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).
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.