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    Re: Korum Glide float

    Thanks for the detailed response Neil. I think I will take the plunge esp as the price is very reasonable.

    And a very Happy New Year and Tight Lines to all on the forum!
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    Korum Glide float

    I was thinking of buying a Korum Glide power float rod for barbel/chub/tench. Does anyone have any personal experience of these rods or knowledge of their qualities or lack thereof? Many thanks in...
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    Re: New Lure Fishing Book

    Just a point that would be buyers should be aware of. This book covers a variety of fresh and saltwater species but not Pike. I guess because there are so many other books that cover pike in...
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    Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    PS I would still like to know how they are made.
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    Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    I totally agree my original point, perhaps poorly expressed due to haste, was that I would not wish to knowingly support exploitation of workers not to deny them a fair days pay. If they are being...
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    Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    No I wouldn't but nor would I wish to line the pockets of tackle companies if they are not controlling where and how their products are manufactured.
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    Pre-tied hook links.

    Does anyone know how these are manufactured - by machine or by hand or maybe a bit of both. I tried a brief search on the internet but nothing came up. I hope they are not being largely hand tied and...
  8. Thread: Zig rigs

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    Zig rigs

    I note that Zig rigs with the foam lure set several feet off the bottom seem to be a popular and successful method for catching carp in the summer. Is it effective for any other species? Anyone...
  9. Thread: Meshed meat

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    Meshed meat

    Hi, I just watched a YouTube video showing how to encase a luncheon meat in Fox Arma Mesh and hair rig it as you would a large pellet. The aim was to prevent small fish and crayfish from eating the...
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    Re: Fleurocarbon as a mainline ?

    As a matter of interest what is the evidence that barbel have poorer eyesight than other non-predatory fish as suggested in Philips post?
    ?
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    Method feeder in Rivers

    In slow flowing rivers is the method feeder more, less or just as effective as a standard cage feeder rig? I would value your thoughts, and yes I do know it is the closed season for rivers in UK (but...
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    Re: What isthe largest lake you fish in

    Lake Tanganyika - 33,000 sq km. Second only to Baikal in volume and depth. Also fished Lake Malawi a bit smaller at about 30,000 sq Km but spent five very pleasant years living on the lake shore near...
  13. Thread: Very sad day.

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    Re: Very sad day.

    Very sad news. Always enjoyed his posts and learnt much from them; they will be missed.
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    Re: Trotting deadbaits

    Many thanks for tips! Will report back!
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    Trotting deadbaits

    Tomorrow I intend to give dead baiting for pike a go along a stretch of a small river I have not fished before. It seems to be fairly featureless; long straight stretches with few bankside trees. I...
  16. Thread: Early mornings

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    Re: Early mornings

    Thanks for the responses guys. Will set the alarm for an early start next session!
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    Early mornings

    In winter is it worth getting to your chosen venue at or just before dawn when fishing for pike with deadbaits or lures? Any difference between rivers and still waters? I tend not to bother but feel...
  18. Thread: Maggots + Hemp

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    Maggots + Hemp

    I have just watched a youtube video of a guy trotting for barbel on a fairly shallow ca. 4-5 ft fast flowing river. He recommended little and often feeding alternating with maggot and hemp but I...
  19. Thread: Braid plus mono

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    Re: Braid plus mono

    Many thanks for responses. Will go all mono to start with at least.
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    Braid plus mono

    I am about to give trotting with a centre pin a go for the first time and on looking for guidance on the internet have come across videos in which anglers recommend using braid as a main line with a...
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    Re: Hook seam and knotless knot

    THE answer to my prayers! Many thanks and to any out there to whom the snell knot is a mystery as it was to me, herewith a useful link.

    YouTube
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    Re: Hook seam and knotless knot

    Does this mean you wind 7 down the shank and then 7 turns back up the shank towards the eye? Does it not make the winding very thick?
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    Re: Hook seam and knotless knot

    Just read the article cited by Nottskev - very interesting - so maybe it was not the seam after all!
    Now, can anyone tell me the best way to tie a hair to a hook without using knotless knot?
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    Re: Hook seam and knotless knot

    No, the line was Berkely Trilene 0.25 (5.7kg) and the hook Korda wide gape size 8. I also use Nash TT size 8 and to be honest cannot see any obvious diff at the seam but will be checking hooks more...
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    Hook seam and knotless knot

    When using the knotless knot to make a hook link with a hair do you ensure that you wind the line around the shank in such a way that when you pass the line back through the eye of the hook and...
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