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manos

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About manos

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  • Birthday 15/10/1980

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    Greece
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    carping,football,

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  1. manos

    View from your bivvy door.

    Bottomless in somes spots with a lot of mud, trees and forties+
  2. manos

    Home-made pop-up Hookbaits

    i use cork balls too , they offer super buoyancy also. Although sometimes the boilied paste around them cracks or falls leaving my hook with only the cork. I'll go for a precoloured pop up mix and leave the pop ups to air dry for 3-4 days to achieve better and longer buoyancy and if extra attraction is required i 'll add some drops of flavor.
  3. Hi guys I am planning to buy pop up mix to make this year pop ups. I see many mixes on the market by mainline, ccmoore, sbs dna,nutrabaits and so on. I want to make popups and attach them with a bait needle on the rig. I am on Mistral and Quest baits mixes. I have bought at the past Mistral mix and floated for a long time in the water . Has anyone used quest or sbs mixes or some mix that also binds well.
  4. manos

    The rule book

    Sure building knowledge over seeing seasons again and again is a great help . Hope a new lake i have been watching for four months now will be very kind to me , but again the fish will have the last word.
  5. manos

    What is your newest purchase

    Totally agree . Thanks for the link
  6. manos

    What is your newest purchase

    i decided to go back to the past and want to use straw oil palatant. A friend told me to search for John Baker flavours so i searched the site but nothing. I will go for Pineapple ester instead.
  7. manos

    The rule book

    Really nice topic . From my personal experience i see from year to year everything related to my fishing is changing (so do rules if there are any ). Angling pressure , lake bottom changing with more mud or obstacles , water levels according seasons of the year , vegetation near the banks , fish population, and weather phenomenons year by year become more violent. I fish a lake for ten years every year same season,same moon phases and the only thing i was forced to change was the bait , if you ask me ' Are there any rules ? very difficult question to answer'.
  8. manos

    Lake with underwater trees

    After a hot day ( 93°F) results : manage to get in the net 3 fish all early in the morning. Sadly 2 carps after a ferocious run got tangled in the underwater trees. Very difficult water but plenty of fish splashing with scaring sounds in the middle of the lake leaving large circles. Bait: snowman fishmeal(lt94/herring meal/Robin red/salts/Black pepper) with corn on one rod and greek red saffron corn boilies on the second rod . Prebaited the area with 1 kilo of boilies and 2 kilos of particles. The weather will get worse the following days making the lake road inaccessible. Hope next spring to arrive at this water with more bright ideas.
  9. manos

    Lake with underwater trees

    First attempt to this water with limited time cause the owner gave permission until dark .
  10. manos

    How you choose a Boilie!

    i make my own bait (like many friends here in the forum) and i have tested only 2 company baits but the big difference among my bait and 2 other UK companies same year same season same lake did the AH from baitworks,without prebaiting on a hot summer at 2014. Unfortunatelly the shipping cost to Greece is very high and i buy occasionally only popups. Also many barbels were caught on this bait. Winters here are mild but Spring and Summer hot , so fishmeals are very effective. These days the temperature is 76-80 f so the fishmeal seems a good choice.
  11. manos

    View from your bivvy door.

    This canal is the oldest here with wild carps
  12. manos

    View from your bivvy door.

    this morning a hungry visitor on few boilies...
  13. manos

    Why am i not catching?

    As said above catching fish depends on many factors (testing on rigs,baits,weather conditions etc) My own experience from tests at different lakes and seasons tells me that there are some guides an angler must keep wisely and do his changes along with failures. I faced this problem like yours, fishing a lake of 15 acre with silt and no features were some other anglers had success but i failed again and again. The steps i followed : Location:finding signs of fish and a good begging is from the margins. Also scanning the lakebed with marker float and right lead helps to effectively present a bait over the top of it and then decide for popup or bottom. Bait: For start I chose a tested boilie from a known company with high nutritial value and as it turned out amazing instant but after a few weeks i used mine receips for lowering the costs. Prebaiting: did it two days before fishing with not only boilies but also particles keeping in mind to put the rods the same hours. For better results prebaiting many times in a medium stocked lake (as was mine) is a must. A very good article :http://www.carp-fishing-tactics.com/bait-pre-baiting-swims.html Tackle: I tried to match the color with the lake bottom or with the banks, no shiny things but minimal tackle dimensions as possible. Noise: as Big common said no noise/vibration. Its very frustrating after preparing all these things to scaring the fish with loud noises and foot vibrations. Carps are very very suspicius and scary fish especcially in heavily fished lakes. I prefer midweek days with low traffic from anglers I know there is no golden rule but a start have to be taken and try variations and tests on the way.
  14. manos

    Lake with underwater trees

    Bread glugged with corn steep liquor revealed magical moments with carps feeding on the surface. Awairing permission from the owner to put rods in this hell.
  15. manos

    Herring oil

    You mean something like this . Only few glugged boilies are enough.
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