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#1 budgie2004

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:55 AM

hi,first time here.
i am new to pole fishing and have a shimano solstace 12.5m pole.does anyone know if its any good for medium sized carp/tench

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 07:54 PM

Not used the model you mention but what elastic rating is given for it?
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:46 PM

its rated to 12 elastic

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 02:12 AM

12 would be fine for tench or small carp - it's not that long ago that "carp" poles were only rated to this. My first carp pole, bought around 8 years ago, was only rated to 10 and I landed carp to 14lb10oz on it. Carp to 3 or 4lb were fine on a 10, anything bigger could be a bit of a handful.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 02:31 AM

Will's said it all.
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 11:57 PM

thanks for the advice will, much appreciated

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:32 PM

If you have a balanced hook, hooklength, main line and elastc you should be able to land carp and tench ok.
I do most of my general pole fishing using a size 8 elastic and have landed tench to approx 6lb, bream to 8lb and carp to 12lb.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:35 PM

hi,first time here.
i am new to pole fishing and have a shimano solstace 12.5m pole.does anyone know if its any good for medium sized carp/tench

I have a Shimono Technium XTA 13m pole elastice rating is 20 though i only use 16's or 18's and i have quite easley landed carp up 15lb on it, but as a rule most Shimano poles are designed to handle a nice size fish.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

A mate of my mate did something weard with his pole,he wasn't satisfied with it's stiffnes so he just threw away the top,glued the teflon top ontop second section (a 4mm one,I think),and turned allround pole@carp pole,and vice-versa when needed,so if it's only rated 12 it doesn't have to be that bad if you need to fish carp (sometimes)!
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:47 AM

What I will say is when using it and playing a large fish, let the elastic do the work. Don't lift the pole high in the air but keep the tip low and with a slight angle to the fish. Make sure you don't point the pole directly at the fish as the top set can be pulled off. Keeping the pole long slowly ship the pole back when the elastic is retracting and once you have got hold of the top set then you cna lift the fish to the net. Try lifting 6 or metres of pole into the air and you are asking for a breakage.