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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Heck yes! 
    If it's a long day I do like a nap, and I can't sleep in a chair, lol
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in What Breaking Strain Line For Floater Fishing   
    For Brackens I used 15lb Daiwa Sensor treated with Kryston Greased Lightning to help it float, fish up to 38lb, so that is not as over gunned as it sounds. 
    Even on the park lake freelining near the rushes that is the gear as well. 
     
    For clear water I tend to use 8 or 10lb Daiwa Sensor
    I prefer the brown Sensor, the white seemed stiffer and I could not get a decent knot with it. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Best hooklink material   
    There's a difference in stiffness between clear and black Amnesia as well as the 25 being a lot stiffer than the lower stains.
    Black is more supple. 
     
    I would tie as big a loop as possible, so the knot was only just going onto the bait. 
    The rig was tied with a boilie on already. Then I'd take the bait off to store the rigs. 
    Even a large loop could tear soft baits. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    https://www.carp.com/topic/20865-a-few-pike-including-a-new-pb-over-20lb/page/2/
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    https://www.carp.com/topic/20865-a-few-pike-including-a-new-pb-over-20lb/page/2/
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Best hooklink material   
    I did, or even still do the same with shrink tube. 
     
    I heard that longshank hooks with an inturned eye like the Fox and Nailer equivalent could do as much damage as the BHR. 
    The Partridge piggyback were a nicely curved shank as well. 
    Personally, possibly because I was not fishing for single figure fish and rather than use forceps with deep or well hooked fish, just cut the eye of the hook off with wire cutters and pushed it through point first, I never noticed any mouth damage. 
     
    I did use the Fox D hooks, but after the Series 2's I think it was let me down started doing my own, making a tidy D on the shank. Think I still have a couple of my own in the pop up rig wallet, although now I do tend to use Amnesia with a knotless knot and lighter tag the end through the hook eye
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Best hooklink material   
    I lost a couple of fish to hook pulls on Ardleigh of all places using a stiff hair, so went back to more supple materials. Both fish were on stiff rigs made from 25lb Clear Amnesia continued through to form the hair. 
     
    One of the fish I had played for around 10minutes, then it just 'let go'. 
    Annoyingly I never had another take from that spot. 
     
    I think a stiffer hair has it's place, but it does need freedom of movement, a pivot point or able to slide up and down the D or hookshank in the first place
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Highy in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Pike fishing right now. 
    I had a walk around on Monday, half the lake was covered in ice, but I figured it was going to be free by today. 
    Gives me a chance for carp spotting as I can see most of the lake from where I am now. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Pike fishing right now. 
    I had a walk around on Monday, half the lake was covered in ice, but I figured it was going to be free by today. 
    Gives me a chance for carp spotting as I can see most of the lake from where I am now. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Best hooklink material   
    I had a similar experience with a bailiff on my water, I was using a spod on a water with braided mainline and a tapered mono shockleader, the bailiff came wandering into the swim and asked me to pull my rods in for a rig check, (they were trying to stamp out dodgy rigs after a few had been found up trees etc - fair play in my book) after inspecting my rigs, (before asking me how it all worked - he admitted to not fishing for “silt pigs” (carp) as he loved his pike - begs the question why he’s inspecting carp rigs but still...) he then turned his eye on my spod rod and with a triumphant gleam in his eye pounced on my shockleader as all leaders are banned! I explained that a spod rod isn’t a “fishing” rod as such, so a carp can’t possibly be tethered by a spod, but he wasn’t having it. He took pictures of my spod rod, which I posed with rather fetchingly I felt, and reported me to the head bailiff, I was warned off for an instant lifetime ban... when the head bailiff saw the pics, he burst out laughing and told me I was in the clear, before explaining to the other bailiff exactly why someone would have a shockleader on a spod rod... 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Best hooklink material   
    Keeping things simple is the way forward mate, I’m always tinkering with rigs admittedly when at home, but on the bank i revert to simple rigs I know work, coupled with a bait I have complete confidence in means I can rest assured that those two elements are working for me, I can “forget” about them and concentrate on location and tactics. The best rig in the world can’t catch a carp that isn’t there! 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That 10lb pike from the double take has put on weight, I had it again today at 12lb. The twisted mouth and scar on the back was the give away. Caught this time on a dead roach. 
    I also had another Jack. 

     
    The jack was lightly hooked and the hooks fell out in the net. Mackeral tail for that

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Its-grim-up-north in Money and time split from newest purchase   
    I think a few of us have done the same thing, worked hard all week, got away to fish, arrived at the lake and just jumped in any swim. 
    I did it at Nazeing, I've done it elsewhere, and quite probably not caught because of it. 
    At Earith I was 'lucky', the research or previous prebaiting before fishing or at the end of the previous session kept me catching, if I did have to jump in 'any swim'. Arriving at 11 or 12 at night and casting out knowing the swim often caught me fish before having set the bivvy up. 
    When I walked around Nazeing Lagoons looking first before setting up, even in winter, I tended to catch. Just turning up and jumping in didn't. 
    I guess I can be lucky, but I grew up looking for fish be it tench, bream or carp, on 25acre and 7 acre lakes. Without realising it, I was learning. 
    Fishing Taverham I did the same, looked for fish, and twigged that the fish loved fish meals, comparing result of my bird food bait to fish meals. The addition of salmon oil...
    Even Alton, I would say my fishing was pretty successful. At least twice every week I walked Sky around it, I had mental pictures of many areas, I had put bait in a few. 
    I went through spells of relationships cutting fishing time. At Earith or at Ardleigh it didn't cut down the numbers of fish caught, previous research again.
    Now being single I only have work and money to consider to limit my fishing. 
     
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to framey in What is your newest purchase   
    It comes with a catalogue as well if I see this I will sort it
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    V nice.
    Here's mine lol.

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Money and time split from newest purchase   
    Two fish in Brackens eluded me, Sam's and Digit. I caught most of the other 30's including 2 that had not been caught at 30 before, one not since it had been stocked at double figures, yet despite fishing where Sam's and Digit came from mostly, I never landed them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Its-grim-up-north in Money and time split from newest purchase   
    Two fish in Brackens eluded me, Sam's and Digit. I caught most of the other 30's including 2 that had not been caught at 30 before, one not since it had been stocked at double figures, yet despite fishing where Sam's and Digit came from mostly, I never landed them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pelamid in Best hooklink material   
    I think a lot of the problem with braid hook links is due to crayfish, and for you poisson chat fiddling with rigs. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    Some orange blaze fluorescent enamel to recolour the tops of some bright yellow marker floats that I struggle to see and a new pair of TFG Explorer boots after my 5year old pair sole came free while walking round Alton Water today. 
     
    Essential oils, make sure you get 100% quality, many aromatherapy oils are cut with a carrier. 
    Cut with olive or coconut oil is OK, but some of the oils use baby oil type carriers 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Should I or shouldn’t i   
    This is how they look now...

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Choprider in Should I or shouldn’t i   
    Lovely rods, I have certainly had some fun landing carp on mine.. I have several others and they all get used when needed..  they are never going to be as good as my modern stuff.. but good fun when you do use them..
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Should I or shouldn’t i   
    They are a pain in the bum to do but the rod certainly looks better for them....
     


    My old MkIV is a kit rod, mullered and soft with a bit of delamination near the butt... retired now sadly...
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Should I or shouldn’t i   
    Not sure if they add strength, but they do add weight and stiffen the action. 
     
    Not that I would ever think you would, but a properly finished cane rod sells for loadsamoney... 
    That means getting the same number of 'whips' on every ring past the foot
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