Ha haFor people who can't play the banjo?....
Just like your old "Kirbyyyyyy" days!Ha ha
One of the lakes I fish is very shallow literally two feet a couple of rod lengths out, plenty of carp to double figures and there is no
warning they just take off towards the middle of the lake at a rate of knots. The clutch has to be set light unless you want your rod
to disappear like a javelin.
Are you saying you backwind then? Or set the clutch so light that a small fish will take line? Not clear from your reply.I can't believe anyone has entertained either A) or B) Flicking the bail arm loose while a fish is on, or pulling line from the clutch? Are we serious here?
Even a 4oz roach will spin the reel enough to allow enough line to swing/net, the fish will do the backwinding for you.
The reason I don't do that, not saying I'm doing it right, but is the angle of the strike. You'd be pulling the float sideways doing that.Am I missing something here? Why not have the length of line out sufficient to swing the fish in but fish off to one side rather than straight in front of you. As long as you keep the line tight to the float there is no problem.
You don't have to back wind really just allow it happen like when you have the bail arm off.I don't backwind but it might be easier if I did. You can open the bail arm with smaller fish if you feather the line, it's not that outrageous to do it, but with slightly larger fish that still don't naturally strip a clutch like small Crucians, that's when I pull line from the clutch. Doesn't feel 100% right hence the thread.
So point the rod diagonally direct at the float if that concerns you. For the short distance you are fishing a plain lift will set the hook even if you have a 90 degree angle between rod tip and float. Or use a pointed stick float fished top and bottom for a more direct strike.The reason I don't do that, not saying I'm doing it right, but is the angle of the strike. You'd be pulling the float sideways doing that.