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canal grey

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As I only fish occasionally nowadays on my local pond, and not having much of a budget to go on, I need a slightly stronger match rod to land some of the carp (around 10-12lb) which sometimes come my way. I'm still using an old Shimano Solstace match rod which has taken quite a bit of stress over the years. Is there a cheap Shimano or similar weight 13 foot fast action rod which will take a lot more pressure than that which I am using at present? Ideally I would like something which would take a 6lb mainline. Or am I asking too much of a cheap rod?
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As I only fish occasionally nowadays on my local pond, and not having much of a budget to go on, I need a slightly stronger match rod to land some of the carp (around 10-12lb) which sometimes come my way. I'm still using an old Shimano Solstace match rod which has taken quite a bit of stress over the years. Is there a cheap Shimano or similar weight 13 foot fast action rod which will take a lot more pressure than that which I am using at present? Ideally I would like something which would take a 6lb mainline. Or am I asking too much of a cheap rod?
Thank you.

You say you need a match rod but with a bit of extra welly, sounds like your'e looking for a power waggler. What is your budget?, there are some good rods out there for little money. This one for example, use the drop down menu, then pick 13' power match.

 

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Lots of Shakespeare float rods with about at least a third off on bobco atm, £100 plus rods going for about £70.
 

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@canal grey

You could try an ad in the Classifieds/Wanted section. mention you're budget and see what's offered.But by the sounds of what you're after, it would have to be a power waggler.
 

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thank you all. It would seem that a power waggler rod is what I require then. I will have a look at some now that I know what I am after.
 

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Let us know what you've decided on and enjoy it. :upthumb:
 

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Unless you really need 13 foot which is not really necessary for pond fishing you should look at the Shakespeare Omni range which have 11 foot and 12 foot conventional float rods with enough power to cope with 6lb line or the two piece Pellet waggler in 10,11 or 12 foot or the most powerful Specialist range in 10,11,12 foot again 2 piece .....Any of them could be picked up around £25.
 

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If you could find one ..... A Shimano hyperloop would be perfect for what you require. Where abouts are you based Canal Grey ?
 

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North Wales. I have a Hyperloop feeder rod and find it a little heavy so have shied away from anything with hyperloop in the name just in case that too is heavy. I have just seen a Tf gear classic match rod which the maker's claim will subdue hard fighting carp. and a Map Carptek power waggler. Would either of these be any good?
 

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@canal grey

The TFG is a very good rod. It has more power than it looks to have and is comfortable to use. I cannot comment on the MAP Carptek because I've never owned one. I do have the TFG Nan-tec match rod (13') and 2 of the TFG 10' compact commercial feeder rods.
 

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I quite like the look of the TF Gear match rod but don't seem to have a retailer near me, so I will have to be guided by fellow maggotdrowners on this one.
 

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I quite like the look of the TF Gear match rod but don't seem to have a retailer near me, so I will have to be guided by fellow maggotdrowners on this one.

No problem, but they do handle the unexpected lump that comes along.
 

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TFGear do decent stuff for the price, I have the compact all rounder and the float top on that would be ideal for your requirements so I'd imagine the normal float version would do the job for you.
 

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North Wales. I have a Hyperloop feeder rod and find it a little heavy so have shied away from anything with hyperloop in the name just in case that too is heavy. I have just seen a Tf gear classic match rod which the maker's claim will subdue hard fighting carp. and a Map Carptek power waggler. Would either of these be any good?
Me too. The feeder rod is errrrrr ... Not good. The waggler rod is spot on if you need some Ummmph. I have two and use them for long range waggler fishing, carp puddle pigs and sliding float. They worked well in both Ireland and Denmark for bagging.
 

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I quite like the look of the TF Gear match rod but don't seem to have a retailer near me, so I will have to be guided by fellow maggotdrowners on this one.

There's a write up about it at the bottom here..

 
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