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    Default Fishing two rods

    I see this a few times and to be fair I have tried it on the venues where it is allowed but I have never felt comfortable! If a water was busy I would never fish more than one rod! If I am on my own, with a wide peg and it's dead , i might put out a feeder / carp rod and then fish the float! The peg has to be wide and the "sleeper" has to be attached to a buzzer! I might do this twice a year! I find that I do neither method justice and just the thought of two clunkers at the same time puts me off and gives me a degree of stress which fishing is supposed to avoid! I am happy alternating between rods and methods!

    I short I agree with you Alan! If you want to catch several fish at the same time use a net or mackerel feathers at sea!

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    Don't get me wrong Mike,if your carping and no snags are present and your line is sunk,backleaded etc,then with a baitrunner it's not so bad,when you sit with two feeder rods,watching both,when you hook a decent fish,suddenly you are not as attentive with the rod still fishing,after all the method feeder is a bagging medium,likewise a float and a method feeder,without a baitrunner or lightly set drag on waters with carp is a rod waiting to be lost imo.

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    Trying to fish two rods has never interested me.
    I believe it's better to fish one rod effectively than two in an haphazard fashion. I understand if you have a liking for two rods, some folk manage in a fashion. It's not something I would feel comfortable doing.

    Of course there are some anglers who prefer to fish sparsely stocked waters for bigger fish where bites are a premium.
    I can understand a multi rod set ups use in that case. when I see a two rod set up on commercials I have to laugh.

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    If the fish are biting one rod's enough - if they're not then one rod is too many.............
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    I still cannot fathom why carp anglers who fish 3 rods do not get in an awful tangle most of the time! You see 3 identical rods and reels on a pod about 3 inches apart and even if the bait is cast out at say 10 o'clock , 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock fish do not make runs in convenient straight lines and must cross the other two! Gawd knows what happens if they all go off together!
    I have never seen let alone used a backlead!!
    I know my limitations!

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    I think it depends on the venue and stocking levels of the fish. On some waters you are better to edge your bets by having two or three rods out, venues where you are really fishing for a bite!
    I very rarely fish those venues, I have and have used two rods but for thw biggest part I only ever fish one rod.
    If you do want to fish two rods I think it's best to opt for a leger session. Fishing a leger and a float set up at one time isn't wise...imo.

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    If I’m Carp or Pike fishing in a place where I only expect to have a couple of runs during a session then I’ll quite happily use two rods, especially if I have a friend close by to help if I ever did have two runs at the same time.

    But I wouldn’t dream of using more than one rod in other situations as I would rather be able to give 100% of my time concentrating on just one rod cast in the right place than 50% of my time spent on each of two separate rods.
    Although I do sometimes have more than one rod setup and ready on the bank incase I wanted to change methods.

    Most of my time is spent trotting a float or touch legering anyway so I couldn’t use more than one rod if I tried anyway.
    Last edited by Keith M; 15-11-2018 at 14:33.
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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    The water in question is basically a commercial,with lots of carp,with plenty of chub,bream and tench,all of which will pull your rod in on the method,the five guys in question couldn't cast accurately and had obviously never heard of the line clip on their reels,one guy actually came round from the car bank and apologised for nearly landing on my float,he'd miscast by 15yds,quite laughable to be honest as I could have landed at his feet,twenty yards further,every cast,all day. It's not a method I'm keen on,but feel that concentrating on building a spot with one rod would bring better results....

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    Depends on your outlook I guess. I go fishing to catch fish and for the most part more rods means more chance of one picking up your bait.

    If your more interested in the scenery and the occasion then why take any rods at all ? …just sit on the bank in your coat and look around.

    Less stuff to lug about too.

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    Default Re: Fishing two rods

    I found fishing 2 rods was like watching Tennis. I fish for pleasure, i don't need the stress of worrying about double hookups. Am a one rod man and a one woman man, so the wife tells me.

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