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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from chillfactor in August Catch Reports   
    Had a couple of fish from the syndicate last night, 14 and 21lb2oz.
     
    Played with the filters for an ephereal ghostly shot, or correctly front flash on the phone is not strong enough to use without additional lighting, which is a pain when water has gotten into the extra light during heavy showers. 

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Golden Paws in Hook sharpening yes or no?   
    I'm not going to get into the barbed vs barbless debate, but on the barbless waters I have fished, the mouths are more damaged😉
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from RJT74 in larger lead for heavier line?   
    Probably not to the question of lead size. 
    The best lead size is usually around 1/2 ounce in a ratio to the test curve rating. So for a 3lb test curve rod, 3.5oz is about right. 
     
    As for 18lb line at full blast, it should as long as you have a smooth action, and don't overload the rod with a lead going too heavy. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from chillfactor in August Catch Reports   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from kevtaylor in August Catch Reports   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from dayvid in August Catch Reports   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from dayvid in August Catch Reports   
    Had a couple of fish from the syndicate last night, 14 and 21lb2oz.
     
    Played with the filters for an ephereal ghostly shot, or correctly front flash on the phone is not strong enough to use without additional lighting, which is a pain when water has gotten into the extra light during heavy showers. 

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in August Catch Reports   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in Hook sharpening yes or no?   
    I'm not going to get into the barbed vs barbless debate, but on the barbless waters I have fished, the mouths are more damaged😉
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to kevtaylor in Float rig for big carp?   
    Nice mate, I've always loved watching the float, who doesn't and they don't spook from a vertical line - seen lots of evidence of that.  If I was on the right type of water I would give it a go straight away, always have a couple of floats in the tackle box but my waters are gravel pits that mostly have shallow margins, gradually getting deeper and often have surface weed to 10-20 yards out.  Give me a farm pond, float and centrepin and I would be well happy 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from bluelabel in Short session food?   
    Porridge for breakfast in the winter, with goat's milk for me, done and eaten straight from the pan, but topped with a dessert spoon of soft brown sugar😉
    Add a coffee from the Bialetti and I'm happy
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Short session food?   
    Pot noodles or porridge... hi carb slow release keeps you filled up for longer... just add boiling water... or a big packet of choccie suggestives
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in Short session food?   
    Thanks nick
    I was looking for the image of the badly packed kebab 🥙
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to kevtaylor in Short session food?   
    Oh and only if it's a wholemeal pitta lol - sad times, can't forget that bit 🤣
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in Adam Penning back to basics video?   
    Not sure mate, the waters I've been fishing have deeper areas but not all over. I've not noticed them moving up or down in the water, rather a total cease in activity 🤷‍♀️
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Short session food?   
    This any use? 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to kevtaylor in Drop shot   
    How refreshing is it that this is all I need for a bit of drop shot fishing down the canal, got all spares in a little shoulder bag, mat and net clipped on - feels  like freedom.
    Considering I fill my estate car completely for an overnighter carp fishing.
    Great because I can go for an hour any day after work - who knew tiny perch could get you so excited lol

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in Vitalin dog muslie   
    Certainly did, Kev. Truth be told I'm daft for dogs, love them and would forgive all mischief.
    Ian.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in New venue tips   
    None of it matters unless you were on the fish and you haven't mentioned this mate. Were you seeing activity on your spots? Were they defo feeding over you? Your focus should be on getting the swim/spot right. The rig should be chosen to suit the area on which they're feeding👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in Fluorocarbon for leaders and links   
    I agree with you on knots, different materials work best with different knots. 
    Even mono, some are grinner/uni knot, others are blood knot, although almost everything works with a palomar. 
     
    I would not use anything other than 3 turn blood knot or Rapala loop knot with Amnesia. 
    Fluorocarbon I have found is blood knot as well. 
    I have had carp snap knots I have tested, the acceleration and turn of a take on a water knot, mainline to hooklink, Sensor to Berkley XL. A water knot between the two just does not work for me. 
    It is the only floater set-up I use with a controller and swivel. 
    Come to that I just can't get XL to join any other line, it has to be tied to swivel or hook. Yet on a normal test pull it will not break. 
    Never found any other material I could not find the right knot to join to another line. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in Fluorocarbon for leaders and links   
    I test every hooklink, every leader knot, if I can snap it, then sure as heck a fish can. 
    I'm relying on a gradual increase of pull, strength, but a carp uses its speed. Within a metre it can be at top speed, that can be enough to put the tackle to far more tension and pressure than me. 
    Fluorocarbon as far as I know has different abrasion resistance and although the stretch is similar, it's elasticity is less than mono. Mono can stretch and go back to its original state, whereas fluorocarbon, can't it tends to 'ping' quicker than mono. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to commonly in Fluorocarbon for leaders and links   
    If I can pull a rig apart, then it is not good enough. 
     
    Agreed a 20lb+ fish will easily do the same. Not fish safe, if the hook link will be left in its mouth. I test each and every rig to near destruction. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Golden Paws in Fluorocarbon for leaders and links   
    If I can pull a rig apart, then it is not good enough. 
    That is the same with Sea Fishing rigs, carp rigs or pike traces. 
    I have used crimps for years on all three, although I found carp rigs it just didn't 'fit' and I  prefer to knot them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Reality of carp fishing   
    I agree exactly.
    The ability to assess, learn and correct without going round in circles or up your own bottom is good angling. Chopping and changing every trip and then catching but not knowing why is luck. 
     
    I honestly think that too many angler's are given a false perception of what they can achieve; overstocked waters, or even waters jam packed full of big fish at credit card prices. 
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    @elmoputney I think I earnt my largest fish, I learnt the water, learnt the fish, and caught plenty on the way. My previous largest was lucky. 
    Turn up on a lake, come up with a unique rig and set-up, find a feature, put some bait to it, and first fish, catch a PB. 
    The next 'PB' was fishing through the year, catching most sessions, and realising where the fish were hiding in December. 
    I don't think that just turning up on a Holme Fen, to catch a new largest fish is the way forward. I want to have earnt my next PB. 
    By the way I don't necessarily think my largest fish is a PB, I still class that as a 28lb carp from the river
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpbell_ll in whacker catcher baits   
    The little one
     

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