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Ccc 2012. This Was What Carp Fishing Is All About !

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Chicago Carp Classic 2012 and my first ever participation.

I can only say this three words: Great, Great, Great !!!

What a great experience and opportunity to see old friends and meet new, share information with other anglers, answered hundreds of questions asked by passers, enjoyed this great sunny day during Chicago Carp Classic in Chicago.

It was my first time participation in CCC but now I see it was everything what carp fishing is all about !!!

Let me share with you few pictures from yesterday:

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Polonia Carp Team was well represented during Chicago Carp Classic 2012

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Me and Andy B.

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I did not really want to hit John Hancock building in downtown of Chicago ;)

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Polonia Carp Team camp station :)

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Paul from Extreme Carp Fishing fights with first carp

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Carp in water looked much bigger

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Still 25 + carp is amazing fish. Great Job Paul !!!

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We had many great visitors during Chicago Carp Classic 2012

On the picture one of the legend of carp fishing in USA: Paul Pezalla owner of Wacker Baits & Tackle

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My good friend Andy from Polonia Carp Team had run and fish ON !!!!

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It was long and decent fight

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Finally fish was landed...

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....weighted at 19 + lbs (by Amos winner of CCC 2011 and 2012 Big Fish)....

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...pictured and released !!!

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Representative of Polonia Carp Team & Extreme Carp Fishing & K-1 Baits had a great time during CCC 2012

On the picture from left: Marcin, Istvan, Paul, Henry

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It was great honor for me to meet those two great fellas and most popular brothers in carp fishing world in USA :)

Austin and Brandon, future of carp fishing in USA. It was great to meet you guys !!!

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Dan Ramir (secretary of CAG) and K-1 Baits owner Mihai and Paul from Extreme Carp Fishing stopped by our both. Great time guys !!!

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Andy, Dan and Me.

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I had opportunity to test great Free Spirit rod. What a masterpiece !!!

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I reached approximately over 150 meters.

Mihai owner of those rods send 6 oz lead on 190 meters !!!!

Thanks Mihai for opportunity to test those rods !!!

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What a great guy is a Willem, very dedicated to what he does for CAG and very helpful person. Great to see You again Willem !!!

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Probably the most important visitor of our peg yesterday. Andy president of CAG !!! Thank You Andy for 2 years of hard work for making CAG great organization !!!

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It is over. Time to pack up and go to meeting.

Chicago Carp Classic was a great experience for me, even if I did not catch single fish and had a great time and I will be here next year if only CCC will be still in Chicago.

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yes. the CCC is a great event,,,,and that's what CAG social/events are !!

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Very nice pictorial of the event, Pawel. Well done! --Frank

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What a great event this was! I had a blast meeting a lot of you guys for the first time and hanging out, even though i didnt catch fish it was a blast!

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Amazing post...........great pictures, great times had by all! Really well done! Thanks for sharing this!

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The CCC was a great event to attend! Even though i did not fish this year I came out to help out Polonia Carp Team and still had a blast. Met alot of people and look forward to many more events and fishing together.

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i also had a blast there even though i didnt catch.it was very cool meeting with everyone that i know on CAG, and meeting them in person and also it was an honor to meet all of you guys too

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Great post and pics Paul! Thanks for sharing! By the way, the free spirit rod you tried, was it 12' or 13'? Reason I ask is that I have the 12' HIS200 but I think the 13' version might have a slightly more forgiving tip. Would be curious to know which one you tried and what you thought about it. Thanks.

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Great post and pics Paul! Thanks for sharing! By the way, the free spirit rod you tried, was it 12' or 13'? Reason I ask is that I have the 12' HIS200 but I think the 13' version might have a slightly more forgiving tip. Would be curious to know which one you tried and what you thought about it. Thanks.

they were 13'

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Thanks!

Mike sorry for very short answer.

I just cast and never played fish with this rod. Casting is amazing and easy to reach very far distance, but you have to use some power in casting. They definitaly stiff rods but what Mihai told me, playing with fish is great. I would like to have them but...700 $ per piece, hmmm sorry not now ;)

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WOW!!!!!! Great write up and awesome day . Love that monster barrow in the last pic . Guess you guys could bring the house if you wanted :D

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Mike sorry for very short answer.

I just cast and never played fish with this rod. Casting is amazing and easy to reach very far distance, but you have to use some power in casting. They definitaly stiff rods but what Mihai told me, playing with fish is great. I would like to have them but...700 $ per piece, hmmm sorry not now ;)

Thanks Paul! And don't have to feel bad about the short answer because all I needed to know was the length :) . I was curious to know what length rod Mihai used because I did a review of this rod a long time ago and I think it was Mihai that commented on my review thread that these were the best rods he's ever used. I have the 12' version and I read somewhere that although the 13' version has more power, it actually has a more forgiving tip due to it's extra length. The 12' one has a decent tip as well but wished it was a bit more softer though.

And I know what you mean about the $700 per rod....I bought mine when I was a bit crazy many years ago but I'm not crazy anymore I hope lol.

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Great write up Paul.

Great to see you and the Polonia Carp Team!!

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It seems that there was a Good Time had by ALL! Congrats to the Winners and Participants.

HOPPY4

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