Saturday, October 27, 2012

Funny Story About the Rio Carp Line

Yesterday I got a brand new shiny RIO Carp Line in the mail courtesy of RIO and CarpPro.

I am looking forward to putting it through it's paces.  I plan to tomorrow as a matter of fact.  While rigging it up I was reminded of two things.  First I was reminded that welded loops are sliced bread.  Secondly I remembered a funny story that made me laugh at myself.  I thought perhaps you all would enjoy laughing at me as well.

This is not my first RIO Carp line you see.  Five years ago I got one as part of a Carp-Slam swag bag.  The next spring as I put it into action I was dismayed to find that I couldn't cast it.  At all.  It was (or seemed to be at the time) the most odd casting line I had ever touched.  I couldn't figure out if it was the line or the cheap rod I was trying it out on but eventually gave up on both.

A couple of months later as I was cutting it up for spare parts to make a multi-tip shooting head system for a saltwater trip I finally figured it out.  I had put the damned thing on backwards!  How somebody who has been fly-fishing since he was 12 could even manage to pull it off, let alone fail to figure it out is beyond me.  And with that I will leave you with one final thought:

This end dummy


  1. Yeah, kinda hard to cast that running line. Don't ask me how I know that. Let's just say I've been there.

    1. Yeah, running line pretty much runs and hides when you try and cast it by itself.

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    1. I almost have done that, just a stupid comment of mine.


    2. Not at all. Pretty much exactly what I said.


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