What is the best breaking strain line for carp fishing?

The best breaking strain line when ledgering for carp will vary between 6 and 20lb. The most common breaking strain that fits the majority of circumstances is 10, 12, and 15lb. Sometimes the rig you are using can have an influence on the style of fishing and the breaking strain of the mainline you choose.

How do you test for a strained strain on a fishing line?

  1. Tie a hook onto a 6-foot length of the fishing line you wish to test.
  2. Hook the end of the line onto an object that weighs as much as the listed test strength of the line, then lift the object into the air using your fishing rod.

Is Korda Carp line any good?

The line sinks well, even more so once it has been used a few times, and is a nice subtle SUB-green colour which blends in well with most lake beds and is hard to see even in clear water. For such a tough line it behaves well on the spool and casts well, plus gives a very high knot strength.

What kind of line do you use for carp?

Fluorocarbon. Fluorocarbon is a heavy carp fishing line that sinks like a brick and is very abrasion-resistant. Often considered the best sinking carp line, it will last you much longer than monofilament thanks to its resistance to UV light damage, a big consideration when spooling up for a new season.

What size fish can I catch on 10lb line?

There is no practical limit to the size fish that can be landed on ten pound line. A lot depends on the skill of the angler. The quality and smoothness of the drag on the reel and the ability to follow the fish to enable not running out of line and to keep excess line out of the water.

Is 10lb line good for carp?

A monofilament mainline around 10-15lb should be absolutely fine for the majority of carp fishing, you just need to take into account the weight of leads you are casting, type of water your fishing and the size fish your targeting.

What line should I use for 30lb carp?

What kind of fishing line is best for carp?

A good carp fishing line needs to be good for casting, have good abrasion resistance, fast sinking, good knot strength, not to stretchy, low visibility, and doesn’t break the bank! Fishing line is usually measured by its breaking strain. This is the measurement of the amount of poundage the line can take before it will snap.

What’s the highest strain a line can break at?

Almost every line commonly used for carp fishing has an under-rated breaking strain indicated on the spool or box. With a good knot, most lines will always break at a higher strain. With no international guidelines for indicating breaking strain or diameter, most manufacturers underrate lines to different degrees.

What to look for in a carp mainline?

Co-polymers allow a line to exhibit a blend of attributes and are generally stronger, but they don’t stretch as much – which is either a blessing or a curse depending on the scenario. When looking for a mainline for a snaggy or weedy venue, good abrasion resistance should be one of your priorities.

How does the Tackle Box test a line?

The Tackle Box tests each line’s breaking strain five times with five-turn grinner knots and a knotless knot to mimic angling conditions. In addition to using the Tackle Box’s data, we carried out our own abrasion test by rubbing a foot of each line repeatedly over a large rock.