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    Default Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    When you fish with the float on running water do you stand or sit-- whats your preferance?

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    Standing, unless you encounter a very accomodating bankside and flow.

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    From a seat box, modern chairs are too low, being comfy on a seat box makes all the difference.

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    Standing up every time for me. It is far easier to see a float and much easier to cast and feed accruately.

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    Sitting with plenty of cover in front of me.

    Standing can scare a lot of fish, and I do like to catch fish under my rod tip if possible.

    PJ will remember me laying on my stomach at Britford.



    ---------- Post added at 06:37 ---------- Previous post was at 05:25 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by zanderman View Post
    From a seat box, modern chairs are too low, being comfy on a seat box makes all the difference.
    I have a Korum chair which can be set as high as a seat box. It's the best chair I've ever used and has a back rest.

    I agree that many of the chairs around are too low, Low chairs give me terrible backache.

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    standing normally. I'll be wading this weekend, trotting for barbel. Not fished for barbel For ages so very much looking forward to it.

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    Always standing unless the flow is slow and I'm catching close in.
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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    stand ,sitting / nealing or lying down which ever keeps me out of sight or of the skyline ,although i mostly stand i do take a stool with me ,sometimes sit on it sometimes use it like a table ,but mostley carry my snack in it .
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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    My preferance is to stand as I feel presentation and the ability to feed is far better than sitting, indeed, its a hard to find trent swim that is fished efficiantly when sitting, tho many years ago it was seen on some of the rare bit of bank that accommadated such a posture but swims like this are very unusual these days. Back in the Trents heyday no one ever sat down and won a match as far as I know, it was all done when standing, Last year on a very low mid river near rolleston I was able to put the legs of my box to max height and do the business sitting-- the first time in decades.
    Seldom if ever see a float man these days, its not a dying art anymore-- more like dead.

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    Default Re: Trotting-- sitting or standing.

    Quote Originally Posted by flightliner View Post
    Seldom if ever see a float man these days, its not a dying art anymore-- more like dead.
    I shall be doing just so on the Trent tomorrow. Whether I'll give up on it and get the dirty great feeders out after a few biteless hours is another matter entirely!

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