This freshwater fish, belonging to the carp family, sometimes grows to an impressive size. Sometimes its weight exceeds two dozen kilograms with a length of more than one meter.
The main years of growth of carp are in the first seven or eight years of his life at the maximum age of up to thirty years. This underwater inhabitant is almost the most important crusher of angler gear, and therefore has become the object of numerous fantastic stories of “quiet hunting” lovers.
Carp begins to peck in early spring, immediately after waking up after winter. As the water warms up, the activity of this fish increases, passing into the pre spawning zhor. Gathering around those places where females lay their eggs, flocks of these carps eat everything, and not only plant food, but also animal food. This is the best period for purposeful carp fishing. It is in the pre-spawning season that the largest specimens come across.
Where to catch carp
In order to catch this fish, you need to know where it can be. Carp is considered one of the most fearful inhabitants of reservoirs. He avoids too clean lakes and ponds, as well as popular fishing places. Carp prefers calm areas with sufficient depth and the presence of numerous koryag at the bottom, the relief of which must be silty or clay. Fishers should pay attention to fallen trees or various windbreaks: it is here that this representative of the carp loves to feed. It is possible to detect a carp by the characteristic bursts that it creates in the morning. It happens that this fish is where, instead of the coast cliffs.
How to make a tackle on the carp do it yourself
Mounting rods or other gear is not only useful but also fun. In addition, fly fishing with a homemade "creations" brings much more pleasure than those that were purchased. Manufacturer of tackle for carp with his hands is a desire to create something useful, is to deceive this fearful and cunning prey. Besides, this is a great option to significant savings.
In the manufacture of their own hands angler takes into account all the features of this reservoir, the nature of production, etc., sometimes showing a truly amazing ingenuity. Most often used for carp float tackle. However, for some reservoirs donk is more suitable. In the manufacture of tackle for catching carp with their own hands, it is important that all components were not only strong enough, but also elastic.
Fishing for carp the angler requires enough activity. Better to lure several places for fishing. This fish likes to constantly move around the pond. Don't forget that carp makes no noise, so any noises or clatter on the shore unable to scare him off. For those who prefer to fish from a boat, you need to choose a wooden version of this craft, as it is less noisy. Basic tackle for carp is a ground rod and float rod.
Not a single freshwater inhabitant of water bodies provides such a powerful resistance as this representative of carps. Carp after biting rushes away from the boat or shore. At the same time, this sly fish tries to hide behind any underwater obstacle, thereby complicating the diving. Catching large specimens is usually possible in two cases: with purposeful fishing for trophy individuals, and also with good luck while fishing for other prey. And if the angler is unlikely to be able to influence fortune, then he is well prepared for selective fishing. In this case, the focus should be focused on picking gear on the carp. At the same time, no matter what kind of fishing rods would be given preference, strength and reliability should be its main characteristics. Installation of carts on the carp should be carefully checked before fishing.
For fishing in quiet water
For fishing in a standing body of water you can use multiple rods. Many prefer the flight option. This classic view of float tackle for the carp angler has to use when fishing on those rivers where there are numerous underwater obstructions such as fallen trees and bushes, algae, etc. Because after hooking fish have the power to pull the prey to the shore, the burden falls entirely on gear. And because you need to forget about elegant modern rods. The rod should be powerful, it is better to take carp with a length of four to five meters. The main line should be to have a diameter of 0,5-0,7 mm, and the leash should be taken shestidesyatiletiyu. A float with a sinker must be light, and the size of the hook within the rooms four to six.
This tackle allows you to catch carp in areas in reservoirs where long castings are required. Match rod should have a length of 3.5-4.5 meters. Inertia-free coil need to take 3500-4000 size with a friction brake. The main line is wound on a spool with a length of one hundred fifty meters and a diameter of 0.3-0.35 millimeters. A correctly flooded match float is very important for the efficiency of fishing: it must be very sensitive and clearly visible from a distance.
