Carp fishing is a leisurely and thorough occupation. There is no place for fuss and speed, which is needed when fishing in other ways. And carp fishing requires the correct selection of gear, including the selection of carp coils for long casting. Often it is the opportunity to cast at a distance of more than 80-90 meters and much further can be a decisive factor in carp fishing.
And you need to understand that the casting distance depends not only on the carp rod and the correct technique, but also on the carp coil that is installed on this rod. There are many factors that affect the casting distance, but the rod and reel are the main tools for carp fishing.
Characteristics of the carp coil for long casting
Number of lines on spool
The carp coil is a coil of power type with a sufficiently large spool. The spool size starts at 4,000, and this is the smallest option. Usually, spools are much larger: 5,000, 6,000, 8,000. Moreover, the spool profile can be either standard or low profile. In low-profile spools, the amount of fishing line that is wound on the spool is more likely to be recruited due to the increased diameter of the spool than due to the depth of the profile.
As for the gear ratio, it is clear that the carp coils basically have a gear ratio of less than five. In carp fishing, the pace, by and large, is not needed. This is not catching roaches, and not even catching bream.
This is most often a long wait for a bite and then a fight with a serious rival. And from here such small gear ratios in a pair of gears, which provide maximum traction at a relatively low speed.
Clips under the line
Separately it is necessary to say about clip-on poles, which are equipped with carp coils for long casting. On the coils can be used standard clips that limit the casting distance when casting. And after casting, the line from the clip is released when the rod is placed on the rod-under.
But there are automatic clips where the line remains in the clip after casting. Then it automatically exits the clip if a carp bite occurs, and then the bait runner starts working. Automatic clips are equipped with only a small number of carp coil models. And it’s the coils of English manufacturers.
Coil body for carp
Carp coil bodies can be made of graphite or magnesium alloy (expensive models). The carp coil is quite an expensive device and the use of magnesium adds value even more, but the truth is that the weight is significantly reduced. If you consider that on normal carp fishing you often have to work with a fishing rod. Especially in the first stage, while bottom exploration is underway, the weight of the coil is of great importance. Although not as much as in spinning fishing.
Spool in carp coils
Spools of carp coils can be made both from graphite, and from aluminum or magnesium alloys. It is generally believed that the fishing line with the metal spools comes with less friction than the line with the graphite spool. Therefore, if fishing is supposed to be at long distances, it is better if there is a metal spool.
There is a certain paradox if you attach the size of the spool to the casting distance. It would seem that the smaller the diameter of the spool, the greater the casting distance to make it easier. But here everything is the opposite.
The larger the diameter of the spool, the easier it is to make a power and long throw. This is all due to the friction that occurs when the line is pulled off. It is important that the first ring (which is closer to the coil) should fit its diameter to the size of the spool.
There is a certain problem with the unauthorized closing of the bracket laying line at the moment of power cast. If the clamp snaps into place at the moment of casting, you can get not only shooting the rigging, but also getting a finger injury. Especially if you do not use a special glove.
Therefore, some models of carp coils provide a mechanism for locking the bracket laying line. If the locking of the clamp is on, no matter what the power throw was, the clamp will not close when casting. After casting, the clamp is released, and the rod is placed on the rod-under or stand.
Systems laying lines on the spool can be two:
- Traditional «Locomotive» stacking system.
- The second system involves the use of a mechanism that operates on the principle of an infinite screw.
The second system provides a more dense laying of the line. Although the high-quality system «Locomotive» completely ensures normal packing.
Carp coils for long casting are equipped with a friction brake of two types of placement: front and rear clutch. Both are in demand in equal shares, and it is probably impossible to give preference to this or that layout. But apart from the classic clutch, there is also the bait runner mechanism, which performs several other functions.
Mechanism bait runner in carp coils
This mechanism is a useful invention, which made the carp coils almost the ideal tool for carp fishing. And another large fish, for example, catfish. The meaning of this mechanism is that at the time of biting the fish is not able to tear the rod from the stand. If to understand, it is a separate frictional brake which works independently of a regular clutch. It is also set up separately from the clutch.
At the moment of biting the carp can effortlessly tighten the line while the bait runner is on. This rod remains on the stand, and no matter how hard the carp, pull the fishing rod off the fish stand will not work. The spool will discard the fishing line, but the rod will stay in place.
As soon as the first movement of the coil handle starts, the bait runner automatically turns off and the staff friction begins to work. Also, the friction can be turned off with the key. They use the same method of turning off the clutch.
The setting of the bait runner is carried out regardless of the setting of the friction brake. You can set a different brake force bait runner, depending on the situation on the fishing trip.