12ft Korum Allrounder 1.5lb tc

Philfish

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I bought this recently to use as a Tench and Bream rod instead of my usual Fox specialist 0.75lb tc. The Fox is very soft and you can play fish quite hard as its very forgiving but it has its limitations when trying to cast very far or pulling big fish away from snags.

My first impression of the Korum was very good as it looks very classy for a budget rod. The long cork handle and black sleek finish look great. The lettering on the blank is minimal too, which I like. I have only used the rod once but wanted to give my impression in case anyone else has this rod and can offer some comments.

I set up the rod for use on my local Tench water with 8lb mainline and 5lb hooklink and a 16's MWG and first cast I could tell the difference. The rod could cast much better and a 30g cage feeder felt very light. I caught 3 fish on it , a small bream ,a small Tench and a carp just under 3lb. I had no problems with hook pulls on the small hook but I was literally playing them on the rod tip as the rod is quite stiff.

My feelings are this rod would be more suited to 10lb mainlines, casting heavier feeders and using strong 12's hooks on 8lb hooklinks. More of a light carp rod for carp from 5lb to 10lb.
 

Westy555

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I bought this recently to use as a Tench and Bream rod instead of my usual Fox specialist 0.75lb tc. The Fox is very soft and you can play fish quite hard as its very forgiving but it has its limitations when trying to cast very far or pulling big fish away from snags.

My first impression of the Korum was very good as it looks very classy for a budget rod. The long cork handle and black sleek finish look great. The lettering on the blank is minimal too, which I like. I have only used the rod once but wanted to give my impression in case anyone else has this rod and can offer some comments.

I set up the rod for use on my local Tench water with 8lb mainline and 5lb hooklink and a 16's MWG and first cast I could tell the difference. The rod could cast much better and a 30g cage feeder felt very light. I caught 3 fish on it , a small bream ,a small Tench and a carp just under 3lb. I had no problems with hook pulls on the small hook but I was literally playing them on the rod tip as the rod is quite stiff.

My feelings are this rod would be more suited to 10lb mainlines, casting heavier feeders and using strong 12's hooks on 8lb hooklinks. More of a light carp rod for carp from 5lb to 10lb.
I have 2 of these rods and I cannot fault them, I fish them with 8lb main line, 6lb hook length and 12 hook or method set up, I have caught Carp up to 18lbs, Tench, Barbel & Chub on rivers and lakes... I use them 4000 bait runners and I think they are perfectly balanced...
 

Lee Richards

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Good write ups lads and very helpful to anyone looking for this type of rod (y)
 

Philfish

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I used the rod again last Friday and had two tench and a crucian on it.
Also used it to bait up using the guru bait up feeders. I think this could become one of my favourite rods, just need to get a big fish on it now.
 

Silverfisher

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Good reviews, had a waggle of what I think was the 11ft 1.25lb version at the big one show and it did indeed feel like a good rod for an affordable price.
 

Captain Pugwash

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I like korum rods have two Neoteric twin tips, I've just had a waggle of a korum snapper 3lb tc pike dead bait rod and it looked and felt way above its price point.
 

Method Man

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I too use one of these for carp and tench brilliant rod and very affordable seems better quality than its price tag love the cork....
 

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