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Old 09-03-2014, 21:06
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Default Best drop offs?

As the season draws to a close, I am vowing not to struggle through another season with the recalcitrant Fox PS drop off bite alarms that drive me nuts with their temperamental performance.

What rear drop offs do you guys use? What about the ET Backbiter or Billys Backbiters? Has anyone got any real experience and feedback on those.

Or what about the Rollover contraption than some use for zeds or eels?
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As the season draws to a close, I am vowing not to struggle through another season with the recalcitrant Fox PS drop off bite alarms that drive me nuts with their temperamental performance.

What rear drop offs do you guys use? What about the ET Backbiter or Billys Backbiters? Has anyone got any real experience and feedback on those.

Or what about the Rollover contraption than some use for zeds or eels?
Get your self a set of Billy's Backbiters. I have been using a set for two seasons after being recommended to them by a couple of my friends who specialise in predator fishing. They can also be fitted with role over arms.
Billys Backbiters.
Google billy's backbiters for full site.

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Terry, I make my own, dead simple, polyball, a "stalk", a swivel or two and an adjustable line clip and clip at rear end for attachment to a bank stik.
Keep it simple, best way,
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Plastic wine 'cork' with a split at one end for the line, and a length of fly line at the other end. The fly line has a loop spliced in it to slip over the rod rest top.
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Plastic wine 'cork' with a split at one end for the line, and a length of fly line at the other end. The fly line has a loop spliced in it to slip over the rod rest top.
You can make similar by gluing a hairclip into a bright poly ball. I have seen plastic clothes pegs used as well.
Not for the tackle tarts though.
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You can make similar by gluing a hairclip into a bright poly ball. I have seen plastic clothes pegs used as well.
Not for the tackle tarts though.
It's a Baron Philippe de Rothschild wine cork
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You can make similar by gluing a hairclip into a bright poly ball. I have seen plastic clothes pegs used as well.
Not for the tackle tarts though.




certainly wont be John but they work well enough, I have never paid for a drop off indicator in my life.

My mate has 3 billys backbiters and while they work well enough I cant justify the expense.
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How much are they blanker ???
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I think if I remember correctly they were around 65 to 70 quid, look nice in the dark if you get a take though as the bodies are clear, my mate had the blue ones.
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Don't use drop-offs, thats the answer.

Try this, get a piece of foam, something like a piece of car sponge and jam it i to your butt ring, not to tight but tight enough to hold the line to the bait, then open you bail arm and hang a clothes peg or some-such quickly removable on the line to create an indicator.

When you get a run the fish will not feel any change in resistance so will just keep running, all you do is close the bail arm and your in...

Its the sudden changes in the load on the line that causes problems.....not the amount of (continuous) resistance.....unless its of stupid proportions that is!

Zander can be very finicky when taking a bait, but the best Zander catcher I've ever seen by far, used wooden clothes pegs as bite indicators, and believe me Ive seen thousands of Zander caught by many hundreds of anglers.
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