USE BIG-EYED TIPS
I DO a lot of long range feeder fishing at certain times of the year, and having the right rod for the job is essential.
But perhaps more important still is to use a rod with the right kind of quivertip.
When fishing at range I use a shockleader, and when you are giving the feeder a proper whack, if the rings on the tip are too small a crack-off is inevitable.
Bigger rings stop this happening, as the knot between the shockleader and your mainline or braid passes through the eyes with ease, even when the rod blank is under full compression.