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kevtaylor

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    kevtaylor reacted to elmoputney in Night Pictures   
    My ridgemonkey is slightly adjustable it has a few brightness settings, admittedly it would help but it's not as bright as my video light, so I would always use that first, it does brighten up the area a bit though better than nowt 
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    kevtaylor reacted to Highy in Night Pictures   
    Mine has 3 white brightness and 3 red brightness, High medium low. 
    Will give it a whirl 1st 👍
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from finchey in Night Pictures   
    This was using my phone, no flash and 2 Rhino lights on bank sticks
     

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    kevtaylor reacted to emmcee in Confidence   
    Good angling. 
    The thing is if it takes 2hrs or 10hrs, as anglers we shouldn't set up until we find them. On my old lake a very well known angler turned up for a session, he arrived at just gone 9am but didn't set up until gone 2am the next morning.  He walked that lake all day until he saw enough to go on.  He was there for 48hrs just like me, but no doubt he put a lot more effort in to find them. By 5am he had one. I've been guilty of it in the past, too keen to just set up and crack a beer after a week at work. Then blank and say to myself fish weren't having it. Easy to blame something or someone else. 
    As for preconceived ideas, they are sometimes the kiss of death. The carp will tell us where to go not where we think we should go..
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    kevtaylor reacted to yonny in Confidence   
    I've been telling myself for more than 20 years not to go with any preconceived ideas and I still sometimes make that mistake.
    It doesn't matter how confident you are in an area, it always pays to have a good look round before committing.
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    kevtaylor reacted to elmoputney in Night Pictures   
    This was a dusk shot, 

    This was an early morning shot, used the video light on both, just to brighten the scene up 
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from elmoputney in Night Pictures   
    Yeah they are a copy of the Rhino light by the look of it - ideal for the job 👍
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from elmoputney in Night Pictures   
    From the limited amount of info I've seen you want 2 lights pointing across the subject, one each side. 👍
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from Highy in Night Pictures   
    From the limited amount of info I've seen you want 2 lights pointing across the subject, one each side. 👍
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from Its-grim-up-north in Night Pictures   
    This was using my phone, no flash and 2 Rhino lights on bank sticks
     

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    kevtaylor got a reaction from yonny in Night Pictures   
    This was using my phone, no flash and 2 Rhino lights on bank sticks
     

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    kevtaylor reacted to Highy in Night Pictures   
    Just had a little play, it works, so gonna fully charge it and see from there... May have a Fishing Camera now 😁😁
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Night Pictures   
    This was using my phone, no flash and 2 Rhino lights on bank sticks
     

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    kevtaylor got a reaction from Highy in Night Pictures   
    This was using my phone, no flash and 2 Rhino lights on bank sticks
     

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    kevtaylor reacted to elmoputney in Are we Happy?   
    I'm not disagreeing with that either, I'm certainly not naive enough too think we aren't being lied to constantly by media and goverments etc, I just worry that anger and a lack of middle ground is a bad thing for everyone, it's also probably easier than ever to make up big lies and remain hidden with social media all you need to do is feed the extremes and watch it soak into the mainstream, 
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    kevtaylor reacted to yonny in Are we Happy?   
    Imo its a combination of this, and the fact that so many guys are furloughed and can spend all week on the bank.
    I'm happy, but I can understand lots of people are struggling. Humans are sociable creatures and when the ability to socialise is taken away by lock-down or distancing it's not good for our heads.
    Wont lie, it's doing my head in lol.
    Imo this toxicity is fostered by the powers that be. A conflicted populous is easier to control and lie to, than a united one. It is why I refuse to acknowledge any of it.
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from elmoputney in Struggling lol   
    It seems pretty safe to assume that they will be spending most of the time hiding in the most dense areas of weed.
    Can you locate the most likely areas, study them for signs and come up with an approach to fish where they are spending the majority of their time?
    If everyone fishes the few clear areas they are likely to dry up on the action front.
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from Ark79 in Struggling lol   
    It seems pretty safe to assume that they will be spending most of the time hiding in the most dense areas of weed.
    Can you locate the most likely areas, study them for signs and come up with an approach to fish where they are spending the majority of their time?
    If everyone fishes the few clear areas they are likely to dry up on the action front.
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from crusian in Struggling lol   
    It seems pretty safe to assume that they will be spending most of the time hiding in the most dense areas of weed.
    Can you locate the most likely areas, study them for signs and come up with an approach to fish where they are spending the majority of their time?
    If everyone fishes the few clear areas they are likely to dry up on the action front.
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    kevtaylor got a reaction from yonny in Is 30 degrees too hot for fishing?   
    A couple of lads had 3 between them off the top on Kingy to 46 I believe on scorching hot Friday afternoon whilst I was setting up - inspiring!
    Need to refresh my floater skills 👍
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    kevtaylor reacted to Golden Paws in New Carper with a question   
    Hi Shane. This is generally frowned upon as you could potentially create a "death rig", i.e. if the line breaks above the shot, the fish could be trailing the method feeder and this could cause the fish to snag up and die. Without the shot, the feeder will be free to run off and the fish only has a bit of line to deal with.

    I've borrowed this image from the ESP website that shows an in-line drop off system. The end of the swivel is plugged into the lead and will drop off with a bit of head shaking. The draw back and that it makes fishing expensive and the environmental impact of dumping fishing tackle troubles me.
    If you are fishing a snaggy river with a lot of boulders, unfortunately you are going to suffer from the fish using them to escape. Rather than using a method feeder, you could use a lead and wrap the method mix around that or use PVA bags to create a feeding area.
    Probably the best advice I can offer is to fish above the snags if possible and draw the fish out with feed. In rivers, you can't beat a bait dropper (below) to lay a carpet of bait down.

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    kevtaylor reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    Must've been the noddy hat but proves I can smile
     
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    kevtaylor reacted to Pete Springate's Guns in Birch Grove, Shropshire   
    Just dropped out. I only managed 2 nights in 2 years! To be honest, it wasn’t really for me. Lovely little water with a good ongoing stocking policy and facilities but just didn’t float my boat. Hard to put my finger on it but I was never excited by fishing there and at my age I’m not fishing anywhere which doesn’t give me a real buzz!
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    kevtaylor reacted to Carpbell_ll in What is your newest purchase   
    To be fair where i have seen it used was a very weedy water think it has gone in for the last two seasons? there is still weed in the water but nothing like it was before. it would be on the top by now without the dye, you can only find it by casting about this summer. 
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    kevtaylor reacted to yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    It also creates a false/unnatural environment/ecosystem, essentially turning a natural body of water into a commy.
    Pros and cons innit. I agree with the use of this stuff on waters that pose a major risk of oxygen crash, but I think most waters to use it to make the fishing easier which for me is a complete cop out.
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