The great thing about these rods is that they are so versatile – they have served me well in a wide range of situations, from long-range work at Wraysbury through to stalking big fish right against the bank. If ultra-long-distance fishing is more your thing then I would suggest opting for the same blank but in a higher test curve.
The thing I like most is that these are true player’s rods. Subduing a frisky carp on them is one of the greatest pleasures in carp fishing and if you have only been used to poker-like broom handles then, believe me, these will put a big smile on your face.
Fitted with ‘sensible’ rings (is there really any need for 50mm butt rings?), the blank is light, incredibly responsive and capable of handling a range of situations. Is there anything more to ask of a carp rod? I don’t think so…