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18 Apr 2017
by CARPology
How to deal with a double take!
Kev Hewitt explains what he does when he’s lucky enough to get a double hook-up

“Getting a double take is pretty much a dream come true, this is until it actually happens, then you are left to figure out what the hell to do next! The truth is, there are no hard and fast rules as to what to do and a lot of what you do next is really just off the cuff.

“I always fish a fairly tight clutch whilst waiting for a bite so fish generally don’t take too much line off me on the take, which tends to helps. My main aim is to get both fish as close in as possible and once I have got the first fish in close I will put the rod down and back on the buzzer and clip the bobbin on. Then leave the clutch done up tight enough so that the fish cannot run too far, but just loose enough that should it power off it is able to take line without pulling the rod in.

“I will then pick-up the second rod and play the fish in as quickly as possible. By putting the first rod back on the buzzer you can keep tabs on how much line it has taken. I have found that once you put the first rod down, the fish at times don’t really do a lot which allows you to get the second fish in first.”

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