Very, very strong pole. I remember having a look at one at the back of my local fishing shop. It had No. 20 elastic in it and I held the pole while a guy started running down the street with the bush in his hand.
If you go carping most of the time and you regulary encounter proper 'lumps' then it's a mega pole.
If you do a bit of canal fishing and need to fish 13m or longer for bits then it's not so good.
I have never seen a very good all round pole. All the guys I fish with own 2 poles a carper and a 'finesse' pole.
Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett
Individual 2002 World Club Champion, Zagreb - Croatia.
Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.
This is very true about good all rounder poles.. most of the guys i know own 2 poles also. 1 for carp and one for lighter work.. Even though some carp poles say that they are all rounder poles, i find this true to some extent as they are able to handle the larger lumps and smaller roach, but do they feel right once you have hooked a lump? probably not, for this is the reason why i feel strongly about having 2 poles for your money when you have 2 types of fishing in mind.