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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    Only 30years since I was there last... 
     
     
    And the fact it is the 3 of us as close friends
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Golden Paws in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from bluelabel in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in What is your newest purchase   
    A week on Redmire. My mate managed to get through last week so the 3 of us have the last week in September 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Its-grim-up-north in Tiger nut advice   
    Aw ok, I see. Im going to give a stringer a try, it’s something I never think about using. 👍
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in Tiger nut advice   
    I think Nick covered this perfectly👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Tiger nut advice   
    Not really fill a carp up, it goes in one end, and straight through while continuing to eat. 
    Tigers are also not particularly good for the carp, the only nutrition they can get from them is the surface, once they are eaten, either chewed, crunched or whole, swallowed, they come out exactly as they go in. Obviously most tigers are crunched and broken in the pharyngeal teeth. 
     
    Tigers can be an addictive food, carp will eat almost nothing else if they are baited in large quantities, hence mixing up with hemp. 
    For one litre tub of hemp, I have a handful of tigers in there. 
     
    A single tiger on the hair, and a 5 tiger stringer works
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Tiger nut advice   
    Not really fill a carp up, it goes in one end, and straight through while continuing to eat. 
    Tigers are also not particularly good for the carp, the only nutrition they can get from them is the surface, once they are eaten, either chewed, crunched or whole, swallowed, they come out exactly as they go in. Obviously most tigers are crunched and broken in the pharyngeal teeth. 
     
    Tigers can be an addictive food, carp will eat almost nothing else if they are baited in large quantities, hence mixing up with hemp. 
    For one litre tub of hemp, I have a handful of tigers in there. 
     
    A single tiger on the hair, and a 5 tiger stringer works
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in Tiger nut advice   
    Not really fill a carp up, it goes in one end, and straight through while continuing to eat. 
    Tigers are also not particularly good for the carp, the only nutrition they can get from them is the surface, once they are eaten, either chewed, crunched or whole, swallowed, they come out exactly as they go in. Obviously most tigers are crunched and broken in the pharyngeal teeth. 
     
    Tigers can be an addictive food, carp will eat almost nothing else if they are baited in large quantities, hence mixing up with hemp. 
    For one litre tub of hemp, I have a handful of tigers in there. 
     
    A single tiger on the hair, and a 5 tiger stringer works
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Rig tying for beginners.   
    I’ve used leadcore almost exclusively for over 20yrs and I’m with Nick on this one, if you’re not sure about it, give it a miss, it can be dangerous if not set up correctly. I only use helicopter rigs as the hooklink can separate from the leadcore completely in the event of a snap off. Besides, modern tubing and other rigs are just as effective nowadays. With modern fluro mainlines, you can achieve very good rig concealment fishing mainline straight through to the lead. Check out the vids posted above, chat to your tackle dealer when they reopen, ask them to explain basic carp rigs to you, any tackle shop employee worth his salt will take the time to educate you, (then you buy what you need from them and everyone’s a winner) do you have any mates that carp fish? Otherwise, buy some basic bits, ready tied rigs, tubing, inline leads, lead clips etc and have a play putting it all together, I learnt through experimentation, you also have the bonus of being able to post your results on here so you can have the confidence that they are safe and right. When a ready tied rig reaches the end of its natural life, don’t bin it, take it apart and work out how it was tied so you can emulate it. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, I learnt through asking anglers what they were doing. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from pablo7uk in Reservoir carp fishing   
    I've posted in the past about fishing reservoirs on here:
    Obviously as @yonny has said, find them.
    Even though you have a nature reserve, that may not always be the best spot. I found that reservoir fish can really follow a good wind, and a big wind coming into my face is usually when I had my best catches. 
    A good shelter is a MUST; across a 100acres plus of water that wind can really blow, with big spray. I have had nights when rain and spray blew into my bivvy even well up the bank. Those were often the nights I caught most. 
     
