Float rod for heavy carp fishing?

Reginald

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I am looking for a float rod, that would manage carp of 5-15kg, because these fish are likely to be encountered on my water. The rod should have a parabolic action, length 12-14ft.
 

John Step

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I wonder if such a thing exists? A purpose built float rod that heavy I mean.
I do float fish sometimes for carp which can run quite large. I use a barbel rod of 1.7lb bs .
Its old hat now but my JW 11/13 ft barbel rod can handle carp and can tolerably cast a heavy float on 10lb line if the distance is somewhat limited which is fine for margin stuff.
 

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A 1.5lb tc avon rod should do the trick.
Maybe the required length could be a problem with that although the poster has not said why one needs to be that long.
A 1.5 avon would certainly cope. Wasnt the old Redmire record extracted on a 1.5 rod?
 

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Harrison Interceptor float would be good.

12ft, 1.10-1.12 test curve.
 

Reginald

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So maybe something like a Korum Allrounder 12ft 1.5 lb?

I just like long rods, 13-14ft for my carp and feeder fishing. But maybe for this purpose, 12ft should be enough.

 

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Ive got a series 7 1.25lb avon and tbh id be happy fishing for BIG carp on the avon top. The quiver handles river barbel.
 

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Look to the brands best known for carp/specialist stuff. As well as the Harrisons mentioned by Squimp, they also do GTi SU/2xSU float rods that are worth a look. FreeSpirit also do (have done) rather powerful specialist float rods. I have an old discontinued model that is labelled as being 1lb 6oz TC. It's an absolute animal, built for float fishing for animals. It's of very little use if the fish are much less than 10lb. Current FreeSpirit rods that may be worth looking at would include the Hi-S Special Power Float and the Tamer Power Float (though the descriptions don't make them sound as powerful as the old rods I'm familiar with).
 

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Look for a Carp Power Waggler or Pellet Waggler rod.
I use both and they are both comfortable with fish to twenty.
 
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