This rod is amazing for feeder fishing as the bite detection & feel are great. With the rod being so soft, fish of all sizes put a bend in it which make it really fun and I've had it cope with fish up to 10lbs with no problems. The tip is similar to a dropshot rod too, the rod is just a couple of foot longer and having said that the butt section is over a foot. I've got dozens of rods and this is by far my favourite. IMO everyone should have one.
Reviewed by John - 10th Aug, 2018
Excellent rod absolute bargain had some nice carp on handle with no problems
Reviewed by lee - 13th Jul, 2018
great little rod
I bought one of these to try as i found 12 foot rods were too big for my local pond.im very happy with it,so much so that i bought another as a spare.i found it easy to cast consistantly into same area and has so far handled all the ponds have thrown at it and has handled 12 ib carp without issue so far..for the money you cant really go wrong
Reviewed by Glenn - 7th May, 2018
Ron Thompson winklepicker
Really good rod I use it when I’m on a peg with overhanging trees makes it easier to cast out, can handle large fish to had plenty of carp up to 10 lb on it and no problems, this product is a must buy for anglers.
Reviewed by Jamieh - 23rd Mar, 2018
Great little rod!
Really great little rod especially for the money. Has no issues feeder fishing on little rivers and still waters.
Reviewed by joe - 6th Jan, 2018
brilliant price brilliant rod
Reviewed by Lee - 7th Nov, 2017
Ron thompson winkle picker
Cracking little rod at a bargain price.
Managed a 7lb ghost carp with no issues.
The only gripe i have is it only came with 1 tip instead of 2 that was advertised but for the money im more than happy
Reviewed by Sparky rayy - 6th Sep, 2017
Great little rod
What a great rod used a couple of times, very responsive tips, had a 12lb carp no problems.
Great for dropping in the margins.
To be honest was not expecting it to be this good for the price.
Reviewed by kiddy - 15th Jul, 2017
Ron Thompson EPV2 Winklepicker, 9ft, 10-45g
i own expensive rods and poles and wanted a cheap light feeder for method fishing for carp up to 15lb. Found this..And what a rod. Performs great.First outing it handled a pleasure catch of carp in excess off 200lb with ease. Carp ranged from 6lb to largest 18lb.
Bite indication was fantastic, saw every line bite knock and pull around.
Would recommend this little rod is added to all anglers bags as you will never find any better at not only this price but it is serious contender with rods in £40-60 range
Reviewed by ToNy_RiG - 3rd Jun, 2017
Ron Thompson EPV2 Winklepicker, 9ft, 10-45g
Wat a cracking rod handles_ barbel... carp a treat ...
great value for money great service at GO OUTDOORS .... SPOT ON
Reviewed by ollie31uk - 14th May, 2017
great lightweight product
i personally bought this rod as it was half price and when you see a bargain u have to grab it. this rod has two tips and is extremely lightweight. the strength is impecible and my experience using this rod was great. i was catching carp up to 15 pound effortlessly, it felt easy to control and play the fish without getting tired. i highly recommend.
Reviewed by Kentoffee - 30th Jul, 2016
I bought this rod this morning as my old feeder rod was abit tired! Took it out this afternoon for a couple of hours and had 6 fish including a bream and a roach which were a couple of lbs each. So far so good!! Rod is very sensitive to the bites! Bargain!
Reviewed by Fisher 123 - 13th Apr, 2016
This rod is great value and catches F1 all over and can handle decent carp I recommend 4lb line and a size 2500 reel with a medium sized cage feeder size 18 hook two maggots and simply ground bait with catch you loads of fish
Reviewed by dremario - 9th Oct, 2015
Real seat does not fit most reels
Value for money rods, however the reel seat isn't a standard size. I've got daiwa, shimano and abu reels which do not fit.
Reviewed by Steveh01 - 19th Aug, 2015
What value for money,excellent little rod,use it for surface fishing and the Biggest to date weighed 15lb 8ozs,love the way the rod bends and takes all the strain.Had it bent double with No problems at all.must get another,brilliant.
Reviewed by plane spotter - 24th Jul, 2015
The best budget feeder rod I have used. Fits in my estate car made up for quick getaways to my local pool.
Good casting weight and has landed loads of fish since I purchased it, the largest fish being a 10lb Common.
Need to purchase a couple more as spares. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Dave - 29th Apr, 2015
Value for money
What can I say Ron Thompson does it again. Great little rod, nice action, nice and light. Ideal for youngsters stating up in the fishing world and for us older folk. biggest fish landed on this little gem 11 lb so far.
Reviewed by old man river - 30th Oct, 2014
Went to Barston this morning with my 12yr old son. Set up and two minutes later watched his new winklepicker get ripped off the rest! It went away like a submarine and disappeared. Then my rod shot off the rest but I caught it! I reeled in and not only had a good f1 but also caught my sons line. We had two big fish and got the tackle back. The next cast I hit a monster but the line bird nested and I had to haul it in by hand. Lost it 5 feet away from the bank! We went on to catch several even bigger f1's. Best couple of hours ever! The new winklepicker's are great little rods. If you saw the fish we landed you would be amazed! Less than ten pounds each for this wonderful rod is even more amazing!
Reviewed by old man river - 24th Oct, 2014
Great rod with a brilliant action! My son wants one and as its as cheap as chips, he's going next week! Wonderful range of rods!
Reviewed by dennis187 - 23rd Sep, 2014
Got this for tight pegs on local
Very sensitive with great action my 12ft feeder may gather dust
Would give 5 stars but had to shave one off the tips to fit
Check for damage in store
I have 4 different EVO 2 rods all outstanding value but lots in the rack had damage .