In autumn, when temperatures quickly drop to around freezing point at night, but temperatures of around 20 degrees are still possible during the day , the early morning hours and twilight have proven to be extremely effective for us!
So if you only have a few hours and can't fish overnight, we would highly recommend the early hours of the morning, i.e. an hour before sunrise or, if you come to the water in the evening, 2 hours before sunset !
You should adapt your main line to the situation in which you fish most of the time.
First of all, we recommend that you always use a monofilament line instead of braided line .
The advantage of a monofilament line is its stretch, which cushions the escape of the carp much better than braided lines.
This is extremely advantageous, especially in the close-up range or just in front of the landing net!
With braided lines without stretching, fish can be lost very quickly , especially if you are also using a relatively stiff rod or do not yet have a great deal of knowledge.
We would only advise you to use braided lines if you are going to extend your rigs extremely far (over 200 meters) with the boat.
In our opinion, this type of fishing does not make sense, since precise bite detection at such distances is extremely difficult or even impossible!
You should adapt the line strength of the monofilament main lines to your body of water.
So, if you mainly fish close-up or in open water without major obstacles, a 0.30 or 0.35 main line is easily sufficient.
On the other hand, if you are fishing over long distances, in front of obstacles such as sunken trees and water lily fields , in weed or are dealing with a lot of mussels, we would recommend a 0.40 or 0.45 main line with little stretch!
Our CarpString, for example, has been specially developed for a variety of situations , so you can be sure that you are always using the right main line !
CARPSTRING - Carp line - Low Stretch - Dark Brown - 1000 meters - 0.30mm
CARPSTRING - Carp line - Low Stretch - Dark Brown - 1000 meters - 0.35mm
CARPSTRING - Carp line - Low Stretch - Dark Brown - 1000 meters - 0.40mm
CARPSTRING - Carp line - Low Stretch - Dark Brown - 1000 meters - 0.45mm
I hope we were able to answer some of your questions again.