Here is a great photograph of Terry ‘Theo’ Theobald with his favourite trotting rod, the 15ft MatchPro Ultralight, working its magic as a River Stour chub is eased over the landing net.
After three days of coloured water on the River Stour in Dorset, the conditions finally allowed Theo to be able to deploy his favourite chub tactic, trotting. After bumping the first fish of the day Theo managed to land this pristine chub of 6lb 6oz, using his trusty
Not long after bumping the first fish of the day Theo managed to land a pristine chub of 6lb 6oz, using his trusty 15ft MatchPro Ultralight rod, 4lb 4oz Float Fish line, 6.4g Loafer float and a size 18 Super Spade Hook-To-Nylon.
The 15ft (4.57m) MatchPro Ultralight is remarkably well balanced for such a long rod and exceptionally light at just 185g (6.5oz). The all-important extra length provides much-improved line and float control at distance and also helps with deeper swims and float setups. This allows you to keep more line off the water, to control a float better when trotting at long range and to pick up line more effectively on the strike.