Daiwa Yank N Bank Match and Feeder Rods
Tue 06 December 16
We would all love to be able to afford fishing with the best rods and reels on the market but for some of us, this is not a reality but a dream based on our personal life commitments and other financial priorities. So with this in mind, the UKMA team had a bit of a nose around on the old internet thingy and started looking out for a range of rods that could potentially offer you the angler excellent performance whilst not breaking the bank. So after having a nose on a few of the more reliable and informative forums, we noticed that many anglers were shouting the praises of the Daiwa Yank N Bank Match and Feeder rods. So we contacted the Daiwa HQ in Scotland who were more than happy for us to long term field test the Pellet Waggler 10ft & Carp Feeder 10ft.
As the name would suggest, the Yank N Bank range of rods are designed for crunching big weights of commercial fishery species. Both the Waggler and Feeder rods in this range are built on a powerful, progressive blanks, that has been specially chosen to handle the rigours of modern day commercial fishery match fishing. Both rods feature a mat, low glare, minimal finish with stylish yet subtle graphics that will please the angler who doesn’t like the overstated “ in your face” graphics found on many rods these days.
Both the waggler and feeder rods are well furnished , with quality fixtures and fittings. Starting from the butt section you have a very comfortable and easy to use down locking, EVA fore grip reel seat, which blends in perfectly with well finished cork handle that also features a pre formed flat area to assist casting and to offer better grip when being rested on your leg whilst feeding, The cork is tipped off with practical EVA rear grip, with a minimal black cap with the Daiwa logo to finish it off nicely.
The waggler features stand off guides on the but section, which are in place to create a less acute angle from the spool of the reel to the first guide. This in turn increases the potential casting distance of the rod as the line can leave the reel and pass though the guides unhindered, plus this enables the blank to respond perfectly whilst playing fish. The feeder rod features low set intermediate guides that give the rod a playing action, which comes into its own whilst taming big fish on aggressive takes. To finish both rods off, there is a hook keeper mounted on the underside of the rod just in front of the reel seat
Note – The feeder rod is supplied with three slim quiver tips, which are colour coordinated and clearly marked for instant identity
All the rods in the Yank N Bank range are designed around a two section assembly, which is the chosen option of match anglers of all abilities, as this means you can leave the rod fully assembled and stored away ready for use after each session. As an added bonus, all the rods in this range are also supplied as standard with a fully zipped rod sleeve with reel pouch incorporated for safe storage and easy transportation to and from the bank.
So there you have the full low down on these cost affective rods. Over the past five months, UKMA called upon the very capable angling ability of Cambridgeshire based matchman Ricky Ashwell to put both of these rods through their paces in match angling saturation, on various venues. Read on to find out what his thought of the Yank N Bank rods are after giving them some serious punishment.
Yank N Bank Pellet Waggler 10ft Field Tested
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