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Tackle Box Darent Valley 12ft 2-Piece Specialist Float Rod

Tackle Box Darent Valley 12ft 2-Piece Specialist Float Rod

Original price: £69.99
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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.

A fold friendly specialist 2-piece float rod which is not only suitable for trotting on rivers for barbel and chub, but also excels on still waters the search of tench, bream, big roach, big rudd and big perch.
The butt section features three rings making it also suitable for use with any centre pin reel.

  • Fully ground and lacquered natural carbon blank.
  • Very slim cork style handle.
  • Slim 16mm DPS style reel seat.
  • Bright metal collars and butt cap.
  • Hook keeper ring.
  • Ring sizes (mm): 11 Rings - 12, 10, 8, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, and 5 tip ring.
  • Fold Friendly ringing for safer/convenient storage and transportation.
  • Supplied in a lightweight rod and reel sleeve.
  • SAH Lifetime Warranty.
I've had this rod a month now, and had a chance to put it through its paces on both club waters and commercial fisheries...I've had tench to mid singles and carp to high singles and low doubles on this rod... And only had one hook pull due to one carp try to make its way to a massive set of pads...It has a really smooth action when playing fish...I've teamed mine up with a centrepin reel and it is a dream... I would highly recommend this rod, and I have ordered another one in the range...
Best 50 odd quid you will ever spend...Great fun and capable rod I've had rods well over twice this price get nowhere near it. Perfect for chub barbel and tench but also smaller species...
Ive been after the right 2 piece 12' rod for perch fishing for some time. I would be live baiting (float or ledgering) or fishing prawns and worm. The issue I had was finding a 12' rod with a suitable test curve and action. I took a punt on one of these as it seemed like just what I was after, despite advertised as a float rod. Well I christened it recently on its first session, accounting for 15 Perch over a pound including three over 2lb, biggest an ounce of 3lb. All on small roach live baits ledgered with a 1oz lead. I suffered no hook pulls whatsoever, which is an issue with Perch if the rod is too powerful or the action is too stiff.
This rod is a dream to fish with for Perch, light and well finished, not forgetting the price.
I've just ordered a second!
Delivered 1 June 2017. First outing 4 June, cracking rod. Suited to lines from 4-8lbs advised T/C between 1-1.25lb favours nearer 1lb. Casts a waggler wonderfully well and has great line pick up on the strike. Caught bream to 4lb, roach to a pound and a couple of fighting carp to 11lbs, great action when tackling the carp. I was using Drennan 4.4lb line with a ABU 501 reel, the rod worked really well, cushioning the runs with some ease.
The quality of the rod is first class, the rods action well meets my fishing style/requirements and for the price I consider the rod to be great value for money.
Highly recommended by me.
Well done Tackle Box.
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