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adderton2

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Scuse my ignorance - but please define difference between a whip and say top 3 pole sections?
 

AlexM

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whips are generally softer, making it easier to have a fast hard strike, they are more flexible and there is less need for elastics, but essentially there is not that much difference
 

carp-catcha

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I thought the difference also came down to size mainly, whips generally being no bigger than 7 metres?
 

Donfish

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A true Whip is not meant to be elasticated,it's for line to hand fishing for smaller fish.Apart from tying a line to a stick it's
about as basic as you can get.
 

BoldBear

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Originally posted by Donfish

A true Whip is not meant to be elasticated,it's for line to hand fishing for smaller fish.Apart from tying a line to a stick it's
about as basic as you can get.
Exactly right.

A true whip is not elasticated and has a fine responsive tip which absorbs the lunges of the fish.

The so called whips that are sold with elastcated tip sections for Carp fishing are not in fact True Whips at all but merely short Carp Poles.
 
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