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A clas­sic, through-ac­tioned rod for fish­ing at medium range, it has plenty of power in the butt sec­tion, but re­tains a softer ac­tion through its mid-sec­tion to elim­i­nate hook-pulls. It comes with three glass quiv­er­tips (0.5oz, 1oz and 1.5 oz).

Price: £79.95 Ideal for close-range tip fish­ing, the 8ft length im­proves ac­cu­racy, and the rod will land fish quickly. It has a for­giv­ing through ac­tion and plenty of power in the butt. The F1 ver­sion is softer and per­fect for win­ter carp. All mod­els come with three glass quiv­er­tips (0.5oz, 1oz and 1.5 oz). Price: Wand £59.95, Wand F1 £59.95, Wand XL £69.95

This iconic 10ft two-piece bomb rod can be used for just about any­thing, from small Method work through to win­ter scratch­ing. Pow­er­ful enough for carp, but for­giv­ing enough for sil­vers, it has a short han­dle for ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity and comes with three glass tips (0.5oz, 1oz and 1.5 oz).

Price: £74.95

This two-piece 11ft rod has a per­fect, par­a­bolic non-lock-up fish play­ing ac­tion. A shorter-than-nor­mal han­dle al­lows it to be moved around quickly for ‘cast, feed, cast’ cat­a­pult feed­ing. The medium model has a stan­dard ac­tion for wag­glers of up to 12g, whereas the Power ver­sion is around 15 per cent stiffer, and ideal for sit­u­a­tions in­volv­ing big­ger floats, big­ger fish and big­ger weights.

Price: Medium £64.95 Power £69.95

The Mi­cro Wag­gler is a must-have for any com­mer­cial fish­ery an­gler. Key fea­tures in­clude a short han­dle and light weight, mak­ing it un­be­liev­ably fast and ac­cu­rate to fish with, and un­beat­able for short to medium cast­ing dis­tances.

The 9ft model is ca­pa­ble of tam­ing the big­gest fish, while the 10ft F1 ver­sion is softer in its ac­tion and suits stan­dard wag­glers us­ing lighter lines.

Price: Wag­gler £54.95 Wag­gler F1 £59.95 ACK In 2010 Brown­ing was among the very first tackle man­u­fac­tur­ers to of­fer new short rods that chal­lenged the more tra­di­tional length rods used on com­mer­cial fish­eries.

The ad­van­tage of a short rod is that it brings fish closer to the net, while the re­duced length, par­tic­u­larly in the han­dle, comes in very handy in tight, ‘par­rot cage’ swims with over­hang­ing bushes or ad­join­ing reed beds.

The Force 8 Wand and 9ft Mi­cro-Wag­gler quickly be­came big sell­ers, and were soon copied.

More re­cently, Brown­ing has fur­ther im­proved and re­fined its orig­i­nal de­signs, re­sult­ing in the new Com­mer­cial King range.

These su­perb-look­ing rods are built around ul­tra-slim, light­weight high-modulus car­bon blanks, with qual­ity lined guides and full cork han­dles.

Not only that, but ev­ery as­pect of their ac­tion, not just their look, has been care­fully con­sid­ered.

Prices are typ­i­cally half those of sim­i­lar qual­ity rods, but you wouldn’t guess that when you first set eyes on one of these Com­mer­cial Kings, let alone put it to use. A quick wag­gle in the tackle shop can­not com­pare to a real fish­ing sit­u­a­tion, with an an­gry carp do­ing its best to part com­pany with the hook.

Com­mer­cial King rods look set to be­come Brown­ing’s crown­ing glory – long may they reign.

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