Twin-tip rods are always popular with IYCF readers because they can cover a multitude of jobs, so we thought we’d slip one in here.
This new, Olivio AX Barbel comes in a choice of 1.5lb or 1.75lb test curve and, typical of Avon-style rods, it will happily cover close/medium ranges, but struggle to go further due to the softish middle. The upside is that this action will put a big smile on your face when playing a decent fish.
It comprises an Avon-style ‘donkey top’ for floatfishing and touch legering duties and a quivertip carrier section with three push-in tips.
The heavier of the two 12ft rods is the better choice for larger fish or when extra distance is required.