect for the job and probably 2.5lb test - love the thing. Also have a FS s range bank creeper, but not used that much to comment.

Avoid 10.10 Dave Lane classic stalker though. Do YAC do a 1ft extension for the much loved 9ft stalker?

gloucesteroldspot
17-02-2011, 12:50
The Free Spirit Bank Creeper is superb. If you're a tart the S-class with cork looks very smart, but the E-class is more than enough rod, and under 100. The fold-friendly ringing makes it a doddle to set up and pack away too. Don't be misled by the 2.5lb test curve either; a ten foot rod needs a lower tc than a twelve footer, as the extra length of the longer rod allows it to bend further under a given load.

Mine landed my biggest carp to date from a weedy corner of the North Lake with no trouble at all. Sadly, I had to sell it last year due to fiscal issues.

FishermenCook
17-02-2011, 12:58
The Free Spirit Bank Creeper is superb. If you're a tart the S-class with cork looks very smart, but the E-class is more than enough rod, and under 100. The fold-friendly ringing makes it a doddle to set up and pack away too. Don't be misled by the 2.5lb test curve either; a ten foot rod needs a lower tc than a twelve footer, as the extra length of the longer rod allows it to bend further under a given load.

Mine landed my biggest carp to date from a weedy corner of the North Lake with no trouble at all. Sadly, I had to sell it last year due to fiscal issues.

Sounds like your rod:thumbs:

knightsey
17-02-2011, 13:02
Thanks for the reply's so far.

Really only want a 2 peice that can be left made up, just like a normal 12ft rod.

Is this possible with the harrison blanks? The balista blank i have seen is 4ft & 6ft.

Sneakers do look the part but a bit to cheap and cheerful. Although for chucking about in a boat piking they are ideal.

Any further input much apprciated.

scar
17-02-2011, 13:29
Check out Cotswold Rods and see what they have to offer.

petesako
17-02-2011, 13:41
Check out Cotswold Rods and see what they have to offer.

i think they do a 10ft alconite ring rattler.lol.

guybaxendale
17-02-2011, 13:48
Google DLST (Dave Lumb Specialist Tackle)

Have a look at his P3 'Loch Tamer' (I have a set of three of these) and the P4 - both can be made with 'Rover Ringing' so they can be left made up.

Dont be put off by the fact that they are 'pike rods' - Dave's workmanship is fantastic and he uses top quality components throughout and and he will build them to your exact spec.

Give him a bell - you wont regret it. He has also made a float rod and a lure rod for me over the years.

Paul_the_Bailiff
17-02-2011, 13:50
The Wychwood Agitator 10ft 2.75 tc boat pike rods are well worth a look. They will comfortably double up a s a carp stalking/short rod. c.55 each. Full cork handle too.

Griffo 1994
17-02-2011, 19:42
What about the chub outkast 10ft stalker rods ??;)
if theyre out like the 12fts theylle be brilliant, and not too expensive either :norty:

Codpiece
17-02-2011, 19:55
My 10ft, 2.75lb Torrix is only a two piece. The free Spirits mentioned are also very nice as is the Dave Lane ( although you may find these harder to get hold of these days )

dobson
17-02-2011, 23:01
nash twig

hoobs4403
18-02-2011, 05:55
Google DLST (Dave Lumb Specialist Tackle)

Have a look at his P3 'Loch Tamer' (I have a set of three of these) and the P4 - both can be made with 'Rover Ringing' so they can be left made up.

Dont be put off by the fact that they are 'pike rods' - Dave's workmanship is fantastic and he uses top quality components throughout and and he will build them to your exact spec.

Give him a bell - you wont regret it. He has also made a float rod and a lure rod for me over the years.

I,ll 2nd that Daves work is top notch!

Mr_Bump
18-02-2011, 08:48
Where abouts are you Knightsey, Ive got an ET Sneaker if you want a closer look?

Stays in the boot most of the year, have landed 20lb pike and carp on it too ;)

victory
18-02-2011, 17:25
Century do a two piece 10ft 3 1/4lb compound rod. So plenty of back bone.

Its either the T1 or S1 i cannot remember. I have landed fish to just short of 30lbs no probs, Can cast a 4oz lead easily.

Sim0n
19-02-2011, 10:00
The Wychwood Agitator 10ft 2.75 tc boat pike rods are well worth a look. They will comfortably double up a s a carp stalking/short rod. c.55 each. Full cork handle too.

+1

Good all rounders. Used 'em for pike from the bank, chucking big ish deads & they take the abuse, also used for carping & small sharks on holiday. Good value rod.

If you are a tart though, go for the Torrix 10'.....

BLING
19-02-2011, 11:13
i use 2 FS s range bank creepers. These are fantastic rods to play fish on and you will have no probes casting the distance your talking. I have mine paired with some ss2600's which work well. i use one for stalking when i can and i cant rate it highly enough. The hi s bank creepers look the nuts but not sure how much better the playing action on those are if at all.

any of te below would be good

1- FS BANK CREEPERS
2- TORRIX
3- BALLISTA

knightsey
21-02-2011, 13:04
Thanks for the replies.

Century S1's get some good reveiws, but fairly sure these are 4ft and 6ft sections?

Can anyone recomend a rod builder who does Free Spirit blanks? Could possible go down the custom build route using the E blank, but have the wippings & handle as I want?

Thanks

jimmyg
21-02-2011, 13:23
Thanks for the replies.

Century S1's get some good reveiws, but fairly sure these are 4ft and 6ft sections?

Can anyone recomend a rod builder who does Free Spirit blanks? Could possible go down the custom build route using the E blank, but have the wippings & handle as I want?

Thanks

johnson ross use vic gibson, superb finish on custom builds.

VanDiesil
21-02-2011, 13:32
Thanks for the replies.

Century S1's get some good reveiws, but fairly sure these are 4ft and 6ft sections?

Can anyone recomend a rod builder who does Free Spirit blanks? Could possible go down the custom build route using the E blank, but have the wippings & handle as I want?

Thanks

Free Spirit will custom build on the E-Class blanks. You tell the shop what you want & when they order the rods, they will tell FS how you want them done. I will never part with my E-Class Bank Creeper.

knightsey
21-02-2011, 13:40
Sounds like what I want, the e's are about the money I want to pay, plus cant get them tweaked.

Any idea what options are available from FS re there custom builds? can you have coloured wippings/ full dupon?

VanDiesel, Which rods do you have? Im thinking about the SU version? Guessing ou like yours, what is the action like?

victory
21-02-2011, 13:49
You get used to the 4 and 6 pieces on the centuray rods.