The article describes the fishing of carp in the summer.
Many anglers believe that carp fishing is one of the most fascinating, as this fish is strong, careful, reaches enormous size, and, of course, tasty, which is important for a lover of fresh fish.
As in any fishing in carp fishing, there are the most uncomplicated types of gear and fishing methods. It all starts with a regular fishing rod, which is quite successfully caught by small carps on village ponds. However, even the village fishermen departed from the deaf equipment that has been used since the time of King Peas. And a not very large carp can cut such a tackle with its swift throw from the shore, and then to the shore, trying to cut the fishing line with its fin with a notch. Or the same throw just pulls the line in a straight line and ... a cliff. There is no longer the opportunity to use the flexibility and strength of the rod. Therefore, now they often use a strong Bologna snap fishing rod, that is, a fishing rod with an inertia-free reel, a special float and, of course, with a durable fishing line, often a braided cord. Also, special carp hooks with a short forearm and a tricky arch are used, in which the fish are often detected without hooking. Usually these are hooks No. 5-3 of international classification. Larger trophy fish are caught on hooks No. 2-1.
The Bologna fishing rod (read about it here) is structurally capable of throwing a float with a hook and a nozzle far and fishing a large carp with a reel, on which a rather thick cord of 0.18 millimeters or more is wound. The Bologna float holds strong jerks when casting and hooking, even at a great distance, which is achieved by special mounting it on the fishing line using a tube mounted in the body of the float, and not using a wire loop, like on a fly fishing rod, the floats of which are unsuitable for Bologna fishing. A jerk or a strong hook will simply tear the loop out of the float.
Fishers of a more “heavy class” use rods of other categories included in the concept of “carp fishing”. These are most often two-knee powerful sticks capable of delivering bait or a nozzle to a distance of one hundred or more meters. Among them, the most common and applicable are medium or universal fishing rods - “multirange”. Their test range reaches three foreheads. Light rods used for coastal fishing have two, two and a half forehead tests. "Large-caliber artillery", capable of throwing nozzles and boilies abroad one hundred meters, has tests of up to three and a half foreheads. The length of the listed carp rods reaches four meters, starting from the lightest at 3.6 meters.
These are all the rods of English and Japanese companies that have long been known in the fishing market: Nash, Daiwa, Shimano and others. They also include marker rods, which are used specifically for reconnaissance of the bottom topography and other fishing conditions. In addition, there are many more different subspecies and subclasses of fishing rods used in carp fishing. All these subtleties are selected for each specific reservoir and only on their personal experience.
In carp fishing, a lot depends on the reel. It should be power, with a gear ratio of at least 4.2-4.6x1. The presence of a byte-runner is optional if desired. This sometimes saves the rod from dragging it into the pond with strong fish. The byte-runner automatically loosens the friction brake during the absence of the angler from the gear, while there was a bite of carp or carp. Expensive and high-quality reels have a front and rear friction brake, but you can do just one, if only he was set before fishing to jerk a strong carp. If you want, you can read general tips on choosing a coil here.
Carp reels have a long and shallow spool, which helps smooth and high-quality laying of the cord. And this is a guarantee of distant casting.
From the fact that it is mounted on a hook for fishing carp, one cannot distinguish something and call it the best. Each season and even a separate reservoir has its own nozzle. Most often in spring and early summer, worms and maggot are used (read about bait here). In the summer, preference is given to corn, barley, young potatoes and boilies. Not always, but in some places these dumplings for fish are very successful in catching carp and carp. Boyles are made from corn, wheat flour, egg-based and with the addition of many ingredients. For the summer, there are various fruit additives, and by autumn they use more high-calorie fish meal, fish oil, proteins, gelatin. In addition, various flavors are added.
The dough for boilies rolls into balls, and then dumplings are boiled until it emerges in a saucepan, then it is dried and ready for fishing. They are pierced with a special hook-awl, where a leash is threaded through the boil. Then the boil itself is attached to the fishing hook.
For throwing bait, slingshots and the so-called “cobras” are used - bait tubes that allow you to cast bait very far.