TACTIC OF THE WEEK
THE NEW FLOAT TO FOOL CRAFTY CARP
When fishing a traditional sensitive clear waggler I prefer a 12ft Tri-Cast Trilogy Commercial waggler rod rather than the new breed of 10ft or 11ft versions. It gives me a bit of extra length to cast a sensitive float and pick up the line quickly.
No dropper shot are placed on the line so that the pellet is free to fall at its natural rate, encouraging bites on the drop.
If I’m fishing the waggler for mainly F1 carp I won’t hesitate to fish a hooklength as a light as 0.12mm or 0.14mm to get more bites. I’ll step up if carp are the main target. Mainline is the ever-reliable 5lb Maxima.
The float is fixed in place on the line with a couple of tungsten stops and a couple of shot either side of these. This is all that is required, as the Carp Catchers are loaded with weight in the base.
The float tip is inserted into the hollow main body of the waggler and blocked a few inches down. Air can get into the body and exit through a small hole in the side, causing bubbles to blow out and the float to stay close to the surface.
A carp in the net, and the float that did the damage.