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  1. #11
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    I'd go for a carp rod in all honesty
    much more choice and usually cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by An Sionnach View Post
    I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a Bison product and the company you may be purchasing from and my advice would be to steer well clear. Not quality products and the company, in my experience were absolutely appalling to deal with.
    I would fish with a walking stick before I would deal with them again...
    Noted, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_n View Post
    I'd go for a carp rod in all honesty
    much more choice and usually cheaper
    I've no idea about the world of Carp Rods aside from they also need similar grunt to handle a big fish.

    How does eg "Test Curve" translate to casting weight. Say I'm looking at 10-60g lures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noeyedeer View Post
    I've no idea about the world of Carp Rods aside from they also need similar grunt to handle a big fish.

    How does eg "Test Curve" translate to casting weight. Say I'm looking at 10-60g lures?
    OK...here's quick guide

    1.5LB test curve will chuck a 0-2 oz weight comfortably
    2LB test curve will chuck a 2-3 oz weight comfortably
    2.5LB test curve will chuck a 3-3.5 oz weight comfortably
    3LB test curve will chuck a 3.5-4.5 oz weight comfortably

    The more you pay, the slimmer and more sensitive the rod.
    I would recommend the following

    daiwa phantom 3LB - it's not really a 3lb, more like a 2.5 - casts well and can be used for worming, plugging, shrimping etc

    TF Gear Compact Commercial 10' 2.5lb - slightly smaller at 10' but very sturdy and can bully a fish out if needed.

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    Great info ! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by noeyedeer View Post
    The Wychwood Truebait seems rated as a good bait rod and casts 30-60g. Anyone recommend it for spinning too?
    I have a Wychwood Truebait rod that I use for Shrimping, but it's no good for spinning it's to stiff. I've also tried spinning with a 12ft carp rod in the past & wouldn't recommend using one of them too, the reel seat is to far up the blank, designed for being sat on a rod rest.
    Last edited by Lancsflyman; 19-03-2017 at 09:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancsflyman View Post
    I have a Wychwood Truebait rod that I use for Shrimping, but it's no good for spinning it's to stiff. I've also tried spinning with a 12ft carp rod in the past & wouldn't recommend using one of them too, the reel seat is to far up the blank, designed for being sat on a rod rest.
    I'm planning more worming/shrimping too this season so may have to end up with even more rods at this rate!

    My 9ft Greyflex 15-35g has been ok spinning on the Ribble but felt seriously undergunned in the Tay.

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