Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12FT Rod

Model: RSMBSB12175    Reference: DRN11090213

Key Features

  • Test Curve: 1.75LB
  • Ideally suited to modern barbel fishing tactics
  • Efficient, versatile, high modulus carbon blank
  • Suitable for close range, far bank on rivers, and feeder work
  • Powerful semi through action
  • Recommended line: 10-12lb
  • Will comfortably handle leads up to 3oz
  • Dark platinum blank finish with a chequered weave pattern
  • 22inch full cork handle
  • Screw down reel seat
  • Stainless engraved butt cap
  • 8 quality SiC guides
  • Top 6inchs of the tip are white for easier visibility in low light conditions
  • Fitted with a single Drennan Isotope
  • Supplied with a padded rod sleeve, Velcro straps and fill in sleeve labels
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Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel Rod 12ft

Martin Bowler is easily one of the UK’s best respected barbel anglers. One of the most consistently high performing specialist fishermen of his kind, Martin is a former barbel record holder and it is fair to say that he knows more than his share about this particular area of the sport. When Drennan decided it was time to expand its specialist rod range it knew that there was only one man for the job and Martin was more than happy to assist. The result was this: the Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12ft rod. When Martin set out to design this rod, he knew he wanted to create the ultimate all-round barbel rod which would be perfectly suited to the modern angler. This is why he worked closely with the Drennan team throughout the design and production process, and Martin personally ran the rod through his own extensive testing process before giving the Drennan team the final heads up to roll out the rod’s production. After all, anything that bore his name had to be up to his exacting standards – this rod certainly did not disappoint.

Martin field-tested this rod on a range of the UK’s waters to ensure it was the most efficient and versatile blank out there. This rod has been used on a wide variety of waters in a huge range of conditions and it has been proven to handle everything from precise presentation at close range, through to a range of feeder applications, right to far bank fishing on some of the nation’s most popular barbel rivers – including the Kennet and the Avon. This really is the ideal barbel rod for the modern specialist angler who wants to be able to perform to the peak of their ability no matter the conditions on the water. In order to achieve this impressive range of versatility, the Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12ft has been manufactured from top end high-modulus carbon. This gives the rod an outstanding semi-through action which lends itself to a huge range of applications across the barbel fishing discipline. This is finished in a dark platinum colour, with a chequered weave pattern – ensuring that this is a rod that looks every bit as amazing as it performs and you’re sure to get notice on the bank for all the right reasons when you’re wielding the Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12ft.

The rod is recommended for use with a 10lb to 12lb line, will comfortable cope with leads up to 3oz, and boasts a 1.75lb test curve. This ensures that whether you’re tackling floodwater rivers, deep feeder fishing, or nearside banks, this rod is more that up to the challenge. As the name suggests, this rod is 12ft in length and it boasts eight top quality SiC line guides. It has a screw down reel seat, in order to hold your specialist fishing reel in the perfect position on your rod (even when you’re battling with a large barbel). The top 6 inches of the rod tip are have a white finish, to improve tip visibility in low light level conditions and to ensure that you never miss out on the action. What’s more, the rod is also fitted with a single Drennan isotope, further aiding your low light level visibility. To complete the package, the rod is finished with 22 inches of grippy full cork on the handle.

As with all top end Drennan rods, the Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12ft comes supplied with its own dedicated padded rod sleeve. This has Velcro straps and fill-in sleeve labels to ensure that you never pick up the wrong rod by accident. If you’re looking for a top end barbel rod for a variety of applications then you can’t go wrong with this Martin Bowler designed option.

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