How to balance your tackle for more bites and fewer lost fish
Rods, reels and lines must all work together in perfect harmony
INCE I launched my new float and rig/ hooklength lines, I’ve been inundated with questions from anglers about which lines they should use for what.
There is clearly a lot of confusion out there and it’s hardly surprising as there are so many variables when it comes to choosing the right tackle.
This week I’m going to take you through my thoughts on the subject and explain how I go about balancing my tackle to give me the best possible chances to first, get fish to take the hookbait, and then manage to land them even in situations which might seem heavily loaded in favour of the fish escaping.
Hopefully, after you’ve read it,
Syou will be able to achieve bigger weights.
One of the biggest problems facing the general coarse angler is that there is no industry standard when it comes to buying float rods.
Quite why this is the case, I’m not sure as carp rods have test curve ratings and fly rods have AFTM ratings so that you always use the right lines and don’t overload (or underload) the blank.
All we get on float rods is some companies putting line strengths on the underside of the rod.
In my opinion, many of these aren’t very accurate so then we have another problem facing the angler.