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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in Main line   
    Depends how much abuse it gets mate. If you're weed fishing and there's lots of abrasion it's probs a good idea to cut off the last few meters regardless of what line you use 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Korda tackle box? Bundle or not?   
    The messy bit is in the top section, but I know it is all in there:
    Leads, leader and hooklink materials, forceps, Greased Lightning, 2 bottles of Klinik, cutlery, toothbrush and toothpaste, along with packets of beads, shrink tube, silicon and rig tubing and finally PVA bags and string. 
     
    The current lead total is at 15 3oz and 10 3.5oz.
     
    The 2 drawers are actually tidy, each is compartmentalised and everything goes in its place.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from kevtaylor in A question for the better anglers   
    There is 'BUT' to this though. 
    Just because you copy or do what 'Big Name' anglers do, it does not make you a better angler yourself. 
    Following fashion; rigs, tackle even the methods they fish will not necessarily increase your captures. You still need to find fish, and then get your bait and feeding right and your rig in the right place. 
    Sadly some who are in the limelight could well be time bandits, or pulling strokes to get results. That definitely does not make them better anglers. That is the point of 'at any cost'. 
     
    Something I think is that every angler goes through a period of doldrums, not catching. It is the better anglers who can deal with it and get through to good times again. The 'not so good' will just give in and follow fashion without thinking. They blame the rig, the bait, never themselves or the simple fact the fish aren't interested. 
    I bring this up for a reason. Currently on my water 'the originals' aren't showing or being caught. The only fish being caught are stock fish from the past few years. It looks like after spawning together they have gone their separate ways. The stock fish in fishable areas, where bait is going in, the originals hiding in the thick weedy unfishable areas. The stock fish relying on bait, the originals on natural good. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Korda tackle box? Bundle or not?   
    I'm still using a Plano 2 drawer tackle box, over 20years old. 
    Handle has been repaired but it still takes everything and doubles as a bivvy table. 
    I tried the Fox/Korda type flat box and it just doesn't work for me 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to emmcee in A question for the better anglers   
    Agree 100%. There are a lot of "top anglers " around today, put a few on the same lake and that lake becomes a lot harder because you're competing with not only the fish but anglers that are very much on the ball. As for the ones under the radar I personally think a few  would put the "famous" anglers of today in their places. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to greekskii in Making pop-ups   
    I will second the BAF mix. I used Polaris and  ccmoore prior to using BAF. There’s on winner hands down. 
     
    I have 14mm pop ups holding up big size 4 hooks for days on end out in the lake. It also hardens up nicely to create a hard bait whereas the ccmoore mix used to create a more spongy bait. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to dalej2014 in A question for the better anglers   
    So first of all I have to say I'm no top angler, but my fishing has improved a lot this year, and I've caught lots more. I only fish local club waters, I'm just an average working guy, and £30 a day, or hundreds and thousands for syndicates just aren't possible.
    I no longer turn up, do a pub chuck, then sit in the bivvy playing on my phone. (that didn't work too well!)
    The difference this year? Time and effort. I always look at the water now,, searching for signs of fish before casting. I'll do laps of the lake. I keep a note of when and where I see them. I use a marker rod to lead about, finding out what the bottom is like and the depths. I'll pick a rig that's likely to work on that bottom if I can't find a "spot". On that note I'm not the greatest caster, but I've made the effort to practise that as well. I'll move swims if I'm not feeling ti too, and try different things to see what works (and what doesn't). What works on one water, won't on another, so each lake has to be learned too.
    I also started making my own boilies this year. I buy the best ingredients I can, then turn up and bait the lakes regularly, so the fish get used to them. That also seems to be working well. As with tactics, bait seems to differ on different waters, and colours can make a difference as well. So even when not on the bank the effort is still there. I'm not baiting with a bag of boilies from my tackle shop. All the bait is fresh and hand rolled.
    I've also spent hours and hours on carp forums like this, learning all I can to improve my fishing. There are so many great tips here, and countless pearls of wisdom. For that I thank everyone who posts and shares their knowledge and wealth of experience. It really does help guys like me to catch more fish.
    So yeah, going back to the original question, time and effort. I suspect a lot of "top" people in anything find this true. Time + effort = reward.
    As a result I'm enjoying my fishing a lot more, and feel I'm getting more out of it. I turn up now expecting a catch, and my confidence is much improved. I will also say it is a journey, a marathon, not a sprint. it takes time and practise to improve in anything. Stay focused, spend time on the water. Try new things. And keep trying.
    My results haven't been worthy of Carpology or anything, but I've had a couple of dozen fish this year, mainly on short day sessions. I've caught some twenties. Caught fish from club lakes where I've never caught before, and caught on new waters, fished for the first time (twice within an hour of casting). I've caught from high pressure small lakes to mid stock 20 acres. All in all, it's been a belter of a year so far. And that from more time and effort.
    Most of all - enjoy it! (If you don't you'll chuck it in soon enough). Tight lines!
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from RJT74 in attaching lead and spomb to braid   
    Think I have changed my habits over time. 
    Due to the depth of the lake I'm on, I have hardly been using both spod and marker rod. In many cases I have been putting bait in by hand in chest waders. 
    However, not all swims are shallow enough so I take a Spod/Marker rod combined, and yes it has braid on it😏😂😉
    I have the run ring set up on the leader with a lead link and an American snap swivel on the end of the lead link. At the end of the leader I use a swivel with a Breakaway Spinlink clip and tail rubber over it. I attach the spod or Spomb to the Spinlink and clip the snap swivel on the lead link to it as well. 
    That way I can use 1 rod for both marker/leading or baiting up. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from kevtaylor in Mono rigs , pva   
    A very good method I use myself, although different bag supplier. I'll have to check which bags I use, got them on a trip to Gladwell's and they are currently hidden in my car... 
     
