- Jun 1, 2021
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Ok. So yesterday I was fishing in my usual spot catching my usual fish small and medium small crucian, tench, bream etc when a mate of mine caught a lovely medium big carp. I dashed over to help him unhook and then took a picture for him. It got me thinking. Whilst I had been catching all day my fishing buddy had been hunting all day, waiting for only the best carp he could get and it paid off. He uses an inline feeder, swing tip and whilst it may take time he gets the big ones. Now, I'm going to have a go, the next time I fish I am going to use the inline feeder and take that long approach to a bigger fish. Well, that's the plan anyway It's quite likely of course that I will pull in bream and tench and the such like. Now the rod I am using for my smaller fish is a Shakespeare Omni 9ft Feeder that I am aware is a cheaper rod but I have caught stacks of fish on it. Does anyone think that I should be getting a more powerful rod for this Carp plan that I have, or will the Omni do in a pinch? I will be using a 10lb line (slightly higher than what is recommended for the rod) with an 8 lb hook length. I am aware that I have spent a ton on fishing gear this year already, so what are your thoughts. Could this rod handle a medium or large Carp or should I be upgrading? The Drennan Red Range Feeder looks good and Middy seems to produce some tempting feeder rods but if the Omni would do (and those with experience may know this) then I am happy to stick with the old faithful. Cheap yes but functional definately.