Leger rod and reel for novice recommendations please

s63

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A friend has asked for some advice on buying his son a budget rod and reel in his words (for legering) catching carp up to 15llb. Max budget £100

He doesn’t need a broom handle for such fish, I’m thinking something like this


any other ideas welcome.
 

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I'd go for a combination I use myself quite a bit - Korum 12' Allrounder (1.5lb) rod and Korum Latitude 5000 freespool reel. You can find both for £50 each (or slightly less) if you shop around and they'll easily handle carp up to 20lb in reasonably snag-free water. Having said that, I've only ever heard good things about the Darent Valley gear.
 

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I can’t comment on the 1.75 tc rod if that is what you meant. I believe the .75 is the better rod and , in my hands, believe it or not, I’ve had carp to 13lb. It’s not a carp rod( thank god) but as an Avon type it’s superb and great value.
 
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having bought the waggler version of this rod I’d say this is great value, Coupled with a ninja reel should just creep in around £100 for the two...Hull angling centre on eBay doing a this deal..
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The DV 0.75lb tc is a gem of a rod but it is way undergunned for carp let alone fish to 15lb. I've had carp to over 20lb on mine but I could not recommend it for that sort of work.....it is just not powerful enough and playing a fish for ages on a soft rod does the fish no good at all. Nor the angler I might add.

As the 0.75 was so good I treated myself to the 1.25tc DV but was hugely disappointed. Imo it was horrible so I'd be wary of the 1.75 tc. Simon's recommendation looks a decent shout....I can think of others but they'd go over the stated budget.
 
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