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Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft (0.75lb) Specialist Rod

Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft (0.75lb) Specialist Rod

Original price: £54.99
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The philosophy behind the Darent Valley rod range is to take advantage of modern manufacturing techniques and materials to create exceptionally high performance rods at very affordable prices.
Darent Valley rods bring the fun back into fishing.

The Tackle Box is best known as a carp specialist shop and we thought we would struggle to have the specialist angler give them serious consideration. How wrong could we be because they have now been successfully used on lakes and rivers in the pursuit of specimen chub, roach, rudd, perch, dace, not to mention the untold number of carp that have fallen to them.

This is the wrong rod to target specimen carp with, however it is great fun for use on commercial waters. The tip is more than sensitive enough for bite indication when used as a light feeder.

Built on a quality carbon blank with a slim full length cork style handle, 16mm DPS style reel seat, lined rings throughout and with attractive cosmetics.
The ringing pattern is our 'Fold friendly' design which allows them to be transported more conveniently and safely.
Each rod is supplied in a lightweight rod and reel sleeve.

Also be sure to check out the 11ft 1.25lb (product code 15307) and 12ft 1.75lb (product code 15308) Darent Valley Avon/Quivers rods, rods more suitable for use on weedy waters, bigger rivers, specimen tench, bream and double figure carp.

  • Fully ground and lacquered natural carbon blank.
  • Very slim cork style handle.
  • Slim 16mm DPS style reel seat.
  • Bright metal front collar and butt cap.
  • Double leg guides on the butt section with singles on the tip to enhance sensitivity and balance.
  • Ring sizes (mm): 9 Rings - 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5 and 5 tip ring.
  • Fold Friendly ringing for safer transportation.
  • Supplied in a lightweight rod and reel sleeve.
  • SAH Lifetime Warranty.
I have used the rod most of this winter mainly for perch and roach and have had some decent fish on it. As per other reviews I find the rod light and responsive with plenty of backbone. The rod is well made and has a finish as good as any. Very good value !
They sent me the 1.25tc rod when I ordered the 0.75tc one. The response was brilliant! Swift, efficient, professional service resulted in me having the correct rod in a couple of days. Well done Caroline and Co.
The rod itself is the best value for money rod I have ever bought!
Bought pair of these fabulous rods Christmas last - lovely action, great weight and the finesse of the build supercedes that of alot of more expensive rods - mainly used for perch fishing, coupled up with 4000's and 4lb fluoro they've been brilliant, would highly recommend!
Ordered a pair of these at 0930 and they arrived 0930 the next day. Packaging tube was damaged in transit but they were well protected inside and in fine condition. The rods look amazing and feel nicely balanced with the 3000 sized reels I have fitted. Haven't had a chance to put them to use yet but I feel they will perform perfectly. Can't believe they can make these for the money. The service was A1 as well so big thanks to the Tackle Box.
Bought primarily to fish for specimen Perch, this is a perfectly balanced rod when matched with a 1990 vintage ABU Cardinal C3 reel, loaded with Yo-Zuri Hybrid 4lb. b/s line. However, on my first outing dead baiting for Perch, with 1.5inch Roach, the rod exceeded my expectations, successfully landing three accidental Pike captures, a 10lb.2oz., a 10lb.5oz. and an 11lb.3oz. All three fish put up very lively performances on this nicely balance outfit - the 0.75lb. t/c blank bending into its task beautifully and inspiring the utmost confidence in its capabilities. To say I was impressed is an understatement!!!
It arrived properly packed and with that alone I was confident of what I would find! Certainly not disappointed when I unpacked it. What a lovely looking rod just waiting to use it now. If it performs as well as other reviews say and I do not doubt that, I will be ordering a second.
The rod bag supplied was a pleasant surprise and a good idea well done tackle box.
This rod is everything that I was led to believe. A very versatile little rod and amazing value for money.
Love this rod! It is so light with an enjoyable action whether as a feeder with a large carp or as a float rod catching roach. I think Santa is bringing me the 1.25 variant for Christmas. Tacklebox are excellent to deal with and offer an excellent service. I stupidly broke the tip and when I rang to enquire about buying a replacement, they sent me one free of charge! How good is that; a real pleasure to deal with and if I was local to them I would be there every week!
Bought this rod as a tool to fish small overgrown streams where I live in France and also to fish small ponds and fisheries where I might catch anything from small rudd to double figure carp. Used the rod for the first time today freelining and surface fishing for carp with 4lb line on a pretty snag free water and it was gentle on the small fish while showing sufficient backbone to handle the bigger single figure ones. I feel confident it would deal with lower doubles with ease but we'll see! Although rated as 0.75 lb test curve, it feels as capable as the John Wilson Avon 1.25 test curve I've got - it seems somewhat "tippier" than the JW but no less powerful and will be a pleasure to use for the small fish in some of the local streams.

The rod is nicely made and pleasant to use. I particularly like the short, slim handle - would have liked a keeper ring but it's no big deal, I'll whip one on myself. I don't like the bag that's supplied but in all other respects, it's a steal at £40. I've been looking for a rod like this for some while and was delighted to find it at such a keen price.

Shipping to France was expensive compared to some other tackle suppliers, but fast and efficient.
Bought and used this rod recently to fish for chub on my local river. Found it a joy to use. Very forgiving tip to middle action with a nice bit of reserve power in the butt. this handled chub up to 3lb 5oz on the day, and was more than a match for a small barbell of 2lb 12oz that scrapped all the way to the net. for the money I've not used a better rod.
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