The Stillwater BPX carp rod is designed to cater for the angler who fishes on smaller lakes. The slim blank has been made from a high-modulas carbon fibre that gives the tip a lovely action when playing a carp.
There are two test curves available but I opted to use the 2.75lb instead of the 3lb. They are surprisingly powerful and bend beautifully from the tip to the butt, exerting a great amount of pressure. What makes these rods even more appealing is the £59.99 price tag, making them affordable to everyone.
The Extreme BP12000 reel impressed right from the first viewing. It looks like a reel with a price tag in excess of £200, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that such an incredible bit of kit costs £59.99. The long spool makes casting an absolute dream and the line lay is superb. The clutch is smooth and so to is the retrieve. So, not only is this a superb-looking reel, it performs superbly too.
Each reel is supplied with a shallow and deep spool, and a silver and a black folding handle too. For £120 you can get yourself a superb rod-and-reel combination and I would highly recommend using them together, or separate if it suits you better.
Stillwater BPX Carp Rod
Stillwater Extreme BP 12000 Reel
Reviewed By Advance Carp Fishing