Method feeder fishing is one of the most popular ways of catching larger coarse fish such as carp and bream.. Here's our pick of the very best 'match-style' rods to choose for this great technique...
DAIWA AIRITY FEEDER 10Q, £320
Available in lengths starting at 9ft but running up to a 12/13ft combo. It's 10ft version is perfect for all but long range work. Total class in a feeder rod.
•X45 compression zone for accuracy / power
•Quicker blank recovery
•Hybrid tip and multi length editions
•Megatop carbon quivers
•Unique Tournament reel seat
•Shaped EVA and cork for comfort
•Line rating 2-8lb
BROWNING SPHERE BOMB, £219.99
A Method feeder rod doesn't have to be long, stiff and powerful. At close to medium range for smaller carp and F1s a blank such as this one, with a soft progressive action, is bang on. It means less hook pulls and more fun!
•Length: 3m (9ft 10ins)
•Max recommended casting weight: 50g
•Spare quivertips: 0.5oz, 0.75oz, 1oz, 1.5oz
SHIMANO SPEEDMASTER AX COMMERCIAL 9-11FT MULTI FEEDER, £124.99
An very slim and lightweight blank with an incredibly responsive action, typical of the Speedmaster range. The beauty of a 9-11 style rod, which Shimano has really made its own, is that you can choose the length to suit the distance required. At 9ft it's a great little rod for short distance.
•Nanoalloy carbon technology
•HPC 100 carbon fibre blank with added Bioﬁ bre for strength
•Shimano custom reel seat
•Split cork/EVA handle
•With three carbon quivertips
PRESTON CARBONACTIVE MINI PLUS 11FT 6INS METHOD, £149.95
If you need a bit of power to contain large carp, or you need some backbone to punch a feeder out a little bit further in the 40 - 60m range, a Mini Plus such as this is perfect. Mini rods offer great actions at very comfortable, manageable lengths.
•Line rating 3-8lb
• EVA handle fitted with a soft-touch reel seat
•With a glass tip rated 2oz and a 2.5oz carbon tip
•Fold-down keeper ring
GARBOLINO ALTIMA COMMERCIAL PICKER, £129.99
Garbolino has long made some great short feeder and bomb rods, offering superb value too, rods. The latest, the Altima Commercial Picker, features a really lightweight, slim blank and a great action to boot.
•HM carbon construction
•Ultra slimline blank
•Quality lined guides
•High density Eva/duplon handle
•Screw down reel fitting
•Three push in tips
MATRIX CARP MASTER 10FT MK2, £149.99
The Mk2 version of Matrix's popular Carpmaster feeder rod retains its same classic long section design and outstanding fish-playing action. But there’s a little more steely backbone through the mid-section. The handle is longer, making for easier casting up to a range of about 40m.
•High modulus carbon blank
• Semi-parabolic fish-playing action
• Optimum handle lengths for fish-playing and casting
• Quality guides
• Cork/EVA handle with soft-touch screw down hood reel seat
• EVA transport holder block
• Interchangeable tips
MAVER DIAMOND FEEDER, 10FT 6INS, £189.99
A flagship model which is highly versatile, for most coarse species. Ever since the rise of the Reactorlite series, Maver rods have become synonymous with thin sensitive tips and blanks, yet a deceiving amount of power. The Diamond is no different and its 10ft 6ins length is perfect for lots of Method fishing situations.
•EVA twist grip
•Top quality full cork handle
•High quality lined guides
•Quality graphite screw reel fitting
•Folding hook keeper ring