When winter pays a visit to the lake I’m fishing, the water almost overnight becomes as clear as glass making me pay some thought to the line on my spools.
When choosing line I soon came to realise you have to have a good look around as there are so many to choose from.
I’ve been using Xline for some time now and I wanted a change so I decided to look at red mist line from TF Gear.
After a fair amount of research on the product and discovering that red is the first tone to disappear in the colour spectrum, making red mist almost invisible in water, I was more interested in giving it a chance and ordered my sample.
When it turned up I was very impressed, a nice smooth silky feel to the line and a good knot hold I soon poured hot water into a bucket and dropped the spool of line in there for 10 minutes, getting rid of any memory in the line.
Red may not be the first of choices for a ‘serious’ carp angler and definitely goes against the norm but slowly it is tempting more and more of us into giving it a chance and why not?
After being convinced to put my waders on and half freeze to death, during a recent winter session, and stand in the lake for that prize picture I was intrigued as to what kind of temperature the water itself was.
This gave me the idea of pinching the ray temp gun out of my husband’s kitchen. It has a built in laser and has proven to be extremely accurate in the lake each time I go fishing and more importantly each time I have landed a fish.
This is beginning to help me build up a good picture of the year to come and hopefully in time to come help determine the ideal water temperature.
I’m sure each lake has its own characteristics and differing reactions to differing water temperatures but never the less spending short periods of time researching a water could pay off greatly in the long run.
Best wishes, Samantha