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  1. Thanks that's not one I have read but I will be looking out for a copy from now on :D

    It's a great book but now out of print and very expensive second hand. I recommend that you pop down to your local library and get them to order it in for you. You may have to wait a while but at least you get to read it for free!



    I sold mine on fleabay for £82 about a year ago, wish i hadn't

  2. I couldn't agree more with the original post, i remember reading, Paul Selmans, Carp Reflections, Keith Jenkins, The Myth, Dave Lanes, An Obsession With Carp, and Terry Hearns In Pursuit,

    I haven't read a decent book for a while, i used to like the tales of the effort these guys took to catch fish, living and breathing carp fishing, seems to have lost its way in recent years, but i am looking forward to getting A flick Of The Tail and The Keeper, :)

  3. Rule number one, just because they are fresh out of the packet, it doesn't mean the hooks are sticky sharp, so try to make sure that ever rig you cast in has a sticky sharp hook.


    To be honest it is speculated that barbless hooks, do come in and out of a fishes mouth multiple times throughout the fight, and a lot of anglers would advocate the use of barbed but if that is banned on your water, try setting your rigs so you dump the lead, so your in direct contact with the fish and not the lead and fish. A wider gape hook naturally has a bit more room for fixing into a fishes mouth, you could also try a curve shank hook, once in its hard for the fish to get rid of as it has to curve to come out.

  4. Personally i don't like long shanks, the mugga's and esp curve shank are both good strong hooks, which i use in pva bags all of the time. And ill go out on a limb and say i don't think KD rigs are as good as made out, just a simple 7 turn knotless knot on both of those patterns.

  5. This is just personal preference but i would use a much shorter hook link, and its to straight,




    You'll need a much more aggressive curve than that, go to youtube and type in adam penning chod rig,


    Jules is right about the safety though, as long as the hook link comes off then the basics are fine :D

  6. Personally i don't like long shank hooks, but that's just personal preference, rig looks alright though fella, you just have to stick with what your confident in. Only thing is, can you explain the bead on the hook, what's that for?

  7. If i were scattering baits, i would use half a bottom and half a pop up, the carp will be moving in over the singles that you have scattered, why use something that looks completely different on the hook, if your fishing over silt, try 2 foam nuggets as well, just to ensure the bait flutters down like the free offerings. :)

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