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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Looking at the way the rods broke it would indicate a fault if the rod was new, but because you have had the rod a few years for me it would suggest its had a sharp impact ,clean break.
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    Re: Length under split shot (river trout)

    When your fishing worms with a float your generally running the float at full depth with the worm bouncing along the bottom.
    Your last shot will be better placed to hold the bait down anywhere from...
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    Re: Low cost ord deliveries

    I looked aroung just quite recently I could not find anyone cheaper than ups. Who have just recently put up the prices.
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Lesson is John don't try and be clever on a public forum there is people on here who probably know a hell of a lot more than you. Respect that and except when your wrong. I was not the only person to...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Clearly describes the knot published in book format in 1944 (I bet even then it was an old well known method of joining two lenghts of rope or forming a loop.
    Walker published the grinner knot in...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Check your history it's wrong.
    My great great granny tied a knot just like it and probably yours as well.
    By the way Walker was a nasty piece of work check that in your history lessons.
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Well I did know it was a grinder knot of some discription, as for a half grinner must confess never heard of it.
    In reality its probably a knot a lot of people have invented themselves messing...
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    This is a better one without the hook
    Grinner Knot | Ultima UK
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Yes I use 4 turns John.
    With 4 its solid never slips when pulled up tight
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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Pleased you got sorted even if it did cost a few quid.Enjoy using it ,still puts a smile on my face every time I get to the river and pull it out of the bag .
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    I have had the problem of the hook lenght loop suddenly coming of a a handful of times now, mainly after netting big carp.
    Why it happens only with big fish I have no idea, I have resolved the...
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    Re: Tackle shop discount

    Yes my shop gives a little discount ,Its a good idea keeps you going back. Which is a good thing these days.
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    Re: Only gone & snapped my Acolyte Plus ...

    Fingers crossed I have been using drennan acolytes for 3 years, I now have 5 of them and never had any breakages.
    Considering how many of these has been sold over the last few years I think the...
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    Re: Floats for shy biting fish.

    I don't know if anyone has found the same problem with carbon antenna as me but I find it can prevent the float from cocking efficiency overweighting the float and in effect making it tip heavy which...
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    Re: Floats for shy biting fish.

    I agree Kevin Ashurst book is a very good read very practical and no nonsense
    Used the flat float myself and like said it can be amazingly effective sometimes.
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    Re: Floats for shy biting fish.

    I just buy peacock quills ,cut to lenght and insert a length of very fine flight feather quill. You can use anything for the insert goose quill is my go to method at the moment. You can make them...
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    Re: Drennan hook tyer

    I tie all my hooks by hand ,however as I get older my eyesight is getting poor coupled with bad light on a dull day. I have started to use a hook tyier just to prevent me dropping hooks in the carpet...
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    Re: Close season vote results

    I think the only reason why they had the vote is because the licence fees are down, and dropping rapidly year on year.
    Personally I think the close season should go sooner the better. But I also...
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    Re: least stretchiest mono ?

    The one with the least stretch I have tried myself would be drennan double strength.
  20. Thread: 13' float rod

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    Re: 13' float rod

    I would recommend the same rod..
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    Re: Fake maggot question?

    Quite a few years ago my son showed an interest in having a bash at fishing ,so I took him to a local lake that was stocked with rainbow trout and Brown trout, you could use fly of bait on the venue....
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    Re: Books bought

    Looking forward to that mark.
    That's great news.
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    Re: 15' float rods

    Jim I purchsed my first 15ft acolyte for when I got a peg on one of the deeper water pegs feeling the extra length would make it more manageable. But I quickly realised it personally for me became...
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    Re: 15' float rods

    One think I will say is if you fancy getting a rod 15 foot plus, try and handle one first even if it means going out of your way.
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    Re: 15' float rods

    Until the drennan acolytes became available I never really used a rod over 13 ft.
    In the past I must have has about 4 rods over that lenght preston, and Tri cast jobs. But to be honest I found all...
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