Oxford-based tackle giant Drennan International has released a brand new budget level collection of rods and reels under the banner of ‘The Red Range’.
Representing superb value for money, the line-up features four new carbon rods costing just £49.95 each and two money-saving rear drag reels retailing for just £19.99 apiece.
The attractively-priced range of rods comprises a Carp Waggler (available in 11ft and 12ft) and a Carp Feeder (10ft and 11ft), which have been designed predominately as commercial fishery tools and aimed squarely at the newcomer or novice angler who can now buy a high quality Drennan-branded rod without breaking the bank. That said, the pair would also make great all-round coarse rods, suitable for everything from float fishing for tench in the spring to tip fishing for chub on winter rivers.
Both the Waggler and Feeder rods are constructed from two-piece dark maroon carbon blanks that enable them to be easily transported between sessions already made up.
The playing action on the rods is very similar ¬ progressive through the upper section, but soft enough to cope with big fish. The Carp Feeder rods come with two push-in quivertips rated at 2oz and 3oz.
The Red Range 6-30 sized Float and larger sized 6-40 Feeder reels are very similar in specification to Drennan’s highly successful and best-selling Series 7 reels that were launched earlier this year.
Each reel is supplied with two graphite spools that have been built to hold 100 m etres of line. Spools feature a depression and groove that allows the mainline to be attached to the spool and then loaded with mono without causing any snagging or bumping in the spool’s line-lay.
Interchangeable rubber line breaking strain grommets fit into a recess in each spool head, allowing you to instantly know what line you are using.
A demure red and black matt colour scheme betrays the reels’ modest pricing structure, as does their super-smooth six ball-bearing operation. A very positive chunky bail-arm with an oversized line roller, flat folding ambidextrous handle and push-button spools complete the list of features on the Red Range of reels that, like the Red Range rods, are sure to be flying off tackle shop shelves over the next few months.