Method feeder rod for specimen carp

cyprian

Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2022
Messages
7
I fish a small water where the carp run 6-25 lbs and fight tough. . I want to fish a method feeder with 12-15 lb. line rather than classic carp tactics like pva bags. Can anyone suggest a feeder rod that has a nice action to enjoy the fight from fish of this size but at the same time has adequate power to not lose fish. Fished it a few weeks ago for a couple of hours using a Nash Snide 2lb. t.c. with floating bread and had fish of 6, 8, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5 and 17.5. I prefer a rod of 10\11 feet and ideally 3 piece. I have commercial type feeder rods but feel they may well be undergunned for some of the fish in these lakes. Thanks for any ideas posted.
 

g1bbo71

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2022
Messages
22
I would say it is more the size/weight of the method feeder, I used a Shimano Avon rod on Daventry a few years back and handled fish to 19lb no problem but it was on the limits for large traditional style method feeders fully loaded, Probs a 2.25 - 2.5 tc 10/11ft carp rod maybe the best option or at least thats my thinking.

***edit*** ahh I see you prefer 3 piece rods, not so many about nowadays the trend seems to be for 2 piece rods )just getting back into coarse fishing after a 10+ year break and have been shopping online profusely). I am sure someone will be able to advise on a 3 piece rod that fits the bill
 
Last edited:

satinet

Regular member
Joined
Aug 11, 2014
Messages
1,071
An Avon or twin tip rod might be the ticket. I have a pair of Abu rods that are 1.5tc with the non feeder section and have also got a feeder top with three tips (2,3, 5 ounce). They were really good at Boddington where big doubles are nothing to write home about. They were 12ft however. Much more pokey than a lot of rods.

i think you're right in that most shorter and commie type rods tend to be a bit softer. I have got a 10ft garbolino Zombie feeder rod that has quite a bit of poke but I haven't had anything really big to give a true opinion.
 

cyprian

Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2022
Messages
7
Thanks for your opinion guys. I have had a look at a Shimano Beast Master BX 9-11 and the 11' butt is significantly stronger than my Daiwa N-zon 12' 80 gm. I have been recommended to take a look at the MAP Dual Feeder 11' as having the power to deal with large carp.
 
Top