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grangemilky

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    grangemilky got a reaction from kevtaylor in Washed out baits   
    Washing out isn't just colour though. Baits that are soft, and swelled up aren't something that can be replicated out the bag. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from kevtaylor in Washed out baits   
    if they were that colour to start with, they wouldn't be washed out! Ever fished a big bed of boilies, and had a big hit around 24/48hs after baiting? Washing them out is only replicating that situation, but on day one. 
     
    TBH if you are going to wash out baits, you want it to be baits that the fish see regularly, either because its something terrible, like the cell, or because you pre-bait it regularly. You need something that the fish will recognise as having been in the water for considerable time, and be much safer. 
    IMO its a tactic only for low stocked places, on a well stocked place with a lot of smaller fish, its just a waste of time and money. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from Steve001 in Particles and fermenting   
    Fermentation it's self is bacteria eating sugar and excreting alcohol. Adding more sugar fuels the fermentation.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from B.C. in Which Braid Scissors......?   
    ESP for me. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from j92 in Tying a Coated Braid Combi-link - A Beginners Guide   
    He doesn't, look at the last picture. Although, leaving it gathered up gives tungsten putty something to purchace on, if need be.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from hawkwise in View from your bivvy door.   
    Spot the difference, couple of days apart
     
     
     

     

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    grangemilky got a reaction from still scratching in Fair play danny f..   
    Do we really need MORE people on the banks? Many good syndicates have 5+ year waiting lists, and most popular day tickets are absolutely rammed at weekends, and many weekdays
    . I
     
    don't care how it makes me sound, but deep down inside, I would rather we didn't bring carp fishing to the masses.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from Turnip in Fair play danny f..   
    I see one of the biggest threats to carp fishing is people stuffing immature lakes full of fast growing carp, removing all the silver fish, digging pegs 2ft apart, feeding the fish on a certain bait they just happen to sell on site, and calling it a carp fishery.
     
    I would like to think that point 1 won't be this threat!
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    grangemilky got a reaction from albionchez in Food while carping   
    Get yourself a Diablo! the world is your lobster I you own one, cook anything you want, a long as you want a tostie.
     

     

     
    Other than that, if I'm feeling extravagant cook up a carbonara with fresh pasta, and you can never go wrong with a full fry up. Tinned curry and boil in the bag rice, pasta with a jar of sauce, it's all easy to do on the bank.
    I've done burger and chips a few times before, but frying chips on a petrol Coleman always felt a bit sketchy!
     
    Used to eat pot noodles, but they aren't food, if you don't eat well, you get tired and grumpy and don't ifsh well.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from rosstheangler in Food while carping   
    I bet that pot noodle sounds like a dog poo in a cup right now.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from rosstheangler in Best way to keep warm   
    Only after you have finished the bottle of mulled wine. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from mitomaniac in What's your preference on bait sizes ?   
    My freezer contains 14mm and 24mm baits. I can pelt a 24 much further with a stick than a 14. Sometimes I use a 14mm hookbait fished over 24's. Does it catch more fish? probably not. Does it make me feel like I'm a pioneer breaking away from the croud? Damn right!
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    grangemilky got a reaction from newmarket in What's your preference on bait sizes ?   
    My freezer contains 14mm and 24mm baits. I can pelt a 24 much further with a stick than a 14. Sometimes I use a 14mm hookbait fished over 24's. Does it catch more fish? probably not. Does it make me feel like I'm a pioneer breaking away from the croud? Damn right!
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    grangemilky got a reaction from Phil in ITubes Goo   
    Nothing emulates a natural food source quite like a green phosphorescent esc glow
     
    The northern lights look lovely, but I don't see any animals flocking to the Aurora Borealis thinking its some kind of food!
     
    £15 is better spend on a set of polorized glasses.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from rosstheangler in What's your preference on bait sizes ?   
    My freezer contains 14mm and 24mm baits. I can pelt a 24 much further with a stick than a 14. Sometimes I use a 14mm hookbait fished over 24's. Does it catch more fish? probably not. Does it make me feel like I'm a pioneer breaking away from the croud? Damn right!
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    grangemilky reacted to rosstheangler in Marker Set Up   
    Using a mono leader is a good idea as plain braid can catch and then the float doesn't pop up.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from snowmanstevo in Blue Loo   
    Embrace the weed!
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    grangemilky got a reaction from chillfactor in Whats your Leadcore splicing experience?   
    It's just much much neater, probably stronger too. And if you are using it on a helocopter or similar rig, it's much safer as no knots for anything to pass over.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from howsey16 in Stripping coated braid   
    I use a £5 note. It doesn't work as well as a £2 coin, but I don't want to look like a cheapskate.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from ianain in ITubes Goo   
    Nothing emulates a natural food source quite like a green phosphorescent esc glow
     
    The northern lights look lovely, but I don't see any animals flocking to the Aurora Borealis thinking its some kind of food!
     
    £15 is better spend on a set of polorized glasses.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from ianain in So who's done the research?   
    Yes it really is true, Green Giant found the secret years ago!
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    grangemilky got a reaction from hawkman in View from your bivvy door.   
    Pretty sure it's a tea pot. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from bivvystreet in View from your bivvy door.   
    Pretty sure it's a tea pot. 
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    grangemilky got a reaction from Andy ST in Tackle Reviews   
    Big Carp Tiger line in 16lb.
     
    Having used fluros in the past, and not being able to cast far, I have recently been searching down the heavy mono route. I have come to the conclusion you cannot replace fluro with anything! If you want to fish slack lines, it HAS to be fluro, not coated, not heavy mono it doesn't work. Mono takes on water, and develops neutral buoyancy over time. So my quest was to find a fluro I could fish at distance.
     
    The cost.
    The cost had been putting me off, £70 a spool. At first glance seems steep, but the reality is, 1000m will easily easily fill 3 big pits. Most fluros come in much smaller spools, and you end up either paying more, or spooling up with less line.
    Mono takes on water over time and deteriorates, as well as being effected by UV, neither of these things effect (affect?) Fluro, so in theory, if it looks good condition, you can continue to use it.
     
    How does it perform?
     
    Fluro gets bad press for breaking below the stated test, however this is due to poor knot streangth stone, notif the correct knots are used, it is fine. Knits have to be the non strangulation trype.
    So, tiger line? I have used other fluros, and just can't cast them well. After using tiger line for the first session, it was a little coily, as it usually is until it settles. As I was packing up, I took a 3.5 oz lead and gave it a few casts to bed it in. It very quickly started the settle down, and to my surprise, I'm no caster, but I was hitting 110yards with a maximum of 118.
    My rods are not set for distance, and 3.5 oz is a bit over gunned, so I was massively I impressed. I believe Terry Edmonds has cast over 200yards with it!
    Sinks like an absolute stone instantly, none of that irritating slowly sinking for hours, untill its bow string tight in the morning.
     
    Tiger line is a fluro that almost behaves, and casts well. Well recommended! I will update after several more sessions use.
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    grangemilky got a reaction from Andy ST in View from your bivvy door.   
    Spot the difference, couple of days apart
     
     
     

     

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