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Anyone know European Fishing?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ruminator, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Ruminator

    Ruminator TeamOGF

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    I met and have become good friends with a Ukrainian pastor whose church is in one of the "Project" areas in Kiev, Ukraine. Its a very small, humble church that excels at reaching out to and helping the poor around them.
    The pastor is a fisherman who has asked me to help him find a couple rod/reels for his fishing.
    He fishes a BIG river, the Dnieper that runs through Kiev.

    He's looking for two setups that are:

    rods- 10' 10" to 12' 10" in length, able to cast chum basket of 4 1/4 oz. 100-120 meters(394 ft.) without breaking the rod tip. Google Translate messes up our words some, so I'm wondering if his "cast" also includes the air drift, and current drift of his setup, and the depth it sinks to.

    Reels- need to hold 200 meters (218 yards) of line.

    Does this setup sound like a catfish setup? Carp?

    Anyone?
     
  2. Saugeye Tom

    Saugeye Tom River Pilgrim & Sojourner

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    Euro carp fishing....
     
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  3. Ruminator

    Ruminator TeamOGF

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    Yea Tom, he catches primarily a type of fish he calls bream- that get up to 10 pds. His pics show something like a white bass.
     
  4. Look at the British carp fishing set ups.
     
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  5. Ruminator

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    A rod he found on a British site and showed me was made of IM-12 graphite, that's impressive.
    I guess if you want to feel anything with 400 ft. of line out you need serious sensitivity.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
  6. Ruminator

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    He asked me to look to buy for him some used equipment and I will ship them to him.
    If anyone has some, I'll be happy to check it out.
    4000 series reels, etc. I'm thinking.
     
  7. You can find nice telescopic reels that are that size
     
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  8. Where in the Ukraine is your friend? A girl from my church joined the Peace Corp and she is going to the Ukraine for 2 years!
     
  9. Ruminator

    Ruminator TeamOGF

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    Bob, he and his family live in Kiev.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
  10. Ok.. I will check and see if she knows where she will be assigned.
     
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  11. He could be fishing for Wels catfish with that big a setup. Those cats are monsters compared to our flatheads and blues!
     
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  12. Ruminator

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    I hear you bdawg. He's fishing the Dnieper River from shore which is comparable to our biggest ones. He said it has a fast current too. He's built like a 6'+ , 250 lb. Rugby player. I don't doubt he can make the 125+ yard casts he told me about. I watched on you tube such casts. :eek::cool:
     
  13. montagc

    montagc Always an inch shy

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    There is a guy from Germany that pops up on here from time to time. Maybe you could ask him? I'll see if I can find his name.
     
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    montagc Always an inch shy

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  15. Ruminator

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    Thanks montagc. I'll check him out.
     
  16. FOSR

    FOSR name of Alex

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