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  1. Re: Ultra light lure fishing- Lures, Knots, Weed and a few other questions...

    Another vote for the Albright for the fluro to braid junction, Pretty easy to tie and reliable.

    I believe there is a similar knot called the Alberto that came out slightly better in some tests. I...
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    Re: Queenford retention system

    Thats a shame. Thanks for checking Peter, very good of you.
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    Queenford retention system

    Would anyone know if & how you can still get these ?

    I know Warren Gaunt used to supply them but I think he gave up on it. Perhaps someone has an Email for Warren or Phil Smith who I think also...
  4. Re: Plumbing up when you have a bait band hair rig

    A suggestion I gained on here was to just use a loop of line and a couple of large shot pinched on it. Place the loop of line onto the bend of the hook and slide the shot up to trap it.

    Hey...
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    Re: Canadian pondweed.

    I like Flightliners suggestion, I used to do something similar on a Gravel pit that was very weedy. On hot days the Tench would cruise above the weed in the edge. If its really thick you can spread...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Nice to be back out on a local river for a couple of short evening sessions as there is no close season in France. I had a spot in mind that was very isolated that I not been to for a few years....
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    Re: Nightlight floats required

    If you use a float adapter to attach it to the line then you dont need to break it down.

    Granted that either way your still having to push a float into a silicon tube but pushing the float eye...
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    Re: Nightlight floats required

    I know what you mean about silcon being a bit fiddley and can damage the float.

    What I ended up doing is just getting a few spares of my preferred float & fitting them permenantly with with...
  9. Thread: Big Roach.

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    Re: Big Roach.

    What is the French species like that one ?

    Take a look on the HDYGO thread and you can decide for yourself.
  10. Thread: Simple tips.

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    Re: Simple tips.

    I have the same issue & have never really been happy with anything. I really don’t like the plastic sort or the rig boards as they are too big and fiddley. I'd be interested in peoples ideas too.
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    Re: Cheap(ish) polarised sunglasses for kids?

    Good to know. I heard they were good. If they make a reappearance if some kind soul could either post on here or drop me a PM that would be much appreciated as I would probably try & buy a few pairs...
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    Re: Cheap(ish) polarised sunglasses for kids?

    Decathlon used to do a cheap pair for about £15 that worked ok and were also in a bendable plastic that survived being sat on. However they do tend to change the models alot.

    i seem to recall...
  13. Thread: Carp Reels

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    Re: Carp Reels

    Based on what your saying I would make Line capacity priority number 1 as if you don’t have enough then however good the reel is you won’t be able to use it. In terms of how much line I would say if...
  14. Thread: Simple tips.

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    Re: Simple tips.

    Many will probably know this already but something it took me ages to work out was when fishing the slider with the bulk down near the hook, always stick a stop above your bulk shot for the float to...
  15. Thread: punch.

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    Re: punch.

    I am no whip or bread punch fisherman by any stretch of the imagination but I do recall there was a guy called Mike Stone who won the Kamasan matchman of the year title years ago using the method &...
  16. Thread: Carp Reels

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    Re: Carp Reels

    Allot depends on your specific requirements. At that budget you should not be restricted in choice. I would think about what are the essential items for you & make sure the reel covers them. For...
  17. Thread: Bogey Waters

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    Re: Bogey Waters

    I used to fish a Clay pit down in the South East that held some good Roach but I could never catch them. I caught plenty of other fish but the big ones always eluded me. The water held a big head of...
  18. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale boostermk

    Photo of an old Photo but one of the more unusual swims I used to fish on the river.
    Regular soakings were all part of the day when one of the big barges steamed by too close and the wash flooded...
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    Re: Morale booster

    Jerry (Barbelboi) has posted a few times about a home made rod dryer he made for drying rods after you varnish them. ..I cant remember what motor he used but it turned very slowly. I did a quick...
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    Re: Would you live like this for fishing

    Perhaps someone should tell him Arnie died years ago.

    ...one for the Carp fans. ;-)
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    Re: The cult of the John Wilson Avon.

    Still using mine.

    Since the day I got them I keep meaning to stick some cycle inner tube on the handles to hold the reel seats in position but never get round to it.…Reels clattering to the...
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    Re: Worst Tackle buys

    I purchased some buffer beads once, they were made of a brittle plastic and shattered as anything slid down the line to buffer against them. I cant think of a better example of something so...
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    Re: Cloud Bait Recipe? Ingredients?

    Sensas Ablette ...still available were I am ..looks like its a mix of biscuit meal, bread crumbs, maize, rice flour, chalk and ash.

    Heres another one recommended for Bleak...

    1 Part Wheat flour...
  24. Thread: Cane Rods

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    Re: Cane Rods

    I see cane rods like anything else were people like using or having older versions of something...cars, bikes, having an old radio or clock and so on. Its basically retro angling. Some people get a...
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    Re: Do fish communicate ?

    In the same way, is it Geese that use the earth magnetic field to navigate ? ..something like that anyway. I guess we have all had situations were a second fish follows a hooked one right up to the...
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