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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Hi frends, nowadays im curious about long cast for carp fishing, I think it can result in a big size carp from lakes where i fish. :idea:

Im using Shakespeare Ugly stik 10feet/Diawa emcast surf spinning reel or Cabelas salt striker reels 5000 size /14# line/1.5 Oz weights, Used lots of techniques from youtube but the max cast is around 70-80 yards. :evil:

Heard lots of about the carp rods that can cast above 100 or even they claim 160 yards. Anyone having an experience of carp rods?, which brand, size?
I also heard, using surf rods for carp fishing, what u guyz think?

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There's lots of factors that will affect casting distance.
Optimal rod length would be around 4m but it will need to have the right taper, recovery speed and ringing for you to really punch a bait out.
For reels, a larger model with a tapered spool will allow line to peel off with minimum resistance - have a look at some of the "Big pit reels" designed for distance carp fishing in Europe.
Reel spools need to be loaded correctly as an underfilled spool will dramatically cut casting distance.
Thin lines will cast much further than thick ones. Obviously, the ability to land a big fish and survive snags/abraision has to be weighed up but there's no getting away from the fact that fine lines cast further.
Weight. The lead isn't just there to hold the bait on the botom, iy needs to be heavy enough to fully compress the rod on casting and to overcome the lines friction on the rod rings and air once it is flying.
Rigs - some rigs cast further than others due to simple air resistance.
Technique - all the tackle in the world won't generate distance unless you have good casting technique.

I have to say that the most obvious weak link in the outfit that you describe is the rod. Ugly Sticks may be fine fishing tools and as tough as they come but they are a heavy, slow actioned bend of glass and carbon and that will limit casting distance.

If distance with the sort of gear appropriate to carp fishing is really necessary where you're fishing (The fish are in close more often than people realise) then I suggest that you look at some of the European web articles on long range carp fishing.


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@kashaif, Sealine is the only affordable option i saw on my favorite web shop, do u think sealine will handle 2-5 oz weights and feeders.
just got a Chinese 14 feet 3 pc rod from local market, i used it with Diawa Emcast sports, its a surf reel with reverse tapered large spool, the rod is casting around 120 yards, but its too heavy setup, have to get mega-mass with it too :D

Ken L, the euro rods/reels are too expensive if i add freight duty with it that why i was in search of an affordable carp rod around $100

Thanks all


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