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Hi all, I'm after a new rod mainly for clean to mixed ground with the ability to cope with the rough occasionally. I have managed to get a bit of cash I was wondering about a Century. Can anyone recommend one for around the £200 mark that would cast fairly easily but still cope with mixed / rough ground without being like trying to cast with a scaffold pole please. Or if anyone has anything suitable secondhand then please let me know.
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Hi all, I'm after a new rod mainly for clean to mixed ground with the ability to cope with the rough occasionally. I have managed to get a bit of cash I was wondering about a Century. Can anyone recommend one for around the £200 mark that would cast fairly easily but still cope with mixed / rough ground without being like trying to cast with a scaffold pole please. Or if anyone has anything suitable secondhand then please let me know.
many thanks in advance.
century ccc ld mate, a real peach ! good for clean and mixed ground, a true all rounder A
 

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try original carbon metal...very similar to ccc but better bite indication...£195 spotty dog or get local shop to price match.
 

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century ccc ld mate, a real peach ! good for clean and mixed ground, a true all rounder A
Ok if you like a through action rod ..problem is with the cccld is the total lack of bite detection...and they do whip about in the wind......Try picking up a second hand Century TTMatch/Conoflex Source or a Zzippy 3500(new model)....or to save some cash and afford a reel aswell take a look at the AFAW 6 +bait....plus i think AFAW have brought out a 4+bait aswell.....or if push comes to shove, i have a Diawa TDPK 130wc (129 awb's little brother) going for 45quid
 

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Ok if you like a through action rod ..problem is with the cccld is the total lack of bite detection...and they do whip about in the wind......Try picking up a second hand Century TTMatch/Conoflex Source or a Zzippy 3500(new model)....or to save some cash and afford a reel aswell take a look at the AFAW 6 +bait....plus i think AFAW have brought out a 4+bait aswell.....or if push comes to shove, i have a Diawa TDPK 130wc (129 awb's little brother) going for 45quid
i admit the ld lacks some what on bite detection, but the poster put the emphisis on an all rounder that doesn,t cast like a scaffold pole and for approx £200 made by century, and the ld fits the bill perfectly.
the rods you have mentioned as far as i,m aware are more like match rods and would struggle in genuine rough ground conditions ie - 10lb smut + lump of weed pulling in through boulders in a strong tide, thats what we get around here ! rods such as the 3500 just wouldn,t cope in those sort of conditions, but the ld just takes it all and its so light and slim it is great for clean ground too and casts like a dream. as you said bites from small fish dont show up that well as the tip is quite firm but that is what makes the ld cast so well coupled with it,s c curve design A
 

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Carbon Metal And Ccc Would Defo Be A Better ' All Rounder' For £200 . Ccc Poss Little Easier To Cast But C.m Not A Stiff Pole Either, Softer Than New Kompressor S. Etc And Softer Tip Than The Ccc !!!

A Lot Of The Other Rods Like 3500,t T Match,source And Daiwa Are Good But I Wouldn,t Say All Rounders..more Specialised If Any Thing.

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Conoflex Slr 2002, Poss T.T Sport Or Tdx Rg 130m (2nd Hand)

or New there Are Several Greys Rods That Are Great All Rounders Such As Syntra , Grxs, Supro, And Poss Impulse ....

And try the mti zero 250...amazing all rounder

6 n bait worth a look.... noooo to 4 n bait....
 

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Thanks for all the advice it looks like I'm going to need to do some more research I think before I make a decision but from what I've read so far I am leaning towards the ccc ld as I'm not really too bothered about bite detection, as the usual problem down here is having to battle through loose weed after the storms. thanks again
 
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