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Tubular Tip

When LRF first started, if you were wanting to buy just one LRF rod to cover you for all purposes, I'd have said, "go tubular".

However, as solid tipped models became more varied in their design, a gap between tubular and solid was filled - to the point where today, I'd say "go solid" (although which solid tipped rod does come with stipulations!).

Tubular (hollow) tipped rods come good for me during the warmer parts of the year. Here in Cornwall I'll use a lot of metal jigs in the 5g-7g region, as well as vibe baits of similar weights. Add in a few soft plastics on heads from 2g+, a tubular tip rod will never let you down and in most cases will do a better job than the equivalent solid - which you might find is just too soft and forgiving in the tip as soon as you want to work anything above 2g (though it obviously depends on the rod).

As typically less fast action rods, tubular tipped rods can also excel at casting - no matter what the lure type - as long as the lure weight matches the rod you're using. Easier to load and faster to recover, if you select the right rod for the right job.

Another benefit to a tubular tip rod is that the tip is stiffer (it can be a benefit!). Not only does this help when fishing the heavier lures mentioned above, but it also gives you better transmission when feeling for bottom contact or bites. While on the other end of the spectrum, a slow, soft solid tip may be great for fishing light lures at midwater or immediately beneath you feet (the fish will feel less resistance thanks to the softness), the soft tip itself can actually deaden your own feeling of what's happening on the other end of the line - whether that's from a fish, or fro your lure bouncing through the rocks. The best HRF rods will be tubular too. So, as with everything, finding the right rod is often about compromise. Feeling over resistance and vice-versa.

If you're not fishing less than 1.5g, a tubular tipped rod can still make a superb all-rounder. If you're often fishing less than that, consider a solid.

Brand: Xesta Stock: In Stock
Xesta Black Star 2nd Generation S83..
  • Length : 8'3"
  • Casting - Max : 20g
  • Casting - Min : 1.5g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£279.99
Ex Tax:£233.33
Brand: Yamaga Blanks Stock: Out Of Stock
Yamaga Blanks Blue Current III 69..
  • Length : 6'9"
  • Casting - Max : 7g
  • Casting - Min : 0.3g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£269.99
Ex Tax:£224.99
Brand: Jackall Stock: In Stock
Jackall BRS S64UL-LG..
  • Length : 6'4"
  • Casting - Max : 5g
  • Casting - Min : N/A
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£189.99
Ex Tax:£158.33
Brand: Jackall Stock: In Stock
Jackall BRS S68UL+LG..
  • Length : 6'8"
  • Casting - Max : 6g
  • Casting - Min : N/A
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£189.99
Ex Tax:£158.33
Brand: Apia Stock: Out Of Stock
Apia Grandage Lite 76..
  • Length : 7'6"
  • Casting - Max : 12g
  • Casting - Min : 1g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£304.99
Ex Tax:£254.16
Brand: Tict Stock: In Stock
Tict Icecube Power IC-69P-Sis..
  • Length : 6'9"
  • Casting - Max : 7g
  • Casting - Min : 0.1g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£319.99
Ex Tax:£266.66
Brand: Tict Stock: In Stock
Tict Icecube Power IC-74PT-Sis..
  • Length : 7'4"
  • Casting - Max : 9g
  • Casting - Min : 0.8g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£359.99
Ex Tax:£299.99
Brand: Slash Stock: In Stock
Slash Lead Vision 832TB..
  • Length : 8'3"
  • Casting - Max : 14g
  • Casting - Min : 3g
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£201.99
Ex Tax:£168.33
Brand: Tailwalk Stock: In Stock
Tailwalk Micro Shore Jigging SSD 89..
  • Length : 8'9"
  • Casting - Max : 20g
  • Casting - Min : N/A
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£204.99
Ex Tax:£170.83
Brand: Tailwalk Stock: In Stock
Tailwalk Micro Shore Jigging SSD 96..
  • Length : 9'6"
  • Casting - Max : 30g
  • Casting - Min : N/A
  • Tip Type : Tubular
  • Sections : 2
£214.99
Ex Tax:£179.16
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