Dumb question from a returning Angler.

Brian Lody

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Hi I am returning to fishing after a long absence 25yrs+.
Getting kit together for the start of the season.

Something I did buy new is a a pair of Mitchell 8000s.
Holy Cow they are flipping massive.
Now they only come with one spool and it seems difficult to find spare ones. ?

So if I load them up with line what BS would be sensible for all round Carp fishing.
Have a pair of 12ft Shakespeare 2.75 TC rods.
Sticking to mono for the time being and have some bulk spools of Daiwa Hyper Sensor.
10. 15 and 20lb.
Figure the 20lb is too heavy and the 10lb a little light ?

I also bought a pair of Neoteric 6000s with spare spools but I want to load them up with line for river fishing for Barbel/Chub.
Have a pair of 1.75 TC rods with Avon and quivertip top sections with that in mind.
Questions about that will be coming.

I last fished in a world of 80s style match fishing and John Wilson 1.25 TC Avons for the big stuff.
 

ukzero1

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Have you got a fishery in mind?..if so, do you know what weight the carp go to? If you're going for carp in general then I'd be spooling up with the 15lb.
 

Brian Lody

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I am in Chertsey SY.
Have joined Byfleet Club who have Coxes Lock mill pond.
Met the Bailiff who said "you need a 42" inch landing net mate, better buy this huge cumfy fish mat as well".

Figured I will be trying all Local fisheries eventually.
Twynersh is very local, Wraysbury not far away.

Plenty of ponds/lakes local to me but all controlled by different clubs or very commercial.
Been out of the loop for so long I need to re discover them.
 

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Chris1Richo

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Not at all i'm only 29, but with new rods reels and a 3oz lead I heard a crack and I was nervous to say the least! :rolleyes::rolleyes:(y)(y)
 
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