i actualy had a garbolino knockout 10ft and used twice now damaged i tightened handle onto reelseat and as i went to undo part of the threads stayed on handle so cant remove reel at moment so i will say be care tightened rod handle onto reelseat great rods yes and action is great too only watch the handle undoing to anyone who has one of these what about 'Middy The works rod' anyone got one of these and do they recommend?
I bought a Middy "The Works" waggler rod for one of my lads, it is one of the 13ft ones that is rated to 10lb line. Its great for taming big fish, but there is no finesse in the blank at all, its as stiff as a poker!
personally I prefer my Drennan series 7 carp waggler combo 11'6"-13", strength when its neded but forgiving on the strike due to the soft tip. It will hit bites from Roach and Crucians but can also handle carp to 16lb
I've got 2 of the Shakey Mach 3's, amazing rod for the money, especially if you can find one for 55..... I might get a third one at that price!
They take a bit of getting used to, after being used to longer waggler rods for over 20 years, due to the shorter handle but it's usually the first thing I set up now on commercial lakes, had Carp pushing 8lb no problems but can easily fish for 6oz roach using one too.
I can highly recommend the 10ft Garbolino Rocket Carp Waggler rod. Bought one for the kids to use, but ended up using it myself. Had carp to over 12 pound on it and felt confident it could handle even bigger weights. I only paid 27.99 from my local tackle shop and wasn't expecting much from it, but it's proved to me that you don't have to spend big money on something when things like this will do the job for a fraction of the price