What is a Swing Arm or “Swinger” for Carp Fishing?

What is a Swing Arm or “Swinger” for Carp Fishing?

Another strange term that one whom is new to carp angling will most likely hear. When it was first recommended to me that I should add a “Swinger” to my carp fishing setup, I was perplexed and had no idea what one was or how to use it. Now that I’ve experienced the benefit of…

Carp Fishing Bobbins Explained – Are They Necessary?

Carp Fishing Bobbins Explained – Are They Necessary?

If you’re new to carp angling there can be some pieces of gear and terms that are quite unfamiliar. When I first started using bite alarms for carp fishing years ago, I was told I should use them in conjunction with bobbins. This brought up many additional questions. What is a Bobbin? Why would I…

Carp Fishing Rod Pods – A Beginners Guide

Carp Fishing Rod Pods – A Beginners Guide

As many anglers are beginning to take an interest in targeting carp as a catch and release species, they will undoubtedly start to research all the specialty European carp fishing gear. One main piece of gear that they may have never seen before is the carp fishing rod pod. A very distinct piece of equipment…

Line Clip on a Carp Fishing Rod – What is its Purpose?

Line Clip on a Carp Fishing Rod – What is its Purpose?

Over the course of a carp anglers’ lifetime, they will most likely own many different carp fishing rods. As you begin to look at new rods you may notice different aspects of each make and model. On many carp fishing rods, just above the reel seat, you may notice a small clip. When my first…

Do You Need a Baitrunner Reel for Carp Fishing?

Do You Need a Baitrunner Reel for Carp Fishing?

A common question most newcomers to carp angling have. I myself wondered why there were special carp fishing reels called “Baitrunners” when I first started to target carp. Baitrunner reels do serve a specific purpose in the arsenal of gear that dedicated carp anglers deploy in their daily sessions on the bank. Are Baitrunner Reels…