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I agree. A carp rod, while it certainly will cast out lures, won't be really effective with certain types of lures and most of all, will tend to make lure fishing a chore rather than fun.

 

I have carp fished with my 7' lure rods and while I never caught a huge fish, they certainly performed with smaller ones to about 15 pounds. Not nearly as well as a softer and longer rod would have but the fish and I were both able to recover nicely from the experience.

 

I think the only problem with using lure rods for carping would be the reaction of other carpers on the lake. :lol:

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Thanks for the suggestions.

 

I have had a thought. I am thinking of trying a bit of carping maybe next year when it warms up a bit. So would it be reasonable to buy a rod that can be used for both? I remember reading an article that said you could do this and one of the rods it recommended for heavy carp and pike was a Shimano Alivo with 2.5 tc. Would this be a good idea?

 

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You can get some nice stalking rods these days from people like Greys and Chub that would be ample for chucking a lure or two.....most of them are around 9ft which may not be ideal for really tight swims but is a compromise.

 

I've used my 9ft spinflex for bait fishing and landed a few doubles on it, fine if your not overloading it with 2/3oz leads and whole mackerels....smelt & small roach float fished fine though!

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I've had a good look at the 9 foot Greys Stalking rod and I thought it would be fit for all manner of applications. I thought it was really just a pokey spinning rod with a label on it but I'd consider one myself.

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I've had a good look at the 9 foot Greys Stalking rod and I thought it would be fit for all manner of applications. I thought it was really just a pokey spinning rod with a label on it but I'd consider one myself.

 

That's the one, I think Fox do one as well. Seem like really good, versatile rods for use on rivers where things can get tight.

 

Prologic also do a really nice range of multipurpose rods in the 8-10ft range

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i have a Leeda Rimspin rod 9ft, i use it for lighter lure that my multiplier set up wont cast very well, small plugs and spinnerbiats etc i often use it as a bait rod, as long as im not fishing at distance it is fine, i normally float fish close in when using it, laned good fish over double figures on it.

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