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Carp Rod And Reel Recommendation

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Hi all,

New to carp fishing.

Would like a rod and reel recommendation.

daiwa carp rods

Maddragon Carp Rods

Mission X Carp Rods

Theory Carp Rods

And also on the reel.

How abut the daiwa emblem pro

Daiwa sealine bri bite n run?

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welcome to the forum, out of what you have suggested of the rods i would use the daiwa theory rod it is a 3k weave witch is a good weave, but a 1k weave is better, it just make the rod stronger and alittle bit more flexible, but 3k weave is still good, and out of the reels you suggested i would go with the daiwa emblem pro, i have had a new daiwa reel, and i am not fond of them but i do like emblem pro.

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The daiwa theory is the best rod out of what you have sugested, but if i were you i would consider takeing a look at the saxon rods. They have a 1k weave insted of the 3k weave and they are tanks!

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Daiwa theory all the way.

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I was just planning to purchase an inexpensive rod.

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I was just planning to purchase an inexpensive rod.

Well first off...

How many rod/reel sets are you looking to get?

How much money are you willing to spend?

How far are you casting?

Personally, I can live with a cheap rod, but the reel has to be of quality. For fishing tackle, you pretty much get what youre willing to pay. There's a reason why some rods and reels are expensive.

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I love My Daiwa Sealine Black Bri another alternative is UK version Linear this is my main reel I have three but I do have two of the sealines for Spodding and for Backups The Linear comes with Two spools so if you purchase two reels one in 4500 and one 5000 You now have two 4500 reels and two 5000 the reels are same just different size spools. You have the Linear S solid reel but if you want to pay a few dollars more Step up to the Linear X a little smoother but the S is still a great reel that will last you if taken care of and I really do not feel a big difference between the S and the X http://www.carpkit.com/search.php?search_query=Daiwa+Linear+reels&x=0&y=0

The money You will spend on the Theory I would really consider going with Saxons or Gilbert Huxley heard lots of great stuff about Both but if I was going to make a choice I would go Saxon

Just my two cents

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Well first off...

How many rod/reel sets are you looking to get?

How much money are you willing to spend?

How far are you casting?

Personally, I can live with a cheap rod, but the reel has to be of quality. For fishing tackle, you pretty much get what youre willing to pay. There's a reason why some rods and reels are expensive.

I wasn't planning to spend over $60 for a carp rod.

Im a tackle whore but we don't do much carp fishign in califonia.

It's not much of a sport fish over here.

I can use a salmon steal head rod and fish for carp but I want a long 12' rod for surf fishing as well.

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I love My Daiwa Sealine Black Bri another alternative is UK version Linear this is my main reel I have three but I do have two of the sealines for Spodding and for Backups The Linear comes with Two spools so if you purchase two reels one in 4500 and one 5000 You now have two 4500 reels and two 5000 the reels are same just different size spools. You have the Linear S solid reel but if you want to pay a few dollars more Step up to the Linear X a little smoother but the S is still a great reel that will last you if taken care of and I really do not feel a big difference between the S and the X http://www.carpkit.com/search.php?search_query=Daiwa+Linear+reels&x=0&y=0'>http://www.carpkit.com/search.php?search_query=Daiwa+Linear+reels&x=0&y=0

The money You will spend on the Theory I would really consider going with Saxons or Gilbert Huxley heard lots of great stuff about Both but if I was going to make a choice I would go Saxon

Just my two cents

I have an daiwa emblem pro for salt water plan to use it for double duty for carp.

Want to get the daiwa sealing bri bite n run as we..

Did know the wildcast z also has CRBB and 8 of them to be exact.

Can that reel be used in salt water?

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I wasn't planning to spend over $60 for a carp rod. Im a tackle whore but we don't do much carp fishign in califonia. It's not much of a sport fish over here. I can use a salmon steal head rod and fish for carp but I want a long 12' rod for surf fishing as well.

We have several members in CA that would say Carp are a Huge Sport fish

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Sport fish not a sport fish doesn't really matter to me.

I just want to fish for carp.

The carp im targeting is no bigger then 10 pounds. Max. More like 5-7 pounds

There's not much carp action in southern California.

The carp don't get as big as the ones posted on this forum.

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There's not much carp action in southern California. The carp don't get as big as the ones posted on this forum.

there is a lot of proof on here and others sites that there are some large ones. im from los angeles county/ san bernardino county/ riverside county and have seen personally fish over 20# caught before i haven't got one my self places ive gone are hit or miss but next time ill go this year some time ill get one.

as far as rods go i have no experience on none of them but a lot of beginners here in tx have the mad dragons and have caught great fish.

as far as reels i own daiwa regal plus bri 4500 series they are great havent had any problems at all with them. i bought them in california at the fin they have the best deals on them and they spool your reels with line for free they have a lot of different varieties

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Carp time,

Start with what you have. Learn more about the watercraft of carp and the terminal tackle needed and you will start catching. No reason to spend a bunch of money on new gear to let it sit on the bank, fishless. If you learn more about the carp you will start catching them.

