Angling Times (UK)


Daiwa Connoisseu­r Float rods


What they say: A superb collection of four wild water rods that will cover all still and flowing water requiremen­ts from, waggler or slider on the 13ft and 14ft models to Bolo and ‘big stick’ on the 15ft and 17ft rods. Plenty of power in the middle sections is matched to a fast tip end and an overall light feel which is essential for longer sessions and continual trotting.

What we say: These rods sit lower in the power spectrum than some of our other rods in our guide, but were simply too stunning to leave out. Powerful enough for big fish and big floats, yet forgiving enough for smaller species, each of the shorter models offers a superb balance and feel. Fitted with LS guides, a Fuji reel seat and a combined cork and EVA handle, the 17ft model really is something else and offers that extra control for bigger waters while retaining the balance of the shorter rods. Price: 13ft £175, 14ft £185, 15ft £195, 17ft £205, www.daiwasport­

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