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So....I have caught a total of two! carp on a hair rig with an in-line NNB method feeder packed with a strawberry, corn, panko and oat mix and both fish were small. No carp on straight hair rigs with or without egg sinkers, weights, etc... Neither fish "self-hooked" like I've seen on videos, and both were caught on #4 Gamakatsu #4 octopus circle hooks. I have used eagle claw #6 straight shanked hooks with NO Carp, but plenty of catfish and turtles....To me the slack-line subtle bite sweet corn rods are out-fishing the hair rigs (poles are side-by side) 100x better...Both were hooked with the swivel tucked into the base, but I am seeing video of (mostly in England) having the swivel free, so that the pick-up is not interfered with by the weight?.......what I am I doing wrong here?....It also seems to take far longer bating up a hair rig, than the simple weight/hook line I am using.....any and all comments welcomed!!
I have used barbless hooks, hooks with the barb flattened, for tying flies for many years. I do it before I tie so if the hook breaks, I'm not holding a complete fly that I can't use but need to tear apart. My reasoning: it is easier to remove from the fish and from me or you. My question: does anyone use barbless hooks for carp fishing? Why or why not? Thanks.