Hi, so I'm getting into carp fishing, so I'm getting Carp gear, so I am wondering what to get, 4 banksticks without a buzzer bar, or 2 banksticks with a buzzer bar, also aluminum or stainless steel, I will be using 2 rods.
It comes down to preference and circumstances. I still use single sticks, sticks with buzz bars or a pod. It all depends on the make up of the banks I'm fishing. There are times where sticks just aren't much good because the banks are too hard, too gravelly or just plain rocky. For that reason, despite them being fairly unfashionable, I favour a pod unless I know for sure that sticks will be useable.
If you go for sticks, the choice of alloy or stainless is usually a question of strength, weight and cost. Good stainless is usually stronger, heavier and more expensive. The really top notch alloy stuff is just as expensive as the best stainless.