Recommendations for Trotting rod.

volksfish

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Thought I’d try a bit of trotting this winter, any recommendations for a rod, don’t want to break the bank, as it’ll only be a few times a year, cheers.


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Thought I’d try a bit of trotting this winter, any recommendations for a rod, don’t want to break the bank, as it’ll only be a few times a year, cheers.


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After having a few I bought the John Wilson Avon quiver tip with 1.25lb test curve.
it’s a fantastic rod 11Ft and handles grayling from half a pound upwards.
Look for them on eBay around £69 or less.
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Think about where you are going to be using it. Everyone usually rushes in and says you need a 13ft at least. I do a bit of Grayling trotting usually in January and feb , as well as the 13ft rod I have for summer rivers I have a 10ft and an 11ft old cheap Drennan coarse rods that on smaller more overgrown streams are a lot more useful. As for what to buy I would say almost anything by Drennan will be decent .

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volksfish

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Think about where you are going to be using it. Everyone usually rushes in and says you need a 13ft at least. I do a bit of Grayling trotting usually in January and feb , as well as the 13ft rod I have for summer rivers I have a 10ft and an 11ft old cheap Drennan coarse rods that on smaller more overgrown streams are a lot more useful. As for what to buy I would say almost anything by Drennan will be decent .

O M W

Mainly on the Wiltshire Avon and Wylye. So reasonable size, mainly for Grayling. Yes looking at a Leeds rod on eBay at the moment.


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I bought a Grey'sToreon 13 ft float rod for trotting last winter and it's a thing of beauty (so much so in fact that on seeing it my uncle and his mate both ordered one that evening!). I got it from Bobco Tackle in Leeds around 50 quid (half price I think) but I think you can still get them for 70, still a bargain at that price in my opinion.
 

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Something you may wish to have in mind is that many of the so called trotting rods are designed around the commercial fisheries ie designed for catching F1 carp and such muddy puddle lovelies . Anything like that is way to stiff for grayling. Dont get something to heavy.

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Aslong as your not targeting barbel I would suggest the Drennan Acolyte Ultra - absolute joy to use and very light, barely notice your holding it :)
 
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I am using a Cadence 14' match rod and a Atom pin loaded with 3lb Dave Harell floating line up here on the Swale and Ure
 

chrisjpainter

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It depends what your river's like - and what's in it. If you have barbel, chub and some big trout with a strong current, go heavier and perhaps stay clear of anything tippy and light. I've been using a pellet waggler rod, because it's got a bit more backbone should some of the bigger chub and trout feel like a nibble. Perhaps a bit unsophisticated for real finesse stuff, but when you need some oomph to stop a fish getting into a tree, it pays dividends
 

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If it’s just a few times a year then maybe something at a length that’s still in your comfort zone, or cheap enough that it doesn’t matter.
I’m in a similar position, but will be fishing most of the year. I’m waiting on two rods to arrive... a secondhand Berkeley ‘Triple Tip’ (12ft) from ebay, bought for heavier floats...
and a brand new 4.50 metre ‘bolo’ rod for £13.95, which may well end up handling like a tank arial, but will hopefully serve as a taster for longer trotting rods.
 
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