Best 10ft carp rods

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Hi, I’m looking at getting a 10ft rod for its main use on small lakes, any recommendations for a decent one priced between £100-£150.


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Take a look at the nash dwarfs or scopes, they come in various test curves and I think vary in lengths from 6ft upwards.
 

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As carp rods go , and I dislike them, the Chub Oukast small water rod isn't too bad at 2.25tc but it's 11' . At least it hasn't got a butt ring like a basketball net. I never use mine much preferring a proper rod. ;)
 

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I have some Shimano (Velocity) and Diawa (Powermesh) 10 foot rods. @2.75 tc so rather beefy for a small lake but i am sure they do more bendy ones.

Been happy with both. The blanks and finish are quite nice. Rings are not brilliant but ok. Both do the job & well within your budget.
 

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Check out tfg compact carp rods you won't get better value rods. Have been using 2 for years far better rods than many overpriced makes. You should be able to get a pair for far less than £100.
 

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I dont know about best but I have a pair of Korum Opportunists at 10ft and 2.25lb tc that I am perfectly content with. I prefer the lighter tc as I'm not trying to put 3oz leads and a pva bag into orbit.


I just returned a 8ft opportunist due to the second guide down from the tip guide having splits in it and part was folded back. It looked like a bit of tinfoil. Looking at the guides on them I wouldn't even consider another one.
I think the guides are seriously naff....jmo.
 

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Has it got to be 10 foot? A lighter action, say 11 foot for a small lake? The trouble is nowadays carp rods seem to be 3lb tc and above. Have you considered something in the barbel range or specialist rods that sometimes come in at 2 and 2 and 3/4 test curves.
Just a thought.
 

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Nothing wrong with the guides on my Korums. They are functional not top quality and the same is true of the rods. I think it’s a bit harsh to dismiss them on the strength of one dodgy ring.


I like a lot of korum gear and have numerous bags and tackle from them which i'm happy with.
I recently bought a opportunist telescopic landing net handle and really liked it. Infact it was on the strength of that that I bought another one and thought that I would try one of their rods. Anyhow, the net handle is excellent, but unfortunately the rod was a dissapointment. The guide liner was opened up and exposed what it was made of and it looked like very thin tinny type stuff. Appart from the guide, overall the rod felt low quality and cheap'o also.
I was obviously expecting too much from a rod costing 40 quid delivered. Lets face it, the rod must have cost only a few pounds to make and you are not going to get a quality item for that money.
As the old saying goes "you get what you pay for" .....and the rod was proof of that.
I think you can get some good quality tackle in the mid price range, but, the lower price range really is low quality.
 

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My TFG compact carp rods are the best value carp/pike rods I have ever used, on the waters I fish. The only problem I see with them is that they have the wrong makers name for some anglers. Put another name on them and double the price and I am sure they would sell.
 

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Freespirit E-Class Bank Creepers might be worth adding to your shortlist.


They look spot on, apparently they do them with a cork handle also. Another thing I liked about them is the fact that the guides arn't huge as they appear to be on the nash rods.
Cann't see a rod between eight to ten foot cork handled rod anywhere though. Can't see one with a duplon handle either.
 

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They look spot on, apparently they do them with a cork handle also. Another thing I liked about them is the fact that the guides arn't huge as they appear to be on the nash rods.
Cann't see a rod between eight to ten foot cork handled rod anywhere though. Can't see one with a duplon handle either.

Standard E Class Bank Creepers have Duplon handles.

There is a cork option, but it's more expensive.

All of the E Class "Bank Creepers" (I've seen) are 10'. A longer 11' rod is called the "Surface Creeper". Shorter variants are called "Margin Creepers" and "Tree Creepers".

They also do a cheaper CTX range. This includes a 9 and 10' "Creeper" model.
 

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Wychwood Extricators ? I believe they do those with cork handles.

Yep I got 2 of those for my son, 9ft with cork handles (£49.99 each), used all summer, he is 13. Wanted something he could control more easily. He has had carp to 20lb on them with no issues.

I have been using Sonik Vader X Cork Rods (£42.50) 2 10ft rods with cork handles this summer, carp to 17lb on them as well as most other species with zero issues.

My son and I don't use more than 2oz weights and short casting distances.

I do have 12ft rods but have found I enjoy the shorter rods.

We have also been using a 6ft Ugly Stick x2 which has had carp to 10lb and a 6ft/9ft quiver tip which has had carp to 12lb.
 

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Hi, I’m looking at getting a 10ft rod for its main use on small lakes, any recommendations for a decent one priced between £100-£150.


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You don't give any info other than 'small lakes', not sure how anyone can advise.
Presumably you don't have to cast far, but are the fish to 50lb or 15lb, snags or a clear lake, fishing freelined floaters or bottom fishing, margins or casting out to islands in the lake?
Do you need a traditional 11/2lb TC for sport or 3lb for holding lunker's in a tight swim?
 
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