    You could seal a bag or mesh around the lead, either on a run ring/lead clip or helicopter set-up
    Only problem with hooking onto the outside of the bag is the impact can rip a hook free from it as it hits the lake surface. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to rob79 in Making pop-ups   
    @^^
    many thanks for the BAF pop-up mix tip, i'll order some soon..
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from dalej2014 in Insect Boilie basemix.   
    A number of them float. 
    Any insect ingredients from crushed or  liquidised insects will need to be 'tested' to see whether you need to add heavier ingredients. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from pablo7uk in Reel with baitrunner recommendations   
    Hmm! 
    As a member of the PAC, Pike Angler's Club, I don't think fishing for pike before September or even October is good for the fish. The water temperature is far too high and playing pike in these temperatures causes stress that can, and will kill them. I have seen it, even on rivers.
    The Broads system regularly loses fish killed by the holidaymakers 'dabbling with a spot of pike fishing in summer', which is why specialist tackle shops like Steve Burgess of Bass Online in Horning will not sell pike gear to holidaymakers between June and September, no matter what the cost. 
    The exception is the deeper colder waters of Scottish Lochs and the English Lake District where bottom temperature stays around 4 or 5 degrees Celsius. 
     
    Next problem is any baitrunner system has more resistance than an open bail arm; in carp fishing we use that resistance in our favour, however in pike fishing we want minimal resistance. 
    Baitrunner systems (and playing fish off the clutch or drag) also create line twist, so you actually only ever should want to use it on a take. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from dalej2014 in Hi everyone!   
    Welcome to the Wonder of Carp.com 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from framey in Reel with baitrunner recommendations   
    Hmm! 
    As a member of the PAC, Pike Angler's Club, I don't think fishing for pike before September or even October is good for the fish. The water temperature is far too high and playing pike in these temperatures causes stress that can, and will kill them. I have seen it, even on rivers.
    The Broads system regularly loses fish killed by the holidaymakers 'dabbling with a spot of pike fishing in summer', which is why specialist tackle shops like Steve Burgess of Bass Online in Horning will not sell pike gear to holidaymakers between June and September, no matter what the cost. 
    The exception is the deeper colder waters of Scottish Lochs and the English Lake District where bottom temperature stays around 4 or 5 degrees Celsius. 
     
    Next problem is any baitrunner system has more resistance than an open bail arm; in carp fishing we use that resistance in our favour, however in pike fishing we want minimal resistance. 
    Baitrunner systems (and playing fish off the clutch or drag) also create line twist, so you actually only ever should want to use it on a take. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpbell_ll in Leadcore splicing help   
    i haven't used a leader in years always straight through all the talk of hard on the deck with lead core is no more hard on the deck than nylon line.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in Leadcore splicing help   
    Either, even both. Often one on each. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Aim Carp in Insect Boilie basemix.   
    Red Factor and Prosecto are Haith's products. Think their website might keep you entertained for a while😉
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in A question for the better anglers   
    The division ( for me anyway) between a REALLY talented angler and an average one like me is the need to deconstruct every session and look into the minutiae of how and why I did or didn't catch... I don't feel the need, for the simple reason that I go fishing for my own enjoyment... and to take my sessions to that point where I have to examine every facet of the outing means my enjoyment of my sport diminishes....
     