This kind of tackle for carp combines two characteristics: combination of long cast – up to a hundred meters – with simultaneous complementary feeding. That is why she recently received great popularity among fishing enthusiasts. Exact hit, which give the opportunity to produce the tackle for carp with the feeder, create at the bottom of the feed spot, which attracts fish. Here is the bait with a hook, which the prey swallows in the process of absorbing the lure. Feeder rod per carp should be selected with a length of 3.3-3.6 meters and a test load of up to one hundred grams. Inertia-free coil also requires an impressive size - 3500-4000. A bayrunner with a friction brake is also required in the equipment. The main line should be taken with a diameter of 0.3-0.35 millimeters and a length of 150-200 meters. For standing water, the weight of the feeders usually does not exceed sixty grams, whereas the tackle on the carp on the stream has a heavier weight of the option. Since waiting for poklevok can be delayed, it is better to have several feeders, but to catch on one, occasionally making casts.
Check tackle need every fifteen minutes, so as not to scare away this cautious fish. When fishing in the current, the rod should be fixed perpendicularly, while standing water should reduce the angle between the bank and the rod. When burning with this gear, the accuracy of casting is very important: it must fall on one spot each time. When hooking, the feeder should be tilted back until the angler feels contact with the prey. As a nozzle, you can use the dumplings, as well as boiled dough, where you can add anise or valerian drops, semolina with roasted seeds. They do not open and can stay on the hook long enough.
Bottom fishing for carp is used much more often float analogue. This is because the production is fed from the bottom, but the angler at this time is far away from the place of fishing. It can be not only a feeder but also a special carp Donk.
The advantage of carp fishing on the bottom tackle is that with it the prey hooks itself. The fisherman at the same time has to work hard during the haul out, since it must be lightning. It is necessary to make sure that the carp does not go into snags. If this happened, then you should install the gear on the rack, and then, tapping slowly, wait until the fish swim out.
There is one more danger when burning. When fishing takes place near the edge with seashells, then the probability of easily breaking a fishing line is great. Therefore, you should try to keep the gear as high as possible. The carp will resist to the last. Even being already near the landing net, he can sharply jerk.
When selecting rods for such a gear on the carp should pay attention to the rigidity. They must withstand even the strongest bites. Test rods - up to one hundred grams with a length of from two and a half to three meters. The coil is also selected powerful, with a baytranner. Do not forget about the special rod stand, which must also be tough. The diameter of the leads of this gear when catching carp should be up to 0.25 millimeters. For this carp representative, it is necessary to pick up special hooks in which the sting and short forend are turned to the side. A float with a sinker should be of a sliding type so as not to offer carp resistance. Their color should be brown-green, so as not to frighten the fish.
"Secret" homemade fishing rods
In addition to classic market, for fishing for experienced anglers use gear and some who have been very successful. However, to buy them in specialized stores impossible. Among these highly effective "homemade" stand out "nipple" and "cake".
The first is a traditional bottom gear, but with a fairly unusual trough. The principle of the "nipples" based on the feeding habits of carp. This fish prefers to suck into your mouth any food objects that are on the bottom surface. "Pacifier", or "smanjuje" make a concave metal plate or tube from PET bottles. On the external side mounted lead weight, and inside in viscous foods hide leashes and hooks. Extraction, found at the bottom of the reservoir mouth-watering food, it begins to actively suck. And with the bait in his mouth and get hooks.
The principle of the "makuhi", or, as it is also called, "head muscles", is similar to the "nipple." At the same time there are serious differences in the equipment. Compressed sunflower or hemp cake is most often used as complementary foods. Many of them use this carp for carp fishing on stagnant bodies of water. The cake, which is separately made small, the size of a matchbox, is a piece, with the help of a thread attached to a fishing line and a flat sinker. To hide the hooks in the compressed "makuhe", it made the slot, and then sealed with bread crumb or clay. After casting all this design, there is a gradual softening of the cake. The result is a fragrant trail. Carp, feeling the taste of food, swims up to the source of the smell. After a vigorous sucking of the “cuff” in his mouth, there are sharp hooks.
Most often, the success with the carving of a carp is determined by a competent snap and choice of location. Therefore, even with homemade fishing rods, you can effectively catch a trophy instance, as long as they are in the capable hands of an experienced angler.