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  1. Yeah, the video was just to show how simple the naked chod can be, the choddy part of the video starts at about 1 minute 10 seconds in. I believe the chod rig is more of a general all round rig than the one illustrated. That rig is perfect on a clear bottom, but can you be confident that it is fishing on a dirty or weedy bottom? The point of the choddy is that it can be be cast virtually anywhere, over any bottom and still be fishing.
  2. I'll second that. However for weedy / choddy venues, or casting at showing fish, "ready made" Chod Rigs fished naked style https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZbO_MuIVKE.
  3. Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day on Blu-ray !
  4. Breakfast: 1 x Cup of Porridge 1 x Tablespoon Milk Powder A handful of raisins Sugar or sweeteners to taste A pinch or two of cinnamon powder Put it all in a medium Ziploc bag before you go. Pour in 1.5 cups of boiling water, place the Ziploc bag inside a small insulated lunch bag (Tesco sell them for 99p). 5 minutes later, eat straight out of the bag, no washing up. Handy, satisfying and relatively healthy.
  5. Personally I would approach this from the opposit angle. First produce nutrionally sound boillies and then flavour them any way you want. The reason that our carp are growing rapidly and maintaining health is, in no small way, related to the amount and quality of boillies that we chuck in.
  6. I love my carp fishing with natural / food baits, plastics or zigs, I also love my pike fishing with lures or dead baits, I'm also partial to a bit of fluff chucking for trout. However I am not a carp fisherman, a pike fisherman or a fly fisherman, I'm an angler.
  7. stickmix


    Very little in the mags that you can't get for free elsewhere. Just about all of the manufacturers have a Tips and Tutorials section on their own web sites, there are also plenty of independent sites with the same. If you do need the ads Carp-Talk xtra is a free subscription digital mag that is mostly ads.
  8. Carp-Zone Barrow Eagerly awaiting delivery.
  9. That's a sweetness level equivalent to 5,000 Hermesetas in my tea, that would certainly wake me up in the morning!
  10. .......approx 5,000 times sweeter than sugar! ...inclusion levels: It can be used at just 5ml per dry kilo of particles. (source: Essential Baits) Soooo......that's an equivalent sweetness to 5,000 teaspoons (25L) of sugar per kilo of bait. Is that necessary or even wise?
  11. Talin® (Thaumatin) is an extract from Thaumatococcus Daniellii. Talin® is a registered brand name for Thaumatin, the sweet proteinaceous extract of the arils of Thaumatococcus daniellii. (from separate sources). The -B just means that it has added Betaine.
  12. As far as I know it's the latch mechanism that is licensed, I doubt if Spomb could hold a patent on the rest of the design (I stand to be corrected on that). Either way, generally speaking, patented designs are sold under license to all companies that want to use them. If you look at the smartphone industry as an example, the patents granted on the multiple components and technologies are held by several different companies, which they then license to each other, even though they are competitors. Some companies do chance their arm or innocently use patented designs without a license being granted, Apple and Samsung are constantly suing each other. I don't think it would make commercial sense for Spomb to grant an exclusive license to Fox, unless the deal was to good to refuse. Time will tell.
  13. I recently switched from spods to Spombs, I won't be going back. I'm also looking forward to trying the Fox version. The fact that the Korda boys were all using Spombs in the latest video probably means the KaBomb is imminent !
  14. Hi, has anyone used these Pallatrax GRIPZ hooks? Innovation or Gimmick?
  15. Fair enough, I'll climb down off this high horse now.....
  16. Shame on you for that remark. If you didn't like his music that's your loss, he was a highly respected talent. Roy Orbison also suffered more tragedy in his lifetime than most people could possibly bear. I can only hope that your remark was either tongue-in-cheek or designed to provoke, either way it was in poor taste.
  17. Also just to add to my previous comment. Are you actually experiencing any problems with the rods as they are? If not, just keep them. With the customisation you have already had done, they read like a fine set of rods.
  18. To get the full benefit, as chillfactor says, you would need to replace all rings. I think just changing the butt ring would result in frap-ups between the butt and second rings (the line would leave the butt ring at a faster rate, but the second ring would not be able to keep up the pace). I also think removing the existing varnish / resin and whipping could possibly damage the blank, (especially toward the tip) if you were to replace all rings. Given the cost of replacing the full set, the risk of damage, the frap-ups if you only replace the butt ring and the fact that in the last three or four years carbon / blank technology has moved on at a fair pace, newmarkets' advice of a new set of rods would probably be best policy.
  19. Anywhere that supplies pigeon feed should have hemp, £22 - £26 for 25kg. Soak for 24 hours, boil for about 30 - 40 minutes until most seeds have split. Alternatetively, soak for 24 hours, drain, put it in a Coolbox, cover with boiling water, weight the lid down and leave it alone over night (preferably use rain water if possible). Don't add salt before cooking, it can stop the seeds from splitting. Also liquidise some, it's deadly in a spod mix.
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