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Daiwa Powermesh Review (Best Budget Carp Rod)


In this article, we’ve chosen to review the Daiwa Powermesh, which is an ideal carp rod for beginners – offering excellent value for money!

So, let’s jump straight in…

The Daiwa Powermesh Review!

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.

The Daiwa Infinity DF…..the Black Widow…..the Longbow….it’s an impressive list!

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.

Impressed yet?

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.

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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.

Rod Features

  • 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

Available Models

  • 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

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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 setupmake 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!

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