THERE’S no room for fine lines and hooklinks with Clive’s approach - he uses 0.17mm Preston Powerline straight through for a super-strong set-up.
He also prefers an eyed hook – a size 14 Kamasan B911 – for extra security with thick lines. It’s tied like a spade-end and houses five or six dead red maggots.
His float is a handmade margin pattern from Commercial Indicators, and his elastic is a No12 solid latex. It’s very soft initially, which allows him to guide the fish out of the peg without causing it to bolt and splash, scaring other carp.