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Dicky123 last won the day on October 24 2018

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  1. When you watch the Terry Hearn video Tunnel vision you understand how the man thinks, and it brought me round to my own situation. I never really seem to get feeding right, but when you do find the fish I think you can put TOO MUCH IN. Carp have this amazing sensory system when they can pick out a little caddis, it shows they could fish a few dozen bits of hemp if they wanted to. That with a few tigers or maize less than dozen seems the way to go, unless you are on a well stocked water. When I watch most anglers on a lake coming for a trip they always heap bait in, a kilo is nothing for a nights fishing. The match fishing in me says maybe I should just bait really lightly and just catch one fish. Then as the match guys do, top up with just a little again as mentioned above. Watching the video has opened up lots of thoughts for me, has it you? Some people think if you put a lot in over a decent area the fish will find it, but as we know they will also find a small amount too and maybe that would trigger less fear than a lot of bait they are use to now days? Just an average carp guys thought. Rich.
  2. He is gifted in many ways, wonderful video and one you ca watch over again. I will say he has probably fished more than all of us together, and that means if you're smart you learn. Also catching lots of fish also makes you learn, you cannot learn much if you're not catching (like me most of the time) can you?
  3. Thanks, I'm thinking of a water where in summer the fish love a floater. I expect the best days would be mild, and a bit windy. I'll give it a try maybe even bread crust could work, doubt these fish have seen bread for 30 years? Thanks all, Rich.
  4. Does anyone use floaters much in the Autumn, and any tips please? Rich.
  5. Guy's. I'm after a small one wheel trolly (much like the old Nash One the user to make) that will fold flat and small, and is really easy to set up/down. I only take basic stuff for the day, not night stuff. I carry a rod holdall, tackle bag, plus bait bucket only. Most I have are too heavy and have two wheels. Thanks all. Dicky.
  6. Robert. Why so heavy may I ask? In the UK and rivers 3lb would be more than enough. Alan Blair (of Nash fame) lands some huge fish on his 2lb t/c sawn offs, take a look at his videos on You-tube. He used them at Redmire mostly, along with his 9' 3lb scopes. Maybe your waters are extra large or extra weedy, or you use extra heavy leads? Just a thought before you part with that hard earned cash Robert. Dicky.
  7. Robert. What I'll say having two sets, and several individual Scope rods is the playing action sold them to me long term. I use (as many others do) the 9' 3lb for floater fishing, so soft are the tips you can use small hooks down the size 12s I've found. While I've not had many big fish on mine, on Youtube one guy land an 83lb carp on his. I love the packability of mine, and provided you take reasonable care setting them up, I cannot see any problems with telescopic rods. I've a set of Scope 1.75lb 10' that are my favourite small carp, tench, big perch, chub, reservoir roach bream rods. Hooks down to size 16s or small river barbel with a size 6s. I think in a time to come these rods will become a bit of a cult. I should also mention the looks too. I've a set on cork and one shrink tube. The black rings and reel fitting look really cool, if you could find a set that fit your budget (second hand) I doubt you will be dissatisfied? Good luck Dicky.
  8. Has anyone given these a good test and found they work any better than lead core or fluorocarbon, or even simple main line please? Thanks.
  9. Bit stunned you have not looked at Scopes. I have two sets and love mine, such nice tips on all the range of rods.
  10. I like the rucksacks that open flat ways, rather than from the top so you can see all your stuff laid out. But what one is best for size. I have the Aqua and Korum in my sights, I also like the ones that take the little pouches designed to fit them. But what ones are the best please guys? Do Nash or anyone else do something I should look at? Size wise day sack, but I like the chance to take extra cloths of flasks in winter. Thanks all. Dicky.
  11. Just wondered if these were worth buying as the Scope rods are all I use now. Currently I have a sling/type holdall, but the actual Nash skins look as if they offer better protection for my rods and reels. Thanks all.
  12. Just wondered if anyone knows the A1 pits? They say you can only fish with 12lb line, but also say big Tench, Bream, Roach are in the lakes. How do you get around a 12lb line ban fishing for roach in winter with a size 16s hook. Or are A1 pits now a carp water only? Not a winge, but would like to find out the potential for other species, if they exist. Thanks all. Dicky.
  13. I've gone finally for a Drennn barbel hook in a size 14s. Looks good with a 10mm and apparently Martin Bowler has taken carp to 40lb on the size pattern. Thanks to all for their comments. Dicky.
  14. Guys I'm looking to match a Fang hook to 10 mm boilies. I've not used Fangs before and was unsure of the size. Would i need a size 10 hook or an 8 hook. Thanks all.
  15. Big common, thanks mate.. Acutually I rarely fish if I don't see fish. The past few weeks I've been simply walking around the lakes, I'm just not seeing carp? Yesterday I did 5 laps of the smaller one, takes about 40 minutes. But in my 60s my bloddy knees keep moaning about it. It's so odd. In 50 years fishing spoting fish is big in my tactics. I've found it worth the time, just looking and only casting when I see fish, shows also count. Maybe I should go to Spec-savers? Maybe there just ain't many fish, that's my fear. Dicky.
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