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  1. 4 points
    C-Arp

    Landed a Good Un

    Lots of prebaiting on the way to work lead to some pretty enjoyable sessions for both numbers and quality. Here is a lovely specimen who picked the single boilie out of the freebies
  2. 2 points
    commonly

    What is your newest purchase

    Yeah mate sorry Β£1.60. & i only get 5 weekends a year fishing (πŸ˜•), so that cost comes right down I like these leads for the listed reasons. I did buy knock offs a while back, but they needed drilling out and the difference in quality was clear to see after a few retrievals. If I was young free and fishing all the time, I probably would look to get cheaper ones, but as they say its the last 12" that matters!!
  3. 2 points
    Airbomb hack Incoming 😳 Right fixed/enhanced the leader πŸ€” Basically I had an old lead free leader lying around, I've looped the airbomb ring onto one end the other end(marker swivel may also work for this if you didn't have the ring) I have added cork balls as a buffer, hopefully this will aid retrieval then done a good old fashioned granny knot to make sure they shouldn't come off 😁 I had to replace the standard swivel as it wouldnt easily go over the loop and I had a marker swivel handy, this will either work better or worse than the original swivel but can always change this if needed, saved me Β£15 buying another one so if it performs OK, job well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’·πŸ˜‚
  4. 2 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    You guys are nuts using Fox leads imo. There are loads of options for cheap leads now lads. I wouldn't pay more than 70p a lead nowadays.
  5. 2 points
    yonny

    Tfg airbomb review and recommendations

    I've used them all buddy. They all do a job but: - The spider is imo a tiny bit too heavy so not great for big distances. - The dot is a tiny bit too light so while it's great for heavy baits (boilies) it's awful for light stuff (pellet/maggot etc). - The fox can be a pig to retrieve unless you get a specific technique dialled. I keep going back to the good old spomb. You get good'n's and bad'n's but a good'n cannot be beaten imo.
  6. 1 point
    You would need to invent some bite alarms that have pan pipe sounds or other weird hippy vibes to make that relaxing πŸ˜‚, Nash will do a drum and bass bite alarm when that goes off, it will go off 😎😎😎🀯
  7. 1 point
    Carpbell_ll

    Locked Down/In (Not Avid πŸ˜‚)

    So my plans for a lathe in my cupboard have been shot down, not really fair to have a lathe on the other side of me neighbors living room, so not to be beaten by the woman i knocked this up, i give you the Floating Podtm you can set it up in any swim and drop anchor, it is just a working model at the mo until i can get some water camo piping.
  8. 1 point
    C-Arp

    Common vs Mirror questions

    The the Connecticut is simply an amazing River and quite simple to fish. There are many many places that are easy to find. You should make the effort as the rewards can be beyond expectation. A 30# mirror is "nice" but not when guys are targeting much bigger...
  9. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    I like the tadpole set up, the cheap Inlines I bought the insert wouldn't come out, but as I am not losing many they aren't bad value 😁 I wouldn't pay full price for other types of lead though πŸ‘
  10. 1 point
    framey

    What is your newest purchase

    Why oh why are you buying branded leads
  11. 1 point
    yonny

    Tfg airbomb review and recommendations

    It's the mechanism imo. Some of them seem to open too easy on the loose setting and not at all on the tight setting. I think the spomb could do with a precision spring but that's obviously not cost effective. If you know what you're looking for you can pick a decent one off the shelf. The Dot can suffer too. After heavy use the arms on the lid/cap can bend very, very slightly which leads to it opening on the cast. The bend is so slight it's really tricky to spot (in fact I didn't realise what was going on with mine until someone pointed it out to me on here I think).
  12. 1 point
    Spods do take longer to empty than Spombs, you have to let the spod 'drift' to be sure it has emptied, whereas the Spomb drops the load pretty much on impact. Also load a Spomb with a scoop so you can keep bits out of the nose, but a spod can be catch and dunk into bucket. Something else is, if you have a spod with tape over the holes, or no holes at all, you can add liquids in with your particles, whereas a Spomb that liquid drains. I do mix boilies into my particles and put them in together in the Spomb. The boilies sometimes even go in the day before I go fishing... I have found though, that boilies for some reason tend to stick in a spod, they jam themselves in against each other. I do use both the spod and the Spomb, although the Spomb does get the most use. I have not had a bad Spomb, but I do tend to make sure I get the locking mechanism sorted, either tightening or loosening by turning the pin around in the nose. @yonny, do you think the bad Spombs could be from bent or twisted stem to the swivel? or is it from locking mechanism? Oh, do make sure you add a Spomb float. I unpin it and have trimmed some pike deadbait poppers to fit in the tail inside rather than outside.
  13. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    Where can you buy fox leads for a quid ? I found 5 on ebay for Β£8.50 so using them as an example say the average angler loses 5 per weekend that is Β£442 a year in lost leads, that's quite a lot, especially if you don't need too Personally I know in the event of a line break the lead will eject from the tadpole, quite often the fish have shaken them from the insert during a fight anyway, so any breakage and they are coming off, as they have a larger hole due to the original insert being taken out, i think in an extreme situation then maybe drop the lead but if not keep em on I think πŸ‘
  14. 1 point
    smufter

