I bought an inexpensive ($50) off brand fixed line rod on eBay five years ago. I only use it on a large pond behind my hose, so did not want to invest much. It’s 23ft and I use a Dragontail Ougachi 20ft line., and usually 4x tippet, and Orange Carp Crack flys. It is a ball to fish them. You have to drop that fly right in front of the feeding fish, but gentle enough not to spook. It’s difficult with a cheap rod, but doable When you hook one, it is a fun ride (remember the power curve!).