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New pike boat rods

Post by Luce-wizard » Fri Sep 13 2019 07:31

Thinking of selling/clearing up some old fox pike rods I have and buy 4 nice boat rods

My question is:
What boat rods are people recommending nowadays and the majority of my time will be fishing on the broads, no price range in mind,

Ps: Iv listed some of the pike rods in what’s it worth section :thumbs:

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Sep 13 2019 16:40

I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Jimk2 » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:09

Bob Watson wrote:
I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.
Have you got P4's Bob?

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by suffolk si » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:26

Colin’s rods lee, lovely bits of kit👍 I also really like the old et boatmans if you can find them

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:42

Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.
Have you got P4's Bob?
No but they'd be a consideration of mine for boat fishing shallow water if I was buying new rods!
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:43

Personally, after seeing the OP's "what's it worth" post, I'd stick with the pikemasters!!

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Luce-wizard » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:52

Only got a pair of pikemaster want 4
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by MarkBerrisford » Fri Sep 13 2019 17:56

I’ve got a pair of P4’s they are lovely rods though I mostly use them for canal fishing, they’ll be ok on the broads i’d Imagine unless your planning on fishing big baits, in deeper water i’d prefer a bit more grunt personally
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Duncan Holmes » Fri Sep 13 2019 18:39

If you dont need them to sling out a big lead and a big dead then P1. Coped with everything I have done on the Broads for 10 winters and would replace them immediately if lost.

A very good rod for other species too.
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Luce-wizard » Fri Sep 13 2019 18:57

Duncan Holmes wrote:
If you dont need them to sling out a big lead and a big dead then P1. Coped with everything I have done on the Broads for 10 winters and would replace them immediately if lost.

A very good rod for other species too.
Are the p1’s not 12ft? Ideally looking for a 10-11ft rod for my boat
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Luce-wizard » Fri Sep 13 2019 18:59

MarkBerrisford wrote:
I’ve got a pair of P4’s they are lovely rods though I mostly use them for canal fishing, they’ll be ok on the broads i’d Imagine unless your planning on fishing big baits, in deeper water i’d prefer a bit more grunt personally
I am a sucker for big baits and believe there 2.75tc which my predator Xs are and I do struggle a little with casting big baits comfortabley
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Luce-wizard » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:02

suffolk si wrote:
Colin’s rods lee, lovely bits of kit👍 I also really like the old et boatmans if you can find them
Ya I’ll definitely think about seeing Colin
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by zodiac » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:04

Loch tamers then?
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Duncan Holmes » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:17

Luce-wizard wrote:
Duncan Holmes wrote:
If you dont need them to sling out a big lead and a big dead then P1. Coped with everything I have done on the Broads for 10 winters and would replace them immediately if lost.

A very good rod for other species too.
Are the p1’s not 12ft? Ideally looking for a 10-11ft rod for my boat
12ft, I prefer the extra length in the boat, useful for getting line of the water in tidals, drifting and spreading when trailing.

10 ft felt way to short, to me. if you can get the same action as a p1 in 11ft then 👍
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Cod » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:22

Mr Wizard,

I also fish the Broads from a boat and use P1's from DLST, once you have used these you won't look back.
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by MarkBerrisford » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:30

Agree the P4’s aren’t suited to big baits and P3’s would be overgunning it I recon, P5’s would be a better bet then 11ft 3lb I have a pair of these as well that i’ve used from both bank and boat👍
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Jimk2 » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:48

Luce-wizard wrote:
Only got a pair of pikemaster want 4
I’ve just sold 3 for £30ea
They were well used.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Jimk2 » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:51

Bob Watson wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.
Have you got P4's Bob?
No but they'd be a consideration of mine for boat fishing shallow water if I was buying new rods!
I’ve got one on order to go with my P3’s.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:55

MarkBerrisford wrote:
I’ve got a pair of P4’s they are lovely rods though I mostly use them for canal fishing, they’ll be ok on the broads i’d Imagine unless your planning on fishing big baits, in deeper water i’d prefer a bit more grunt personally
I don't think the big bait issue is an issue when fishing from a boat, the whole point of fishing from a boat is to get you close to the spot, is it not?

My PB was caught a few feet away from the boat!

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:03

Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.
Have you got P4's Bob?
No but they'd be a consideration of mine for boat fishing shallow water if I was buying new rods!
I’ve got one on order to go with my P3’s.
Without any first hand experience of either, I'd hazard a guess that the P4 will be more suited to our local waters, if that's where you're using them??

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Jimk2 » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:11

Bob Watson wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
I'd consider P4's from Dave Lumb.
Have you got P4's Bob?
No but they'd be a consideration of mine for boat fishing shallow water if I was buying new rods!
I’ve got one on order to go with my P3’s.
Without any first hand experience of either, I'd hazard a guess that the P4 will be more suited to our local waters, if that's where you're using them??
I just fancied something softer, my fishing is far too varied to have specific rods for specific waters.
I’ve more or less used my P3’s from boat and rivers catching 20+ pike from 2’ to 40’ using small and large baits.
I think it’s more how you like the rods and adapt to them.
Most of my fishing is bank work using my 12’ X1’s but the P3’s come out when on my boat or river, the P4 will be a nice option as a 2nd rod or 3rd rod.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by suffolk si » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:22

Don’t dave and Colin use the same blanks Paul? Is it just different aesthetics on Dave’s or any other reasons you prefer them? Just curious...

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Post by davelumb » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:27

suffolk si wrote:
Don’t dave and Colin use the same blanks Paul? Is it just different aesthetics on Dave’s or any other reasons you prefer them? Just curious...
I think Colin's boat rods I saw at last year's PAC show were on woven carbon blanks, mine are on the plain stuff.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:44

I've got P3's, P4's and P5's. P3's for big baits or tough skinned lives like trout from the boat. P4's for smaller/softer baits and zandering from the boat. P5's for drifting from the boat and roaming the banks.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:45

Steve Hincks is selling a pair of P3's on the 'for sale' forum.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Kev Berry » Fri Sep 13 2019 20:47

ET Boatman ---lovely rods for casting decent baits and don't throw big lives off the hooks and very nice for playing pike 3lb tc, 10ft 6 in, cork handle, titanium rings
I use them for barbeling out the boat as well.
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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Steve Moore » Fri Sep 13 2019 21:10

I use Broadland 10ft rods now, for all my boat, river and canal fishing, with abu multis.
10ft freespirit 2.5lb for lighter stuff.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by suffolk si » Fri Sep 13 2019 21:23

Those Boatmans are lovely kev👍Sporty enough on smallish fish but enough backbone for a biggie, much nicer than my fox rods 👍

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by Cod » Fri Sep 13 2019 21:44

suffolk si wrote:
Don’t dave and Colin use the same blanks Paul? Is it just different aesthetics on Dave’s or any other reasons you prefer them? Just curious...
Dave has answered that Si,

The reason I used DLST, is because of the reputation on quality, if I buy the best first time round they hopefully won't need replacing. I have never used Colin's rods so unable to comment.
It's just I have faith with Dave's products and full confidence. I bought them when I was working to last me through retirment.

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Re: New pike boat rods

Post by suffolk si » Fri Sep 13 2019 21:52

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