DREN­NAN WAND IS JUST MAGIC

This dual-length beauty is ideal for light feeder work

Angling Times (UK) - - TACKLE NEWS -

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

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