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    Re: Bruce & Walker Hexagraph

    This is what B&W say about the rods............

    The original thinking with Hexagraph was to make rods which eliminated all the in-built shortcomings of tubular rods. Most prominent among these...
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    Re: Deep water tench

    There's another way - I've lost count of the number of tench (usually male) that I've caught up in the water (surface - 1m) during the warmer months.............
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    Re: Bruce & Walker Hexagraph

    Steve, I believe that B&W are still run by Ian Walker's daughter and her husband. Why not give them a ring as I always found that Ian ( lost touch now but he was still active some three years ago)...
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    Re: The effortless, everlasting wormery

    Nope - My 'lobbies' are sorted out with miles of fields behind the house - head torch after dark and finger on the buzzer (or should that be the soil side of the worm - two falls or a submission)...
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    Re: Popped up bread.

    Yes, and in various guises caught most of the bigger carp in days gone bye on end tackle we would laugh at today. I certainly put bread on the menu for quite a few species today.............
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    Re: Popped up bread.

    Can't see it not working, before I moved my son and I used to catch a fair number of winter gravel pit carp on a hair rigged 8mm cork ball about a foot off bottom. The hard part was sometimes finding...
  7. Re: This site must be getting slow off the mark these days

    It's usually just right for the third week in March though..........................
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    Re: Items of traditional tackle…

    I believe that they are very sensitive to a change in resistance - not so much in light steady resistance itself.
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    Re: J W Young’s Superlightweight reel

    Very much like my favourite 'ancient' Youngs BJ Lightweight Ray - they never did the Superlightweight version of it in those days..........My first choice trotting and margins pin.

    PS I don't...
  10. Re: If you target a certain species of fish.....

    Although I fish for most species these days my preference would be chub, barbel, roach and dace pin/trotting or free lining..................
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    Re: Reading old fishing books

    Bob Richard's record fish from Redmire was gaffed/killed and, upon the recommendation of BB, was advised to let Dick Walker 'stuff' the fish for him. Walker weeded the info from him as to where it...
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    Re: Placing stotz on line.

    Although I don't use a pole these days I do still use stotz for my presentation when necessary. I've used one of these for many years now and it's perfect for applying shot and stotz as well as...
  13. Thread: Line spray

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    Re: Line spray

    I'm getting it on the laptop since I logged back on a little while ago - I have to cut out or refresh to make in behave...............
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    Re: Self hooking rigs ?

    The name gives it away - the fish hooks itself.....................;)
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    Re: Feeding fish in winter ?

    Point of interest - carp do not have a stomach...............
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    As the cold winter floods usually drive the fish into slack water, either the deeps or slower current near banks, on the inside of bends and similar places these are the sort of places I would...
  17. Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    Knew it well Skip but, if fishing stills at the time, chose the Harefield pits - far more productive. Here's LB a couple of years ago...
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    Re: Travel float rod

    Nice to see you back - going for the smallest tinca challenge again this year?
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    Re: Travel float rod

    Do you mean something like THIS
  20. Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I posted this before on a similar thread some years ago - The first 'proper' fish that I remember vividly was a tench caught from a Colne valley pit in September 1952 (approximately a pound and a...
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    Re: Chub Catching Methods

    Finding them without letting them know you're there...................
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    Thankfully it only took less than a couple of minutes (without sound) to determine the river in question - what happened next never happened.................:)

    PS Skip - It's now 6 years, nine...
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    You hear that at all the fish'ins anyway.........................;)
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    It's the Itchen - I remember every one of those potholes...............................

    PS Looks like the bridge at the far end of the beat...
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    Re: How local is local

    A few minutes stroll across the fields for river, stream and backwater fishing. A five minute drive to other river/backwater options if I fancy a change.
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