Almost certainly the biggest-selling rod in British angling history – and one that’s been in constant production for almost a quarter of a century!
This was my first real tench rod and provided countless hours of pleasure either watching a piece of cut-down peacock quill in the margins, or lobbing a crumb feeder with a large piece of bread flake or big lobworm on the hook.
The 12ft twin-top is perfect with reel lines of 3lb-8lb and the action is fairly soft, so this is not a casting machine.
Instead, it suits most small intimate venues where you aim to fish from under your feet to 30 yards out. Lovely to play fish on, though!
You get an Avon-style top and a separate quivertip carrier with three wihte-painted push-in tips. It comes with a ‘dolly’ section to fish at 11ft or 13ft.