The name ‘Brench’ is a cross between bream and tench, and that’s exactly what the Shimano engineers designed this rod for.
The two-piece design makes it easy to transport ‘made-up’ in a rod sleeve or quiver and a test curve of about 1.75lb allows it to fish reel lines up to 12lb to target specimen-sized bream and tench.
Perfect for large stillwaters, the rod has the power to extract big fish from weedy/snaggy swims, yet isn’t an unresponsive ‘poker’.
The blank has a fast tip action to help accurately cast feeders weighing up to 3oz over distances of 70 yards to hit small clear areas in weed, or features like gravel bars. It’s great for fishing the Method on a bite alarm.
That fluid top action also helps keep hooks in place when fish thrash at the net cord.