Shimano Alivio CX Specimen, 12', 2.75lb Test Curve:
Very lightweight and responsive 2 section rod, finished with elegant but discreet graphics. Shimano's Alivio specimen is great for anyone who wants a high quality carp rod at a budget price.
With Shimano HardLite Stainless guides and DPS reel seats on XT30 blanks, it's a great starter for setting you up for a day's Carp fishing.
Good Carp Rod, 22 June 2012
By Carpologist (Bristol)
This Shimano rod which has a 2¾ Test Curve will handle the biggest of fish. I own the 2 peice version of this rod and it has a very good blank and can handle big carp too.
Very smooth tip action, lightweight and well worth the money if your after a good carp rod on a budget,