Thursday, 03 February 2022 09:07

The Different Types Of Carp Fishing Rod

The Different Types Of Carp Fishing Rod Modern day carp fishing can be a minefield at times. I mean the theory is simple right? You cast a boilie out to the horizon, set your rod down to your alarms, and daydream until you hear that glorious screaming run.

If only it was that simple!

Theres so many technical aspects to carp fishing nowadays that we could literally write a novel on all the ifs, buts and maybes. We’ll save all that for another day, instead in this short article we will focus on one (very important) part of a carp anglers itinerary… The carp rod.

Does it matter what carp fishing rod you use?

So, again, the question has to be asked… Does it matter what rod you use? I mean as long as it’s fairly strong and casts okay surely that’s all you need? Well yes, these are important attributes but I could quite easily tie some line so a broom stick and chuck it out 40 yards. Id guess I wouldn’t be very successful in landing any fish though. It’s important that you match your carp fishing rod to the fishing situation you are faced with if you are going to see any success.

The different types of carp fishing rod

So onto the main point of the article and that is the different types of carp fishing rod. So here are some examples of different carp fishing situations, all of which will require a different type of carp fishing rod…

  • Distance fishing – casting in excess of 120 yards
  • Float fishing for carp
  • Margin fishing
  • Surface fishing
  • Stalking
  • Spodding
  • Marking your swim out

Depending on what carp fishing rod you are looking at there are further consideration to have in mind. These include:

  • Carp rod materials
  • Rod handles
  • The reel seat
  • The number of eyes
  • Rod weight
  • Rod power
  • The test curve of the carp rod
  • The action of the carp rod

So when we said carp fishing can be a minefield, you can hopefully see what we mean!

What carp rod should I choose?

The carp rod you should choose depends on the factors listed above. For example, if you wanted a long-distance rod fishing for large carp on a big pit then we would suggest the following attributes:

  • 12 foot in length
  • A minimum test curve of 3.25lb
  • A reduced diameter blank
  • A Fuji DPS reel seat
  • A through action rod with fast tip recovery

If you were stalking for carp on the surface at close-quarters we would recommend the following attributes in your carp rod:

  • 10 foot in length
  • A maximum test curve of 2.5lb
  • A progressive rod action
  • A matte finish on the blank so as to not spook fish with glare

In terms of what specific rods to buy and indeed for more information on rod attributes for further fishing situations you can check out a full guide on the best fishing rods for carp fishing here.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed our whistle stop tour on the different types of carp fishing rods. Hopefully, if anything, it has provided some food for thought that there is a lot of consideration required before parting with your hard-earned money.

Tight Lines!

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