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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Last winter I caught a few river Chub using a small (3/4oz) lead, and a bit of hair-rigged cork, wrapped in cheesepaste, about 18 inch hooklength and a size 12 hook, so that it was buoyant enough to...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A quick couple of hours on a local day ticket spot, last minute decision, The dreadful forecast was rather wrong again, or I would have planned to go earlier, and apart from the wind, it was a great...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Had an hour and a half before darkness fell at a local pond, One mirror carp of around 2 1/2 lb was all that took interest in a hair-rigged punch of Plumrose's finest, but the sights of the...
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    Re: 1963 Short Fishing Film.

    I may have to get a dog then if it guarantees bites, after recent blanks!
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    Re: 1963 Short Fishing Film.

    I love the white poodle perched on one angler's knee while he's sat fishing :)
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    1963 Short Fishing Film.

    This old film clip on yootube was a chuckle on a rainy sunday afternoon....

    YouTube

    The comment 'Is that a Nash bivvy?' had me laughing!:)
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    Re: New tip ring clearance question....

    Cheers chaps, 2.4mm it is then ;-)
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    New tip ring clearance question....

    Howdoo all.
    Perhaps not really a rodbuilding question, I want to replace a tip ring on a spinning rod I have, the tip of the blank measures 2.3mm diam. Ive seen replacements in 2.4 2.6 and 2.8mm...
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    Go Fish, Will Millard BBC series.

    BBC iPlayer - Go Fish! With Will Millard

    Appologies if I'm the only person who missed this, and everyone else has seen it, but I recently found it on iplayer, and thought others who didn't catch...
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    Re: Line strength and diameter

    When I first started fishing with rod and reel, I foolishly bought some 'Caperlan' Decathlon's own brand of line, but out of interest, decided to test it's strength with a spring balance, it...
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    Re: The things we bring home.

    A Brown Hawker dragonfly, (OK, Not quite home, but back to the car in my bag) took it back to the canal and released it, lovely creatures which distract us at this time of year, and lead to missed...
  12. Re: Some questions from an idiot (premade rigs, shot, line)

    When I got back into fishing after a long break, last autumn, I got a 4mtr whip (Middy, 16 quid job) and bought a few of these cheap, but very good pre tied rigs, same as in this link, but from a...
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    Re: Rod for perch

    These rods are fantastic for the money, I am really pleased with mine. read some of the reviews on their site.
    They are a soft enough action for small fish, but I have caught carp up to just under...
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    Rolling Meat Question.......

    Howdoo all...
    A quick question, Is the method of rolling a chunk of luncheon meat (also other baits, pellets, steak etc.) in a river swim for Chub and hopefully, Barbel just for clear water...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    That fluffy stuff on the surface is a real P I T A, It totally clogged the small diameter top few rod rings last outing, couldn't figure out what was going on at first when casting got progressively...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Neil Maidment....
    Sounds like a forward thinking place, and nice to keep your late uncle's tackle connecting with some decent catches :-)
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    Re: New reel... single or double handle?

    Thanks for the replies, and the fact that the single handle can be folded when sticking a folded, rigged up rod in a sleeve in the car is something I've got used to that I didn't really think about,...
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    New reel... single or double handle?

    Howdoo all.
    Thinking of getting a Daiwa Ninja 3000 size reel, as all reviews I've read are positive, and the extra spool is also good at the price. as I've only ever used single handle reels, and...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    It looks a bit like there is a whirlpool out in front of you in that first pic
    :eek:
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    Re: What Killed This Chub?

    Cue the James Bond/Austin Powers film style, dreadful puns along the lines of . . . "He wanted to get ahead in life' "Not a good time to lose your head" Etc. :D
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    Re: What Killed This Chub?

    That's what the killer wants you to think!
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    What Killed This Chub?

    Spotted while out walking the banks of a small river near Alrewas, Staffordshire, was the rather grim sight of a Chub's head, and a few scales scattered about on a patch of reeds beside the river....
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    Re: Single hook spinners

    I just got some of the VMC barbless, open eye type singles to replace some trebles on a few small spoons and spinners, worth noting if you decide on this type that their sizing is a bit big, their...
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    Re: Sealing Balsa

    Sounds like quite a production run :) can we see a pic or 2 when you get some finished?
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    Re: Sealing Balsa

    Shellac Sanding Sealer should work well, dries quickly if you want to build up a few coats, and sands very smooth. haven't used it on balsa, but I've used the Chestnut brand Sanding Sealer quite a...
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