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albatrossx1

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About albatrossx1

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  • Birthday 11/02/1973

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    oxford
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    fishing, fast cars, and faster women
  1. Hi I'm trying to program a second Delkim on the same channel as another one on my receiver, ie; two on same light on the receiver, it says i can do it on the manual, but because i'm technically challenged i'm struggling, this is a brand new alarm as well, so any help will be appreciated Cheers Rob
  2. Hi Guys n Girls hope everyone is well , its been a while , and ive got a little question that maybe you people can help me with. Ive just bought a second hand Diawa Basia QD 45 (silver ones) , and when i checked it over i noticed that there wasn't any bail arm lock on it, ie; when you turn the bailarm over to cast then the bail arm locks into place level with the reel foot also locking the reel handle at the same time, this is a facility on my Basia QDX 45 Blacks but doesn't seem to work on the QD 45,S, , so is it broken !!!
  3. everyone plays em differently, as long as your getting em in the net then thats all that matters.....end of oh and Hi
  4. Hi Guys well its that time of year and im starting to plan the first trip of the year over to France, i have been fishing lakes such as Villes Forges and Liez and Lac de Charmes over the last couple of years with some good success and after ive fished the lakes for a week i like to try the rivers for a few days but the truth is i have struggled to catch any number or size on the river Muese , its a awsome looking river and ive found a few great looking spots around the Revin area but ive not had the results yet, ive heard there are huge numbers of fish in there but wherever i fish it seems barren , any help would be greatfully appreciated Thanks in advance Rob
  5. I cant believe no ones bought up the use of tapered shock leaders yet, ive been using them for over 13 years for beach fishing and then for carp fishing, ive been using the ones from ESP now for about 2 years and they have performed the best for me by far, they are a nice dark olive in colour and one of the only ones that dont go all curly after a few times of casting, i tie mine with two sliding blood knots, five turns tying the tapered mono leader to the braided mainline (in my case) and 7 turns from the braided mainline to the leader, use plenty of spit to lube the knots when tightening up really tight, all ways have long tag ends so you can pull these aswell for tightening the knot, then trim off tag ends really tight to the knot, then i also super glue the knots aswell, always keep an eye on knots espesially on spod rods and retie after alot of use as this will become a weak point after excessive casting.
  6. I agree with the others and i use pole elastic , i use the middy fluro green 3-4 , i always tie 2 knots 4 inches apart just incase one breaks, or more importantly if one knot starts to slip, its just about perfect and i never have a problem with it. One final note on electrical tape i was using it a few years a go and i found that after a few hours the tape on one of the rods had slipped, i didnt catch on that rod for the rest of the night untill i rechecked it in the morning, so be aware with tape,,,,....... although thinking about it i was fishing with braid, tape might work better on mono!!!!!
  7. i have used this rig many times and i love it. Those korum hooks seem to be difficult to get hold of now. I think they have changed the packaging? has anyone used these or the new versions, if so, are the new ones any good? Looks a very close pattern to Dannys wide Gape
  8. My Dad (John Honour). Always been supportive and insperational and just loves fishing Mr Crabtree. Dad gave me his origonal book when i was about 8 years old, i read it cover to cover time and time again Joe Taylor (J+K Tackle) Joe gave me all the help and insperation to target big fish and gave me all the help i needed to fish at home and abroad and made things look a lot more simple and made me realise i can get out there and do it what ever i want to persue John Wilson . His presence on tv , nuff said Bob Church, a true legend in the trout fishing world, his success in competition fishing set the standard Syd Brock RIP. One of life true caracters he particulary loved trout fishing, a brute of a man who could cast a fly line further than anyone , he gave me my first flytying vice , and was a huge help in my flyfishing, he will always be remembered
  9. Most of my mates and I beach cast. We have no Tides so we either fish Dusk, Dawn, or all day sometimes. Depending on the time of year we get decent Bream, and a type of Trevalli (Dont know the English name). I would try to vary you casting distances, from very short right upto long. I have caught good bream on very short casts as well as very long !!! Try and source out localy used bate, I use local Lug or Rag worm or small baby squid. There my favorate, but there are lots here that fish livebait for the preditor species. I have never had much succes with spinnig here, but I have a mate that gets good Barracuda in out local port. But not often. If you get a chance to go out on a boat do it. I dont get much chance but at certain times (NOW) we get good schools of Tuna and Travali(Mainly offshore 3mile or so) but sometimes close in too. My best advice is to source the fishing area very well. Look for features such as rocks reefs, and fish nearby. Its inportant to think hard over here, It may look all nice for swiming and lovely blues but we have much less fish here than in the UK. Do some scouting and try and ask around or watch the locals. If you get really bored do what I do, Go in search of the MONSTER mullet in the ports, Bread flake is good, and its a right good laugh on ultra light tackle... Here you go mate this is a post i found on another forum, and what this fella says is about right, i at times do a lot of beach fishing on the southcoast and abroad, as far as rigs are concerned for these speices you can just use a simple one up one down rig or as its commonly known a two hook flapper rig , nice and easy to tie, or just use a simple running rig, baits can be any thing fishy , buy and oil fish from the market and cut in to strips or hunt for various shells or limpets from rock pools , for catching sea bream and trevelli you need a smallish hook and i would go for a size 1 longshanks Hope this helps abit Rob
  10. Nuff Said, nothing wrong with that rig, it beats needle n threading em
  11. Ok nathen to hit 120 consistantly you might be a bit under gunned theres a bit of a fine line between a distance rod and a casting rod in a lower tc although a 2 3/4 tc fast taper rod will be ok, you will compromise slightly on the playing attributes but not by much, but before you start thinking of trading in your rods it worth trying out different lead sizes , start with a 3oz then a 3.5oz then a 4oz, if you got a field to practice in then all the better and you can just pace out your casts to give a rough idea on any improvment. Also what test line are you on!!! if the water doesnt suffer with to much weed its well worth going down to 10lbs , and a lot of people rate daiwa sensor and i agree with them but you will need a Tapered shock leader and i think the ESP ones are as good as any, so there you go mate there a few of my tips which will help, also its worth watching Mark Hhutchinson casting tutions on youtube which might help you improve your technique. Rob I use 12lb SUBline which breaks at 17lb Try going down to 10 then , that will deffo help but only if its not weedy of snaggy, and use the shockleader
  12. If the rod is any good it shouldnt break, and if it does just send em back if you bought them new and have the receipt
  13. Exactly theres no arguments when you ask em to come and see the marker from your swim , normally gets the point across pretty quick the swim in my venue have been squashe together too because the club wants more members so more money Yes its the same on linear aswell mate, 4 rods on your water does seem excessive but if its allowed theres not alot you can do.
  14. Ok nathen to hit 120 consistantly you might be a bit under gunned theres a bit of a fine line between a distance rod and a casting rod in a lower tc although a 2 3/4 tc fast taper rod will be ok, you will compromise slightly on the playing attributes but not by much, but before you start thinking of trading in your rods it worth trying out different lead sizes , start with a 3oz then a 3.5oz then a 4oz, if you got a field to practice in then all the better and you can just pace out your casts to give a rough idea on any improvment. Also what test line are you on!!! if the water doesnt suffer with to much weed its well worth going down to 10lbs , and a lot of people rate daiwa sensor and i agree with them but you will need a Tapered shock leader and i think the ESP ones are as good as any, so there you go mate there a few of my tips which will help, also its worth watching Mark Hhutchinson casting tutions on youtube which might help you improve your technique. Rob
  15. Exactly theres no arguments when you ask em to come and see the marker from your swim , normally gets the point across pretty quick
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