Anglers love to fish carp because carp represents good luck, and another point is that carp fishing is more challenging. The carp is beautiful in shape, large in size and full of energy. Therefore, in the selection of fishing tackle, it is necessary to fully consider the bearable strength of the fishing rod, hook and line group.
1. First, let’s look at the choice of fishing line. Nylon line and carbon line are the most commonly used and high-quality fishing lines, but some fishermen will choose the braided line of Dali Ma. If your fishing rod is of good quality and can withstand the impact of large fish, use a thick and large line group. It’s not impossible. Carp, especially wild carp, are not too alert to the thickness of the fishing line, even if the line is thicker. For carp over 2.5 kg, I am used to using a 1.5-gauge sub-line. If I can choose a 1.2-gauge sub-line in the pond, the thinner the rod, the smaller the number of fishing lines. To deal with carp of about 1 kg, usually No. 1 sub-line can handle it completely.
2, and then look at the choice of fishing rods. When choosing a rod, we recommend that you choose fiberglass or carbon rods. Among them, FRP rods are thick and powerful, but relatively heavy and usually soft. The length of the pole is 4.5 meters to 5.4 meters. If you go to the reservoir to specialize in big carp, the pole can be used for more than 6.3 meters. The longer the pole, the more room for manoeuvre when walking the fish. Carbon rods, especially Taiwanese fishing rods with medium and long sections, have better integrity and are more suitable for catching large carp. It is advisable to use a hard or super-hard rod for carp fishing. If there is no carp rod, a composite rod is also a good choice.
3. The choice of float is relatively easy. Generally, carp fishing is not too strict with floating requirements. Usually, a float with high buoyancy and a clear floating vision should be used. For old fishermen or those with poor eyesight, we recommend a float with 1-2 meshes of thicker floats. When using a long pole or on cloudy days, it can be seen more clearly.
4. Let’s look at the selection of hooks. When I fish for carp, I usually use three types of hooks: Iseni, Chimata and Shinkanto. These three types of hooks are relatively good for large carp. The Iseni hook has a wide hook door, thick hook strips, strong stinger, and is not easy to break. The new Kanto hook has no thorns, it does little damage to the fish, and the hook is thicker, which is also ideal.