- Nov 14, 2003
Hi all, still building up my gear but am more or less there now with regard to the expensive items. I was just wondering about a carp pole, as in should I buy one? I still have an old Garbolino Power Maxim Plus 12.3m pole in the loft and was wondering if it's strong enough for today's carp puddles. When I was using it, we were only talking 6-7lb fish as opposed to the proper lumps they have now grown into. I'm not sure on the elastic rating (I'll fish it out of the loft later on in case it says it on the pole) Does anyone have any ideas please? I can either take a chance and use it, buy a margin pole and just use the Garbolino in 'open water' or just 'bite the bullet' and buy a new 'full length' pole.