Pike rod

sapperrich

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Hi all, thinkin about having a crack at dead bait pike fishing (never attempted before). Would a 12ft 3lb carp rod be ok or do I need a specialist pike rod? Any other advice welcome. Cheers guys.
 

HALTON DANGLER

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I used a 2.75lb test curve rod for the past 5 years and it caught me fish over 20lb and did me well on the canal and rivers and lakes since joining korum I have been using the 3.25lb 12ft rod and the biggest advantage it has given me is in the casting, theres one venue tatton park that I fish and I could never cast to the bhoys and I can do it comfortably now. If you are going to do short/medium distance work on venues then the rod you mention will be fine mate
 

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As long as it's through-actioned should be ok, i know some carp rods can be quite tippy, fast taper.

In general proper deadbait rods are built for punching out huge weights a distance (think 4oz gripper lead and maybe another 4-8oz of deadbait.)
 

sapperrich

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As long as it's through-actioned should be ok, i know some carp rods can be quite tippy, fast taper.

In general proper deadbait rods are built for punching out huge weights a distance (think 4oz gripper lead and maybe another 4-8oz of deadbait.)
Got an old Shimano TX1 don't know action never used it, and its 2.75 lb not 3 lb.
 

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It will be more than enough to find out whether you like doing it. Yes, an out and out deadbait rod might have a slightly different action, but given that most of my piking is done within a few rod lengths, it doesn't make a huge difference - as stated above, it only really comes into it's own when you are fishing waters where you want to smack a deadbait a decent distance. The important thing is having enough backbone in the rod and strong enough line that you can land the fish safely.
 

sapperrich

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I used a 2.75lb test curve rod for the past 5 years and it caught me fish over 20lb and did me well on the canal and rivers and lakes since joining korum I have been using the 3.25lb 12ft rod and the biggest advantage it has given me is in the casting, theres one venue tatton park that I fish and I could never cast to the bhoys and I can do it comfortably now. If you are going to do short/medium distance work on venues then the rod you mention will be fine mate
Will be starting on local cut, what size hooks/swivels/beads etc ? Last winter 17lb'er came out apparently Any advise on float type all info welcome. Cheers guys.
 

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i make my own traces mate and use size 4 hooks from esox i think they are, personal preference thing this though, beads are just cheap ones form sea section of shop you get 100 for like 2 quid similar set up i use for canal is in this video below and in most i make sometimes replace float with a slider if winds bad or i cant be bothered changing from last session on say a lake or river

 

sapperrich

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i make my own traces mate and use size 4 hooks from esox i think they are, personal preference thing this though, beads are just cheap ones form sea section of shop you get 100 for like 2 quid similar set up i use for canal is in this video below and in most i make sometimes replace float with a slider if winds bad or i cant be bothered changing from last session on say a lake or river

Cheers mate, great vid.
 
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