    June Catch reports

    Loaded some pics "before" and "at the moment but still plenty to do" below. As you can see from picture one, there was plenty of work needing doing on our much neglected embarrassment of a "garden"....😨 Still lots and lots to do, we are totally replacing the sleeper retaining wall that you can just see in picture number 2 (behind the big tree) and are extending this across the whole width of the garden so that we can backfill and level out the very top tier which is on a severe slope. The fence on the left badly needs replacement, that is our neighbours and he has informed us that he is planning to sort it within the next couple of months. Should make it look a lot better. The new border on the left is in the process of being carried on right up to the house, just need to get a large tree stump out (guy coming to do that tomorrow) so that we can move the new water feature over to there. As I say, it's been a really busy couple of months and we are not half way through yet. All the big, heavy work is still to go with posts to be concreted in and a large amount of earth to be dug out to allow the laying of the new retaining wall. Also still got a lot of plants and shrubs to plant in, once the remaining soil has been prepared. Three new rose bushes and a couple of Azaleas, along with a plum and apple tree are waiting in the wings (or should I say their pots) ready for transplant lol! I haven't really given much thought to the career change if I'm honest. I've had a lot on my plate with all of this. And boy, do I ache!!
  15. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    I'm a tight southerner πŸ˜‚ I don't like to lose them unless necessary πŸ‘
  16. 1 point
    elmoputney

    Back to pastures old

    Nothing wrong with casting that many times would've been nice to have found something though πŸ˜‚ I tend to start with the bare lead as I know it will be weedy, I would try and feel for a drop but like you say was tough in the cross wind as all the extra slack line was making it tough but then I would slide it back a bit to try and find something, then repeat and repeat, it I wasn't getting anywhere with that so I thought i would try the gripper, maybe 100 casts on a spot with that may have cleared it enough but I just gave it up as a bad job, I will be back on it though, I'm not a quitter 😁
  17. 1 point
    emmcee

    Back to pastures old

    In my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong in casting 100 plus times to find/ get on a spot. I'd rather do that than think "that will do" when it won't do. As for casting in a cross wind I would rather set up facing the wind if possible, you get a much better feel of the lead down. And when you say bare lead was you feeling for a drop or seeing if you could slide the lead once it was on the bottom?
  18. 1 point
    elmoputney

    Back to pastures old

    Well nothing for me, not surprised really, unfortunately I seemed to make a hash of it this weekend, I nearly decided to go into one of the three popular swims as it was free when I arrived, however I carried on walking round by the time I got back there was a bivvy in it lol, it was then I decided to try the far corner of the big part of the lake, I think this is where it started to go wrong, I must've done about 100 casts, I started with Bare lead then went onto a gripper as I wasn't finding much, the gripper was just getting locked up in Canadian pretty much everytime, and I wasn't getting a nice drop, I guess conditions didn't help it was howling into that corner,which made it tougher as my braid was getting blown sideways but I persevered, I would've stayed if I had found something that even resembled a spot, but that would've been pub chucking at its finest and I just didn't fancy it without some prior prep work or something to target, if I can find/make a clear spot then it could have potential as the wind was hacking in there and they would surely follow it sometimes, I did move to another swim I've not fished before though so I have pretty much fished all the snaggy half of the lake now other than the swim I couldn't get in yesterday, so it wasn't a complete waste of time more knowledge gained, Need to upgrade my spot finding ability now I think, will have a think about that this week or maybe invest in a weedrake again so I am better equipped πŸ€” Cheers all its been emotionless this time 😁
  19. 1 point
    emmcee

    Rod Shots

    Well it's been a while since I posted the progress of the carp spawn that i collected at the end of May. My last pictures showed that many had hatched and I had around 100 tiny fry. I had the tank situated on the edge of the pond so one of my air stones could go in to the tank for oxygen. I obtained the correct food but for whatever reason I started to lose a few a day. I did partial water changes and everything else that i was supposed to do but i continued to lose them. Now a month on and I have 3 survivor's. Now the 3 survivor's seem to be doing ok 🀞and touch wood etc. They are about an inch long and starting to form nicely, looking like mirrors with very few scales. Hopefully they continue to grow and once they are a couple of inches I'll release them into my pond.


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