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  1. Thread: Float making.

    by Keith M
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    Re: Float making.

    They are what’s called ‘Shabby chic’ in today’s world.
    Nothing wrong in that, as long as they are water proof and you can see the tips clearly :)

    Keith
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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    A lot of damage to Pike is done by anglers who are too frightened to touch them, and they allow them thrash about on the bank too much because they are just too scared of being bitten.

    Be wary of...
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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    I turn my Pike onto its back and lay a damp towel across it and kneel on the towel either side of the Pike (which is laying on its back between my knees) to hold it firm and stop it thrashing about,...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    I'm afraid unfortunately he same goes for me too. Its a great shame that the fish in couldn't have been in one of our warmer and dryer months.

    I've got a cold now and the wife is not in the best...
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    Re: Afternoon from Mansfield

    Hi Smax, welcome to FM :thumbs:

    Keith
  6. Re: New to fishing, looking to fish the canals around Wigan

    Have a gander at this dropshotting video

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N22QTVTXz34

    A light spinning rod (of up to around 10grm) can be used for both dropshotting and for spinning so you don’t...
  7. Re: What can I do about an assortment of old unmarked line?

    I wind my old line around anything that’s handy like a paint tin or some wood and then cut it up into very short pieces with sharp scissors, then bag and bin it, or I may just incinerate it.

    Keith
  8. Thread: Hook packets

    by Keith M
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    Re: Hook packets

    Here’s a few Mark:

    <magnetic hook box>

    <magnetic hook box>

    <magnetic hook box>

    <magnetic hook box>
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    Re: Carp rod question

    Your 11ft 1.5lb specialist/barbel rod sounds fine for 5lb to 15lb Carp on small lakes without too many snags around them.

    Plus you also have the extra benefit of having a Quiver tip section as...
  10. Thread: Hook packets

    by Keith M
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    Re: Hook packets

    One of those magnetic hook dispensers that you can get sounds just the thing for you.

    You can remove a hook very easily, and the loose hooks don’t thrash around and blunt themselves while they’re...
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    Re: Korum Hooks problems

    Have you tried the Korum Quickstop hooks that already have a hair and Quickstop attached?

    The hair is made of a strong red cotton like thread and you just attach the hooks to your choice of...
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    Re: Carp rod question

    If you are not going to fish large waters with 75 to 100mtr-plus casts then I would get myself a lighter 2lb Tc or 2.5lb Tc Carp rod. These lighter test curve rods are all you would really need...
  13. Thread: The Kiss

    by Keith M
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    Re: The Kiss

    I’ve kissed a few ‘Ruffe’ slappers in the past when I was in Bugis Street..

    But I draw the line at kissing ‘Roaches’.

    Keith
  14. Thread: Hook packets

    by Keith M
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    Re: Hook packets

    I wouldn’t mind reverting to getting my pre-tied hooks in books of 10 grease proof type paper envelopes again either, it’s how we used to get them years ago before it changed to celophane and other...
  15. Re: What can I do about an assortment of old unmarked line?

    I have my line strengths marked either by using a sticky label on the inside of my spools, or by using some tippex and putting a blob for each pound bs. also on the inside of my spools.

    On my...
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    Re: All change yet again.

    Like Sam, I like to vary what I fish for during the year.

    Spring is the time I tend to go for Tench, Crucians and large Carp (in that order of preference)

    Summer is the time I tend to target...
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    You could be right about losing the odd fish s63 but I stopped using treble hooks a long time ago ever since I saw a picture of an emancipated Pike with its throat sewn up by someone’s trebles.
    ...
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    I haven’t used Circle hooks on deadbaits ‘yet’ but I often use double hooks on my deadbaits with the smaller point hooked into the deadbait and the larger point standing proud so that it stands a...
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    Re: Advice on What to Buy for Course Fishing

    If I was starting up fishing myself and buying my first rod I would most probably start off with a 12 or 13 ft commercial float rod (with stand-off rings) and a front drag reel which matches the rod...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    I think I would do the same if mine was full of slime and stank, especially if I had weighed a bream in it (Yuck); usually a quick swill in water (after turning it inside out) gets mine clean enough...
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    Re: Help me out.....

    That’s probably because in the evenings when the sun starts to drop the plankton and other minute life in a water begins to rise to the surface, and the larger dimples are where the fish start to...
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    Re: What length river float rod

    I don’t know why Drennan recently decided to stop making one of their flagship rods the Drennan Tench Float rod; it’s a firm favourite of many Barbel (and Tench) anglers up and down the country and...
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    Re: Best all rounder 8lb mono ?

    I’ve never been a great lover of Diawa Sensor. It’s a bit like Marmite to me, you either love it or hate it.

    Its a good enough line and it’s not very expensive either, but I just don’t like the...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    I do occasionally use a weigh sling for Carp and Pike, but If I have a big feisty Carp or Pike thrashing about in a landing net Its usually a lot easier for me; and a lot kinder to the fish; to just...
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    Re: New tip ring clearance question....

    I would choose the 2.4mm tip ring too.
    A thin smear of Araldite is all you will need, which shouldn’t take much room at all.

    I much prefer using Araldite for the exactly same reason as John.
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