Six enor­mous grass carp fell to it

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

MY REELS were spooled with 30lb braid to cut through the weed clos­est to me, but the fi­nal 24ft of line was fluoro­car­bon con­nected by an FG knot. This clear ma­te­rial would be in­vis­i­ble to the fish and sink rapidly.

Next came an E-S-P ad­justable lead clip sit­ting on 6ft of lead­core, the tail rub­ber only just squeezed on so that the 4oz Dumpy lead would be jet­ti­soned on the take.

Hook­lengths were my faith­ful 8ins of 20lb semi-stiff Tung­sten Loaded to a size 5 Cryo­gen Grip­per hook. A 16mm Sticky Krill boilie on a knot­less­knot­ted hair sat off the bend of the hook, with a short piece of steamed shrink tub­ing over the eye to cre­ate an ag­gres­sive an­gle. These hooks are su­per-strong and re­li­able. A 4oz Dumpy lead could eas­ily be jet­ti­soned. Cam­ou­flaged, sink­ing hook­link – my favourite.

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