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  2. yonny

    Unhooking hooks

    Been there, got the t shirt lol. I guess if you have dirty, clumsy fingers you're better off with forceps bud. Each to their own and all that. I know I can remove a hook significantly more cleanly with my jim dandys than I can with the pliers.
  3. kevtaylor

    Lifting the fish in the net.

    I'd never lift a big fish out in the net, not now that I have floatation slings. The finer and stronger mesh, zips and handles make it much better for the angler and fish. Whether you use one or not you have to ensure that the fish is well placed centrally, the tail is not right up against the end of the net/ sling and that the fins are back and flush against the body. Any backward movement once the weight has been lifted out of the water can and will damage the tail. I lift smaller fish out in the net but do it very carefully doing all the fin and tail checks, ensuring no pressure is on the hook hold and roll the net right down trapping the fish to avoid horizontal movement in the net.
  4. Dannygooner

    Rod Shots

    Lovely mate. What it's all about really. I think too many maybe just do carping and would enjoy fishing like this.
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  6. oscsha

    Running rig woes/getting done

    curious but why 7" ?
  7. oscsha

    Shelf life boilies

    mac donalds is food grade -- say no more
  8. Dez Animaux

    Running rig woes/getting done

    Also if you think you're being done try bigger hooks and longer hairs And check your rig lengths accurately, I measure swivel to hook eye, others measure to bottom of bait, it's a good idea to keep 7 inches in mind and work one way or the other, I go longer but only as the silt is deep at my venue
  9. finchey

    Rod Shots

    I find fishing relaxing anyway but I do find this type of fishing more so. I covered two lakes yesterday and I didn't even see another angler just the odd walker. This is were I had my lunch total solitude amazing.
  10. Dez Animaux

    Running rig woes/getting done

    I don't like rigs with the bait mounted on anything which can move too much and jingle jangle about. Far too easy for the bait to ''swing round'' and prevent the hook from hitting the target Those type of rigs are just there to make more of your cash on little £4 packets This is the rig I use and you can't argue with Darrel Peck he's a carp catching machine mate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5FcZvVGjDE
  11. Brutus

    Running rig woes/getting done

    I'm actually quite fond of runners - as yet, I've not had any tangles, not one. I've under arm cast, cock handed cast, heavy and soft handed cast - never had an issue, Ever. I also prefer it from an angling perspective, as I do light weights. As light a weight as I can get away with. Funny you mention about hooks and running rigs - found that out the hard way, did a cheeky few hours last night. Had two decent bites in an hour on the running rig. landed el zippo - looked at my rig (german rig, size 6, 8 inches) the positioning of the bait stop had slipped and the swivel wasn't the most "free" when playing with it. Lesson learned. I'll up the lead, give it a go, can't go wrong. I'll also pay more attention to my rigs as well. Cheers for the heads up.
  12. B.C.

    Shelf life boilies

    Enjoy eating it then mate. No offence taken, I've got my views and you have yours...… I'm careful not to mention names of people or companies on this subject.... All I care about is nature, the fish, the lakes etc.. I find it a bit hypocritical for some anglers to turn up with a load of fish care equipment and then chuck preservatives into a lake.... Just my op'.
  13. Dez Animaux

    Nugget advice

    I find nuggets too fragile and hard to stick together properly Shall I use another one folded over the fold of the original one for extra security? Are my nuggets just not good, a bit old maybe? I prefer a sock of micro pellets properly threaded on with the hook buried in it, but this limits your rig choice to uncoated braids with small knots otherwise the sock gets ripped apart I like using nothing but it is a big risk on my venue which has a very messy, twiggy, rotten old lakebed
  14. Dez Animaux

    Shelf life boilies

    You misquoted me mate as you inferred that I was discussing the preservative in Manilla as human food grade I was not, I was saying that the boilie itself is the first fully human food grade bait ever produced No hard feelings, crossed wires mate, I don't actually trust shelf life either, but I do think you need to have a little more faith in bait companies, they know that if they cut corners their reputation will suffer
  15. B.C.

