i wonder why bottom has autohook anyway. If you play with carp hair rig or similar setups the bait is on the ground too. So both are groundtechnics but one has autohook the other dont. Unfair. Remove the autohook from bottom since its unreal anyway.
Yep, thats what i meant: The grind between 15-20 is hard and expensive. But if you reach lvl 20 and saved up for a 15kg spinning rod with atleast a 10kg reel you will land some good pikes. Like glasi mentioned you can change hooks on lures. Use small lures (3g) with med 8 hooks since they attract more fish anyway in my taste. Alot smaller ones but even one a 3g spinner with med 8 hook you can catch 6kg+ fish.
The question i have for you is: Do you want to catch a bigger fish that limits or is over the limit of your equiment?
Whats the pros contras:
risk loosing fish
risk breaking reel
risk breaking rod
risk loosing lure / leader
for sure repair cost for reel, rod
You can fight a fish for 2-3 hours or even more ingame or you catch 5x 2-3kg fish in the same time without stressing your equiment.
If you make screenshot click on the ! icon on the rod so we can see the rod specifications.