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elmoputney

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  1. elmoputney

    August catches

    Great stuff, they do seem to work well I think, I tend to use a nugget too better safe and all that
  2. I thought sturgeon only happened in France but I see a lot of pics of them nowadays
  3. That's what I do or bite them a bit, I wouldn't let it worry you too much though we all lose them, you will get another chance
  4. I think it may have just been unlucky tbh what do you use to strip the braid? It just seems weird that it broke where you stripped it?
  5. elmoputney

    August catches

    Well done finchey great result.
  6. What braid was it? , these things do happen sometimes even with good braids, especially if there are zebra mussels in the water, sometimes you just get unlucky but it makes the lucky days feel better
  7. My dad had to wait for a knee op as by the time he got his appointment after 2 or 3 cancellations on the NHS he got prostate cancer so they couldn't do it, eventually by the time he got round to his knee he was riddled with arthritis and polymyalgia and he could barely walk he got his op about 6 months ago and he is still very much in recovery, keep pushing for an appointment if you haven't got a date set yet and good luck I hope you get sorted soon, it does seem a slow recovery In other health news I had my last physio for a while hopefully as my back has seems a bit better for now, so that's good I think,
  8. My eyesight seems to be deteriorating as I hit my 40s ive always worn bins since I was a kid, I am getting a bit tempted to look into laser eye surgery, Had anyone else done this? Might be a solution to the problem
  9. I'm very torn about tech tbh, part of me thinks it's useful and part of me is like oscsha and yonny, many moons ago I naturally decided that i was on the anti bait boat side of the fence having seen some idiot at a day ticket drive it round to the point of the island I was fishing (it was in my water) and plonk his rig up tight to the island Moving onto the present I think a few days chucking out a deeper would give me a good headstart, however so far I've fished 3 swims and found spots and caught bream in all of those swims, they may not be the right spots for carp but I can build on those in the future, chucking a lead about a bit and building up the picture of each swim more will help each time I go in that swim or a new one, Tbh I can leave a deeper but a fishspy is more tempting to me tbh as having found the spots with a marker it would be nice to peer under the water and see what lies beneath, and see if its as you imagine, as of yet I haven't felt strongly enough to buy one and I think using distance sticks is advanced enough angling for me for now
  10. That' makes a lot of sense tbh there are always lots of those rumours, and I guess over time the silt will form and just fill in the voids, much like the water in a bath always goes to the lowest point ie plug and I guess the undertow acts like a rake and helps to smooth it all over
  11. Thanks Dayvid I've been trying to get an answer like that for ages about how it defines the bottom that's all I would really want it for and depth I think I will stick with a marker float and lead then as that tells me enough of what I am fishing on, it also makes me think if I was going to opt for tech I would consider a fishspy as I think the camera would be more useful to me for finding spots
  12. Does a deeper differenciate between silt, gravel, sand, choddy bottoms etc?
  13. I think the longshank looks pretty good tbh looks tricky to eject and with a straight point opens it up a little more
  14. The long shanks arrived today I think they could be a useful hook, they aren't massive like the old longshank nailors, but the angle on the eye and the straight point, may just make them a good choice for pop ups I think, I will try and tie one up to show you when I get time,
  15. My grandad built a mirror dinghy from scratch years ago and he used to take us out on it when we were kids, I would quite like one now to take my kids out in, looks a good little project you have there
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