Re: Quiver tip help
by Banjo » 05 Sep 2012 21:05
Good question sumo.
Ok, a slow taper tip (carbon or glass) will have a more uniform bend/ action from bottom to tip whereas a fast taper tip (carbon or glass) will have more of a bend towards the tip end and less from the bottom/ mid section area of the tip.
Glass tips will be softer in action and usually thicker in their make up whereas carbon tips will be thinner and stiffer in their action.
Some anglers only use carbon tips and some only glass,others a mixture to the two.
As a rule of thumb slow taper tips for registering wrap rounds and fast taper tips for showing up more finicky bites and the like due to its more sensitive tip. you will also see on most fast taper tips that the eyelets get closer together towards the tip whereas on slower tapered tips the eyelets are usually equally spread.
My personal choices would be glass tips on stillwaters in the 1oz – 2.5oz range where there is no tow/ drag, which can pull the tip round. If tow is present I’d use a carbon tip. Remember fast tapered tips will pull round more so a slower tapered tip is more ideal in these conditions.
Another consideration is drop back bites. I will always use a carbon tip for this due to the springy-ness of the carbon the tip being more sensitive and giving a better indication as well as responsiveness to bites.
One thing overlooked by some is the size of the tips 1oz, 2oz, etc… and what one to use? it’s not neccessarily casting weight related, although don’t try to chuck a fully loaded 40grm feeder with an ounce tip in an 11ft bream rod.
Basically much like most things in fishing it is about balancing your tackle. balance the tip to the weight of the feeder and your required casting distance taking into account as well the conditions, flow/ tow on a river/ stillwater. wind can be another factor, tip bounce can be a problem.
For the Trent, I’d use a 2.5oz min carbon tip on a standard flow, although a 3oz or even a 4oz tip carbon can be needed on certain days, even when fishing with the rod up in the air to keep as much line out of the water as possible to in effect stop that pulling round of the tip due to the pressure exherted on the line between feeder/ weight and the tip. In some instances fish with a slight bow in your line to reduce tip pull round and with balanced tackle you’ll get drop backs every time, from a 2oz Roach to a 5lbs Bream.
For the Severn 4oz to 5oz carbon tips will be your starting point.