Small carp rod for method?

turnpike

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Will a Wychwood Riot 9ft 2.75lb "carp" rod I have already do me to get into method feeding out to about 15-20m? Or am I really going to need to spend the cash on a proper feeder rod?

I bought it before I knew any better then got into pole fishing. I use an entry level 11m pole mostly, so am thinking I need a way to get out just a little further.

Thanks!
 

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I expect carp 3-10lb generally. Standard commercials. As you say it probably is too much, I'm just wanting to make sure I'm not being stupid throwing more money at this. I expect a decent feeder rod would be around £75.
 

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That rod you describe is way too stiff for the method, nowadays you can some cracking budget rods for under £50.

Go see your local tackle dealer tell him the venues you intend to fish and he’ll sort you out something far more appropriate.

Good luck
 

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Miles over gunned for those fish imho

You can get decent rods for will under 75 notes. For 15 to 20m you can use 8 or 9ft rods of which there are many cheap ones about.
 

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Cheers. I thought as much but good to check before spending. I'll get myself a budget/decent feeder rod. I'm sure it will come in handy over the years. Probably don't need the carp 9' to be honest. Put it down to experience.
 

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What you're talking about is obviously a short chuck but method and pellet feeders tend to cast quite far because the are fairly aerodynamic. I.e round ball with no hook link flapping around. So you don't need a big rod.
 

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Way over gunned really mate. Get yourself a feeder rod. You will have much more fun fishing the method feeder on a feeder rod.
 

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What you're talking about is obviously a short chuck but method and pellet feeders tend to cast quite far because the are fairly aerodynamic. I.e round ball with no hook link flapping around. So you don't need a big rod.
Yeah I still think I'll be sticking to 9 or 10'. With the places I go I just need to get beyond my 11m pole. Thinking ahead I suppose if I ever had a 16m pole. then the feeder would be for windy days or 20-30m.
 

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I was about to buy a maver feeder rod until I noticed the same brand also has a method rod in the same range. It's never simple :)
 

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Cheers! I was looking at the Maver MVR feeder. Not that much more some places. But the MVR range has a specific "method" rod as well as the feeder. Will consider this one too. Here's hoping we're allowed to get out and use them!
 

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Had a closer look. The MVR method has a lower casting weight. Sounds like a feeder rod will do for method. Although I do think I'll be on the smaller methods. Just that they have some more tailored method rods. At least I think that's what it is! Leaning towards the one you linked Lee thanks again.
 

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The maver abyss rods were really good for the money. If the reality is similar it will do you well.

Those sonik sksc rods look a bargain though.
 

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Reality or MVR 9 or 10' is top of the list. I'm just in the process of confusing myself about casting weights of 60-90 when all I'm planning to do is 25/30.
 

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I’m using a Ron Thomson Panther feeder rod (12’) for method as it‘s what I‘ve got but it is spot on for the job.

Currently flinging a 15g Drennan method out between 15m & 30m (can go further) with ease & as it’s a lovely through action rod I am banking carp with ease up to (currently) 13lb on 8lb mainline. Since I’m pleasure fishing there is no need to ‘yank & bank’ so I’ve plenty of time to play the fish in.

Mine was a charity shop find - a tenner I think - and they pop up on auction sites for about £20 now and again. Something similar would be ideal for you rather than the carp rod plus you will have the flexibility of a multi-tip rod to go heavier on your feeder or a bomb or combat different water & wind conditions.
 

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There’s also the 10ft Drennan Vertex Method Feeder you might want to look at.
Yeah I have the vertex waggler rod. Very nice but about £100 which is a little more than I want to spend. 50-75 sounds better as I need to reign it in a bit after a summer of gearing up.
 

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Before you buy also think about the type of venues you will fish.
10 to 12 feet doesn't seem much in it but in a tight swim and fishing to the side a longer rod can add problems.
 

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I actually prefer a 12 foot rod if I'm method fishing *really* close to the bank either side of me. It's easier to side cast down the bank and it's easier to get the fish out in to open water. Just what I find.
 
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