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Feedback on the Alcedo Modularis 420 Waggler Rod

 

 

 

FEEDBACK ON THE ALCEDO MODULARIS 420 WAGGLER ROD

 

 

MODULARIS MATCH

 

ISNT IT JUST GREAT WHEN YOU HAVE A HAPPY CUSTOMER…..

 

 

Hi Bill, it’s the best 14ft float rod I’ve ever had the privelege to hold.
It’s quite unigue inasmuch it works well as both a waggler and a stick float rod.
It’s light – but strong! Just tamed a 4lb 14oz chub on waggler on the New Junction Canal in South Yorkshire with it (not by luck, because I was in total control due to the rod!).
The 450-25 is also a good rod but is heavier, and due to my arthritic hands is not holdable for 5 hours, whereas the 420 is!

After many sessions float fishing I found myself needing a matched pair, and it had to be the 420.

I have seen you get minor mentions in Angling Times for your gear on a regular basis, but it would be good for Mark Sawyer ( AT tackle editor ) to field test a Modularis 420 – 25, he has got to give it a triple A rating, especially considering the price!

Once my second one arrives I will be willing to let a couple of my mates borrow one (cos they’ve picked it up and said “that’s nice!”),
and hopefully word will spread ……

That said, the Modularis’s are wrongly ringed !
Both my 450s have had another butt ring added (by me) between the Italia butt ring and the reel to counteract the large sag in the reel line (which can be a right pain) between the reel and the butt ring (around 300mm more than it should be be). Unfortunately the 420 is about 150mm too long on the butt ring, so to re-ring would need the original butt ring moving as well as a new butt ring adding closer to the reel.
I can put up with this ringing issue on the 420 due to it’s other strengths, but if their butt ring was 150mm closer to the reel it would be absolutely perfect!
Suspect you cannot influence the Italia manufacturers on this isue, but might be worth asking them why they have ringing which allows the line to sag so much (bearing in mind I use 0.130 reel lines which are incredibily lightweight so doesn’t sag without reason).

Wishing you well,
Kevin