Have a read of Ken South news article which discusses the tactics he uses when fishing with the CQ rods on canals.
11’ CQ (Close Quarter) 2.75lb T/C 2 equal section
This rod is a derivative of FBS specifically tailored and designed for use on smaller venues, canals with river carp. Ken South has been the lead consultant and evaluated the rod over multiple sessions on an urban canal with Commons to 30lb. Some of these fish have been reported in Angling Times. The rod is designed to fish with the barest essentials where movement around the venue is a prime tactic. Simplistic rigs tied to a consistent length and a semi stalking approach to fishing.
The rod has a complex architecture – originally based in Fat Boy Slim design but adapted in the light of extensive testing and experience to fall in between a compact stalking rod and also with the capability to develop an occasional opportunity and reach out to fish patrolling further out on smaller venues. The action has been adapted to give a good cushion in the tip but with facility to underhand flick a presentation at respectable distances. A key parameter was a rod that had a good feel but could also be accurate in placement.