Page 34


BEAT THE BOUNCE How do you play a carp – off the clutch or using backwind? It’s rarely considered but how you play a carp can also affect your chances of landing it. Watch the end tackle when someone backwinds and the lead tends to swing around much more in the water than if you play a carp using the clutch. Any bouncing around of the lead behind a rig can easily pop a hook out. Some people backwind very well in response to a fighting carp, others less so. A clutch is a much more consistent way of giving line under controlled and steady tension.


Ezine January 2017