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    Hi all, just wanting to know if anyone has info on the Korum 1.5tc 12í all round rod? Iím looking for a rod that basically I can fish for everything on (roach,bream,tench,perch,barbel,carp and pike) anyone know or think this rod would be up to the job? Or does anyone have any better recommendations??? (Around the £50 mark) cheers.

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    Not sure on the rod suggested but try to find a second hand drennan specialist 12foot or a drennan tench float. The tench float would be better suited but they're popular and normally fetch around 80quid but are worth every penny and still much better than any imported rod these days

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    Float or ledgering?

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    I would perhaps look at two rods

    You can get a good float rod for under £30

    A rod with a 1.5lb will be horrible to fish for roach on the float and too powerful for fine hooklength on the ledger

    The rod will be light for pike many venues insist on powerful rods to land pike quickly

    What is your main target species and approach but a rod for that

    A single rod for everything would be a set of compromises.

    The drennan super tench is a great rod, but it is a float rod used it for silvers and double figure carp. Even used it with a small maggot feeder link

    Fish with deadbaits and big leads and you will destroy it

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    Whilst I have a tendency to favour multiple rods for all kind of niche applications and situations, I understand the desire for minimal tackle. However, I do not believe that one single rod could possibly cover all the different tactics, situations and species mentioned by the OP. If float fishing and legering, for all the mentioned species had to be covered, I'd break out in a cold sweat if I were restricted any less than six different rods. Better to buy a few cheap/second hand rods than one more expensive rod that can't adequately cover everything required.
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    Bar going for pike, it's far more fun to be under gunned to a degree.

    You can get 'power' floats, that are slightly stepped up float rods, that will deal with a light lead or very light feeder if forced to and deal with a rogue carp, tench chub etc.

    I have great memories (a nearly 30 year old memory) of being a kid and getting a double figure carp out of a lake on maggots and 1.7lb bottom. I would rather that than have a 'avon' type rod and bump off loads of small fish and just not feel anything.

    I got my best ever Roach of 1lb 3/4's the other night on a 20mm boilie and long range carp rod, and it wasn't much different to reeling in just the 3.5oz lead! On balance tackle I'd have had a nice scrap and feel 100x better about the beautiful conditioned specimen I'd caught. It's slightly out of favour but lightest rod you can get away with does for me in most situations make for the most satisfying fishing.

    So medium to heavy match rod, and a 'carp' rod of 2.25-2.5 with some steel in the butt I reckon I could make work going for the species you mention, one rod is just not going to provide the fun factor in my opinion.

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    Hence the suggestion of the drennan rod, more old school than a modern power float rod so okay for silver fish but a 2lb TC in the butt,

    One of the best rods I own, used it with 1.5llb hooklink up to 8lb straight through, that's about as flexible as you can get

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    Agreed I use a tench float for anything up to carp but would stop short of piking with it that's all. If I had to only have one rod it's a good choice and I'd just put pike fishing on the back burner.

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