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    Cool carboot find!

    Hi,
    About two months ago I bought a Shimano x-carp 311 rod from a carboot. I was quite surprised as I paid £8 for it, yet I wasnt clear of its worth. It felt like I really higher class, and handled a 20lb carp like a dream. Funny enough I was at chiswick auctions about 3 weeks after me purchasing and it went under the hammer for a whopping £140! How about that. I took it in to the local tackle shop to repair one of the eyes, and infact he offered me £230 for the rod, ironically after he fixed the rod. Apparently its a rare rod by Shimano, made in the early 90s, and was one of their finest quality rods.
    Does anyone else have any experiences with this rod.
    I have found one similar on eBay for you guys to look at.
    Shimano X-carp 311 vintage | eBay
    I would buy it if I had enough in my pocket!
    Cheers guys.

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    Default Re: carboot find!

    Well done to you. I wouldn't touch thst particular one with a carp rod er sorry a barge pole.

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    Default Re: carboot find!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Well done to you. I wouldn't touch thst particular one with a carp rod er sorry a barge pole.
    Is it too lower class for you?

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    Default Re: carboot find!

    It's a carp rod and slightly modified at that. If you want it go right ahead and I hope you will be very happy with it.
    Last edited by mikench; 10-09-2019 at 05:34.

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    I don't know about your rod, or indeed carp rods or barge poles, but the graphics and X weave put it in a late 1980's series that includes this Triple X float rod that I've been hoarding unused for decades



    I'm not surprised you like the rod; Shimano produced some unsurpassed classics in their early years in the UK market, and the X series rods were very highly regarded. The buy it now price looks a bit optimistic for a modified rod, though, and nobody has run off with it so far. Great carboot find!

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    Default Re: carboot find!

    Lovely rod in that photo Kev,a great rod for diameter and weight,well before it's time imo.
    Last edited by whitty; 10-09-2019 at 16:16.

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    Default Re: carboot find!

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    I don't know about your rod, or indeed carp rods or barge poles, but the graphics and X weave put it in a late 1980's series that includes this Triple X float rod that I've been hoarding unused for decades



    I'm not surprised you like the rod; Shimano produced some unsurpassed classics in their early years in the UK market, and the X series rods were very highly regarded. The buy it now price looks a bit optimistic for a modified rod, though, and nobody has run off with it so far. Great carboot find!
    Nice rod. But I dont think the one listed is modified? some of them came with a line snatch? Also I would love to buy it again but dont have enough spare money. I would suggest one of you lot snatching it up as it already has recieved alot of interest.
    Last edited by joeH; 10-09-2019 at 11:50.

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    That is indeed a lovely rod Kev and it feels so light and capable in the hand. You must put it to good use.

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