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    Re: Pole v rod and reel

    Funny this has just come up as I had a crack on a 7m pole for Tench last week.

    Definitely produced more bites than the rod but also from small stuff which wouldn't on a rod that nicked the bait as...
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    Re: Help stopping line drift

    How about fishing a swan shot paternoster to combat the tow?
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    Re: Whips, flick tips and things.

    I honestly don't know but it seems to me that a pole would do the same job with the versatility of being able to handle the bigger stuff if need you hook into one?
  4. Thread: Flasks

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    Re: Flasks

    Milton fluid should do it.
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    Re: Whips, flick tips and things.

    Why a whip when you can use the top 2 or 3 of a pole?
  6. Thread: Meat pop-ups?

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    Re: Meat pop-ups?

    I very much doubt it becomes buoyant, it's far too dense for that, remember for an object to float it must displace its own weight in water and for it to do that it needs to be very light in...
  7. Thread: Fishing Footwear

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    Re: Fishing Footwear

    Just goes to show what works for one doesn't for another, I find as long as I have warm calves then I have warm feet, rubber wellies are too cold and sweaty for me and are always a compromise between...
  8. Thread: Reels

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    Re: Reels

    I'm sure Shakespeare still make these?
  9. Thread: Fishing Footwear

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    Re: Fishing Footwear

    Trezeta goretex hiking boots for all seasons but the winter, then it's neoprene wellies.
  10. Thread: Cornflakes...

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    Re: Cornflakes...

    A bit of a hijack but tenuously linked to this, has anyone used freeze dried mealworms with any noticeable success?
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    Re: Fluro hook lenghts

    I think you're right about this.
    The problem with breaking strain is that the diameter can vary tremendously with the thinner diameters being the least abrasion resistant, when your fishing in weed...
  12. Thread: Float making

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    Re: Float making

    No it's not at you George, it has the ingredients of a Purplepeanut thread is what I was commenting. Hope you are well?
  13. Thread: Float making

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    Re: Float making

    Is this the start of another Purplepeanut thread?
  14. Thread: Cornflakes...

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    Re: Cornflakes...

    Might be okay as a groundbait additive.
  15. Thread: Hemp woes...

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    Re: Hemp woes...

    Microwaved Tares?
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    What's the deal with this?

    Call me a sceptic but 30 quid?

    garbolino anology 14.5m pole 6 top kits look eBayd | eBay
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    Re: How did you get on?

    ........not checking that I had the right feeders in my bag....😁
  18. Re: Following on from my sweetcorn thread - Corn slop

    Spod it in would be my plan.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    First time after a 3 year enforced lay-off and so looking forward to it after a week of preparation..................
    Nightmare!
    Planned to get there for dawn but missed it by 1/2 hour, no great...
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    Re: Tying same size hook length

    £150! I baulked at £2.99 for a Ringers red ruler!
    How long, if ever, will it take to pay for itself?
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    Re: Been away for a while but..........

    Yes but you can't adjust the length of the hair with it.

    When I tie hair rigs in advance I have to decide what size the bait is going to be then tie the hair to the correct size, with these you...
  22. Thread: Season tickets

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    Re: Season tickets

    Exactly this, it's a guaranteed income whether you turn up or not in addition to the day tickets which is where the money is made.
    You turning up on a daily basis doesn't affect their profit, it...
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    Pole fishing questions......

    I've never held a pole in my entire fishing life, never really interested me in truth but now I've returned to the angling world and have been given a Watercraft box and Octoplus accessories it's...
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    Re: Silly question of the day!

    I prefer to apply side strain rather than rod up as my default method as I feel it is less likely to pull the hook, I've no real hard evidence for this, just sits better with me.
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    Re: Another one from the ebay clown...

    Well it's been pulled now.
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