In Europe, carp fishing is an activity that has been quite popular for a long time. It is just now getting popular in the United States. Fishing for carp is quite the challenge, but it is a rewarding activity that has to be experienced to fully understand it.
Finding the right fishing gear for carp fishing, especially if you live in the USA, Canada, or any other country not in Europe. While the sport has matured in Europe, in other regions of the world it can be fairly difficult to near impossible to get decent gear. This is quite true in the United Sates, as carp is not regarded as a game fish by most people. Not only that, but in the USA, most people do not eat carp like they do in Europe, so, there is not very much gear on the market.
If you live outside of the UK or any other part of Europe, you will have to look on the internet to find the perfect carp fishing gear. Remember that because carp fishing is popular in Europe, you can find a wide range in quality among the gear you order online from overseas.
While there is extremely cheap gear for you to pick up, there is also gear that can cost you a few thousand dollars for just one single piece. It is not uncommon to find a rode that costs over $1000, so, keep your budget in mind when you’re shopping.
Ideally, you’ll want to find a rod, reel, line, and naturally bait. The reel you want to pick up should hold at least 150 yards of line, preferably line that can handle between 10 pounds and 15 pounds of tension.
Part of the reason why carp fishing isn’t popular in the US is because the carp is not a native species. In fact, it was introduced for consumption on the North American waterways quite some time ago.