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    salokcinnodrog reacted to grangemilky in Crushed hemp?   
    That was always the reason to add it to ground bait. Some sank, some was neutral, and some floated.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to sharpy86 in Crushed hemp?   
    I'm not sure you need to prepare it (for it to be safe) - but please someone correct me.
     
    I think there are two types - Crushed Hemp, and Grilled Hemp.
     
    The first is simply dry hemp, that has been crushed.
    The 2nd is hemp that has been grilled to release the oils, cooled, and then crushed.
     
    With the 1st, I think it is still beneficial to prepare the hemp to release the natural oils though.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from thecarpcatcher in Bait Curing   
    From the food that they eat usually
     
    Thing is that our boilies contain salts in the ingredients anyway
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to fudgecat in Nearly ready to go carping   
    Went to my local millbarn fisheries today and fished there very small lake, Luckley there were no rain.
     

     
    Anyway was using waggler tactics, Was just fishing the margins caught a few small roach and two bream to 2lb and my last catch was a lovely carp weighing 5lbs.
     

     
    All my fish were  caught on barbless size 14 hooks with one bit of sweetcorn. I also tryied the middy float towards the end of my session using float atapotors which was nice change. I still struggling with the split shots as everytime i change the depth they fall off.But practice will make perfect i hope.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from welder in Nearly ready to go carping   
    I think Dal's post sums it up nicely. You help someone fish, and he helps you. You are not in the slightest bit ungrateful, but if you do feel worried then perhaps ask your friend nicely if he would mind if you made a donation to charity in his name. That way, you put something to some good, and in a way, you are paying fairly for it. If he won't let you, then you are a very lucky gentleman, and I take my hat off to you and your friend
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from andy52 in Nearly ready to go carping   
    I think Dal's post sums it up nicely. You help someone fish, and he helps you. You are not in the slightest bit ungrateful, but if you do feel worried then perhaps ask your friend nicely if he would mind if you made a donation to charity in his name. That way, you put something to some good, and in a way, you are paying fairly for it. If he won't let you, then you are a very lucky gentleman, and I take my hat off to you and your friend
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from fudgecat in Nearly ready to go carping   
    I think Dal's post sums it up nicely. You help someone fish, and he helps you. You are not in the slightest bit ungrateful, but if you do feel worried then perhaps ask your friend nicely if he would mind if you made a donation to charity in his name. That way, you put something to some good, and in a way, you are paying fairly for it. If he won't let you, then you are a very lucky gentleman, and I take my hat off to you and your friend
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from billybaltic in A question for you......   
    I have a simple answer, my gear may not look the best, be that bivvy or pod, or even rods and reels.
     
    I use a pod when I can't get sticks in the ground. If I can get sticks in, then I don't use a pod.
     
    To heck with what the others who sneer down at you say, you are the one who has to use the gear, and hopefully the one catching. Let their gear sit in its perfect tarty state, with their super cool bivvies, and you enjoy yourself
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to dalthegooner in Nearly ready to go carping   
    You're helping an old boy go fishing. I know you're not doing it for reward, but I bet the old boy would rather give you the tackle so that it gets used after he's gone, rather than go to waste.
     
    You need to keep your current, and correct, attitude, but don't feel guilty if the old boy is helping you out. 
     
    Sounds to me like you've met a decent old bloke who is enjoying more fishing than he ever thought he would, and who is enjoying passing on his experience with you. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from peteblount in Time to give it up   
    There you have it mate, hopefully some very good advice from all, don't think about giving up!
     
    I dived into Poundland this week, a 1.5 kilo bag of wild bird food, obviously, £1.
     
    That's bait got for Saturday at Day ticket water park, but I'd take that to the local free park lake, and I do catch on it.
     
    You got it, enjoy. It's your time relaxing, don't let it stress you, but have fun
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Phil in Favourite bait smell ?   
    Cranberry nutrafruit
    Opal
    Rosehip Isotonic
    Amber strawberry
     
    ooooh and anything with bunspice/technispice 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Phil in Time to give it up   
    Just remember, being out of the house, sat somewhere nice, with the chance of catching, enjoying a good sit is worth its weight in gold sometimes.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to androoooo in Time to give it up   
    I think it would be a real shame if you gave up after such a long time angling but by your replies it sounds as if you're going to carry on! I much like you moved from general coarse fishing to fishing more exclusively for carp for different reasons. The thing I found is that it is completely bewildering and that it's easy to get caught up in needing the latest rigs, baits, gear etc.
     
