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Total Carp Staff  |  May 11, 2016  |  0 comments
Imagine being able to use a set of rods from the famed DF stable, but not having to take out a second mortgage to do so. WOW! PROS - GREAT RODS FOR THE MONEY CONS - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! In fact, forget that. Not only do you not need to take out such a loan, in the Mission DF, Daiwa has created a rod that falls well into the budget category. I don’t like that word, budget, because it creates an image of something of substandard quality, but that is so not the case with the Mission DF.
Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 26, 2012  |  0 comments
Daiwa’s typical quality and class shine through in this mid-range carp rod. Boasting super-slim blank, but with plenty of backbone, Fuji DPS reel seat, Japanese shrink-wrap handle and SiC guides, its performance belies its modest price tag. For more information go to: www. daiwasports.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  0 comments
The successor to the Tournament 5000, which achieved cult status and continues to appeal to many anglers, the Entoh brought a new wave of technology to the top-end-reel market when first launched. Now, the latest incarnation, the 5000QDA, takes what is an already brilliant performer to a new level altogether. It’s not just about the sultry new matt-black body either, although this is in keeping with modern trends as reels move towards this stealthy look and away from the ‘bling’ of silvers and gunmetal greys. It’s packed full of Daiwa’s leading features, including AirBail, Twistbuster, Infinite Anti-Reverse; boasts a HardBodyz construction for longevity and generally has a feeling of quality build and reliability.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 27, 2012  |  0 comments
Daiwa’s Basia receives plenty of coverage and has many admirers, yet the ISO seems to be afforded considerably less airtime. Having tested a set of these over a period of months (and having previously also used Basias) I think that the ISO is worthy of similar acclaim. So important to carp anglers, the ISO looks sublime. The black finish with red trim offers an air of luxury and the wooden handle sets it all off perfectly.
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 06, 2015  |  0 comments
I’ve long been a massive fan of the Tournament and have had a set of the originals from however long ago. This year Daiwa has introduced the very same reel but in black, in keeping with the current trend for the stealthy look. If ninjas made a carp reel, this would be it. It looks absolutely superb and, if ever the word carpy really was relevant to an item of tackle then the Tournament Black would claim it hands down.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  0 comments
The TC boys get to grips with tackle and bait, testing them to the limit out on the bank. Here’s what they think…Daiwa Tournament TS5000T ReelsRRP: £325Website: www. daiwasports. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 02, 2011  |  0 comments
The TC boys get to grips with tackle and bait, testing them to the limit out on the bank. Here’s what they think…DAIWA WINDCAST Z REELRRP: £199. 99Website: www. daiwasports.
Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Budget friendly retractable rods with Daiwa's classic looks and quality!

Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for the extra distance on your venue? Look no further as Daiwa has produced another blockbusting combo.

Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments
The Tackle Box’s Lee Jackson says: A good quality and very affordable carp rod range built on natural gloss grey carbon blanks with classic cosmetics, including full-length cork handles and ‘fold-friendly’ ringing for safer and more convenient storage and transportation. All of the rods in the range have a progressive action for crisp handling and all-round casting and fish-playing performance and benefit from The Tackle Box’s exclusive lifelong warranty. The range comprises 12ft, 10ft and 9ft rods, all of which have a 3lb test curve, and a 12ft 4lb test curve spod/marker rod. LEE JACKSON’s VERDICT “An awesome rod for quality and affordability” 9/10 £44.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 21, 2013  |  0 comments
• 12ft, 2. 5lb test curve• Lovely through-action blank• Perfect for use with light lines• Will effortlessly flick different weight controllersRRP: £89. 99FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: www. esp-carpgear.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  0 comments
Dan Murrell’s verdict - An absolute joy to use and I have no complaints yet. Superb! 5/5 Having used big pits for what seems like forever, I have to be honest and say I was a little dubious about stepping away from one of the more prominent, well-established brands and trying these out. How wrong was I? They have been exceptional. I have used these for over three months, clocking up somewhere in the region of probably over 500 fishing hours, and I am yet to find something I do not like.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 11, 2016  |  0 comments
It’s been a little while since I was this excited about a product launch, but finally, after a couple of years of testing, the new ESP reel is here. I’ve seen a little bit of the progress of the Onyx because when out on features with ESP-backed TC contributor Kev Hewitt, he’s been using several prototypes. In fact, I remember being on one particular shoot when he actually had three different reels on his banksticks at once, such was ESP’s desire to make sure they were absolutely spot-on. The result is a reel specifically designed by carp anglers for use in carp fishing – unlike a fair few big-pit reels that hail from the sea/spinning market.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 30, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 29, 2013  |  0 comments
When a carp rod looks this good you’d be right to expect two things of it – great performance and a hefty price tag. In the case of the Paragon Plus, ESP has delivered one of these. Let’s deal with the all-important looks first. The return to a full gloss blank with subtle yet classy red whippings certainly helps the Paragon Plus stand out on the crowded rod stands of today’s tackle market, yet it’s subtle enough that it also looks great on the bank.