    In short do what you want, but be aware that you'll get out what you put in
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in A question for the better anglers   
    This👆
    Carp angling is much more simple than we make out. If you can put a bait the carp want to eat, on a spot on which they're prepared to feed, and the carp are there feeding - you'll catch them. The carp will feed somewhere every single day, so the trick is finding them and putting the right bait in front of them.
    The best anglers are trying harder to achieve the above than other anglers imo. And while they're trying to achieve it they learn far, far more about the water and it's inhabitants than those that aint trying to achieve it. It's basically a virtuous cycle; the harder you work, the more you learn, the easier it becomes.
    Assuming you know how to find a spot pretty much anyone has the capability to be a great angler. It is drive, or lack of drive, that lets people down (me included lol).
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Highy in A question for the better anglers   
    It is not necessarily chasing fish all the time. Dave Lane is a great angler, yet he does not always chase fish, sometimes it is down to the 'knowledge'. 
    It is learning from what you are doing, success and failure. 
    What makes any angler a 'great angler'? 
    Is a better angler one who simply catches big fish or one who catches from difficult waters? 
    Personally I would class myself as a reasonable angler. Sometimes I do well, other times I struggle. I tend to be able to assess my sessions, and work out how to improve my catches. I watch the water, I try to understand the fish and the water. 
    The times I struggle I tend to set up in a hurry straight after work, no real water searching and then sleep for 2 days. 
    Times I do well, I spend plenty of time looking, then set up either  on them, or if they are moving or due to weather I think they will come to. 
    Don't confuse yourself going round in circles, don't keep swapping bait or rigs. Trust in both and know your rig in the right place will score. 
    Understand your baiting and fishing. 
    It is vastly different fishing for carp in 'overstocked' waters to fishing for carp in rich food waters. 
    Some waters it will be catch as many as you can the big one will follow, in some it will be the bigger fish have their own areas, times or foods they prefer (not always boilies!). 
    Do you want to turn up and catch any fish or do you want to catch the biggest fish? 
    That question alone opens more questions! 
    I wanted to catch from Alton Water, from Ardleigh reservoir, from Earith, Brackens, Nazeing, even Taverham Mills. 
    Taverham Mills and Earith catching meant any and plenty of fish, Brackens and Nazeing meant catching fish over 20, even 30.
    Ardleigh and Alton were any fish, but the waters were pretty untapped, hardly no-one knew or knows the stock. Does an Alton 28 count as a good any fish? Along with a fair few others over 20...
     
     
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Nice safe neat running rig   
    It definitely weakens the swivel bending the ring on it. 
    I also don't think that a running lead clip is a good idea at all. You negate it's use for dropping the lead if it is free running. Any lakebed rubbish is now free to jam the leadclip and stop it running anyway, and with a leadclip that is not  fixed to the hook link swivel the lead can't eject. 
    Far better to use a decent run ring that does run on leaders, mainline or tubing; Solar, Fox and Korum all make decent run rings. 
     
    I have used the 'shocka' run-stop set up, a rubber bead on tubing, even a power gum stop knot on mainline with a running bead, but while it works, and very well, I come back to the safety aspect of the bead preventing the lead and run ring coming off should I get a break-off above it. I am not convinced that it can be totally safe, unless your bead can come past or push the stop knot over the broken end. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from charb in Line lay on new reels seems different with same reels.   
    Definitely no washers, they are supposed to be a complete ready to go reel. 
    It is only Big Pits that have washers to change the line lay. 
     
    How you load the line can also change the line lay. If you reel on quickly it tends to bunch up front. Slowly and it goes on more evenly from front to back across the whole of the spool. 
     
    I have DL10000's myself, and for the cost, a spool of Gardner Pro 0.35mm 15lb line is close to perfect for all 3. 
     
    Build quality of materials is not perfect😉
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    I wish that worked all the time. I've frequently been bitten with mosquitoes on the outside of the clothes going all the way through. The UK and US current combat clothing are both permethrin impregnated. Permethrin is an insecticide (will kill the biting boogers) as well a medication against them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    I know that the current MTP pattern combat clothing is impregnated with permethrin. I was wearing a set of new combat trousers this week, and didn't get bit on my usual spot just above the ankle. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    I know that the current MTP pattern combat clothing is impregnated with permethrin. I was wearing a set of new combat trousers this week, and didn't get bit on my usual spot just above the ankle. 
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