Pole trouble.

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Jonmac

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I'm really struggling to make my mind up about which pole to buy in the new year. I could really do with some good advice from anyone out there.
I'm upgrading from a Maver Strongarm and have upto 700 to splash out.
I want a dedicated 14.5m or 16m pole ideally, not a 13m with extension etc as i believe this negatively affects the action of he pole.
I looked at the Medusa and other 16m poles but think spending the same cash on a 14.5m might get an all round better pole?
It will be used mainly for small match carp but needs to be versatile enough for silverfish as well.
Any advise greatly received.[xx(]
 

Dave

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Hi Jon and welcome on board [:)]

I can't help you too much on this one but there are a few previous threads worth reading until the pole guys come along

http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/2219

http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/1476

http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/1059

Regards,


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mike s

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Look at how often you actually NEED 16m. Being a tackle shop, I've handled a few 16m poles at trade shows & the only one that beats my old ABU Suveran by a discernible amount is the Daiwa Spectron(Want, Want!).
If you're after a purely carp pole, then stiffness isn't so important; if it's mainly aimed at silver fish, then go for the stiffest, best balanced 14.5m you can afford(don't dismiss the 13m+extension option without trying them). Make sure you get to "waggle what you want" BEFORE YOU BUY, even if it's only put up in the shop(at full length).

"Wot, no Fish!"
 

Polepot

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Hi,

I cannot recommend a pole in that price range as I paid a little more but the best advice I can give you it to take your time in selection. When you go and try a pole in a shop do not try to many 3 Max and do not try poles you cannot afford.

Poles are like HiFi's the more you spend the better they get and once you've felt one of the better ones it is hard to focus your thoughts on the ones in the price range you can afford.

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Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
 
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