Website: www.daiwasports.co.uk Max says: We recently got these rods in for a full-page review and after a little play I simply knew that I had to have a go with them. I coupled them with the Tournament ISO reels from the Daiwa stable and got fishing.
Having used them for about three months now, I literally take them everywhere. They are 3.75lb test curve but they have no broomstick feel about them. The first thing that strikes you is how light and thin the blank is. The unique AGS carbon guides hugely reduce the blank’s overall weight. The lack of weight does feel unnerving at the start and it makes the rods feel fragile, but after giving them some real punishment I have no reservations using them. Tip recovery is fast too, the rods go from full compression to poker straight super quick. This definitely helps increase your casting distance. All the fixtures and fittings are kept subtle and the rods look great, which is always a plus point.
There are 3lb, 3.25lb and 3.75lb options, with the 3.75lb in both 12ft and 13ft versions. I know they are very highly priced and not to everyone’s budget, but if you want a set of rods that have pushed the boundaries of carp rod design, then these are worth a look.
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Advanced Carp Fishing is aimed at the aspirational carper. If you've caught your first twenty, or if you simply want to catch much bigger fish, this is the magazine for you. It's packed full of easy-reading features, eye-pleasing photos and loads of top tips from the best carp anglers in England. In our view it's the carp magazine that sets the standards others aspire to.
Here's what you'll find in the June 2016 issue...
EDITORIAL Max Hendry expresses his views on today's carp scene in his monthly editorial.
WHAT'S OCCURRING The latest news and competitions from the social media side of carp fishing.
FIVE MONTHS, FIVE FIFTIES How Ian Stott has been on the roll of a lifetime at the Jurassic Park of carp fishing Wellington Country Park.
WHAT WOULD THE PROS DO? We delve inside the mind of the hugely gifted Myles Gibson and get his take on how to tackle tricky lakes full of weed.
LIVE WITHS ASH BAILEY A hectic session on the New Forest Water Park yields a rake of big fish, including a 35-pounder.
AQUA COMPETITION Win one of three Aqua Fast & Light MK2 brollies with the brand-new overwrap.
ACF MEETS We look into the epic carp fishing album of Essex angler Lee Kemp, who has built up a repertoire of the south of England's finest carp.
COLNE VALLEY BEAUTIES Jerry Hammond hauls day-ticket carp in the confines of a narrow channel on the legendary Colne Valley day-ticket venue Thorney Weir.
MY GREATEST CAPTURE Cotswold rod Mitch Hammonds recalls his fondest carp angling memory.
CHODDY WORKMANSHIP Matt Eaton shows you how to improve your chod rig fishing and how you can eradicate those devastating hook-pulls.
SHIMANO TX9 COMPETITION Win a set of three Shimano TX9 rods that offer fantastic casting capability coupled with excellent playing action. A deadly combination.
SUTTON SCALYS Lee Allwright tells the story of an awesome season on the ultra-tricky Sutton at Hone in Kent. A demanding venue that allows day only fishing.
LOVELY TIMES ON THE BOAT POOL Fishing is all about enjoyment and Nick Helleur recalls how the Horton Boat Pool captivated his attention for so long.
CITY SLICKER Alfie Russell extols the virtues of finding your own carp to catch in the urban sprawl of London. And what's more it's free fishing.
THE CAMPAIGN ANGLE Hot on the trail of big carp, Ed Betteridge covers some big mileage to catch stunners from four different counties.
GEAR GUIDE TACKLE The latest tackle from the wonderful world of carp fishing, with offerings from the likes of RidgeMonkey, Aqua Products, Daiwa and Edwards custom upgrades.
GEAR GUIDE BAIT Sticky's new pellet range and CC Moore's boilie session packs are among the products being given the once-over.
GEAR GUIDE SPECIAL Spods and marker rods from Greys, Nash's brand new Airlite Sleep System 2 and Sonik S6 carp rods are given the in-depth review treatment.
TESTED The ACF team continues to bring you honest, long-term tackle reviews, to help you make an informed decision on your tackle purchases.
THE POP ALIGNER The technically minded Elliott Gray reveals the incredible rig that has enabled him to land every single carp that he has hooked this season.
THE BIG CARP DIARY With a session on the historic Yateley and some Bayeswater beauties making up his month, Adam has been busy.