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Lumeymorris

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  1. Guys looking at starting up fly fishing as it something my dad's always wanted to do but all I have is a fly rod somewhere but no reel so was looking at getting a new one so me and my dad both have one but don't really know what I'm looking at also what lines do I need
  2. Well these snags are fallen trees although it's pretty clear underneath although there are the odd branch under the surface and depending how you fish it one side sticks out further than the other so can always lose you on that which is why I've gone short so that no matter what way the fish goes it can't reach the snag! Well that's the plan anyway!! And I'm fishing locked up of course as I use to love snag fishing but these were doubles/twenties where here there 20-40 so am a bit paranoid about fishing to tight. Normally I'll try get as tight as I can but somethings telling me nooo but my body's my body's tellings me yesssss.. lool
  3. Guy there's a swim on my lake that has a good set of snag in and just so happens to be on the be corner of the lake so as you can imagine it's the perfect spot for the fish to hold up in and boy do they I'm talking like groups of 10-20 fish some being good 30s!! But of course if you fish it tight you get bites but stand a real good chance in losing them which I don't want to do!! So I thought I'll try something different and fish short of the snags and found a lovely spot but fear it's to far from them. So was wondering how you guys would go about fishing snags yourself and how to draw the out!!!
  4. Does anyone know if you can guess your pairing code thing as I threw away the box and am currently on the bank so cannot connect to a laptop
  5. Don't have one ATM what length would you recommend and what knot should you recommend using to connect the two braids
  6. Think they were by the spod end say like a rod length from the spod every one was different the only thing that I kept doing the same if anything was probably casting a bit to hard as it was during a cross wind so had to cast that bit harder and a large spomb. Pretty sure I didn't have any wind knots but to be honest I didn't check
  7. It could of been the braid I was using as I thought I was being cleaver and using some braid I brought a few years back of eBay and was only 25lb so prob was not up to the job and I did notice that I was only cracking off when I used the large spomb when I dropped down to the midi no problems casts better too! I was only going to add a shock leader due to losing three spods in the same swim three sessions in a row but I have now changed to the ridge monkey spod marker braid but again is only 25lb so would I be better off adding a 50lb leader??
  8. Guys last season I started fishing a bit further out around the 20 warp mark and started to get crack off when spodding out so was thinking of getting my self a shock leader but when I look online they just look like a strong braided leader and i alr Already have a 50lb braided leader so don't want to buy another if this will do it's the ridge monkey lead free one
  9. So I made some pop ups yesterday I didn't bother with the corkball in the end as I like having a brighter hookbait as I've always seemed to do better. So I made some red pop ups and tried making some white pop ups also but due to the dark liquid I added it came out more natural/washed out look which isn't a bad thing but not what I was after so I guess I'm going to need some dye if I want to get the colours I want but what ones would you recommend?? I'm using the DNA baits DIY mix as it's the bait that i use and I see a few videos on making corkball pop ups using the s7 base mix and the s7 liquid food so used that for a guide as it looked quite simple. but being I didn't want to use to cork ball i more wanted to play around with the colours as dna baits only have a choice of three colours. I changed it up slightly and used the pop up mix instead of the base mix but still used to the liquid food at the maximum it recommended. But now I've made some and thought about it a bit more comparing what I did to what they did in the video I can kind of see why corkball pops could be better as the way I made mine all the flavour came from the liquid where the cork balls have the flavour in the base already and the liquid added to that just increases whats already there!!
  10. Guys for years now I've been using a cheap Asda/halford fold out camping chair you know the one! And it served it purpose as it was nice and light but not to comfortable but as I say did the job on those short sessions but now that I've started to do longer sessions (once apon a time when we could fish) I'm looking to upgrade as sitting on my bed was giving me a bad back I did try one of those chairs that go on your bed but didn't get on with it couldn't get comfortable! So any advice on what's chairs are good for their money as some seem a bit over priced for what they are and pafter testing some at the carp show I wasn't impressed with the ones I tested.
  11. Guys I've been using the Fortis glasses for a few years now and never really had a problem with them apart from me breaking them but a just recently I was chatting with someone and they were advising me to invest in what he called a proper pair (Costa del mar) and a few years back someone also tried advising me to get a pair aswell but was put off by the price take but after thinking about it if your eyes are your greatest tool in fishing it's worth the investment but is there really that much of a difference??
  12. So with regards to corkball pop ups when isit that you really want to be using them over your average pop up? As I don't really use them and don't want to make a load if their not going to benefit the way I fish and have to alter my setup.
  13. Anyone have any experience with sonik axs range as I was thinking of getting the shelter and at a later date get the bivvy and over sheet as it fits all three models but after watching a quick review it go me thinking is their any difference between the bivvy and the shelter apart from the door and ground sheet??
  14. So just an idea can I pre soak my corkballs in flavour liquid before I add paste?? Does this improve attraction?? Would it have to be a thinner liquid to penetrate through the paste??
  15. Hope everyone's well during this though time!! So I've been thinking about rolling my own baits partly due to boredom and having to much time on my hands as I wanted to do something fishing related and sorting the gear out is like torture being no set date on when we can get back on the bank I thought it would make sense to use the time to learn something new! But as I say something I've not done before so thought I'll take the easy option and use a established bait companies base mix. And with there being no set date on when we can fish and limited freezer space I thought I'll start out with pop ups but after watching a few videos I've now become slightly lost as it seems that if you make cork ball pop ups then the process is just like making boilies which seems a pretty straight forward process if using a dedicated base mix. But with the pop ups seems you need flavours/liquids, colour/dye, and a dedicated pop up mix which I understand but for example say the flavour is dark in colour (red) how would I get it to go yellow with out it going orange? Or isit a case of keep adding dye untill you get the colour your after?? And can you put to much dye in??
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