NEW John Wilson Rod Range - Now Available at Angling Direct

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NEW John Wilson Rod Range -  Now Available at Angling Direct

We are calling all fans of the legend that was fishing royalty; John Wilson! We, here at Angling Direct have some exciting news! We have a new exclusive range of special John Wilson (MBE) rods launching soon to honour his memory and to update the existing John Wilson rods. This article will remind John Wilson fans why we fell in love with the original range of Wilson Fishing Rods and what the new series of John Wilson Rods offer the anglers of today.

As many of you may know, sadly, John passed away in November 2018. In John’s passing, many anglers expressed how not only his work in the media with Go Fishing but his successful range of fishing rods have shaped their fishing journeys. 

John Wilson was voted “the greatest angler of all time” by the readers of the most popular fishing magazine. This accolade was awarded for a lifetime of service to the angling community, from presenting TV series, writing angling books, producing magazine articles, and attending hundreds of public appearances that John was so good at.  Many of today’s top anglers grew up watching his famous TV series ‘Go Fishing’ and aspired to follow in the footstep of this great man themselves.

 

The John Wilson Fishing Tackle

John designed the world-famous ‘Avon Quiver’, a fishing rod that was deemed the best-selling rod ever! (as Angling Times states). With its distinctive white tip, forgiving action and all-around versatility, the Avon Quiver that bore John’s name, must surely be one of the bestselling rods in British history! Everyone has either owned an Avon Quiver rod or knows someone who does.

The ‘Avon Quiver’ was so popular due to its unique makeup, the fact it could be used for all styles of fishing by utilising the multi-tip configuration meant that one rod could do it all, from rivers to lakes, big Carp to bags of Bream and Roach and everything in between, something that had never been seen before.

John went on to develop a whole range of best-selling fishing tackle products over the span of 30 years. John Wilson became one of the best-selling brand names in the business. His tackle was always designed with a roving approach, finesse, with enjoyment in mind. 

 

 

What Does the New John Wilson Rod Range Offer?

This fishing rod range is a celebration of all that John stood for in fishing. Made using the highest quality blanks and components, the 2022 range of John Wilson rods are truly unique in terms of application, performance and balance, when matched with the correct size reel, line, and terminal tackle. 

 

John Wilson Avon Quiver & Barbel Quiver Fishing Rods

Originally designed by Wilson to cover every situation an angler would face when fishing in both rivers and still waters, John's design for the Avon Quiver rods was to create a full through action blank that would handle all fish species by allowing the rod to absorb as much of the fight from larger fish, meaning fewer lost fish and the ability to fish lighter mainlines and hook lengths to enjoy the sport of angling. 

The 2022 Avon Quiver & Barbel Quiver Fishing Rods from the John Wilson brand are suitable for all coarse angling applications from feeder fishing for barbel on fast-flowing rivers to taming large carp.   

 

Key Features for the Avon & Barbel Quiver Rods

• Multi length through action 11-13ft blank

• Full EVA Handle and foregrips

• High-Quality ceramic lined guides

• Cushioned reel seat 

• Supplied with two tip sections 1.25lb Avon Tip & 3 x Push in quiver tips   

 

John Wilson Avon Quiver Travel & Barbel Quiver Travel Fishing Rods

Like the original quiver, the original travel version of the rod series was designed by John to cover every situation an angler would face when fishing in both rivers and stillwater but with a consideration of anglers fishing at home or abroad. 

Suitable for all coarse angling applications from feeder fishing for barbel on fast flowing rivers to taming large carp, the travel quiver rods are also made using the highest quality blanks and components. These rods can handle all fish species by absorbing as much of the fight from larger fish as possible, meaning fewer lost fish, the ability to fish lighter mainlines and hook lengths to enjoy the sport of angling.

As John loved to travel for his angling the remodels of the classic John Wilson travel rods ensure easy transportation. Each travel Avon and Barbel Quiver rods use shortened sections to allow the rod to be stowed away in a standard-size suitcase, meaning you can take the rod anywhere in the world!   