    I think as most have suggested the best thing to do is to learn how to tie a simple rig and stick with it, there are a few guides in the rig section http://www.carp.com/topic/18191-tying-a-short-braided-link-a-beginners-guide/ gives a really simple guide to tying the knotless knot and this forms the basis of many rigs, so I'd start with something like this in braid or with mono and get comfortable tying it. It's amazing how many rigs use this as the basis of tying them. So once mastered you can develop your rigs but stay simple to start with.
     
    if there's one thing I've learnt it's location probably forms 90% of your likelihood of catching and then accuracy of getting your rig to that spot. Rigs and bait only form a small part of the equation and beginners and experienced are probably all guilty of spending far too much time focussing on the small percentages that these give, thinking that their rig or piling in the bait will bring them a result. 
     
    A lot of the contributors have shown that you only need a small amount of bait in the right location and you'll catch. 
     
    Remember when watching any videos or magazines that their prime focus is to sell you tackle and bait and to make you feel as if you're not piling in a load of bait with the latest rigs that you won't catch, they don't make money if you use a few grains of corn on a simple rig each time you go. They are designed to create doubt and have you part with your money, when the biggest advantage you have costs nothing, which is finding the fish and getting a bait to them. 
     
    For example yesterday I had three fish to a short braid link tied knotless knot in a solid pva with three grains of maize on the hair. The total cost of the session was probably around £1 as the only free offering I had was some pellet and ground bait in the PVA bag, which was re-cast after each fish.
     
    If you're near the West Midlands drop me a PM and I'll happily come and join you for a session and show you how to tie some simple rigs, I'm no expert but happy to share what I know as know for some people being shown in person is easier than trying to learn via diagrams or videos. Good luck and hope your session goes well.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to hawkman in Time to give it up   
    Carpy, some proper sound advice written in response to your thinking of jacking it in. Like as already been said, try to find a local club with a lake or two nearby. Maybe somewhere you've overlooked like a park lake. If you could find somewhere within walking distance, you could visit it independently whilst not angling . This will not only keep you in tune with what's going on, it will get the juices flowing and 'up' your enthusiasm. There's nothing better than finding carp and watching them go about their business and then planning their downfall.
    Don't pack in mate, grab the bull by the horns and embrace the challenge. If there's anything not covered above that you're unsure about feel free to ask.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to buzzbomb in Time to give it up   
    Give it up? Ought to be ashamed of yourself. As above, can of sweetcorn and a pack of hooks + swivels and leads. We don't even have lead clips in the tackle shops here so we use plastic clevises made for spinner blades. It's considered posh. We all use straight running rigs unless from the dark side, (once in awhile we pull in a Balkan Death Rig of varying inventiveness).
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to grangemilky in Time to give it up   
    NEED? why do you NEED all these things? 
     
    Pack of hooks £4.50? (Kamasan B175's or ESP raptor's) If you buy barbed hooks....you can crush the barbs when you need barbless,or leave the barb when you need barbed. I never buy barbless. 
     
    Whats with all the bait? 1kg of frozen corn £1. 
     
    Maybe if you are feeling like you need more than that, why not get yourself a tin of chick peas (£0.38) and a a kilo of pellet (£4?)
    PVA bags are not a necessity in any way, and i doubt you will find a fishery in the country that a couple of grains of corn, and a small handful of corn/pellet in the margin wont catch from!
     
    You seem to be making it very expensive for yourself! Completely unnecessarily. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpbell in Time to give it up   
    Hang on mate got a PM for you, I don't use them myself and please keep it to your self on the bank, every one else does, as you have found.
    Carp fishing can be one of the cheapest forms of angling, so long as you know what to spend your money on and what to avoid.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to superfly83 in Carping on a budget   
    Have not really seen any deals tbh just browsing fleabay.
     
    Had a closer look at the rods it says on the blank..........powermesh graphite DICTATOR-Z amorphous whisker. My dad gave me these rods a few years back so know nothing about them really. Maybe i should just stop 'wanting' the one thing i do know is they still land fish
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in Carping on a budget   
    Amen to that. The Dictators were as good as anything else when available, indeed, better than many others.
     
    Never mind how they look, how do they perform?
     
    Ian
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to sharpy86 in Spare spool for Shimano Beastmaster XTA   
    http://www.shimanofelindre.co.uk/index.php?page=felindre-service
     
    These guys are very good.
     
    Can't remember if links are allowed?!
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from dalthegooner in Hello and a query about overnight fishing   
    Oops, sorry, no embarrassed icons available on ipad, but it's a long time ago, and I may have at some point been to sleep since then.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to muscle20 in 'The zig, the whole zig and nothing but the zig'.   
    another vote for the gardner rig bins. and the fox zig kits.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to snowmanstevo in F1 Hybrids   
    They serve a purpose ......
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to blanksalot in F1 Hybrids   
    F1's ARE GREAT,
     
    When kept in snake lakes or donut ponds, for the pole luving pastie bashers   and away from the specimen lakes 
     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to andy52 in F1 Hybrids   
    Horrible things, matchman fodder even worse than Simmos ( tin hat on, duck, incoming)
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