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Dicky123

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  1. Does anyone know the rough age of Daiwa Infinity rods with the number IAMT 2314. They are the Infinity, not the X with the part stainless reel seats. Anyone also know how these rods perform, tippy or all through cast under the tips.. Big help if anyone does know please? Thanks Rich.
  2. Buddy Elmo. You have struck a cord with me about backs, I too have had problems almost all my life. Being 6'2'' and quite well build tall people often have that problem sadly. Mine was helped finally with yoga, find some good back exercises on You-Tube and give them a try. Most of mine are floor exercises, with yoga work that helps your hips and lower back. I urge you to give it a try, surgery did not work for me, and yogi is far less intrusive. I hope your work are sympathetic to you? Best wishes. Rich.
  3. Greekskill. Your talking about simple pre-baiting on a long term basis. I was around when Mike wrote the article 1981, later followed up by Hutchy. However Mike was not referring to boilies specifically , but the practice of pre-baiting in general. You have added the end piece about boilies just to suit your argument, thats ok, but not everyone reading this understand that? I have not spoken to the thread starter, so don't know if he can get down the new lake often. Maybe you have? I remember the article very well at the time in one of the then, fishing magazines. or might have been the Carp Society mag? It was very topical and open to debate, some thought it revolutionary and some rubbish. At the time if I remember Mike was fishing Savey in the 80s, no boilies around much at that time buddy. Fred came up with the concept of them in the 90s if I recall. Mike also fished for big tench and barbel, and was an all round angler. It was these fish that sparked his article, not necessarily carp even though they would be top of the food chain in many waters now-days. It's also noticeable that many of the very big carp taken over the years have been taken on other baits apart from Boilies. Two Tone on bread for example? I could go on, but I do disagree about bolilies in this instant, and I feel tench and bream can take them just a well as corn? I too this Bream yesterday at 12lb 8oz while after carp, size 4s hook double 15m float fished margins? It's my biggest float fished bream, so I could not not weigh it could I. Let's agree to disagree in this instance, just wish I had the thread starters options, don't you?
  4. Its a big leap from hemp to boilies that's all. From a tiny particle, to a large unknown bait. Plus they are expensive even if you buy a cheap one.
  5. I have a friend that tells me constantly that a sale is not a sale unless you get 50% off. He says a sale is something that makes you buy an item you would not normally buy. Maybe it's just too expensive at the original price, or maybe something you don't really need, but buy it because of the new price? I'm mindful to agree with him if I'm honest?
  6. But never been fished for right? Boilies a complete waste of time right now when fish will/should take corn with gusto.
  7. Just to give a bit of feedback on this. I brought some off E-Bay rubbish, did not stick and half the weight of the best Kryston. Kryston is amazing but Oh! Oh! so expensive and you only get a tiny piece in the new tin. Do you get more of the Gardner stuff than the Kryston Staff?
  8. Teo. I've taken a bit more time to think about you situation, and think I may have a decent plan. I would not use boilies or hemp rich now. Boilies can be left uneaten and spoil the bottom, especially if the carp have not seen them before. They are expensive too if the carp don't eat them. Hemp is like Marmite on some waters. On some venues it works really well, but on others they ignore it completely. I find on very rich waters it work less well until they really get on it. This is the plan I would adopt. Sweetcorn and pellet. Corn, because all fish eat it on sight, at first I think because of the size and visibility, they seem to get hooked very quickly and you can use it directly on the hook if you want? Carp Pellet is amazing, I'd use 4mm to 6mm cheap too. The pellet will break down in a few hours, but leave a fine dust trail that when fish move over, rises up and simulates a feeding response, ask any match man. Also if there are no carp at all ( I prey there is for you ) the wildlife will eat the margin corn in the end. Corn is so good for stalking and watching fish eat. Try this plan and may you have success buddy. Initially stay away from boilies until you know carp are present and feeding.
  9. I don't think you have read one word of anything we have said? And how pompous is it to tell another person what they think is wrong, without any good argument. The last two sentences sum it all up, hence why it has to be a small brolly seconds to use it. You would only use it in conditions that dictate the use of one. I'm out, you simply cannot talk to someone so set in their ways unopened to others views. Answer your own question it takes a second or two to put and take down a SMALL umbrella that really is a silly statement, sorry again.
