The Giant Carp Quest 1st. Day | 40pound + On Fly
2 Days Rod´n Reel Torturing
by Stephan Dombaj
feat.: Matthias Burget &
("Dude, that is nuts...")
(Tool of torture: 6# 12ft.)
Kick ass recommendation:
6120 Göran Andersson (UL-Doublehander) + 7/9 Evotec G4
890 OptiSalt (X-Grip) + Opti Speedrunner
693 OptiCoast (X-Grip) + Opti Runner
Of course you can fight a big carp on your trout 5weight - no doubt that it will work out, but we were aiming for the "DA MAMA"; a fish with an incredible BMI (Body-Mass-Index). Just in case you hook up such a monster, you'll get to know if your dragystem is worth it. The first run is breathtaking but nothing to fuck up a rod (if your reel works properly) - the landing is the cracking point. You need a rod with a lot of backbones because unlike troutfishing you need liftingpower. What I mean, don't mess around - we are not talking about a 15pounder! Not only because you could mess up your trophy-moneyshot... you could harm the fish as well; releasing a fish that is almost dead is just perversion at it's finest.
(After 2Days: Screwed Foam-Ant)
(USD-Damsel - heavy and light)
(Wading the "turtle flats")
1st. commandment: " Act like a heron!"
"School ahead, big fish infront - feeding the weedfields... can you see it?"
(Landing the first fish of the quest)
(Weight-in: 24 pounds)
(Eat, Sleep, Fish Pt.II)
(I want my Backing back...)
(That´s the name of the game)
(Niko with another one)
Click here for the 2nd part!