JRC Powerplay Review

Many retailers, particularly online,  stock a wide range of JRC tackle from rod pods & bivvies to carp barrows and bite indicators.

I really like their catalogue of products they have to offer (JRC Carp Catalogue can be found here if your interested)

Anyway, amongst said tackle is the JRC Powerplay!


JRC Powerplay Review


Constructed from a high modulus carbon blank, this rod comes in 2 sections.

It utilises 6 high quality SIC guides (the largest at 40mm)

Moving further down to the reel section, a big pit reel would easily fit into the secure 20mm reel seat provided.

There’s an abbreviated duplon handle and a nice rubber butt completes the finish nicely.

This 2.75lb test curve model weighs in at 268g -which is not exactly the lightest rod we’ve reviewed.


  • 2 Sections
  • High modulus carbon
  • Slim blank
  • 5 + 1 SIC guides
  • 20mm reel seat
  • Engraved JRC logo on end cap


JRC Powerplay Test Curve Options: 2.75lb and 3lb.


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There is a spod rod model with a test curve of 4.5lb.


JRC Spod RodJRC Powerplay Spod Rod




Retailing at about £50, there are other carp rods that provide better value for money.

It does look well made, and performed solidly – there are just better options out there.

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