After fishing a match yesterday and with the bites being minute from hand sized skimmers and roach with odd bigger skimmers. Im after a very light bomb rod with very sensitive quiver tips. Not casting too far only needs to be around 10′ long
Have been offered a silstar powerwind match picker 3547-290. What do u reckon to these and what strength are the tips. only has 2 tips with it and believe there was originally 3??
Any help appreciated?
Tarps, I think that the Silstars came with four tips and it is the longer ones that will be most suited to close in fishing (I used to use the 3587-320 for hair rigging baits with a bomb on the pole line if I had overfed and had too many fish in the swim as the long supersoft tips would not tend to spook fish causing them to bolt off and false bites).
The 290 is a very soft rod, probably built on a fly rod blank. Slim but will do what you want.
The push in quivertips are much slimmer than the Drennan/Preston type.
I bought a 10ft Shakey Mach2 XT for short work and Roach. Lovely little rod for the money (£36). I’ve since snapped off 2 inches from the heaviest carbon tip though and use it with a swingtip, seems to work perfectly for little Roach.