del, ive been off line for a while (slack lining! sorry!) why do you prefere tight lines as apposed to slack lines and the lengthy bombardment of appraisal and reasoning that nick and many others give? must admit that since 1992 til last year i have always caught fish on tight lines then last year after reading about slacklines and the benefits i fished slack lines, my catch rate was ok but i was not at all confident and that is probably why i never caught as many as i should??? i think i am a person of what a simple mind, decent rig, decent bait, decent water craft, and the human person with a sound mind should be able to out smart the lesser inferior carp? in my humble cider mind?