 

Key Features of the Avon Quiver Travel & Barbel Quiver Travel Fishing Rods

• Full through action 11ft blank

• Full EVA Handle and foregrips

• High-Quality ceramic lined guides

• Cushioned reel seat 

• Supplied with two tip sections - 1 x 1.75lb Avon Tip & 3 x Push in quiver tips   

 

John Wilson Lure Pro Quad Fishing Rods (8ft & 9ft)

Designed to allow anglers to easily transport their rods to fish anywhere in the world, the John Wilson Lure Pro Quad rods feature 4 shortened equal-length sections meaning the rods can be transported in a standard-size suitcase with ease. 

John’s passion for travel saw him fish in over 70 countries and accounted for some huge fish being landed, one of his favourite methods was lure fishing. The Lure Pro Rods feature high-quality blanks and guides for support when casting lures. The Lure Pro Quad rod also features a screw lock reel seat for securing your fishing reel of choice to this rod. If that was not enough, the 2022 version of the Wilson Lure Pro rod boasts a shrink wrap handle to ensure you have great control and grip on the rod during long drawn-out fights with fish.  

 

Key Features of the Lure Pro Quad Fishing Rods

• Multi-section blank  

• Full shrink wrap handle

• High-Quality ceramic lined guides

• Screw lock reel seat

• Hook keeper ring fitted

 

John Wilson Travel Float Fishing Rod (11ft-13ft)

As we saw on the famous Go fishing series, Wilson would catch some amazing fish from rivers and lakes around the county and whilst abroad. This travel float rod is to celebrate John’s huge love for float fishing! The John Wilson travel float rod enables anglers to fish on both still and moving waters with ease, whether they choose to fish in the UK or abroad. 

The travel float rods feature equal length sections meaning they can be packed in a standard size suitcase. The 2022 Wilson Travel Float Rod features a unique multi-length blank with the option to fish the rod at either 11ft or 13ft! The float rod also comes with the additional 2ft extension section making the rod well suited to both small and large waters. With the Travel Float Rod, the angler can fish a variety of swims and depths to ensure correct presentation.

 

Key Features of the Travel Float Fishing Rod

• Multi-length blank 11-13ft

• Full Cork Handle and foregrips

• High-Quality ceramic lined guides

• Cushioned reel seat

• Hook keeper ring fitted  

  

 

John Wilson Six Shooter Travel Fishing Rod

First featured in John's famous video "Weir Pool Magic", the John Wilson Six Shooter Rod helped Wilson catch a variety of fish species; including a double-figure pike. The John Wilson Six Shooter Travel Fishing Rod is perfect for targeting species such as Perch, Chub, Zander and Pike

The perfect companion to any baitcasting reel, this travel rod was specifically designed by John for the angler on the move, the 4pc Travel version packs down in a bag to just 20" long! Although only 6ft long, the 4-piece blank on this travel rod has superb action. The Six Shooter boasts a tip sensitive enough to handle smaller fish, yet plenty of power lower down to safely handle big fish when hooked. The Six Shooter Travel rod also features braid-friendly guides and is fitted with an American-style trigger grip. 

 

Key Features of the Six Shooter Travel Fishing Rod

• Multi-section blank  

• American style trigger grip handle

• Full cork Handle and foregrips

• High-Quality ceramic lined guides

 

John Wilson Monster Tamer Fishing Rods  (2pc & 4pc)

Many fans will recall that one of John's favourite ways to fish was targeting monster-sized fish in demanding locations! John’s passion for searching the globe and pursuing species such as Mahseer, Nile Perch, Arapaima and huge Catfish meant he knew what tough opponents these fish could be, and the strength of tackle required to land them. 

The John Wilson Monster Tamer rod was designed by John to ensure when you hooked the fish of a lifetime you had the control and power to land it. The 2022 version is designed around a blank taper and action, bringing together everything you would want from a big fish rod. Strong, well-balanced, and comfortable to use during long drawn-out fights with monster fish. 

 

Available in 2pc and 4pc, the 4pc Monster Tamer is the expedition model and it uses 4 equal-length sections meaning it can be easily transported anywhere in the world, with ease.


There you have it, all the rods in the new John Wilson fishing tackle 2022 range. Which style of John Wilson rod is your favourite? A fan of the originals? Why not update your well-loved and tired rods with a modern twist on the classic Wilson rods. 

With these John Wilson rods, you are sure to catch a clonker! We hope you are as excited about these fishing rods as we are! 

 

 

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