With the freezing temperatures having rolled in over the last couple weeks it has been very hard to get over onto a lake where it hasn’t frozen over and with only 1 lake in my local district as per Government guidelines my options are limited. So, with that in mind today I’m going to write a tackle review on my Wychwood Riot Rods.
I’ve been using these rods for over a year now, there seemed to be a small uprising of using smaller rods a while ago and after giving Jack’s Nash Dwarf rods a go and seeing the benefits I decided to jump on the band wagon myself.
After looking around at the different rods available I decided to go with the Wychwood Riots 9ft 2.75lb EVA handled variety. With the lakes I usually fish, I don’t fish at long distances and as I previously stated I like to fish the margins a lot so the 9ft rods are perfect for how I like to fish.
I can honestly say I am so happy I made the move from using 12ft rods to using 9ft rods, the only thing that I really needed to change was how I would cast, sometimes when you want to fish that little bit further you have to give it that little bit more umph.
However, this isn’t to say the rods can’t do what you need, these rods are perfect for all situations I have put them in and I am very happy with them, they also give you the advantage over bigger rods that they can get you into some more of the overgrown swims or just the smaller swims where the 12ft rods possibly couldn’t go.
They have a strong backbone too, I’ve played catfish multiple times on them and never had a moment where I thought the rod wouldn’t be able to handle it.
I would recommend partnering these lightweight rods with a smaller reel so to balance out the weight of the rod and reel combo and making it less demanding on yourself over time, I partner my 3 with the Fox Eos 10000 reels which work perfectly for me.
One of the most attractive and best things of these rods are the price point, at around £55 a rod these are very much affordable for most people and like I said are perfect carp rods, when I purchased mine, I got them on a deal of 2+1, so basically buy 2 get 1 free and with that my setup was complete. I have left a link below for the deal I got myself so you can revel in the savings you’ve made!
The rods themselves come in 12ft, 10ft and 9ft variations so even if you do not want to downsize your rod size Wychwood cater for that too, also with the 12ft variant it comes with 50mm butt guides to help with longer distance casting.
There isn’t much more I can add to describe these rods other then they are perfect in my eyes, Ive not come across a reason to believe these rods couldn’t handle any situation I put them through and with such a cheap price point they are perfect for beginners and experienced anglers alike.
So, with that review complete I hope you all stay safe in these crazy times and fingers crossed we can all soon go about our normal lives and hit the banks and catch those dream fish we all wish for 🤞🤞
Tight Lines & Wet Nets,
Wychwood Riot Rods 2+1: https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/Shop/RodsCarpRods/Wychwood-Riot-Rods.htm