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    Re: Preston's line diameters

    One of the reasons I use stroft is it is very accurately labeled. Preston reflo is good line but I won't now buy it, due to this type of marketing bullshitl
  2. Thread: Bait Aprons

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    Re: Bait Aprons

    Much prefer a maggot bag ,something you can take off a tie in a knot
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Undoubtedly if I was restricted to one type of float for running water I would choose the Avon in a selection of sizes . Regarding the use of stick floats if you read Billy lanes 3 books is views did...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    I can't really add much to what has been said already , the above is good solid advice take it.
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    Re: Hooklength size

    This probably explains it better
    YouTube
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    Re: Hooklength size

    What makes you think my dropper shot will be at 6 inches?
    You don't have to have your first shot directly about the knot it can be anywhere just because someone uses a 6 inch hook lengh does not...
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    Re: New or second hand

    See some horrors on ebay recently listed as mint ,unused,like new. When you look at the photos its a different story. I don't know if people don't look at the photos or not but many times I wonder...
  8. Thread: Float length

    by trotter2
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    Re: Float length

    Longer floats are usually made to cast longer distances ,because there longer they will take more split shot .
    The other advantages of a longer float is it buries the line deeper so if its really...
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    Re: Hooklength size

    To simplify the number of hooks I carry my go to lenght is just 6 inches. I use that on all my running line float set ups. I have longer hook lengths up to 18 inches but I very rarely use them. I may...
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    Re: Preston absolute float rod

    I had hold of one just recently it was in a local second hand tackle shop.It felt ok maybe slightly better than average. It was cheap but I never bought it.

    Like anything it depends on what you...
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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Looking at the way the rods broke it would indicate a fault if the rod was new, but because you have had the rod a few years for me it would suggest its had a sharp impact ,clean break.
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    Re: Length under split shot (river trout)

    When your fishing worms with a float your generally running the float at full depth with the worm bouncing along the bottom.
    Your last shot will be better placed to hold the bait down anywhere from...
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    Re: Low cost ord deliveries

    I looked aroung just quite recently I could not find anyone cheaper than ups. Who have just recently put up the prices.
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Lesson is John don't try and be clever on a public forum there is people on here who probably know a hell of a lot more than you. Respect that and except when your wrong. I was not the only person to...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Clearly describes the knot published in book format in 1944 (I bet even then it was an old well known method of joining two lenghts of rope or forming a loop.
    Walker published the grinner knot in...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Check your history it's wrong.
    My great great granny tied a knot just like it and probably yours as well.
    By the way Walker was a nasty piece of work check that in your history lessons.
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Well I did know it was a grinder knot of some discription, as for a half grinner must confess never heard of it.
    In reality its probably a knot a lot of people have invented themselves messing...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    This is a better one without the hook
    Grinner Knot | Ultima UK
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Yes I use 4 turns John.
    With 4 its solid never slips when pulled up tight
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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Pleased you got sorted even if it did cost a few quid.Enjoy using it ,still puts a smile on my face every time I get to the river and pull it out of the bag .
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    I have had the problem of the hook lenght loop suddenly coming of a a handful of times now, mainly after netting big carp.
    Why it happens only with big fish I have no idea, I have resolved the...
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    Re: Tackle shop discount

    Yes my shop gives a little discount ,Its a good idea keeps you going back. Which is a good thing these days.
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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Fingers crossed I have been using drennan acolytes for 3 years, I now have 5 of them and never had any breakages.
    Considering how many of these has been sold over the last few years I think the...
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    Re: Floats for shy biting fish.

    I don't know if anyone has found the same problem with carbon antenna as me but I find it can prevent the float from cocking efficiency overweighting the float and in effect making it tip heavy which...
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    Re: Floats for shy biting fish.

    I agree Kevin Ashurst book is a very good read very practical and no nonsense
    Used the flat float myself and like said it can be amazingly effective sometimes.
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