Unfortunately I don't have access to those just yet but I took your advice and went back to Burg with smaller hooks and it was fine. I still think Burg is out of my league at present. I still have a lot to learn about fishing and tackle choices. For instance; For the past few days I have been pondering over a new reel to pair with my Kama Comfort spinning rod but today I caught a 10.6kg common carp on my heaviest feeder and wondered how the heck I got away with it.
I have watched countless videos and read the forum posts about balanced set ups and it all seemed to make sense until I sat down and looked at what just happened.
My heaviest feeder set up is
Kama Fantazia: Load capacity 14.5kg
Syberia Dragon Reel: Load capacity 6kg
Indiana line: load capacity 5kg
Common Carp; 10.662kg
Now I was in no hurry to wind it in and didn't try to bully it. I was cautious with the drag increase and decrease during the battle and wound in line when I could. The whole affair took 50 minutes real time lol and when I saw the weight of the darn thing I couldn't believe it. More than twice the capacity of the line and 60% more than the reel. How's that work then??
I had intended to buy the Syberia Sabre at 9 or 10kg max drag to go with my spinning rod which is 11.5 kg max but now I find that a bit worrying. Even pairing it with another Syberia dragon at 6kg drag seems a bit dodgy based on today's experience.
Dashing off to the next lake as soon as I unlock it is suicidal lol. At the moment I am content to learn Mosquito lake and the starting ponds like the back of my hand, learn about species, baits, different fishing pegs around the lakes at different times and weather conditions etc. Build up my tackle knowledge and practical experience without throwing cash away and developing all the side skills. The odd trip to new lakes for a gentle foray will be fun but not a criteria for me.
This fishing lark is way too confusing at the moment and there is so much to learn but its great fun and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.