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sharpy86

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  1. Love Niges book, but Terry is an amazing story teller. I could sit and listen to his tales for hours on end.
  2. I’ve got the Ci4s in 5500 - absolutely stunning reels. Wouldn’t think twice about getting the 14000’s if I needed the extra distance. You won’t regret it. Make sure you play around with the washers to adjust the line lay. Mine came more front heavy. A thick and a thin washer sorted that out - nice and flat.
  3. Angling Direct are taking over!
  4. Could you move it closer to Essex?
  5. Just to follow up on this, I’m using new 15lb Technium Black that I’ve just spooled onto my reels. Not having any of the problems you mentioned above, so must have been a dodgy batch. It hangs limply between eyes, no cooling what-so-ever.
  6. I completely agree it was a surface caught fish. However, it sounds like you are doubting it, as when you set the challenge to yourself, you made an assumption that it would be a controller / free lined caught fish. Therefore, to satisfy yourself, get out there in this hot weather and fire out some mixers!!!
  7. IMO avoid the fishing manufactures, and go for a decent walking boot.
  8. They came in 3s or 4s as a set. I used to have the Red, Yellow, Green set.
  9. I assumed that the figure quoted by BC included that - hence the difference?
  10. Plus glue, fittings, expanding foam.
  11. The balif on the lake I’m fishing tells me that the lake is empty over the BH weekend. i think everyone thinks it’s going to be rammed, and stays away! Have a great time Nick!
  12. I used to use the euro swingers. Not really sure why they ever had three holes anyhow.
  13. Why don’t you just buy three of these? https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/Shop/CarpFishingSwingersIndicators/Fox-Mk2-Swinger-Tags.htm
  14. Majority of my bottom bait fishing is using a double 15mm boilie, and a long hair to a size 6 curve shank hook. Very rarely get hook pulls.
  15. They have arrived! Oh man they are gorgeous! Light weight and a perfect size to pair with my Free Spirit ES (12ft - 2.75lb). Just waiting on the spool of Technium Black to load onto them. Got a quick overnighter planned for Wednesday.
  16. Make sure you always do some sort of signed for delivery for anything of any value. If the buyer disputes that the item never arrived, Paypal will insist that you provide proof of postage and delivery.
  17. The Colne Mere suffered a DO crash - causing pretty much all aquatic life to die - and that could hardly be called an overstocked venue
  18. Can’t go wrong with a Shimano Baitrunner 👍🏻
  19. Gone and ordered a set of Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ 5500 xtc from Eric’s. Not in stock at the moment, but expected by Wednesday!
  20. The fish are nice, but I’m more impressed with the beard growth! From barely there stubble to full growth in 4 days!
  21. Recently seen these from a few different companies - South Custom reels, Custom Reels UK etc. Anyone got any experience with these? The videos seem to look like they make quite a significant difference, but wonder if that’s the case?
  22. Zig fishing just below the surface with foam, or floating artificial baits.
  23. How you getting on with the Ultegra’s? I’m thinking of getting the 5500 on my 2.75s, as normal sized big pits don’t feel balanced.
  24. I own Free Spirit S range in 12 / 2.75. Had some build quality issues at the start - which got resolved - but they have been fantastic rods. Wouldn’t dream of changing them, unless I needed extra range - and even then, would never part with them. The Hi-S range rods are apparantly lovey as well. However, I was in Angling Direct this week and drooling over the Century C2s.
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