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zander1

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  1. Your question is a bit vague mate. What properties are you looking for? What is it you think the best coated braid offers?
  2. I think Gnorty is Karl Pilkington in disguise
  3. Good observation, I thought Chris had untangled it a bit to take the photo, I never even thought But still, that lead is never coming off that clip
  4. Yet another tethered fish on the lead clip- safest way of fishing They are my least favorite way of mounting a lead. Some of you guys say its down to education, I don’t think it is. I think it’s because people want to use the clip but they don’t want to loose the lead when they catch. They know how it’s meant to work but then "adapt" it to suit them If you don’t want to loose the lead don’t use a lead clip!!!!
  5. I have had the original cyfish + since its release and for the price I can not fault it. It isn’t quite the same as a top end, vented, Aqua bivvy but it is damn good value for money. Its rock solid, very adaptable to different situations, it even makes a good day shelter if you remove the zip off sections and don’t bother taking the ground sheet. Go for it lad
  6. Awesome I have done a fair bit of snag fishing myself, however nothing quite like that. Rig wise; do you mind loosing the lead every time you get a run?? If you do not, I would seriously advise a lead dumping setup, especially based upon those photos. But... (now I know I am going to get frowned upon for saying this) I find inline leads to be more suitable when snag fishing if you want to retain the lead and avoid the snags. I have several reasons for this, the main one being the fact that I got snagged up less with inline leads in comparison to swivel style leads. In clear wat
  7. Id rather be cold or wet than blank tbh
  8. Personally, the hook and hook link material dictate wether I need to use shrink tubing.
  9. I will never use a rig tied by anyone or anything else. In my opinion you cant buy a rig that’s perfectly suited to your fishing unless you change your fishing to suit the shop brought rig- that to me isn’t an option - its pretty lazy. I do however understand that some people need to use shop brought rigs and im not having a dig at those of you that do In some cases shop brought rigs are better due to personal rig tying ability (i.e eye sight, illness, etc).
  10. Mate, it’s just something to talk about And if you hadn’t noticed some of my original post was in jest, however people are entitled to fish they like. As for being worried, other than taking pride in my persons appearance and cleanliness, I’m not that bothered tbh. Now I must go buy a chub rucksack as my camouflage one doesn’t match my gear- and I absolutely must spend over £100 on it to make sure it will catch me more fish Oh, and sorry about spelling a word wrong, us uni students are terrible Edit: Sorry- Just read your last post, it seemed like a personal dig at me bu
  11. Good hooks- £1 toooo expensive for me tho I got them out of the bargain bucket of my local tackle shop...£1 a pack Result. Quality! another good reason to use big hooks
  12. I agree Cobleyn. Problem is there are just so many variables; nothing can really be right or wrong everywhere 100% time. How often do you take what the mags say as gospel anyway??? I bet the mags do subliminally affect your fishing though
  13. Good hooks- £1 toooo expensive for me tho
  14. zander1

    gravel rigs

    Get a feel for the lake bed by leading about or by using a marker mate. You could find more weed and silt than there is gravel- you never know If the water is gin clear and im fishing over gravel I tend to tie a fluro combi rig up with a beaked point hook, but tbh im using coated braids for pretty much all my fishing again now. One less knot in the setup is better than absolute invisibility in my eyes just as long as its all pinned down nicely. Of late ive been using suffix camfusion pretty much everywhere as im that confident with the stuff. people get put off by how dark it looks but
  15. Other than recently using the chod, ive pretty much used the same 3 rigs for the last few years. Rigs very similar to what you see they guy in the mags and the guy in the next peg using. Obviously there are a few subtle changes but in general I use long curved shank hooks for my snow man presentations, curved (long and short shank) hooks for my pop-ups, and a wide gape type pattern for my standard bottom bait rig preferring to use a straight point rather than beaked point where I can I also tend to stick to size 6 in all patterns generally
  16. Shame there are not a few more guys like you on the waters I fish. They seem to prefer taking the kitchen sink and admiring their bivvy layout rather than actually catching carp. Actualy there is a guy I fish with guilty of this too, good lad though His fish care is top notch... ... He hardly ever catches
  17. Theres a few people that say you cant due to fish saftey.
  18. Was the lead core worn where the tail of the lead clip is??? Or was the splice super glued?
  19. Do you worry about looking the part on the bank or do you let your fishing do the talking??? Does taking your marker, spod, surface and 3rd rod, bivvy and your entire luggage etc actually give you extra confidence that you will catch even though you know you only need two rods and a rucksack to catch fish?? (im talking day sessions here ) I only ask as I am having to thin my gear down for uni and my chub luggage has been demoted for some rod bands and a cheap camo rucksack I had before I even started carp fishing Although tbf I don’t take as much as most on day sessions anyway bu
  20. If you use a semifixed back stop you can use pva sticks on your hooklink, feed the rig through the stick like normal. I just use a peice of rig tubing slid through the back bead. However, If you give it the big'un on the cast it will move your back stop.
  21. No reason why it shouldn't work at all Lead in PVA bag full of crumb, pellets chopped and whole boilies with hook nicked into bag used to work a treat for me. I even used stringers attached to the hook with no problems. Like above, or you can fish pva sticks etc, some ways use semifixed back stops, otherways use a swivel lead fished helicopter style so you can tie pva things on directly under the lead.
  22. That should be simple for you to work out lad, you aint a Noddy
  23. Most people ignore advice anyway, they just hear what they want to hear
  24. Hey Bunn, I agree with you, I give some of the better fish ive caught obvious names so that when I talk to mates its easier to explain things like "thats the bait I caught scar on" etc I dont know if anybody else other than my fishing buddies do the same on this particular lake as not that many big'uns have come out yet and the ones that do we keep quiet
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