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Technical Articles

  • Evolution Holds the Key - by James Harrison
    Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:42am
    Editor of the sadly short lived, but highly acclaimed magazine Freespool, James is known for taking a stance on modern carp fishing that has, at times, put him at odds with the...
  • Float Fishing for Carp - Iain Sorrell
    Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:48pm
    I was weaned on float fishing from the age of 4. Almost everyone growing up in the 60’s & 70’s had an 11-13ft rod, plus a selection of floats designed for a...
  • Get SMART - Get on the Float - by Jeff Vaughan
    Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 10:50pm
    Standby to get schooled. Jeff Vaughan is responsible for the capture of some serious carp tonnage at his Canadian Carp Club venture. When he says ”Dave, I want to tell the...
  • Bait Checking - with Jason Johonnesson
    Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 1:30pm
    There are two theories when it comes to baiting for carp. One is the "Water Fox" theory which states that carp are sly, finicky, and not easy to please. The...
  • Method, Pack or Naked Lead? with Duncan Maclean
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 4:00pm
    Method, pack, or straight lead...for quite some time there has been a lot of debate with regards to which technique is better. Recently, I played around with a couple of...
  • Choosing a Fly Line - with Mat Wagner
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 3:10pm
      Mat Wagner has guided and worked in fly shops across the country for 16 years.  Owner of the Driftless Angler shop in Wisconsin as well as the Uncommon Carp, Mat is...
  • Awakenings...Early Season Carping with Michael Koester
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:13am
    The winter this year was very cold; the lakes were frozen from the end of December until the beginning of March. Due to these conditions and a couple of European carpshows that I...
  • Spod On! - with Michael Koester
    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:34am
    Well-respected big-carp angler Michael Koester shows us how he effectively carries out marker-float and spod work. If done properly it WILL help you catch more carp… Many...
  • Cleaning the Bling - Line - Fluff Chuckin' - with Lowell King
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:58pm
      Regular cleaning of your fly line will improve its performance and greatly extend its lifespan. Fly lines collect grime from regular use, especially when fishing in...
  • PVA - Karp Klinik - with Karl Haymer
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:07pm
    PVA bags don’t necessarily have to carry solid free offerings like boilies, breadcrumb, pellets etc. If you want to kick start a session that may not be going too well or...