Carp Fishing Rods
Your fishing rod will become an extension of your arm, as it will deliver your baited rig to any fish and effortlessly retrieve them into your net! Alongside the reel, the fishing rod has evolved considerably since the days of split cane and glass fibre.
Nowadays, only the finest composite materials are used to create a fishing rod suitable for every application, style of fishing and budget.
For all the keen anglers out there that have set their hearts on catching the biggest carp, you will need the very best that carp fishing rods have to offer. Whether you are looking for a traditional design or something more modern, we have a wide range of carp fishing rods to suit your specific requirements. Each of our rods suits the needs of different fishermen and capture the very essence of what fishing is all about. Get started finding your ideal carp fishing rods with these top tips provided by our expert team.
Of course, choosing the right rod is just as important as your fishing technique! The correct length, test curve, ring sizes, and the recovery rate are all important attributes which will affect how different rods will work for you. Let’s take a look at a few of those important attributes in further detail;
Length – 12ft is traditionally the most common rod length but times are changing and the demand for smaller more compact rods are increasing. For the ultimate long-distance casting rods, you will need 13ft, since this creates a bigger lever effect and will ultimately propel your rig further. Stalker rods are considered a specialist tool and they range from 6ft to 10ft in length, making them perfect for poking into the smallest gaps in the foliage! It is particularly important as a carp fisherman to have the right specifications on your carp rods.
The Nash Scope range has blown the traditional rod design out of the water, incorporating a telescopic section that packs down very small yet still retains the properties of a standard more conventional design. If you like to travel light or take only the absolute minimum amount of kit with you, then the Scope is the one for you. That said, a lot of anglers are switching to Scope rods purely because they are shorter in length, available in 6ft, 9ft and 10ft in a variety of test curves to suit everybody. Now, what is this test curve all about when it comes to the perfect fishing rods?
A test curve is a measurement, in pounds and ounces, of the weight needed to pull a rod tip through a 90-degree angle. Since any rod with a test curve over 3lb is considered poker stiff, modern carbon technology has created powerful rods that retain fish-playing finesse.
The most common need for this is when looking to purchase a carp fishing rod. This is due to the rod needing to carry a large amount of weight due to the size of the fish. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the carp rods test curve is to the requirement that you need it to be.
For most anglers, a test curve of 3lb or 3.25lb is more than adequate for short and medium range, working up to 100 yards. If you rarely cast further than 50 yards and fish venues with little weed or snags, then you may want to consider a 2.75lb test curve or less. It’s important to remember that this is just a guide, since a 3lb test curve rod from Fox may differ slightly to a similar model designed by Nash. Whichever choice you make, we guarantee to have the carp rods most suitable for you.
The curve is essentially the tip recovery rate and works out how quickly the rod goes from bent to straight on the cast. A rod with a fast recovery rate will generally be stiffer and more suited to a long cast, whereas a rod with a slower recovery rate will generally be more flexible and provide a lower test curve. When you’re on the market for a good range of fishing rods to choose from, this is vitally important to consider as this can have a significant impact on the way you fish and the amount that you catch as a result.
Fishing rods are one thing, but specialist applicator rods such as a Spod or Marker rods are also available and can be very useful tools. Marker rods are designed to be softer in the tip to detect the vibrations down the line or braid, whereas spod or Spomb rods are designed to be stiffer. These usually have a 4.5lb test curve to enable them to deliver heavy loads of bait to your chosen spot. Whatever your needs, we have you covered with our top of the line carp fishing rods.
The most important thing to remember is that we are here to help. You can either pop into the shop, give us a call or send us a message, where we have specialists in carp rods as well as other fishing rods ready to help you out. Tell us a bit about your fishing, how far you need to cast etc, size of the fish you are expecting to catch etc and we will put you on the right path towards choosing your next set of rods!