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  1. I use 11'fts for most of my fishing which are lovely and soft, there carp cheiftains in 2.5TC from Fladden. I also have a set of 12'fts Extra Flex rods in 2.75 by fladden for when im on big waters or weedy waters. For small commerical pools id suggest sticking to around 11'ft or 10'ft for now mate in around 2.5 as that will cover you for most waters
  2. Dynamites red robin for me the one bollie i always turn to when im struggling.
  3. I dont need a new bivvy but that sure is tempting to buy especially for the price
  4. so is shivering a result of soap dodging???? yes, if you see someone shivering then dont go near them as they will have a rather strong smell around them
  5. I think the amount of clothing you have on dont make a big difference compared to wearing clean clothes...
  6. the trakker i bought about 6 years ago and it was already very worn back then. but the jrc i bought brand new and it says 5 season but still isnt warm enough in cold temps. i just dont understand it!!!! im really worried to buy another in case its not good enough and then i would have wasted money. You may have bad blood circulation like me so even when your all warped up in a bag you will still feel the cold. invest in a bedchair cover as that will give you a extra layer of warmth and also make up a flask of hot tea/coffee/soup and when your feeling really cold have a cup of it, will help alot. what soooooooo many people dont realise is that a lot of the time you get cold because of the thinness of the bed and the cold air underneath you, a decent padded bed or even a piece of carpet under your bed will usually help big time Oh i know the cold floor can contribute which is why i put in my first post to put the tackle bags you dont need under the bed cause they act as a barrier between the cold floor and your bed
  7. the trakker i bought about 6 years ago and it was already very worn back then. but the jrc i bought brand new and it says 5 season but still isnt warm enough in cold temps. i just dont understand it!!!! im really worried to buy another in case its not good enough and then i would have wasted money. You may have bad blood circulation like me so even when your all warped up in a bag you will still feel the cold. invest in a bedchair cover as that will give you a extra layer of warmth and also make up a flask of hot tea/coffee/soup and when your feeling really cold have a cup of it, will help alot.
  8. Im quite surprised that the jrc or the tracker bags dont keep you warm especially if they are 5 season but bags will lose there thermal proprieties over time so if they are both quite old then that could be why. For a new sleeping bag, you have two options. First is to buy a bag made by a tackle company, probably the most comfortable since they will normally have straps on them to attach them to the bedchair so you dont have to struggle to get out when you have a bite. I personally use a the Total fishing gear 5 season bag and has done me well in very cold temps as i use it for camping as well. They also do a beefed up version which is even warmer. the second option is to buy a sleeping bag from a dedicated camping company which will just be a normal sleeping bag but you will find they have been designed with very cold temps in mind. Plus you could look into getting a bedchair cover which will help keep you warm in the colder months. other things you can do to keep warm is have a clean set of clothes to change into when your getting ready to get in the bag. These will be dry so will keep you much warmer, since sweat will stay on your clothes and get cold which will make you cold. Put your unneeded tackle bags under your bedchair and this will help keep the cold air from the floor coming onto your bed. and take a blanket, This will give you a extra layer of warmth.
  9. If you want cheap baits that you know will be great quality and have a proven catch rate that has been tested over many many years then go to the supermarket and grab a tin of sweetcorn or a tin of meat
  10. the blanket goes on top of the groundsheet, in muddy weather its better that you have a mat at the door entrance as well like i have shown Cheers bud going to try putting a blanket and mat down in couple weeks when im next out for a 24 hour session
  11. Gary, Does the army blanket go on top of your groundsheet? or just straight onto the floor? and if it goes straight onto the floor, do you still use it in muddy weather?
  12. I use the Jack Pyke 3 in 1 jacket for fishing/camping and its very warm and water proof plus comes apart so you could just use the fleece bit or the normal jacket. I have it in Oak tree camo but my mate has it in green. They are great
  13. I just brought some Nash Hi-gun bank sticks. They may not be stainless but have a thread on the bottom so can get into hard ground easier and are super light. weight absolutely nothing.
  14. I wont jump to conclusions but do you mean 2 hooks on one rod? If so then what you did was very dangerous for the fish and you shouldnt do it again mate.
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