New Greys Prodigy Range

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New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby Oxo » 23 Feb 2010 23:13

Hi all,

Anyone had a waggle on the new Greys Prodigy TX or VX range? Was going to get the Specimen twin-tip (1.5/2lb) but looks like these have been superceded this year (Veals can't get them anyway). The TXs are a fair bit cheaper than the old Specimen's, but not sure if it's the same blank quality, whilst the twin-tip VX's cost considerably more.

Online reviews for these are a bit thin on the ground so I'd appreciate your comments if you own either.

Cheers

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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby mark walters » 23 Feb 2010 23:44

Too many horrow story's involving Greys for my liking, I myself had an Xflite snap twice before i got a refund, it seems to be common with both there barbel and carp range
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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby Tipster28 » 25 Feb 2010 14:18

I havent looked at the new versions yet, but it looks like Hinders in Swindon have the old specimen rods in stock if you do want one...
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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby Barbel123 » 25 Feb 2010 17:48

Nick at Keynsham angling used to stock the original rods. Give him a ring.

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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby matt jones » 12 Nov 2010 21:20

Wouldnt entertain Greys,as Mark stated they are prone to snaping,not that i have had a greys barbel rod,but i did have a set of Greys Prodigy SX carp rods and one snapped on me,I swear by my Harrison Torrix TE Specials for my carp fishing i also belive the Harrison Torrix barbel blank is of top quality and one of if not the best rod,as i have only recently started barbel angling im useing an old Drennan Legermaster and i find it a nice enough rod to use,However i am planning on buying myself 2 new barbel rods for next season not sure what yet as the funds are a littel tight and the torrix blanks are 240+ a pop i dont think i could afford them with out selling my Torrix carp rods an thats never gunna happen.So could any one recomend a quality barbel rod suitabel for the river Taff,the wye, severn ,trent and the Avon for around £100 - £150 each without recomending greys pleas guys, many thanks Matt
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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby RICH PARSONS » 12 Nov 2010 22:09

Hi all,
I would recommend a Daiwa barbel rod all day long.
I have been using there Probarbel since 2002 its had many double barbel up to 13lb plus many large chub and even some nice still water carp floater fishing.
I have been bought a Whisker 1.75tc for crimbo and the finish is superb (only down side is I can't use it till boxing day)
and with Daiwa's logo rebranding this years model are going for much less than £160 and that from shops not the net.
It's a shame there is no where we could rent rods from just to try them out as a fishing rod is a very personal thing and we all have different tastes.

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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby runhunt » 14 Nov 2010 21:31

very true rich, rods are very personal. i have the old greys prodigy 1.5/2lb tips and i do like them ish, they have a nice finish and handle fish really well, but i have never felt them to be balanced right, i know that sounds odd. and dificult to explain, but they just dont feel right in the hand. to be honest as well i wanted the 2lb tip for heavy flood fishing as i couldnt afford a ' better ' thought of rod for the job eg a peregrine, or the lovely rods bob used to/does ( sorry dont know if he still does) make.
ps the greys arent mouse proof and one has eaten quarter of the butt sectionof my greys. i used to quite like the mice in my shed, not after that,they had to die. i dont like killing as a rulebut they had to go and i set two traps and had 18 of the things!
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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby Oxo » 15 Nov 2010 19:35

Cheers for the replies chaps. In the end I got a cracking deal on a Drennan Specimen Barbel rod - the 1 3/4 lb version. Used it all season and it's a proper work-horse of a rod. It's steadfastly remained "Ox-proof" having lobbed massive feeders out into the Wye, been bent double on underwater shopping trolleys, been bashed against trees and even managed a Boris or two :D

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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby mandingo » 16 Nov 2010 00:52

All,
A ringing endorsement indeed!!
If any item of tackle has been certified 'Ox proof' then trust me, it is a very very durable item!!! ;) :lol: ;) :lol:
And also, but not necessarily, fireproof!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: New Greys Prodigy Range

Postby RICH PARSONS » 16 Nov 2010 19:07

Hi all,
I know what you mean Paul (Runhunt) four years ago I got a Fox barbel specialist but found it was horrible.
It felt really sloppy even with 6lb bream on it, though oddly it seemed to feel a bit better with a hard fighting chub on but even so I had no confidence in the rod (even though I'm sure it was perfectly good) I had one barbel on it then reverted back to my Daiwa.
Just shows once you get some thing in your head you can't shift it!

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