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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in Cork Or Abbreviated Rod Handles?   
    For me it's more important than aesthetics. I honestly believe that cork helps with my grip on my rods on casting and retrieve. It's a confidence thing, important in my fishing.
    Ian.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to B B in Leaky bivvy   
    I had the same problem as you Simon in the exact spot on my JRC overwrap for my Stealth brolly smeared the stitching with a little seam sealer, as salokcinnodrog says and had no problems since.... that was over 10 years ago  
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Nutrabaits Guava   
    Since Bill Cottam sold Nutrabaits I really don't know whether the quality is the same. 
    If you make it to the BFM recipe, you might wish to make the base mix yourself. 
    If not look at an equivalent fishmeal base mix from another company. 
     
    Guava is not in the list now, in fact there seem to be very few of my favourites still available. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Smell or colour ???   
    Water is densest at 4degrees Celsius, so water warmer or colder than this will be above it. Even in the middle of winter the coldest water is usually above the bottom. 
    It is this reason, really the same as when you run a bath, that you can feel different temperature 'streams'; as the water mixes the temperature levels out all over, however there can be warmer or colder patches in a lake. 
    Bear in mind deeper lakes can take longer to warm up. 
     
    It really depends on where I am fishing, how well I know the lake, and even whether I have been baiting up regularly, (all the way through the winter season). 
    If I have been baiting up continually, then whatever colour my food source bait is. 
    If I haven't then it gets interesting, and complicated! 
    My usual start on these lakes is a popped up yellow pineapple bait on one rod. The other rod is a bright pink Spiced Garlic pop-up. 
    One or the other tends to be most productive. I use that one until it stops working. 
     
    Strangely I have never done particularly well on washed out or white baits, with 1 exception, Ballistic B. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to framey in What’s the difference between...   
    I know what a helicopter set up is  lol
    its still not a rig as far as I’m concerned
    the rig is the bit that catches the fish whether a it’s a chod,ronnie or line aligner
    the helicopter is a type of lead set up that the rig spins around on 
    I’m just being pedantic 😂 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Aargh!
    Schoolboy error:
    Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄
     
    Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉
     
    Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 
    I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What’s the difference between...   
    I actually don't like helicopter set-ups near weed. I found I got a high number of lost fish to hook pulls. 
    I prefer a run ring with a lead link attached to the lead as per 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in Carp waking up?   
    I was quite shocked how much stock was in this small pond nothing of great size but the fight like stink an it’s ok for a bite or two through winter 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in Carp waking up?   
    Every water is different. 
    Deeper waters may take longer for the fish to start moving, or waters with low food stocks. 
    No point in wasting energy looking for food if there is little about.... Or conversely the fish might be looking for food and constantly moving. 
     
    Some waters will fish all the way through. 
    Pretty much any water above 4degrees and somewhere a take is possible, be it on a zig, (hurgh, spit) or on a float fished or ledgered bait. 
    Lengthening days might get them moving, but on some waters there is another factor. 
    As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. 
    This can be the time carp start moving. 
     
    The best way to find out, is to spend time watching and fishing. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What’s the best....   
    There is your starting bait: sweetcorn. 
     
    Personally, I go against the grain (sorry😖) and fish a run ring, but with a lead link; a length of 8-10lb mono with the lead attached to the end.
    Normal hook length attached. 
    Put the lead in the PVA bag, along with some pellets, and a few grains of sweetcorn, and keep the hooklink outside with the hook stuck in the corner of the bag. 
    Be gentle casting, it doesn't need a hard whack, be smooth. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Good day angling 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Aargh!
    Schoolboy error:
    Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄
     
    Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉
     
    Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 
    I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Nube in Carp waking up?   
    Yes, I work outside and here in the South West I can definitely see nature on the move. Birds calling to stake their territory and even saw bees today. In sure after the recent cold snap this weeks warm temperatures will move things along at a pace
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in Carp waking up?   
    Every water is different. 
    Deeper waters may take longer for the fish to start moving, or waters with low food stocks. 
    No point in wasting energy looking for food if there is little about.... Or conversely the fish might be looking for food and constantly moving. 
     
    Some waters will fish all the way through. 
    Pretty much any water above 4degrees and somewhere a take is possible, be it on a zig, (hurgh, spit) or on a float fished or ledgered bait. 
    Lengthening days might get them moving, but on some waters there is another factor. 
    As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. 
    This can be the time carp start moving. 
     
    The best way to find out, is to spend time watching and fishing. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to crusian in Carp waking up?   
    " As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. "
    Ooh , thanks for that reminder , Nick .
    😃
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in Carp waking up?   
    Every water is different. 
    Deeper waters may take longer for the fish to start moving, or waters with low food stocks. 
    No point in wasting energy looking for food if there is little about.... Or conversely the fish might be looking for food and constantly moving. 
     
    Some waters will fish all the way through. 
    Pretty much any water above 4degrees and somewhere a take is possible, be it on a zig, (hurgh, spit) or on a float fished or ledgered bait. 
    Lengthening days might get them moving, but on some waters there is another factor. 
    As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. 
    This can be the time carp start moving. 
     
    The best way to find out, is to spend time watching and fishing. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That’s just catch and release at its best nick! 😁 good result mate, well done 
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