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    Re: Rod Material Evolution......

    I think when we were kids we only had cheap crappy cane rods. Now we are older and have a few bob we can afford decent ones. Overinflated prices and old they may be but they are still good rods and...
  2. Thread: Pulley rig?

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    Re: Pulley rig?

    I have used a pennel before John, but with both hooks fixed, the top hook with the line wrapped around the shank of the top hook so it slides is a better idea though, I never thought of that. My...
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    Re: Pulley rig?

    Thanks John, that explains a lot (not double dutch), the smaller hook was wrapped three times around the shank; I thought that was the way it was packed for selling but it is part of the hooking...
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    Pulley rig?

    I bought a made up one from a stall yesterday, never used one before, it has quite a long hook trace bit with two hooks on it, a large one on the end and a smaller one half why down. The trace hook...
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    Re: Mersey Winter Boat Trip for Cod - Dec ‘19

    Nice that John, and nice to hear the cod are about, barely ever see them my way and the same for large whiting. I saw a huge one in the angling times, just browsing it in the supermarket, I think it...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    I fish mainly for pleasure and I relate fish to the size they are in the water I fish, A 4lb chub would be massive on some of the waters I fish but; if I caught a record fish by accident I would want...
  7. Re: Anglers, clubs and fishery managers urged to use review to get cormorants on the

    Your right of course but I think it's more a lack of faith in them is why anglers don't respond. And a lot of anglers think they are a bit loaded in the questions they ask or how they are put. I...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    It’s also a yardstick that we all measure by. And we also seem to value fish that are about half the record weights, 2lb roach, 10lb bream, 10lb barble, , 20lb carp (before the record got a bit...
  9. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    Careful, losing a fish is one thing but your old todger....
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    And Notskev, you could spare a thought for those of us with heart problems. You nearly undid £100,000 worth of surgery there mate. The NHS is cannot afford that. Still, at least she has no sharp...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    I have fished the Arun and the Ouse, not sure about the Adur, may have done in the distant past. You’re right they push through at a rate of knots which should deter the circus. However, I think I...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    My guess is the Sussex Ouse but I am not sure which rivers run in that county partly. Anyone recognise the steeple in the background?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Not fishing at the moment, not too well, blood pressure all over the place but getting a walk in which is good so this is just to keep me interested.
    A few hardy souls on the pier, everyone...
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    Re: Dettol used as a paint stripper

    I have used oven cleaner in a spray can on furniture. Spray it on and leave it for an half an hour or more and then wash it off with a hose, always did this outside and then leave the furniture to...
  15. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I was wondering about glued back in an earlier post as well as a modified spade. I must have first used them in the 60's and the design has not changed in all that time and I am guessing not for a...
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    I am only reluctant because it goes against every rational logical thought I have when I look at a spade end. And I have explained that quite a few times now and the reason I did that is because...
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    I don’t dispute that eyed do not give as good a presentation as spade nor that you have never had a problem with them breaking. Nor re Whitty’s post that they catch lots of very large fish. What I...
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    I am wondering about just a straight shaft and the line is glued to it.
    I am also just wondering why a spade end at all. If you snipped off the spade and just flattened the end and smoothed it off...
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    I dont think it is a theory, a spade end is a danger to the line.
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    I can understand that from a match man point of view, better presentation, especially in the very small hooks will get more bites. I am a pleasure angler though and one day I might just hook the...
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    I will try and put it a bit more succinctly-Given if both eyed and spade are properly tied and top quality what happens when a fish is hooked. If the hook is lightly embedded i.e. not much flesh...
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    Pete, if your tying so the line is at the back of the spade hook, is the line then rubbing alongside the edge of the spade as it sticks out backwards from the hook? I can see it will come round the...
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    It seems my question is no, in practice my fears dont don't happen but I am still looking at a sharp bit of metal right next to my fishing line and I just can't like that; I will stick to eyed,...
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    One of my points and a pretty important one I think. does anyone think spades lose more fish than eyed? Are they more likely to cut off when a fish is pulling this way and that way than eyed?....
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    I have used the tucked half blood knot as far back as I can remember for sea and coarse. For almost every type of tackle as well, joining two lines is basically two half blood knots. I have never had...
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