Float rod to Handle big carp?

trotter2

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You could do a lot worse than picking a John Wilson Avon .I do have an acolyte carp that has caught me fish up to 17 lb , but if it's really big fish your after the Avon rod would be a good investment imo. It would also come in for other jobs.
 

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Harrison Interceptor float (12ft 1.75 lb test curve)

Harrison Specialist float (13ft 1.25 approx test curve)
 

rd115

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Greys Prodigy TXL Specimen in 11ft, 1lb test curve.

Wonderful through actioned rod, feels spectacular with a double on (y)

 

Ted Crilly

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Totally agree with you. The JW Avon Quiver is a very handy tool. I use it to float fish for carp quite a bit. A pretty good quiver tip rod too imo. Maybe not the lightest of rods on the float but it does the job. The travel version is a permanent resident in the campervan.
And for a bit more biff, the Barbel versions arent too stiff to be usable either ;-)
 

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A friend of mine has an ugly stick and it’s incredible. However I was told that a 9ft rod is useless with a float.

I use my 9ft Ugly Stick Elite for surface fishing with either a 15g or a 25g controller float with soft pellets or bread. Casts really well. Plays big carp with no problems. I have the JW Avon and a couple of other power float rods which would be better for general float fishing...but I prefer the Ugly stick for flishing on the top. Another thing I like with crust or bread...is White Hooks ....makes a difference.
 

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I use a 15 foot TFG TSI power float rod (rated upto 12lb line I think) size 10 strong carp hook, 6000 series bait runner loaded with 12lb line. Small float fished at bottom of marginal shelf, preferably on a patch of gravel close to overhanging cover.

Bait with a Heinz 57 of sweetcorn, maize, pellet, Wheat, groats, luncheon meat & chopped lob worm. I avoid ground bait as big carp disturb it a lot and it spreads out too much for my liking. Fish maize, pellet, meat or worm on the hook, depending on what gets bites.
 

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I use a 15 foot TFG TSI power float rod (rated upto 12lb line I think) size 10 strong carp hook, 6000 series bait runner loaded with 12lb line. Small float fished at bottom of marginal shelf, preferably on a patch of gravel close to overhanging cover.

Bait with a Heinz 57 of sweetcorn, maize, pellet, Wheat, groats, luncheon meat & chopped lob worm. I avoid ground bait as big carp disturb it a lot and it spreads out too much for my liking. Fish maize, pellet, meat or worm on the hook, depending on what gets bites.
Nice one thanks.
out of interest what the biggest lump you’ve had on it? :)
 

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Anyone any views on a Korum Glide 13' power float, and would it suit the OP ? It's just that there is one for sale on another site (yes, they do exist) at a fair price.
 

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Anyone any views on a Korum Glide 13' power float, and would it suit the OP ? It's just that there is one for sale on another site (yes, they do exist) at a fair price.

Have only waggled it rather than used it but certainly does feel as if it would make mincemeat out of fairly big fish. Quite a nice action for a power rod as well. Would have no use for one myself but certainly feels like a good barbel and big chub rod so sure would do a job on carp.
 

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Well 20 odd years ago fishing Anglers Paradise I needed a rod to handle double figure carp

The (now long gone) tackleshop in Leyton East London recommended the Drennan Super Tench float rod mentioned above. It was 145 iirc

Still using it today, happily used it fir silvers on the river up to doubles in various lakes, used 2lb mainline up to 8lb and 1.5lb hooklink up to 6lb !

Not as light as modern rods but superb strength and 2lb tc when fully loaded!

I also have a daiwa connoisseur x power waggler from a similar vintage which I use for carp to mid double in a snag free lake with 6lb line!
 

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I c!ass heavy float fishing as 6to 8lb main line.
Use a Drennan super specialist with 6 to 8lb line
MAP specimen waggler with 7lb
Original John Wilson Avon with 6 to 8lb
The Drennan and Wilson being Avon are through action where as the MAP is tip to middle.
Avons are good for close range float where as the Map can cast a float and heavy line.
 
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