Carp Fishing Why GT-HD Main Line?

Carp Fishing Why GT-HD Main Line?


One of the great things about being the in
the privileged position I am working at Gardner Tackle is I get to bench test and play with
products that I am passionate about and that I have developed, comparing them to other
products. And one of those key things that we spend a lot of time dealing with customer
enquiries about and talking to people at shows is fishing line. Which is the best? Which
would you use? Well there’s not one line in the Gardner Tackle range that I wouldn’t use
I know that I’ve helped develop most of them and I know the performance of them all. But
for me the number one choice is always the GT-HD. I helped develop it, I’ve rigorously
tested it right the way up to it’s launch in November 2015 and it really does tick all
the boxes for me. I’ve always been considered a big fish angler, so I have always needed
utter reliability in my lines, so at the base line requirement is will the line perform
in really strenuous big fish sort of circumstances. So, say we’re fishing in thick weed, against
snags things like that putting the 0.39mm GT-HD on which is rated 18lb on the spool,
but in reality if you do an extra loop on your Figure of 8 or Palomar knot it will go
up near 27lb. It’s brutally strong you know. The robustness of it the abrasion resistance
is amazing. Drop down to the 0.35mm one which I use for the majority of my angling now I
can whack a 4oz lead out as far as my little office arms can go like a 140 yards at Welly.
No concerns, no worries, good knot strength flies off the spool lovely. I am always very
fastidious about how I get it on the reel to start with. Once you’ve got it on it lies
lovely, it casts lovely. It’s hydroscopic, so it dries out between trips, but very quickly
returns to being limp and beautiful and fast sinking. It’s the line for me. I just can’t
recommend it to anybody enough. It’s the bollocks that one.

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