TAC­TIC OF THE WEEK

THE NEW FLOAT TO FOOL CRAFTY CARP

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

THE ROD

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.

SHOT­TING

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.

HOOK­LENGTH

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.

WEIGHT

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

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.

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