- Aug 12, 2006
I bought my son this pole and swapped the lighter of the factory fitted elastics for a doubled up no.8. On Saturday he managed to land a couple of decent 4lb carp quite easily and although the pole is built like a brick toilet it still handled nicely with the lighter elastic. The main reason for writing this though is when he went on to fish the margin with the 22 elastic in the other top 2. Six carp came to his net in the space of an hour and each one was hooked played and landed in 2-3 minutes. I've always been a bit dubious of these heavy elastics, yanking and banking aint my thing but i had a bit of an education on saturday and appreciated the power these stronger elastics have to stop a hard fighting fish. The pole is take apart down to the top 2 so easy to handle for younger anglers or novices and comes in at a very nice 30. You could do a lot worse if you are thinking of getting yourself a margin pole.