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  1. Re: "Angling Direct reels in record Black Friday sales"

    AD definitely manipulate prices in a "clever" way. However, that's a long way from them never having had stock, or never having sold an item at the price seen on the website. I'm pretty sure I've...
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    Re: Maggot riddle

    There are some interesting looking sieves and riddles made for the gardening market. Some cracking looking kit aimed squarely at Bonsai enthusiasts. Couldn't see anything looking particularly like...
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    Re: Maggot riddle

    My ancient Sensas riddle is 4mm(ish). It's fine for taking off deads and casters, useless for separating maggots from bran, maize meal, sawdust, etc. Though the numbers suggest otherwise, all of...
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    Re: Maggot riddle

    Riddles are for separating dead maggots and casters from live maggots. Live maggots wriggle through the relatively big holes leaving the inert casters and deads behind.

    If you want to remove a...
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    Re: Maggot riddle

    I do riddle maggots with a bait box sized Seymo riddle. I don't do it often though, it's only necessary to remove the odd turning or dead maggot. I do this for no other reason than to allow the bait...
  6. Re: "Angling Direct reels in record Black Friday sales"

    What on earth have AD done to upset you? You seem to have a real downer for them. They aren't my idea of fun, but I have had some real bargains out of them. It would certainly be a very unusual...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    Yes and no. People are prepared to pay silly amounts for the original Nash flavourings. They complain about changed recipes not being anything like as good as the old stuff. When stashes of the old...
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    I own a pole and a damned good one (in its day). However, it rarely sees daylight. I don't really fish anywhere that it would be particularly useful and I do prefer a running line. However, if my...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    Back to the original intention of the thread.

    Fill your boots if you are in the market. Greys Toreon Tactical Rods - Float 13ft PLUS Daiwa Crossfire Black Reel - 2500
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    Re: How did you get on?

    For one reason or another, I'm struggling a bit for motivation. I actually got up at a sensible time with the intention of going to a day ticket still water. By midday I was still slobbing about,...
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    Re: Are you tempted I was.

    No one else buys tackle for me. I'm not remotely tempted to ask anyone else to buy tackle for me. I definitely don't need anything beyond consumables and perhaps the odd direct replacement for an...
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    Re: Dettol used as a paint stripper

    I've seen this before and suspect it has more to do with the type/quality of the paint used on Speedias than it does the paint stripping abilities of Dettol.
  13. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I have successfully managed to tie a spade end hook with my fingers on a couple of occasions. I was quite pleased with myself at the time. However, that was warm and dry indoors. No matter how much...
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    Mostly a Browning (shooting) jacket/zip in fleece and trousers combo. Bought because they were really cheap and I'd had a good experience with another Browning (shooting) coat. With pots of cash to...
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    Re: Is the grass always greener

    I'm grabbing the odd few hours when the weather isn't too horrible and the river level isn't too high. Beyond that, I'm barely looking out of the window unless it's to go food shopping, visit the...
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    I've had shelters and I've had various types of brolly. Shelters are fine as a lightweight bivvy replacement in good weather conditions, or even as a brolly substitute where banks are even and...
  17. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Suck it and see, but always bear in mind that you can put more in, but you can't take it out. However, it's been my experience that how much bait goes in won't matter a jot unless you find the fish....
  18. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I'd typed out a big long response and suffered a brain fart and lost it.
    Honestly, I really don't care what you end up using. All I was doing was responding to your assertions that people only use...
  19. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I would hope by now that it's quite apparent that I'm not interested in doing things to follow convention, or some name angler(s). I'm all for the slaying of sacred cows. I use long rods in...
  20. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I have never deliberately tied a spade end hook with the line coming off the back of the shank. I use spade end hooks that mostly have a spade that leans back slightly. I can see a potential problem...
  21. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I do apologize, you've obviously paid for the full half hour argument and I'm not going to oblige. Feel free to hold whatever opinion that you like, but I really don't wish to end up embroiled in...
  22. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    It's astounding just how much you know about stuff you don't use and usually claim to know nothing about. I'll file spade end hooks, alongside centrepins, under stuff Philip doesn't use but...
  23. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    It's true enough that really small (22 and smaller) hooks are generally not available. However, I suspect that is largely down to supply and demand. I doubt anyone wishing to use such small hooks...
  24. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I doubt anyone could prove the cut-off theory when it comes to spade end hooks. However, in all the years I've used them, I don't recall ever having a breakage that I would attribute specifically to...
  25. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I can, just about, tie spades by hand. However, I never became proficient enough at it. I always found it unnecessarily fiddly. However, I do still tie all of my own hook lengths. I also tie them as...
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