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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2018 07:37 am
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HendrikFishing
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Hi guys,

So recently I started clipping my line at my desired fishing distance. I would like to know, do you keep the clip on once you cast out? What happens when a fish takes line? or what is the best practice?

I am just wondering, because its a process to mark the line, cast, re-clip the line, reel out and cast again.

Your response would be really helpful :)

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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 05:10 am
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HennieB
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Mana: 
You have to unclip on you last cast, otherwise you might lose your rod and reel.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 08:39 am
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Mana: 
Thanks for the reply.

Do you then cast in again to re-clip on your mark, reel back in and cast again?

I am just wondering what the best process would be.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 10:01 am
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LeonK
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Mana: 
If you are fishing water with really big carp rather not clip.
If you fish water with normal sized carp, clip.

just make a mark on your line where you clipped just in case you have to unclip due to a bigger carp picking up your bait

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2019 11:04 am
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Mana: 
you get distance sticks in specimen angling for this very reason. Personally I would never leave my line clipped up. Even if you are fishing for smaller fish you may never know when that one big one can come along and rip off

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