Conclusion. In my opinion, float fishing with rod and line for Carp is enjoyable, but not the best way to catch them, I get better results and fewer foul hooked fish by ledgering. The omnipresent Method feeder is far more efficient at catching Carp than a Waggler.
Can you use a carp rod to float fish?
We can of course use any rod and reel lying about in our garage to float fish for carp but an ‘all through’ action rod is the best choice as the initial run of the fish will be very powerful and this softer, more forgiving rod is probably our best choice.
Can you use a carp rod for other fish?
Specialist Rods – Carp Rods, Barbel Rods
Specialist rods range in size from around 10ft to 13ft and because they will be used for fishing for big carp, barbel and other fish they are obviously a lot sturdier than normal feeder or float rods.
Can you bobber fish for carp?
With a bobber and with carp, you should set the hook the second the float moves. One trick is to use a bobber or float that is the correct size to just barely float the offering off the bottom. You want the fish to be able to take the bait without feeling any resistance.
What lb line should I use for carp fishing?
A monofilament mainline around 10-15lb should be absolutely fine for the majority of carp fishing, you just need to take into account the weight of leads you are casting, type of water your fishing and the size fish your targeting.
What depth should you float fish?
A slider rig is one of the best ways to float fish a bait on the bottom in deep venues – those 10ft deep or more – because the float isn’t locked in position on the line like normal waggler rigs. This means that any depth of water can be tackled, and casting is easy.
What is the difference between a feeder rod and a float rod?
Differences between a float and feeder rod
A float rod is designed to cast a weight of around 20 grams whereas a feeder rod is made to cast a lead weighing approximately 50 grams, not to mention the feeder rod also has to carry the additional weight of the bait inside or around the feeder.
Do carp like cheese?
Cheese is an effective bait when ledgered, float fished or free lined and cheese is a very effective fishing bait for chub, carp, tench and barbel.
Can I use a spinning rod for float fishing?
Can I use a spinning rod for float fishing? – Quora. Yes. The term “spinning” in the name refers to the reel, not the rod. You can float (some call it a bobbin or dauber) fish with a stick and some string, a bamboo pole or anything that will get the float out into the water.
Can you use hair rig float fishing?
I’ve used hair rigs when waggler fishing with hard pellets but not noticed my catch rate increasing when compared to banding a pellet and sliding it onto the hook.
Are carps hard to catch?
Finding carp isn’t difficult, although carp can be very shy or hesitant feeders. If a carp detects even a slight amount of movement through your fishing line, you may lose your opportunity to catch one.
Can you catch carp on 6lb line?
If you are targeting the carp then 6lb straight through would be a start. You could fine down to 4lb if you are struggling for bites and even go back to 2.8lb for smaller species.
How far should the float be from the hook?
Set the float first
At the moment you should have a float on the line, fixed at about 18 inches (45 cm) up the line from the hook. If you swing the line out into the water now, the float will either lay flat on the surface or perhaps poke out of the water several inches.