    Reservoir fish can move very quickly. Baiting up on top of the fish can be enough to move them, but equally it could be enough to hold them if you bait up when they are not feeding. Also if they are not there, then you are giving them something to hold them if they move in while you are there. 
    My baiting to hold them tended to be Vitalin, mixed in with plenty of hemp, tigers and boilies. Bream attractor at times, but hookbaits were big, a 2x 20mm boilies, 20mm bottom and a 15mm pop-up as a snowman or a 20mm pop-up to reduce bream taking hookbaits. 
    I found that my catching depths were between 6 and 15feet deep, usually on a ledge rather than right out in the middle. The exceptions to fishing ledges were when I fished shallower bays, the shallower Dam at Wick Lane at Ardleigh and Alton Water culvert area, but they were still in those depth ranges.
    The culvert at Alton was very snaggy, you could not fish directly onto it. It ate tackle, fragged mainline and hooklinks, blunted or broke hooks. You had to fish the swim to the left. 
     
    Feature finding is simple, but unless you have a brilliant memory, write it down; forget wraps as distances you write down, because water depth can change as water levels rise and fall. 
    Simply get your marker rod, cast out and check depths, features, feel the lead back. When I say feel the lead back, feel it at all times as you reel in. You might feel it lock up as you come back to the base of a ledge, or you might find blocks or other lumps on the bottom. 
    If you count and let the float up, be aware that there may be undertow, so you could be a few metres away from the actual lead. 
    Check each swim like a clock. 
     
    Alton between highest and lowest level was a 4metre straight vertical height on the bridge supports at Lemons Hill. That could equate to water level being 10metres (!) down the bank.
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in New reel ideas   
    On a serious note, shop around and have a look at Shimano Beastmasters. 
     
    I love mine although they are 5 or 6 years old now. 
    A baitrunner spool doesn't take much to get used to, I found it pretty easy. 
    I honestly think that they are a better buy than the latest £100 plus Shimmy's. 
    As I say shop around, but here is AD link
    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/shimano-beastmaster-xb-reel
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in New reel ideas   
    On a serious note, shop around and have a look at Shimano Beastmasters. 
     
    I love mine although they are 5 or 6 years old now. 
    A baitrunner spool doesn't take much to get used to, I found it pretty easy. 
    I honestly think that they are a better buy than the latest £100 plus Shimmy's. 
    As I say shop around, but here is AD link
    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/shimano-beastmaster-xb-reel
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to framey in Rod licence issue   
    I’m married 
    I can turn a deaf ear when ever needed lol
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Hook sharpening yes or no?   
    I did go through a stage of touching up hooks, and honestly found it made no difference. Now I don't even touch up pike singles or treble hooks, blunt or turned point on hook change trace or hook link. 
    Waters I fish I seem to turn points over on underwater features, branches, mussels, concrete. Nothing more annoying than feeling a freshly sharpened hook down, knowing it has not gone right and reeling in a turned over hook. 
    I've mentioned it in the past about one rig catching a 26 at Merrington during a carp.com social. That same rig caught more fish, think it was another 5 at Hintlesham, until I turned the point overcasting and finding a tree. 
    The strange thing, if you get the same pattern in barbed and barbless, the barbed appears to the naked eye, more blunt than barbless. It is normally an illusion. What stops hooks penetrating is the barb, exactly what holds it in place. Take the barb down and penetration is improved. 
    That is something I used to do on many Owner FLB's, the barb on some was brutal. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from ouchthathurt in Nutrabaits Guava   
    Followed by "oh no, not the Peanut Elite" 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Nutrabaits Guava   
    I used to drive my local tackle dealer mad by opening and smelling everything! “Matt! You’ve opened that damn monster crab again!!” 
     
    god bless you Al! He’s still going strong after 25+yrs 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Pete Springate's Guns in Nutrabaits Guava   
    Pretty sure Rollin Baits will roll the original BFM recipe (Dave Moore is their consultant and creator of the recipe). They might supply the basemix for you.
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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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