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Carp Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by dougan, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. dougan

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    I used to do a lot of carp fishing 30 years ago, and intend to start again. So I have been tying some new rigs, bought a better unhooking mat, sling etc, Fox alarms instead of Delkims, even a new pair of larger Shimano Baitrunners. What has struck me, is how little it has actually changed, I realise the vast amounts of different end rigs there are now, perhaps more to catch the angler!
    Looking through my old grey Stewart tackle box, I have Kryston braid, tungsten putty etc, this was 30 years ago! I used to use inline Zipp leads, but the anti tangle tubing used to float, and was a b****r to keep on the bottom. I now have some tungsten tubing, vast improvement.

    The biggest difference, seems to be the rods now available, most seem to be 3lb test curve or even more, I realise to fish at extreme range with heavy leads they may be needed, but part of the attraction to me is to fish lighter, so even the smaller carp put up a decent scrap.

    I have a pair of custom made North Western carbon/kevlar 1 3/4lb through action rods, made by Bob Frost. They could cast far enough on the waters I fished, and were a joy to catch fish on.
    No doubt the carp boys will have a snigger as they wheel barrow their two ton of gear past, I fit all my gear into a large 35 year old Nash Rucksack!

    I am quite excited to be starting again, at least now I don't have to make and roll my own bollies, as the selection of ready made ones available now is far better.
     
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    I agree. Keep it simple and go light.

    Nice to hear you’ve got one of my 35 year old rucksacks, it’s a relic.
     
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    I use mk 4 splitcane carp rods ,great for playing carp on ,I like shimano reels and delkims,:) mike
     
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    I have 2 8ft stalker rods 2lb test curve..had my biggest fish on them :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Still use a Nash 3 rod holder bought at the same time!

    One question Mike, I have noticed the rucksack has lost any form of waterproofing, would spraying it with Nuwax tent and gear waterproofing spray restore any waterproofing, or is it beyond saving?
     
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    If you already have the stuff to do it then it’s worth a go. The seams will be the biggest issue. If you need to but the stuff to do it then I’d say contemplate a new rucksack as there’s plenty inexpensive ones to choose from.
     
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    Thanks for that!
    I have the spray, so will try it.
    Have looked at other rucksacks, but I like the shape of the Nash one, not too deep, but has decent length and width, it's almost square in shape.
     
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    Send it back as obviously not fit for purpose. You only need to take a look at our Mikey to know that Nash gear doesn't age too well ... saggy and slightly loose at the seams ;):D
     
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