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Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
Both the Infinity and Longbow DF rod ranges are widely recognised as having a fine pedigree. The development and design that has become much loved can be found in the UK-made Whisker models, which have once again been thoroughly tested and tried by Danny Fairbrass and members of Team Korda. Available in both 12 and 13ft models, to suit all your needs an array of test curves are present, ensuring that every casting ability is catered for. The 12ft version begins at 2.
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 23, 2013  |  0 comments
DFX stands for Distance Fishing Xtreme and these are recognised as great casting tools because they have a super-stiff action but feel as though they are forgiving enough to play fish in at close quarters. These two-piece 12ft rods are available in 2. 75lb, 3lb, 3. 25lb and 3.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 12, 2016  |  0 comments
I know what you are thinking, a carp rod for under £40, yeah right. Well they are as cheap as that and they certainly are fully functional carp rods. Lightweight and well balanced, these will perform in the majority of modern carp angling scenarios. Of course, if you wish to cast 160 yards then I would recommend not looking at these.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Big-pit reels have always been seen to be the jack-of-all-trades but the Avid Air Range Spod is certainly the master of one! Designed with spodding in mind, the team at Avid Carp has produced the Air Range Spod reel. Unlike previous dedicated spod reels, which also doubled as marker reels, this one has no clutch system, meaning that it’s really a job-specific spodding tool. The removal of the clutch makes perfect sense because this eliminates any of the dreaded spool slip, which can inhibit casting and result in failure to hit the required distance and end up in a wild bird’s nest. Furthermore, it reduced the overall weight of the reel dramatically to a mere 680 grams, which is key on a reel that is often used over long and constant periods of time.
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Avid Carp has once again delivered a high-quality product that is designed around the modern carp angler. The 12000CC reel boasts a revolutionary custom-control drag that puts the user in complete control in just a quarter of a turn from fishing free running to locked up. Other features include a line-friendly sprung line clip, anti-twist roller, lightweight aluminium body and much more. Not only is the reel packed with features but it also comes supplied with two handles; the choice of either a traditional silver handle with a classic wooden knob and a more current black handle with a moulded soft-touch knob.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 25, 2014  |  0 comments
Max Hendry’s verdict. . . 'Bulletproof and a pleasure to use'.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments
You could easily be mistaken when searching for rods that they are all built with casting in mind, but what’s one of the most enjoyable parts of carp fishing? Yes, that’s right, the playing of the carp; the battle you waited so long to enjoy. Avid believes in the feel, action and sensation of the fight and that’s why the new rod range encompasses a smooth, bendy parabolic action with hand-picked cosmetics for a true first-class finish. Each of the four models feature Non-Lock carbon materials boasting a super-slim diameter. As you would expect, each comes fitted with high-end Fuji reel seats and Japanese shrink-wrap handle seamlessly finished with lightweight SiC guides along the rod.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 22, 2012  |  0 comments
Budget big-pit reel that is supplied with a spare spool. Big line capacity means that this will cope with even the biggest venues. £30For more information go to www. dragoncarpdirect.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Found in the Magnum range is a rod to suit every budget, with equal focus on aesthetics and performance.

Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 12, 2016  |  0 comments
Designed for the modern-day carp angler, the devoted team behind Chub set out to bring to the market a carp rod that would cover 90 per cent of your carp fishing criteria, while being stylish, reliable and, of course, without breaking the bank. Well after it was first unveiled to us at the Chub trade show we were immediately impressed and ever keen to give one a try, and here’s why. To suit the majority of modern carp anglers, the RS-Plus benefits from a superb and crisp progressive action that has enough backbone to cope with casting solid PVA bags while retaining all the enjoyment you wish to undergo when playing the carp at close quarters – the moment we all live for. The blank is a 12ft slim and lightweight carbon construction finished with a trendy matt-black look and fitted with the popular double-leg SiC guides throughout.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Rods don’t have to be expensive to be good, and these are the perfect example and would be ideal for newcomers to the sport or someone on a budget who doesn’t want to compromise on quality. With a progressive action, these are great all-round carp rods. Although you won’t be casting leads to the horizon, there is enough power to comfortably fish on the vast majority of UK carp waters and, of course, you don’t have such a stiff blank that you no longer enjoy playing fish. These are responsive and bend, which is exactly what you want for modern-day carp angling.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Complete range of budget-priced rods, including five fishing-rod options plus spod and marker. Don’t let the price fool you, though, because these are built on good-quality, made-to-last blanks and feature reliable fittings throughout. CHUBS-Plus Carp RodsRRP: £59. 99 to £64.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Reliability and performance for a reasonable price… the Black Widow rod and reel combination gives the angler quality Daiwa pedigree without having to break the bank. The rod is made from a lightweight carbon blank, with slim DPS-style reel seat for that custom look. Decals have been kept to a minimum to give it a classy look, with 50mm ringing on all but the 10ft version, while super-sturdy stainless steel rings and ceramic guides keep friction to a minimum. The Black Widow reel complements the rods perfectly.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 12, 2016  |  0 comments
GUEST REVIEWER Editor of Advanced Carp Fishing Magazine Max Hendry’s verdict: Faultless casting and weighs next to nothing. 4/5 I got a set a Cast’izm reels in for review last year. I was after a small, compact reel that would be ideal for using on canals or small waters with my shorter 10ft rods. Like the Cast’izm QDA reel the Mag Sealing ensures the reel remains super-smooth no matter how much abuse you give it.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 24, 2014  |  0 comments
When I first received the CAST’IZM I thought it had been sent in error. It looked and felt sublime but I wrongly assumed that it was a heavy-duty feeder reel, so I e-mailed Stephen McCaveny at Daiwa to ask where it needed to be. There was an apology, but not for having sent it, more for not having told me he’d done so. It turns out the CAST’IZM is the latest stunning reel that Daiwa has launched onto the carp market and it appears to be a revelation.

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