Daiwa Powermesh - Is It Any Good?
When I’m looking for a new carp rod – I think about what length it needs to be, and then the test curve options that are available (shorter rods for stalking), 12ft for all-round fishing, and 13ft for a casting powerhouse!)
This is followed by the brand (over time, you may lean towards one or another, or maybe stick with a couple) and then I proceed to read reviews and check out carp forums to see what other anglers are saying!
Then it’s all about my budget!
I’ve actually wanted to conduct a Daiwa Powermesh review for quite a while now.
This is because I’ve heard so many great things about it recently – and did you know they are currently retailing for under £100?
Anyway, if you’re looking for a high grade carp rod, you have to consider the Powermesh!
There are 6 models to choose from that includes a stalker rod and a spod rod.
A great variety of models for beginners, or those thinking about a new setup altogether?
Daiwa have made carp rods for a long time now.
They are a worldwide fishing manufacturer who really know how to tap into the details, whilst trying to add innovative technology.
Lets go into the Powermesh in more detail.
The ‘slim-profile’ Powermesh is durable, and powerful, at the same time.
With reinforced blanks that have been strengthened with a high-grade carbon 1k weave, they are more than capable of punching a 4oz lead (or PVA bag) 10o yards right across the range of 6 rods.
Well there’s more!
Down through the rod you’ll notice the Powermesh is fitted with ceramic rings slotted into stainless frame guides, and finished off with a 50mm butt guide.
Handling is also breeze, making it a perfect tool for intermediate casting or close combat, when the carp is right under the rod tip.
As for the ‘finishings’, there is a solid aluminium butt cap, and slim shrink wrapped handle for a classy bankside touch.
Finally, as far as the components go – its fitted with the more traditional, yet reliable, Fuji DPS reel seat.
- High grade carbon blanks with 1K woven carbon
- FUJI DPS reel seat
- Slim profile shrink grip handle
- Stainless steel frame guides
- Lightweight LS ceramic rings
- 50mm Butt guides
- Aluminium butt cap
- Length: 12ft – Test Curve: 2.75lb
- Length: 12ft – Test Curve: 3.00lb
- Stalker Rod – Length: 9ft – Test Curve:2.75lb
- Spod Rod – Length: 12ft – Test Curve: 4.5lb
Powermesh Video Review
Overall, the Daiwa Powermesh is a fantastic piece of kit that oozes that premium quality that carp anglers are looking for, yet undermines the price guide entirely!
If you want a serious carp fishing setup – make a note of the Daiwa Powermesh, and you won’t regret it at all!
On the other hand – if this rod doesn’t entirely float your boat, maybe our Fox Horizon X5 Review may help?
Until next time – be lucky!