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CARP LINE : UNDERSTAND TO MAKE THE GOOD CHOOSE

Whether it's a small fish or a record specimen, whether you catch a carp or not hangs by a thread. This essential accessory for our reels, fishing boxes or even our jackets, is the subject of a lot of tests and exciting debates. The lines have continued to become more technical to meet the needs of fishermen. Camouflaged nylon? Neon? Braided? We'll give you all the information you need about what connects you to the fish so you make the right choice.
 
NYLON: SEE ALL THE COLOURS
 
The choice of line will initially depend on where you're going to position your rods. If you're extending your lines near the edge (about 50 m) and you're fishing in a slightly obstructed spot, nylon is the perfect choice.
A top class versatile line, there is a multitude of types with different diameters, colours and strength. It has a memory and a degree of elasticity. This elasticity provides great sensations during combat and reduces the risk of the fish becoming unhooked. It also promotes a gentle capture of the fish.
 
 A line of diameter 35/100 will allow you to face a large number of situations.
The neon linebrings a real plus compared to a neutral nylon because it facilitates the location of the lines. It also tracks the movement of the fish during the fight.
There is also the line that is visible at night.It contains an additive which makes it able to react to the UV light and thus, be visible in this light.
 
The Moon Concept line provides a clear advantage for night fishing
In recent years, new completely invisible Fluorocarbon lines have appeared. They are mainly used for making leaders because its refractive index which is very close to that of water, makes it almost invisible.
The first metres wound round your reel should be checked regularly. Indeed, the friction of weeds and stones present in the water can wear out and weaken this part of the line. At any sign of wear, be sure to cut it. Between losing a few metres of the line and a fantastic fish, it's easy to see which one's best. We advise you to change the nylon wire in your reel every season.
 
Friction against weeds and stones cause wear to the nylon. Check your line regularly.
 
To ensure that the nylon "ages" correctly, there are some precautions to take. First, you must wind it around the spool of your reel in the correct direction (the same direction as the nylon reel) while leaving the reel free to unwind in the water (in a bucket by example). This practice greatly reduces the phenomenon of twisting. It is also advisable to keep it away from light (ultraviolet) and moisture.
 

STRENGTH: FIGURES IN KILOS

Many of you ask questions about the strength (in kg) shown on the coils of wire in stores. 8 kg? 10 kg? 15 kg? The figures vary from one reel to another and you're wondering, legitimately, if you can trust the information given.
 
Be aware that faced with this situation, EFTTA (European Fishing Tackle Trade Association) established rigorous standards to provide more transparency to fishermen. The lines are tested by an independent laboratory to ensure that standards are scrupulously complied with. We joined this Charter in 2011 to provide more transparency to our users.
 
Concerning the resistance of the line, you should know that the colour has a direct impact. Just compare the variations in resistance among several spools of different colours and you'll understand.The pigments used for colouring the nylons always decrease the linear strength. A pure crystal coloured nylon will be free from this problem. A black, light blue or light green line will suffer a small loss of strength.
 
The fluorescent and red pigments are aggressive and make even the best of nylons lose their linear strength.  
 

THE BRAIDS

The braid is generally two times stronger with the same diameter as a nylon wire. For example, a braid with a diameter of 18/100 has a strength equivalent to a nylon yarn of 35/100. The more strands a braid has, the stronger it is. A 4-strand braid is excellent for beginners and improvers. An 8-strand braid is a top of the range braid.
It ages more slowly than nylon, helping to keep the lines on the reels. Very flexible, braid doesn't experience any twisting problems, unlike conventional nylons wires. For carp fishing in winter, using braid appears to be the most recommended method. However its technical nature makes it more suitable for experienced carp anglers.
 
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