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Everything posted by pablo7uk

  1. Probably a trend haha if it's used in all the fishing dvds etc people will naturally want it. Probably exactly why I've considered them too haha
  2. Thank god I'm not the only one haha. Thankfully a few of the waters I wanna fish this year seem to be very reasonable and well run but I checked out a few new potentials last night and couldn't believe what I was reading! Safe to say I won't bother with those places!
  3. Just an afterthought... No pellets or fishery own pellets only No particles or fishery own particles only I appreciate particles can be prepared incorrectly and pellets have a huge varience in oil levels but I feel both these things can be used as a money making opportunity, as fishing and buying bait doesn't cost us enough anyway.
  4. I feel I'm at risk of being slated for posting this but I'm really interested to see if others have the same views as me. Now before anyone gets the wrong impression of me I totally always respect all fishery rules, I just sometimes question the logic of the rules some fisheries choose. Examples; Limit of 1 pint of maggots per session, winter season only (this was on an 8 acre lake) No zig rigs No shelf life boilies No pellets (but yet the fishery will grow their own fish on pellets only and feed them into the lake in winter) I just can't really understand why these things would be banned. This isn't an infinite list by the way...what ridiculous rules have you come across in your area? Personally I just want to enjoy my fishing, respect the venue, wildlife and fish but at least have the simple freedom of bait choice and rig choice.
  5. I've got a couple of old fox hangers which I've resorted to using again recently but the sliding weight is quite loose on one of them and is prone to sliding to the heaviest setting on its own which makes it drop off the line haha.
  6. Awesome thanks, I've got some Ronnie rigs already tied up on short braid hooklinks for in bags so I'm sure that'll work fine for pop ups and wafters. Just gotta get out on the bank again now!
  7. Like the look of this! Would you consider using this as a bag rig as well as chod/helicopter style? Personally I've always found 2.5oz to be a good size but then again I haven't fished with size 4 hooks for long and haven't really fished many big fish venues yet. Only time will tell I guess.
  8. So in your opinion if I am using a size 4 krank is a 2.5oz lead really enough? I've opted for this lead size as I use 2.75tc rods and find it a nice weight for casting also gives me room to play with if I want to use a solid bag so that I'm not casting something overweight for the rod
  9. With a run ring rig setup wouldn't you lose the self hooking properties associated with a lead clip setup? Or does the end rig still serve its purpose in that respect?
  10. Can't go wrong with a combi line aligner! I definitely need to start using more bottom bait rigs again so I'm glad I tied up some blow back rigs recently.
  11. What hook size out of interest? On a separate note...I haven't used a running rig for years haha but I'll have to later this year as I'm planning on fishing a venue with catfish!!
  12. Genuinely guys appreciate you all commenting and giving advice. I will definitely persevere as they are clearly a popular pattern and a lot of you have strong faith in them. Hopefully I'll be able to report back in a few weeks with some decent catches! I'll persevere with the Ronnie rig and blowback rigs.
  13. I've already got a file so I'll just keep a closer eye on sharpness from now on I think. It's easy to think that every hook is perfect straight out of the packet
  14. Great thanks for the feedback, I must admit I used to add hemp to my old mix too and stopped that to make it cheaper. Seems like I've cut out all the good stuff and kept the filler! Think I'll start getting the vitalin again as it's not particularly expensive anyway!
  15. Haha you all had to throw a spanner in the works! One minute I'm thinking stop overthinking and just persevere and now I'm thinking korda hooks are no good! Haha
  16. Yeah I agree your right, I feel like I've tried to do so much learning and changing during lockdown ready to move onto bigger waters with bigger fish but then the sessions I've fit in since we've been allowed back on the bank just haven't gone well at all. I think based on the feedback I will persevere and move onto the new venues and see what happens
  17. Hi all, This year I decided to give molasses a go. I've used a mixed bird seed blend before but with vitalin and this seemed to be very effective at pulling the fish in especially noticeable when fishing shallow margin spots seeing fish swirling their tails etc but since going for bird seed alone with molasses I feel the results just haven't been coming. Is vitalin really that attractive and the bird seed so unattractive? I used quite a lot of molasses but since it's natural I was under the impression you couldn't really over do it? Thoughts? Thanks
  18. I think I'm overthinking a lot of my tackle at the minute as I've had a few blanks and a few hook pulls since changing things up. Like I say perhaps small fish causing the problems or even being ruled out due to the hook size
  19. Haha must be me! I'm pretty sure my fishing ability had gone out of the window since I started changing things up! I use size 4 krank on various rigs, blowback on coated braid with a stripped back section or Ronnie rigs with stiff boom or a short coated braid for in pva bags. I have also tried a stiff D rig but not caught on that yet. One thing I had thought is that it could be smaller carp that maybe don't get hooked well with a size 4. I fish a lot of venues that have a good number of single figure carp. I'm going to start at fisheries like Wyreside, Clearwater and Lakemore hopefully in the next couple of months so I don't think small carp will be an issue at those places.
  20. Anyone else experienced a lot of hook pulls when using this pattern? I've been using it a little while now and don't think I've landed a single fish I've hooked haha
  21. Thanks both, I'll keep that in mind and might tie up a new zig with some clear line.
  22. Thanks appreciate the advice on the bait choice, I'll definitely give it another go. Better to improve than give up! Is the hooklength and hook size etc all ok? From what I can find on Google I would say so. Something I've been wondering is that should a zig be set up as a running rig or is it self hooking like a lead clip? Using the Fox bolt bubble float I would think it should have some self hooking properties but then the lead is running. Cheers
  23. Hey all, I appreciate there may be threads about zigs already but today I used an adjustable zig rig for the first time and will quite freely say I have no confidence in them. It's been baking hot so since this venue doesn't allow surface fishing I opted for an adjustable zig fished 6" - 1ft below the surface so I could still see the yellow pop up. I witnessed countless carp spook off it sometimes shoals or 3 or even 4 together each turning away from it one after another. Over the day I've seen perhaps 15+ fish turn their nose up at the pop up. One sucked it in paused for a moment and then just comfortably ejected it. I'm using a hair rigged pop up with a size 8 Nash fang hook (which is very small for an about 1ft of 10lb Fox camo soft steel mono tied to a mini swivel in a Fox bolt bubble float then down to a 1.5oz lead. Any suggestions?
  24. Does anyone rate the Sonik Dominator X 6000 RS Big Pit reels? About £65/70 quid each? The other option I've seen is second hand diawa emblems which I'm sure will be good quality but just keeping an eye on a few ebay auctions to get a feel for their second hand price as might be too much still to be honest.
  25. Thanks for the advice everyone, I think I got lucky as I've just bought these second hand...£35 each perfect condition 👍 now just gotta sort some reels.
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