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geordiesandman
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Location: Cramlington, Northumberland. (and South Shields)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

i bought a faladen carp rod and reel over the summer for macky bashing and have found it great for flatfish too.

the reel is a 'freespool' baitrunner type, which i have been playig with on other rods and love the way it all works.

Santa's going to get me a better quality one for xmas.

Although this is going to be used mainly for piers and esturies, how well will it fare in the surf?

has anyone got any experience or advice on this?

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Graham
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have been using a Mitchell carp rod for years both in calm and moderate conditions, the bite indication is second to none and you can put a nice bend in the tip when tightening the line. If there is a bit of a surf running I just higher the rod on the tripod. It will cope with weights up to 5oz although I tend to use 4oz grip weights. Wind on the tip can be a bit of a problem but you will soon learn to differentiate the difference between wind and a bite.

This brings me to the subject of big grin devil devil devil Manic Muppet (I know I went camping with him) as he suffers from wind big grin big grin devil devil devil devil devil
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

cheers manic...

what sort of reel do you use with it?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I use a Fox FX 1000 I also use an Abu 7500 I find both serve their purpose well
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