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bluelabel last won the day on November 29 2017

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  1. Dropping leads and it's impacts

    But not every angler wants to hit 140 yards so for yer average bod fishing his local 3 acre commercial a short chuck is the norm.... the only downside I can see is the lack of the stones density over a standard lead, so taking up more space in the lead bag... gotta say that I'd be happy to use the "Stonze" given the short chucks that I do... I'd question using them in bags to due to the lack of weight for the size....! Lets face it how many of you ( honestly now) chuck 140-160 yards on a regular basis...? I'd wager not many, and in all honesty, Terry Edmonds reckons you can knock 30 -50 yards off the average anglers estimations of his casting distance... so your 140-160 ends up at about 90 -110 at worst or 110-130 max and if you reckon you can hit 200 yards I'd smile and walk away thinking your having a laugh.... or that you're name's Terry Edmonds
  2. Dying a lake

    My club dyed one of its waters and to my mind it knocked the catch rate for a wee while, but as regards slowing weed growth, I think that it had no noticable effect, inasmuch they used a grey dye instead of a blue... and according to the guys who did the work it needed repeated applications... my club being the tight bunch that they are, didn't follow up with the repeat treatments... hence we were back to square one by the end of summer last year....
  3. Favorite bank side music?

    Birdsong... if yer listening to music you're not in tune with your surroundings... That said I have on occasion listened to a bit of music... but only on long stays years ago... and only the Classic FM or Test Match Special...
  4. Thought for the day.

    Native crays populations crashed as the signals carried a parasite that is fatal to our native crays....
  5. Throwing stick..

    Wet the throwing stick and use the boilies either dried or part frozen.... I've had baits burst with the amount of backspin on them when going for a big heave... as has been said I'd use a spod/spomb for that sort of distance
  6. What is your newest purchase

    I believe they were called the Apollo Taperflash... quite a powerful rod, but not great in a thunderstorm
  7. Leads

    S'what gave Mr Fairbrass his grubstake... He started out selling leads from a bucket round some of the busy waters
  8. What is your newest purchase

    Been out and bought the kit for £36.99 the pair... just finished swapping my bits into the tackle safe... A few packs of hooks and some PVA solid bags in the base of the 140 box & job done... takes up half the space of the Trakker bag and I thought that was compact...
  9. What is your newest purchase

    Seems everyones on a downsizing kick at the mo... gotta say that I'm usually not a fan of Korda gear or Saint Danny but they've smashed this one out of the park... going to pop over to Total Tackle... they have a deal on the box and the 140 bag for £37.99 the pair
  10. What is your newest purchase

    I looked at the korda box and looking at my trakker bag the korda offering looks waaay more compact so I may have a look-see... Small is beautiful with Dwarf rods, 4000 size shimanos and ATTs alarms... I like my kit small and compact... the lighter the better
  11. Leads

    Best start emptying me bag then... its no wonder the thing weighs a ton
  12. Leads

    Silly question... just going through my kit and although I tend to use light leads I seem to have loads of the things.... how many do you guys carry at a time...? I had summat like 10 flat pear swivelled 1oz -1.5 oz and and perhaps 15 flat inline of the same and a few 2.5 COG'S... I know its probably too many.... trying to lighten the load but the obsessive bit in me says I need em
  13. What is your newest purchase

    Its ridiculous the amount of gear that you can actually get by with if you put your mind to it... a recent trip to my local river saw me take rod, net, small unhooking mat to sit on, bait box of maggots, a steradent tube with a few floats, a packet of hooks and a small multi dispenser of shot.... had a great day's roving... now if I could do that with a day's carping I'd be a happy man
  14. What is your newest purchase

    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/trakker-pva-pouch?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2Y_UBRCGARIsALglqQ3RgCyDV55I3jhzXtArsKVagFzT75NDuR3k2KlCTePaUz0_1AwW8R8aAgcwEALw_wcB I use one of these at the mo and its okay... got my leads in the zip up compartment at the side, a couple of flat boxes in the lid section and hooks/rigbits/ancillaries in the base. the tackle safe looks a nice compact bit of kit though.... I could be tempted by Sir Danny's offerings, as I seriously need to lighten the load
  15. What is your newest purchase

    Shureley you mean Lord Danny of Fairbrass.... doesn't he have a man for such menial tasks....?