  10. SWEETCORN. Take a few packs, bait any margin, clear areas and just keep walking around until you see something. The crust Idea is brilliant too. Personally I would not fish at all unless I could define the fish stocks, not all lakes hold carp? Once you see fish you halfway to catching. Some years ago my mate had access to a lake that was famous for some old huge carp. We baited and fished it for a whole season, never saw a carp in dozens of trips. Bream, tench, eels, but never a carp. Today given the same situation, I would not waste any time unless I saw carp with my own eyes. Old fish die, people take them out, otters you have to be sure it has fish in you want to catch. But good luck, could be a real sleeper, let us know please?
  11. Elmo. Your spot on mate, I'm 67 and still creeping around. A little umbrella would be ideal for me, I hate getting wet or cold these days, but still fish a full three days a week on some very hard waters. Fortunately the technique does not limit me to any one swim, so when I arrive and the place is busy, I'm not bothered. Small rods are not essential, but help greatly in tight swims. See You-Tube video "Half a Wrap" and tell me you could do that with anything part from a 6'' rod. The umbrella idea was not only for summer, rain, sun, but winter chub fishing too. Sadly carp fishing is becoming too "pigeon hold" and many don't see past 3 rods cast to the horizon. Nothing wrong with camping carping, at times I've done it and enjoyed it with my mates in the 70s80s on the old Nene. But I always felt a bit disappointed if I didn't get the swim I felt was best. Years on I only do stalking now days, and I seem to catch a few fish, but like many my age don't talk much about it. I also like old pretty fish, even if they are under the size many think are not worth catching. For many years I didn't fish with floaters, no confidence, though I had to have special rods and reels. Now each trip I drift a few in, it's amazing how at times the fish are under a tree on the far margin, or in the lilies close to me. It's a great fish finding method, and I don't often use many. My stalking rods are ideal up to 60 yards for floater fishing. Only the other week I fished a lake and got the fish going, some nice lumps over 30lb too. The chap up from me was bottom fishing, so I walked up and suggested he come fish with me, we could take it in turns. He hardly moved out of his tent and said he was bottom fishing and didn't do floater fishing, honest, it's true. The saying goes, " You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink".
  12. So what do you do if you don't find any fish, go home?? Myself I fish on! It may be the fish come back in minutes, but it could be an hour or more? It's obvious you don't do much of it or you would know, sorry? 🙂 You're putting stalking in a little box defining it to how you think. It's a much bigger technique than that, and setting traps is all part of it, as it is for longer stay anglers too? And it's clear you really are missing something, but each to their own Steve? 😉😉 Fo myself I'd define it as mostly a one rod technique but you may have more with you. Spending a lot of time sitting and looking for fish, maybe more time sitting than fishing. But somethings you simply cannot find the [censored]s. Then you work your traps (mostly margin spots) You may be creeping around, or simply walking featureless margins, or even putting a few floaters in the lilies, or weed. (Please don't say that's floater fishing) It is, but that's all part of stalking, you may fish on the top, or bottom, what's the difference, none, you still finding fish. You set a few baited areas and fish them in rotation, or not, you may not be able to see any margins fish due to coloured water, then what would you do, go home? No, you fish the spots, ten minutes, an hour, it's all about how you feel. If i could sum it up in a few words I'd say is "generally seeking out fish with one rod, rather than waiting for them to come to you" but it has some many variation of that. It's not a small box technique, unless you don't do it. I don't do anything else now days as I just prefer the freedom it gives me, and I don't have three matching rods for my sins!ðŸĪŠðŸĪŠ
  13. Its clear you have don every little yourself, because even when stalking you have to sit and wait. Sometimes for several hours, the fish often move off, but can come back, it's like all fishing a waiting game. Stalking can mean "finding the fish" then you have to bait and wait. Do yourself a favour and try it sometime. You would find a small umbrella would come in handy, just like I've mentioned, you need to be more open minded sometimes? Stalking simply means (to me) that you find the fish before hand, but on dull or cloudy days, rough weather, it's not always possible.
  14. The Shimano tribal velocity seems to have good reviews guys'. And as mentioned the Wychwood Extremis, 3.25lb is what I'm suggesting to him as he likes *** work on runs waters it seems?
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