Controlling Carp Runs On The Pole.

Chris Calder

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try this elastic in your margin pole, 14-18 is a bit under gunned if they are not slowing down, this elastic is softer than red hydro so powers up more progressively as the fish run, but will stop hook pulls, if this does not slow them down then you need to be using a rod.
Theres a big difference catching carp from a lake which don't come out much and a typical commercial which the fish get caught on regularly and are hammered.
 

JLK

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A lad on my circuit pretty much fishes paste exclusively and frames in 90% of the matches he fishes, catching some proper units. He only uses Connect Hollow 18-20 and rates it as the best elastic he's used for this type of fishing. He uses Preston 2.4m pulla kits with the whole packet of elastic (3m) in the top kit with the remainder running up the outside of his pole. It sounds heavy gear but he reckons it is soft enough to let them run and perfect for stripping then to the net. Make of that what you will.
 
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