DRENNAN WAND IS JUST MAGIC
This dual-length beauty is ideal for light feeder work
RENNAN has recently added a dual-length feeder rod to its best-selling Ultralight range.
The latest Ultralight shares many features with the original Bomb Feeder model, inasmuch as two intermediate dolly-butt sections fit directly into the handle. These enable the rod to be used at both lengths without having to break it down to do so.
Two top sections have permanently spliced-in carbon quivertips of ¾oz and 1oz, offering the sensitivity to target shy-biting fish. You also get a full cork handle with screw-lock Fuji reel seat, quality lined guides throughout (including decent-sized guides on the quivertips), equal length easy-store sections, and a delightful action described by Drennan as ‘light through’.
Rods of this ilk – ‘wands’ as they used to be called – are becoming ever more popular as they offer unparalleled versatility, coping equally well with short-range pole line tactics on really windy days, winter F1s and small carp maggot feeder work. Ideal, too, for short casting to silverfish with small cage or Method feeders up to 30g.
Before taking the Ultralight Mini Feeder to the bank for the live test session I rang Drennan’s media manager and three-times UK Angling Championship winner Jon Arthur for his opinion on the rod, as well as any further insights into any pros and cons that might have emerged during its trial period.
I’d heard through the match fishing grapevine that Mr Arthur had been seen quietly slipping the net under quite a few hefty match winning carp, using a very short rod that I had no doubt was the new Ultralight.
Sure enough, Jon had been chosen to field-test the first prototype, which he said had won him plenty of prize money over the eight months he’d used it. He added that it had coped admirably with unexpected bonus carp to 10lb. I knew it!
So it was off to the pictureperfect Northants day-ticket Oaks Lake, on the Wold Farm complex. Here swim ide, barbel and fin-perfect carp. It was the