If you find you are getting overpowered or that the carp are out of reach, then start thinking about longer stronger gear.

One of the west coast carpers I know of catches most of his on 4-6 lb line and suitable rod/reel.

You don't need a 12' rod and big reel to catch carp.

Carp rods are often much 'softer' action than surf rods.

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I to use the daiwa regal plus bri 4500 series and love them. As for rods i use 3 BFS Long Distance series length 9.0 ft.,

cast wt:2.5oz. and have never had a problem with either. Bud

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As tribal said, don't skimp on the reel. In fact, Bill Stoltz has a set of 4500B's that I'm surprised is even still available.

the Daiwa Theories are way out of your price range of $60/rod. They'll run you 200-220 depending on the TC.

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if You are wanting a rod That will do double duty for Surf and Carp you are going to have a tough time finding one Carp rods are softer more giving then a Surf Rod. Reels Yes you can use them just wash them down after every outing. but the rods I do not think are interchangeable Surf rod is to stiff you will get alot of Hook pulls. Carp rod is not going to be stiff enough in my opinion for Surf fishing and I have done a Fair share of Surf fishing and I tried my Surf rod out for carp and had to many hook pulls.

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As tribal said, don't skimp on the reel.

Errr Tribal didn't reply to this thread............................but he should!!

Carp Time, check out this Southern California thread,

http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50278-true-socal-40/?hl=%2Btrue+%2Bsocal

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there is a lot of proof on here and others sites that there are some large ones. im from los angeles county/ san bernardino county/ riverside county and have seen personally fish over 20# caught before i haven't got one my self places ive gone are hit or miss but next time ill go this year some time ill get one.

as far as rods go i have no experience on none of them but a lot of beginners here in tx have the mad dragons and have caught great fish.

as far as reels i own daiwa regal plus bri 4500 series they are great havent had any problems at all with them. i bought them in california at the fin they have the best deals on them and they spool your reels with line for free they have a lot of different varieties

The only lake that I am aware of that has carp is lake elsinore. It's infested with lake. They bow fish that lake for carp.

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Carp time,

Start with what you have. Learn more about the watercraft of carp and the terminal tackle needed and you will start catching. No reason to spend a bunch of money on new gear to let it sit on the bank, fishless. If you learn more about the carp you will start catching them.

If you find you are getting overpowered or that the carp are out of reach, then start thinking about longer stronger gear.

One of the west coast carpers I know of catches most of his on 4-6 lb line and suitable rod/reel.

You don't need a 12' rod and big reel to catch carp.

Carp rods are often much 'softer' action than surf rods.

Thanks I think that's a honest reply.

I'm going to use my salmon steelhead rod for now, seems to have similar action.

I went to daiwa today to check out the carp rod and the rod was parabolic felt like my daiwa costal specialty 10'6

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if You are wanting a rod That will do double duty for Surf and Carp you are going to have a tough time finding one Carp rods are softer more giving then a Surf Rod. Reels Yes you can use them just wash them down after every outing. but the rods I do not think are interchangeable Surf rod is to stiff you will get alot of Hook pulls. Carp rod is not going to be stiff enough in my opinion for Surf fishing and I have done a Fair share of Surf fishing and I tried my Surf rod out for carp and had to many hook pulls.

I'm sorry I should explained the type of surf fishing we do in Southern California.

Generally most surf fishing done in so cal is done with salmon steal head rod.

Unless your fishing for batrays/ sting rays

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Errr Tribal didn't reply to this thread............................but he should!!

Carp Time, check out this Southern California thread,

http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50278-true-socal-40/?hl=+true++socal'>http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50278-true-socal-40/?hl=+true++socal

Wow..

Have to find out which lake in california he caught that in.

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Carp time, have sent you PM

T-angles

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Errr Tribal didn't reply to this thread............................but he should!!

You're right! Solar's avatar looks like Tribal's :lol:

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You're right! Solar's avatar looks like Tribal's :lol:

Lol, Yeah both Solar nuts bless 'em.

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I thought I heard someone say my user name..lol.

If you want to break into the EURO carp scene, then go to BIGCARPTACKLE.COM and look at the 12' BFS black phantoms for $30 or the Daiwa mad dragons for $60 and slap a cheap baitrunner on it and be done.

You can catch carp of the size your talking about all day on normal fishing gear, simple slip rig and sweetcorn on the hook...no real need for EURO gear then.

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