    Shelf life boilies

    As far as I know, he's not a bait designer...………... Whom have I misquoted???
  16. Dez Animaux

    Unhooking hooks

    The nature of the barb means that it is impossible to ''dis-engage'', it must be ripped out in some way or form, that's just the nature of flesh and the way it is buried the ''wrong'' way If in doubt try removing one from your finger mate! I would 100% prefer a hook in my finger plucked out quickly and neatly with forceps working in a focussed manner popping the hook out the way it went in, than teased out gently and agonisingly with a fat carp angler's dirty, clumsy fingers.. Like I said, the most exclusive and strictest venues I know insist on forceps and will ban you or at least put a ''strike'' in your book for using your fingers You don't just pull it out, you turn the forceps neatly and the hook just pops out, simple and neat Personally I hate barbed hooks and feel that a beaked point barbless hook, which don't slip, should be compulsory. But at least barbs have gotten infinitely smaller over the years, and microbarbs don't do much damage
  17. Its-grim-up-north

    What is your newest purchase

    Early crimbo preasant for me 😉😊
  18. yonny

    Unhooking hooks

    Place your thumb on the eye and your index finger on the opposite of the bend/point against the skin/flesh. You push gently with your thumb while maintaining position of the flesh with the index finger. This disengages the barb from the flesh hence little or no tearing occurs as the hook is pushed out. It's not possible to do that with forceps bud, it tears the flesh on the barb.
  19. Dez Animaux

    Shelf life boilies

    You shouldn't misquote people mate The boilie is a human food grade one and I happen to use the frozen and, like I said, carry shelf life only as spare bait You have no idea what the preservative sticky use is, and I strongly believe it is just sugar in the case of Manilla I don't trust shelf life myself but this one I think is ok, and my own opinion of big name anglers ''moving on'' from bait companies is not so much about the product as much as to do with them being disloyal egotistical berks who rub people up the wrong way, no names mentioned but ''Uncle'' (no uncle of mine) Jim Shelley hopping from one firm to the next every two minutes is that name I shall not whisper! I trust Sticky they are wonderfully clean and there have never been any whispers, unlike some companies, of them holding back the better ingredients for their big names, you seem to be quite negative about big brand commercial bait, I take it you roll your own?? Well I see the big brands as companies that have done well for themselves by producing a good product, and fair play to them, but my Sticky (amongst another one or two brands) catches me fish on a hard lake so I'm more than happy with it as it works and they like eating it
  20. Dannygooner

    Rod Shots

    I agree. Travelling light walking the water. I love it. grear fun and nice for short sessions when you find a spare few hours
  21. yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    Exactly that bud👍
  22. crusian

    What is your newest purchase

    Hi Yonny I guess from another of your posts that you are using HydroTuff in 20lb to give you a line diameter of 0.40mm as the Rig Marole only goes up to 0.37mm ? . 😀
  23. Dez Animaux

    Hooklink weight question

    It's a long story but the rig I'm using HAS to have a weight in the middle, I was just wondering where to position it i.e bang in the middle, nearer the hook etc. The rig is a bit different, it's a silt rig designed to sit right despite the lead being plugged
  24. Dez Animaux

    Shelf life boilies

    You shouldn't misquote people The boilie is a human food grade one and I happen to use the frozen and, like I said, carry shelf life only as spare bait You have no idea what the preservative sticky use is, and I strongly believe it is just sugar in the case of Manilla Make your own points instead of using others out of context
  25. Dez Animaux

    Unhooking hooks

    So how can your thumb ''roll'' the barb out but the forceps are ''ripping'' it out? Sorry but that doesn't make Forceps apply more direct pressure resulting in a quicker, neater removal There will be more damage done working away at it slowly using your hand.. Some of the very finest, strictest venues I know insist on the use of forceps, I find them very easy to use myself too, they make very light work of things
  26. Dez Animaux

    socks appeal

    They're not that tight, what I meant was they are a little hard to get on and off And I can asssure you as a very cold extremities sufferer I have worn these winter fishing for a decade now and been kept as warm as toast
  27. cyborx

    Hooklink weight question

    no weights just semi/stiff sinking braid for me
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