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Re: Martin James coarse rod

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:43 pm

For me ... if it's whole cane butt and centre sections and split cane tip, or a cane/spliced cane tip, a 3 or 4 lb crucian would be fine ... but a decent sized carp would prove "interesting." The action is all in the tip and not designed for larger fish, or casting distances.
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Re: Martin James coarse rod

Post by Chevin » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Totally agree with AC, wouldnt want to hook an angry carp, I only use mine with 3lb mainline so hopefully said carp would break the line before the rod.
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Re: Martin James coarse rod

Post by Kingfisher » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:02 pm

Thanks both,

I'd imagine i'd be using 3lb breaking strain line or even 2lb on cruscians.

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Re: Martin James coarse rod

Post by Martin James » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 pm

Yes, that's my rod that Mick Holgate refurbished for me, a very nice job

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