THE EX­PERT’S VIEW

CRAIG BANKS

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

YOU’VE not known true te­dium un­til you have stripped and re­spooled a set of carp reels. It re­ally is the least en­joy­able job in fish­ing.

How­ever, ex­pe­ri­enced carper Craig Banks has come up with an in­ge­nious way to make the strip­ping part of the process quick and easy.

The Carp Study Group mem­ber fixes a fizzy-drink bot­tle to an elec­tric drill and wraps the old line around the body of the bot­tle.

He said: “It’s a sim­ple line strip­per. Put a nut and bolt through the lid, then use the same lid and change the bot­tle when you’re done.”

A spool of old line can be stripped very quickly with this method, and a new bot­tle can be at­tached to the lid for the next one.

As with any job in­volv­ing an elec­tric drill, Craig ad­vises tak­ing your time and ex­er­cis­ing cau­tion with this method.

Now if only there was an au­to­mated way of load­ing new line on to your spools…

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