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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    My wife once twisted all the eyes off a pair of century canon carp rods, snapped a pair of Neville alarms off the bank stick and slashed at the spools of my bait runners cutting all the line to shreds, then tipped the contents of the tackle box into the bin...
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    I get 3-10 or 11 then 8-4.
     
    I did ask if I can have an early before my 2 days off, so partly my own fault, but it's a wrench, although it feels like I get 3 days off as my next shift is a late. 
    In hospitality and catering those shifts are regular! 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Best hooklink material   
    The original improvement, hair made from braid

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Highy in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    I've now been given an ultimatem, Fishing or save my marriage? 😭😭
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    On my day off I'm often so tired, especially after doing an early after a late, that I will often fall asleep during the day. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    On my day off I'm often so tired, especially after doing an early after a late, that I will often fall asleep during the day. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What Breaking Strain Line For Floater Fishing   
    I believe so. 
    Black Amnesia is softer than clear, and I think that the brown Sensor is more supple than the clear. 
    That could explain why I find knotting coloured lines easier than the same line in clear. 
    I also think that a number of lines from different tackle brands are actually produced in the same factory, some are even the same line just in different packaging. 
    I haven't looked at Tackle Box's line tests for a few years now to compare them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pelamid in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    As my current water is not particularly carp friendly, I've been exploring its pike potential with a few trips this year.
     
    Over 4 trips a mate and I have had some good fish, pike from 2 to 21lbs, normally a couple each trip, although we did manage a blank between us each day.
     
    The mate in question is the friend who managed to catch the twenty I lost last year, really into his fishing now, and enjoying it.
     
    Our first pike trip produced 3 to me, and Colin saved a blank with the small jack last knockings.
     
    My fish were two around 6lb, and a scrappy 16 with a missing pec.


     
    The next trip, Colin managed another couple of jacks, and again I had 3, topped with a 17. The 17 was a bit of a nightmare, not the fish, but the idiot dog walker who as I was unhooking it, got so close to the rod tip, moved it away from his face, and pulled the treble under my nail, more problems unhooking me than the pike.
     
    Unfortunately we both blanked next trip, but hey ho.
     
    A week later we were back at the venue, after a couple of casts I cast a whole joey mackeral, and within minutes, a finicky take with just a few bleeps and a nodding rod tip, no line pulled out the clip I hit into this beauty at 21lb




     
    The smile is very real, only my second ever pike over 20, worthy of a new PB at 21.
     
    Chuffed
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    On my day off I'm often so tired, especially after doing an early after a late, that I will often fall asleep during the day. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in What Breaking Strain Line For Floater Fishing   
    I believe so. 
    Black Amnesia is softer than clear, and I think that the brown Sensor is more supple than the clear. 
    That could explain why I find knotting coloured lines easier than the same line in clear. 
    I also think that a number of lines from different tackle brands are actually produced in the same factory, some are even the same line just in different packaging. 
    I haven't looked at Tackle Box's line tests for a few years now to compare them. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Space ,The final FRONTIER X   
    I’ve still got my JRC STI Rapid Erection... it’s ancient! I got it when they first came out.
    they could have thought of a name that doesn’t conjure up images of a VD clinic, but still... 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in What Breaking Strain Line For Floater Fishing   
    For Brackens I used 15lb Daiwa Sensor treated with Kryston Greased Lightning to help it float, fish up to 38lb, so that is not as over gunned as it sounds. 
    Even on the park lake freelining near the rushes that is the gear as well. 
     
    For clear water I tend to use 8 or 10lb Daiwa Sensor
    I prefer the brown Sensor, the white seemed stiffer and I could not get a decent knot with it. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Heck yes! 
    If it's a long day I do like a nap, and I can't sleep in a chair, lol
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What Breaking Strain Line For Floater Fishing   
    For Brackens I used 15lb Daiwa Sensor treated with Kryston Greased Lightning to help it float, fish up to 38lb, so that is not as over gunned as it sounds. 
    Even on the park lake freelining near the rushes that is the gear as well. 
     
    For clear water I tend to use 8 or 10lb Daiwa Sensor
    I prefer the brown Sensor, the white seemed stiffer and I could not get a decent knot with it. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Best hooklink material   
    There's a difference in stiffness between clear and black Amnesia as well as the 25 being a lot stiffer than the lower stains.
    Black is more supple. 
     
    I would tie as big a loop as possible, so the knot was only just going onto the bait. 
    The rig was tied with a boilie on already. Then I'd take the bait off to store the rigs. 
    Even a large loop could tear soft baits. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    https://www.carp.com/topic/20865-a-few-pike-including-a-new-pb-over-20lb/page/2/
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    https://www.carp.com/topic/20865-a-few-pike-including-a-new-pb-over-20lb/page/2/
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    3 today, biggest probably 7lb, all on float paternostered deadbaits

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Best hooklink material   
    I did, or even still do the same with shrink tube. 
     
    I heard that longshank hooks with an inturned eye like the Fox and Nailer equivalent could do as much damage as the BHR. 
    The Partridge piggyback were a nicely curved shank as well. 
    Personally, possibly because I was not fishing for single figure fish and rather than use forceps with deep or well hooked fish, just cut the eye of the hook off with wire cutters and pushed it through point first, I never noticed any mouth damage. 
     
    I did use the Fox D hooks, but after the Series 2's I think it was let me down started doing my own, making a tidy D on the shank. Think I still have a couple of my own in the pop up rig wallet, although now I do tend to use Amnesia with a knotless knot and lighter tag the end through the hook eye
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Best hooklink material   
    I lost a couple of fish to hook pulls on Ardleigh of all places using a stiff hair, so went back to more supple materials. Both fish were on stiff rigs made from 25lb Clear Amnesia continued through to form the hair. 
     
    One of the fish I had played for around 10minutes, then it just 'let go'. 
    Annoyingly I never had another take from that spot. 
     
    I think a stiffer hair has it's place, but it does need freedom of movement, a pivot point or able to slide up and down the D or hookshank in the first place
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Highy in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Pike fishing right now. 
    I had a walk around on Monday, half the lake was covered in ice, but I figured it was going to be free by today. 
    Gives me a chance for carp spotting as I can see most of the lake from where I am now. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Pike fishing right now. 
    I had a walk around on Monday, half the lake was covered in ice, but I figured it was going to be free by today. 
    Gives me a chance for carp spotting as I can see most of the lake from where I am now. 
     
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