Carp Fishing – HD-Floater Line

Carp Fishing – HD-Floater Line


Hello again, as you can see I’m not sat in
a bivvy, I’m sat by a bench. Err it’s quite a sunny day, there’s a reason why not sat
in a bivvy is because I’m not actually fishing in a bivvy, I’m down floater fishing. We’ve
had hot weather for the last few weeks, don’t need to tell everyone that because we’ve all
suffered it. Err fishing tends to dry up really a bit on the bottom and that, so I really
spend this time of year just going back to favourite type of fishing that I enjoy and
that’s fishing on the surface for the carp. Er I could sit here and give you various tips
on what I do with my baits, like glugging them in flavours and blah, blah blah, chopping
down pop ups rather than trying to crack mixers and that but erm. Really there’s one thing
that I am excited about with floater fishing this year is Gardner Tackle has just bought
out a new line called HD-Floater Line. It’s a little late in the year, you might have
seen it out on social media recently, you know being plugged like you have to with new
products but erm. There’s a reason why it was a little bit late is because it was still
under development and we wanted to get it right. All the members of the team, you know
the feedback we’ve got, there’s various things that we all want. We all want err a little
bit of stretch so you don’t start ripping hooks out of fish, you know when you’re using
smaller hooks. Use a soft rod you want a little bit of stretch, so you know you’ve got balanced
tackle erm, so yeah there’s a little bit of stretch in it, not too much. It almost like
comes to an end, you know the stretch on it, so you can set a hook with it when you’re
fishing a controller and your not relying on a lead or anything to set that hook. Erm
the other thing is it’s clear so it’s not very visual to the fish looking up, which
you get with darker lines and one of the most important things is as well is it’s buoyant.
The problem is with a lot of lines these days there developed to sink, because there used
for fishing on the bottom, everyone wants a line that’s to sink flat on the bottom.
That’s not very good for floater fishing, you want it to be snaking across the surface
of the water really. For years I’ve dabbed my lines with Vaseline or sprayed them with
polish or anything, which you have to keep repeating throughout a days floater fishing
because it wears off, but you don’t have to do it with this stuff, it stays on the surface.
Spent all day today basically floater fishing and it’s you know it’s not dropping in the
water, in fact if you sink it and slacken off it actually floats back up. The couple
of fish I had earlier, literally just you know you pick the line up and it’s straight
off the surface of the water and you’re into a fish because the low stretch is like bang
you’re in, so really as we speak it’s going out to all the local tackle shops, so really if I
was you, I would check your local stockists for it because I think it could be an edge
for what remains of this summer really, so look out for it erm. There’s not a massive
range of it, I think its been done in 10lb and 12lb breaking strains, so it pretty much
caters for most floater fishing. People don’t tend to use much stronger than 12lb and if
you’re going to use less than 10lb you would generally drop the strength of your hook link
rather than your main line so yeah, like I said just now keep an eye on your local stockists
for the Gardner HD-Floater Line.

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