Rod Hutchinson made an essential impact on carp fishing. A true legend of this sport who unfortunately passed away on August 3, 2018.
Who was Rod Hutchinson?
He was a remarkable author, as well as an expert on particle fishing and hair rig fishing.
Rod Hutchinson managed to take the carp fishing to its maximum threshold, thanks to his deep love for fishing, many anglers in the UK and beyond recognise him as a pioneer in this sport.
Those who knew him had the opportunity to learn from his angling mind, and experience.
Carp Fishing with the legend
He innovated in the field of fishing tackles and also tried new sorts of baits using different ingredients. He proved to be a pioneer in the 70s and 80s.
Rod Hutchinson was one of the first who developed the rigged fishing, while he experimented attaching hemp to rig lines.
Thanks to him, the fishing evolved to HNV baits instead of the traditional bread paste and boiled potato baits.
The best examples are the Scopex and Monster Crab flavours.
Among his written works, we must mention “The Carp Strikes Back,” which many consider the best book on carp fishing so far.
He also wrote “Carp Along the Way,” and “Carp: Now and Then,” with which he inspired many fishers. With his tackle and bait, he helped to bring in many carp anglers for two decades.
Among his works are: Carp Along the Way, Carp Inspirations, The Carp Strikes Back, Tales and Tactics.
- Carp Along the Way
This book is an autobiographical compilation and talks about his exploits in carp fishing from the 60s until the late 80s.
Mainly, it presents unpublished material that he wrote at the beginning of the 60s.
It presents anecdotes from Rod that he published in angling magazines in the seventies and eighties.
It is an informative and entertaining book that should not be missing in the fisherman’s library.
- Carp Inspirations
300 pages that describe the carp fishing by those who contributed significantly to its development.
Unquestionably, according to today’s carp fishers, Rod is the best among them.
This is his last work focused on carp fishing.
In 1979 he established Catchum Products in the town of Louth.
In carp fishing, to catch these species requires skill, patience and improvisation, for what Rod Hutchinson developed his skills and techniques, while always creatively thinking and looking for improvements.
Notably, he developed baits and flavourings as patented products which lots of anglers used (and still use) for a very long time.
Conclusion: Rod Hutchinson – a True Pioneer and Innovator in the field of Carp Fishing
Rod left a significant mark on carp fishing thanks to his innovations and developments.
He focused mainly on carp fishing and was a great innovator.
He had an impressive ability to catch carp that was second to no one.
Rod Hutchinson made essential contributions in the development of modern tactics and rig theory, inspiring at the same time a new generation of anglers.
Though he passed away, his legacy will remain in carp anglers everywhere.