- Jul 11, 2018
Forgive me BeadyRoller but have you tried some proper strong elastic in your pole? I'm talking about an 18-20, with a 10lb main line and 7lb hook link. You will comfortably land big carp on this gear, this is not a plug for my blog, but you will see a recent 8 kilo fish I landed last week on 15/17 elastic, and I often use 20 in the margins. One I use pulls the fish up short in a few seconds, naturally you need a good pole, but I'm guessing goyu have that already. Find Ben Townsend on You-tube and look at his margin fishing video, he uses silk in a 20 as I do in difficult swims, it worth trying before spending more money.Hi! So basically, I have fished the pole ever since I took up fishing many years a go and with the fisheries I fish at sometimes, I feel like I am limiting myself with just one approach. For example - A pool I often fish at does very well with various methods on a rod such as the waggler. I'd be tending to target carp, some of which go to 20 lb in the pool I fish but most are in the 8-15lb region, I've got a bit fed up of losing a lot of fish on the pole due to pull outs when I do hook a bigger carp and feel like now is the time to teach myself how to fish with a rod.
I literally have no idea how one works, couldn't even tell you how to set one up and how the reel works etc so really would be starting from scratch. Can anyone recommend me an article/video that is a good starting point to get my head round the basics?
Also, which rod would you recommend I use? I don't want anything to expensive as this is my first rod and just want one that is solid and will do me well with some carp but also not be an issue if I catch some smaller fish. Flexible I suppose.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.