‘Dr Redfin’ rods

The ‘Dr Redfin’ 15 foot float rod

Dr Mark Everard, aka ‘Dr Redfin’, is well known for his passion for roach, as a scientist, author and as an angler with a track record of well over 1,000 2lb+ roach (including 14 of 3lb or more)

‘Dr Redfin’ approached us to create the ultimate float fishing rod, designed to Mark’s exacting specifications – his ultimate rod for roach angling…… these are the features that he specified to include:

• The rod blank to be constructed from the highest-grade carbon fibre possible, designed to be super light, strong and offer the optimal balance between sensitivity and power when trotting all day and playing big Roach at range.

• Handle dimensions and structure, using the highest grade of cork throughout including the area under the hand above a reel seat that screws down securely for both centrepin and fixed spool reels. (Who wants to hold a metal or plastic reel seat all day! – M)

• Guide spacing and types, optimising the action of the blank for smooth casting and fast pick up whilst also being fold friendly, perfect for when the rod is being tackled up for fast starts and breaking down when packing up.

• The guides around each joint are double-legged for strength, with intermediates single-legged for weight saving. The butt guide is optimised for Wallis casting.

“Cotswold Rods have a reputation as builders of the finest custom fishing rods here in the UK, the challenge was met and exceeded in my view, here is the build they achieved ! – Mark”

A 3 piece 15 foot float rod
Full length 1k carbon weave
Ergonomic shaped high grade Portuguese cork handles
IPS style screw down reel seat, with cork hood
Premium, high stand-off guides with parabolic ring spacing designed with fold friendly spacings
Under-stated graphics and subtle black and red finishes – supplied in a premium branded cloth bag

“A modern classic based on 50 years trotting for roach, but ace for dace, grayling and crucians too! Super-fast for striking at distance but forgiving in the tip and through action for playing heavier fish. Rod Wallis casts like a dream, holds all-day and is as good as I hoped! – Mark”

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Dr Redfin 15ft Float Rod

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