What Are Stalking Rods Used For?

Stalking rods are predominantly used for

close range fishing

on tight or confined swims As such they tend to be shorter than your

average rod

, between 6 to 10ft, as you don’t need them to be able to cast particularly long distances.

What is a scoping rod?

Scope rods feature a retractable butt section, enabling the overall pack down length of your rod to be reduced to the minimum with no detriment to the action of the rod.

Are 10ft carp rods good?

Many anglers prefer 10-foot carp rods for fishing rivers and small lakes This shorter length rod is also ideal for stalking carp around the margins because you can get amongst undergrowth and around trees much easier.

What rods does Alan Blair use?

It was evident from the very start just how active and mobile Alan was, and I was going to have to go some to keep up. Central to his “style” of angling is his Nash Scope rods and use of the Nash Trax Metro MK2 Barrow.

What is an abbreviated carp rod?

Abbreviated handle, basically just the

reel seat

with a bit of duplon or shrink tube along at the butt Full handle, the reel seat and then duplon or cork all along to the butt end. Proper tarty is a set of rods with full cork.

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What is a Waggler rod?

The waggler is a float that attaches bottom-end only and is cast on rod and line, as opposed to being shipped out on a pole In bygone years, waggler fishing was the nation’s number one form of float fishing, though today it is arguably under challenge from pole fishing in terms of popularity.

What is the best Waggler fishing rod?


What type of rod is best for float fishing?

If you are just looking to do some general float fishing on rivers and canals, then a 12 or 13ft match rod should suit you fine. You will need a small reel loaded with around 3 to 6 lbs of line. If you are going tench or carp fishing, then a 12ft power float rod with a reel of 6 to 8lbs will be required.

Are Short carp rods any good?

“In terms of balance, you obviously don’t want a tiny rod with a massive big-pit reel on the end, so if you are looking at fishing at any real range then I would certainly go for the longer rods “The smaller rods create a much smaller arc during casting which just doesn’t provide as much power.”.


nash dwarf rods telescopic


Nash Tackle’s Dwarf range is the sister to Nash Scope, and includes “telescopic” rods that retract into the butt section in order to be compact, without compromising on casting distance Browse the innovative range of rods, luggage and nets here.

What is the best length for a Waggler rod?

The 11ft rod would be our choice for most pellet waggler work. Designed for frequent casting, particularly at shorter ranges and to features, the short 11ft length enables ultimate control of the float during the cast and keeps you in control as you net fish.

What is a match rod?

The first of these is the traditional float rod , which is sometimes referred to as a match rod or a commercial rod, and the second is a pellet waggler rod. These rods have been especially designed for waggler fishing, when you use a float to distribute pellets through the water column.

What does stalking fish mean?

Instead of sitting around waiting for carp to bump into your hook, stalking involves getting up close and personal with the carp as you move around the water, attempting to get the fish feeding in the nooks and crannies along the water’s edge.

How far can a 9ft rod cast?

They range between 6’6″ and 9′ and the heavier rated rods can cast up to 3oz I can cast all day long – accurately and to distance if needed, zero issues. I also have three hi s 10ft 2 3/4 and zero issues there – easily hit up to 100 yards using a 2.5 oz lead, although I don’t tend to use them over about 50yds.

What size hook is best for carp?

The best carp fishing hooks are #4 or #6 circle hooks Some Europeans prefer #8 circle hooks for their smaller more indiscreet size.

What size carp rod is best?

Length. most carp rods are 12ft-13ft in length You should choose the length which feels most comfortable but bear in mind that you will need to be reasonably tall and strong as well as having a good technique to get the best out of a 13ft rod.

Who is Alan Blair?

Alan Blair – lifelong angler, former fisheries lecturer, Operations Director at cutting-edge carp fishing tackle developers Nash Tackle and the man behind Urban Banx , the cult video series that sees him travel around the UK and Europe looking to catch carp in truly unique locations.

What is a good all round fishing rod?

After interviewing experts and spending over 80 hours testing spinning rods and reels, we’ve determined that pairing the Ugly Stik GX2 rod with the Daiwa BG spinning reel makes the best all-around fishing outfit without breaking the bank.

What is a progressive action rod?

You may well have heard the phrase ‘progressive action’. This means that the power comes into the rod progressively as the rod bends from the tip A true progressive blank will increase the power equally as the tip is pulled round. Some even bend in the handle, when placed under extreme pressure.

What is a specialist rod?

Specialist rods range in size from around 10ft to 13ft and because they will be used for fishing for big carp, barbel and other fish they are obviously a lot sturdier than normal feeder or float rods.

Are telescopic rods any good for carp fishing?

They feature a longer style handle and 40mm ringing pattern which both aid in casting and fish-playing ability. Like all XTRACTOR rods you will find these to have a satisfying progressive action lending itself perfectly to all forms of carp fishing.


test curve

is best for carp fishing?

Carp rod test curves explained A 3lb-test-curve rod is now classed as an all-rounder, with 3.5lb and 3.75lb test curves more suited to casting long distances A 2.75lb or 2.5lb rod will be softer and arguably more fun but won’t have huge casting power.

What is the best carp rig?

  • Zig Rig.
  • Ronnie/Spinner Rig.
  • D Rig.
  • Short PVA Bag Rig.
  • Tiger Nut Rig.
  • Hinged Stiff Rig.
  • DF Blowback Rig.
  • Snowman Rig.

What’s the difference between a waggler rod and a pellet waggler rod?

Unlike a conventional waggler rod, pellet waggler rods tend to be shorter and a little more powerful – perfect for the constant casting of the small but weighty wagglers that this demanding method requires.

What is an Avon rod?

Avon rods started out intended for smaller barbel, bream, chub, and the like , and traditionally have a test curve (the weight at which the tip will bend at a 90 degree angle) of 1lb. However, in recent years the test curve has become slightly stiffer, and today test curves of 1.25lb or greater are more common.

Can you float fish with a pellet waggler rod?

Use the right gear – Pellet waggler tackle needs to be balanced, heavy tackle and light floats can’t be use effectively but too light and the big fish can’t be landed Larger diameter hooklengths – By using a hooklength of 0.20mm or above it helps to slow the fall of the hook bait.

Can you float fish with a spinning rod?

In float fishing situations, a spinning rod, centerpin rod, or casting rod can all be considered a “float rod”.

Can you carp fish with a float?

Firstly, it is defiantly possible to catch Carp with a float Using fine line will fool more Carp and result in more bites, but the problem is then, controlling and landing the fish. Lighter lines work, but only when there is room to let the fish run and play the fish out.